I think metacritic scores are generally on point to how I'd rate them personally.
It's pretty crazy actually. Which is why I'm not as completely dismissive about scores as others are. Not to say the scores are the end all be all, but it is to a degree accurate.
Just seen the scores for Suikoden as well. It's III, then II, then V, and last IV (the first isn't on there), which is also how I'd rate them. I know 2 is the quintessential go to for goat discussions, but I personally would pit 3 above it. So that's dead on too.