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Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:55 am
by RetroMartin
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:54 am
Up to Chapter 10 on Shadow Dragon now. I'm rather gutted that the second DS game never receved a release over here :(
Yeah seconded, was a very strange decision.

I can't remember where I am on Shadow Dragon, probably roughly around the same as I picked it up earlier this year.

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:28 am
by Shinobi
Analog wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:50 am
pratty wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Funnily enough I have been thinking very seriously about buying FE: Awakening. Though currently I'm leaning against it.

I've never played a Fire Emblem game before, and I understand Awakening was designed to be accessible for newcomers, but the fundmentals don't appeal to me. I get people gushing over the presentation, characters and depth of options but it's the core gameplay that ultimately seems a bit dull. Like moving chess pieces around a board? For a RPG you don't actually do any hands on fighting do you?

I'm also scared about the amount of time the game may consume. I honestly don't know if the story and characters would be worth the effort. I also already own several unplayed RPGs waiting for my attention. :|
similar to how I feel about it. I did try out the gba ones via roms years back and I thought it was a great well thought out game but felt it was perhaps a little dull at times. it's a series I really would like to get into, I don't dislike turn based strategy, some of my favourite games have been turn based but its the whole package I am just not entirely sure about. I really liked the characters inclusions in games like ssb, they are actually some of my favourite characters to play as I also think the crossover game with persona and warriors games are a really nice idea and FE characters inclusions in codename steam was cool. I would like to try more of the games out, maybe there is one in the series I can get into more.
You should give Shadows of Valentina a go. Awesome anime cut scenes and branching story, two playable characters guy and girl, open world optional side quests for Villagers, optional boss fights weapon crafting etc.

The Dungeons are like Personas Dungeons you actually play as your character, explore destroy censored, and find hidden rooms with weapons fountains etc. Can Even stealth kill monsters the battles are the same 2d turn based but a lot deeper.

Combat is a lot deeper people wearing metal armour are vulnerable to lightening, but magic users lose life when they cast spells. One magic user can summon several ghosts to fight for her but it takes her life down to one. Flying enemies are weak to bows but now archers can attack in close combat or over very long distances obviously less damage from afar.

Quite a short easy game to finish the story but lots of optional side quests and crafting etc. Different routes to unlock more playable characters.

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:35 am
by Analog
Shinobi wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:28 am
Analog wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:50 am
pratty wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Funnily enough I have been thinking very seriously about buying FE: Awakening. Though currently I'm leaning against it.

I've never played a Fire Emblem game before, and I understand Awakening was designed to be accessible for newcomers, but the fundmentals don't appeal to me. I get people gushing over the presentation, characters and depth of options but it's the core gameplay that ultimately seems a bit dull. Like moving chess pieces around a board? For a RPG you don't actually do any hands on fighting do you?

I'm also scared about the amount of time the game may consume. I honestly don't know if the story and characters would be worth the effort. I also already own several unplayed RPGs waiting for my attention. :|
similar to how I feel about it. I did try out the gba ones via roms years back and I thought it was a great well thought out game but felt it was perhaps a little dull at times. it's a series I really would like to get into, I don't dislike turn based strategy, some of my favourite games have been turn based but its the whole package I am just not entirely sure about. I really liked the characters inclusions in games like ssb, they are actually some of my favourite characters to play as I also think the crossover game with persona and warriors games are a really nice idea and FE characters inclusions in codename steam was cool. I would like to try more of the games out, maybe there is one in the series I can get into more.
You should give Shadows of Valentina a go. Awesome anime cut scenes and branching story, two playable characters guy and girl, open world optional side quests for Villagers, optional boss fights weapon crafting etc.

The Dungeons are like Personas Dungeons you actually play as your character, explore destroy censored, and find hidden rooms with weapons fountains etc. Can Even stealth kill monsters the battles are the same 2d turn based but a lot deeper.

Combat is a lot deeper people wearing metal armour are vulnerable to lightening, but magic users lose life when they cast spells. One magic user can summon several ghosts to fight for her but it takes her life down to one. Flying enemies are weak to bows but now archers can attack in close combat or over very long distances obviously less damage from afar.

Quite a short easy game to finish the story but lots of optional side quests and crafting etc. Different routes to unlock more playable characters.
cheers shinobi, that sounds like it appeals to me more than the gba ones. will check it out :)

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:50 am
by dste
I've still yet to play one despite owing three of the games I believe. :oops:

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:07 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
dste wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:50 am
I've still yet to play one despite owing three of the games I believe. :oops:
Do it, they are great games.

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:40 pm
by Hiro
Love the series, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are my favourites. I like the strategy given by the sword-axe-lance triangle and by all the different units, and the permanent death that makes you care about all your units and keeps you on your toes.
Interesting characters and good story generally, too.

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:33 am
by Nautical Rudie
Started with Awakening, then GBA VC releases of Sacred Stones and Fire Emblem. Loved all three of them, especially Awakening which is in my top 5 games. Then I blitzed through the three Fates campaigns and it was all a bit 'meh' - dull characters, bland maps. The best path was the final one imo, but you have to play through at least one of the other games to get to it. Then I picked up Echoes and was really disappointed, didn't like the dungeon crawling stuff and its waaaay too text heavy for my taste. Currently picking it up and putting it down with month long gaps. Dont think i'll ever get to play the GC/Wii games due to the prices they go for (£60-£100!).

Re: Fire Emblem

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:52 am
by pratty
Finished the Awakening demo, the tutorial battle didn't grab but the first chapter did, as a result I've actually bought Awakening and also Fates: Birthright as they're supposed to be quite similar.