What's up with Fire Emblem?

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  1. Soapy Registered

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    Does anyone know anything about Fire Emblem?

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    I'm kind of thinking about getting the Fire Emblem 3DS bundle, but I don't know a thing about the series. What is the game like? What other titles can you compare it to? Will I be completely lost in the story if I haven't played any of the previous games?
     
  2. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I've never really been all that big into Fire Emblem.
     
  3. Benstamania Go away.

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    How much do you like turn based? If you answered "better than anything ever" then FE is the game for you.

    I'm not to into the series...It's also weird that the bundle is a 3DS bundle...and not an XL bundle.

    Edit: Here's 15 minutes of gameplay.

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    I love Fire Emblem. Its a RTS game with RPG elements (leveling up, stats).

    The games take place on an overworld chart-like map where you take turns with the opponent (CPU) moving members of your army from one spot to another (each unit can move x number of spaces, with x being a variable dependant on that unit, anything from 5 spaces or more). When units are in range of an enemy, a quick automatic battle takes place where each unit in that battle attacks once.

    Up until recently, whenever units fall in battle, they die permenantly. Characters deaths will affect the flow and outcome of the game's story, as well as character's interactions. Recently, Nintendo has added the option of keeping units that die (disabling permadeath). However, if your Lord character (the main character) or any other pivitol (key) character dies, its an automatic game over.

    Weapons and spells in the games all have a limited amount of uses. Once you've attacked a certain amount of times with a weapon/spell, that weapon breaks/spell is exhausted. So if a Lance has a use of 30, it will be gone after 30 uses. This forces you to rotate your arsenal.

    Certain units have advantages and disadvantages against other types of units. There's a rock-paper-scissors element to the combat.

    Fire Emblem: Awakening is available for demo-download. Also, if you ever played an Advance Wars game, you pretty much have FE experience as the games are very similar.
     
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    Sounds pretty awesome. I only ever played the first Advance Wars, but I liked it a lot.
     
  6. Benstamania Go away.

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    I don't find the games bad... Just hard to get into. It's the type of game that has to be up your alley to begin with.
     
  7. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    I started Spiritual Stones but still haven't gotten to finishing it. One thing neat in that game is when you move your characters, if you keep certain ones near each other, they develop chemistry and you'll see extra dialog with them.

    I've read the series has a learning curve. Sacred Stones being among the easier, I think. Also, they're often very difficult to find over time. So if you ever see them for a reasonable price, definitely pick them up. The Wii and Gamecube games you'll be lucky to find $50 used.
     
  8. Soapy Registered

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    Hmm... Valkyria Chronicles had a similar thing where certain characters got along better with others so you would want to try and keep them in close proximity.
     
  9. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    I think I'm gonna pick this up when it comes out. I've been kind of itching for a new decent 3DS game that's not a Mario derivative.
     
  10. Benstamania Go away.

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    Next 3DS game I'll get will probably be Castlevania in March. Jazzed about that one.
     
  11. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    Doesn't Luigi's Mansion come out in March too? With Fire Emblem, Castlevania and Luigi's Mansion coming out, my little 3DS is actually gonna get played.
     
  12. Benstamania Go away.

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    Does it!? It's been delayed so much that I don't even remember. But yeah, my 3DS is getting some serious play time. I'm still playing Paper Mario.
     
  13. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    Yeah I checked and Luigi's Mansion comes out sometime near the end of March.
     
  14. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Fire Emblem: Awakening is releasing on February 4th. Mark you calenders! Excellent reviews.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/3ds/fire-emblem-awakening

     
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    Late to the party, but that's an awesome 3DS.
     
  16. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    Sweet, less than a week. I'll go pre-order tomorrow.

    BTW here's the IGN review. This game looks amazing!

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  17. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    There are a bunch of delay's with Fire Emblems release. I've been to every retailer in a 30 mile radius of me and nobody has it. Amazon can't even ship it due to delays. Nintendo should include an asterisk on their release dates. This same **** happened when I went to buy Pokemon Conquest. It was advertised to come out on July 18th and I wasn't able to buy it in stores until the 23rd or 25th. Get it together Nintendo!!!
     
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    Is Nintendo known to be bad about that stuff? Because that kind of thing has happened to me a few times in the past, but I just chalked it up to bad luck.
     
  20. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    Every time it's happened to me it's on a Monday release date. Somehow Nintendo hasn't figured out that retailers put out new media on Tuesday's, so even if it is a Monday release date, the retailer won't put it on the shelves until Tuesday. With Fire Emblem though, I've been reading reports that there is a delay and places like Gamestop and Best Buy aren't supposed to have copies until later this week.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/04/report-fire-emblem-awakening-retail-shipments-delayed/

    This Fire Emblem delay kinda messed up my plans for today. It's my only day off this week and I wanted to spend it playing this game. :cmad:
     
  21. Benstamania Go away.

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    Yep... Delayed to Friday due to Nintendo not shipping in time.
     
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    I can't get it until Thursday (if it's out then), so this doesn't bother me, but in theory, it does. Games with last minute, unannounced delays are bothersome.
     
  23. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    The Gamestop near me just told me that they're expecting them in on Wednesday. How frikken hard is it for Nintendo to ship the damn game on time?
     
  24. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    I found a Target near me that got a shipment of Fire Emblem in. I got all kinds of excited and drove 30 minutes to it. When I got there I discovered they were sold out. I asked the sales associate if there was a big rush, and how many copies they got in their shipment. Turns out, Nintendo sent that store two copies. TWO. They got TWO ****ing copies of the game. No other retailer in my area got the game, but this one Target GOT TWO ****ING COPIES. Who is running Nintendo? Do they spin the "wheel of stupid" when making decisions?
     
  25. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    I'd wager they got 2 copies because they had 2 preorders. It seems stores everywhere have supply issues, even Amazon. So there seems to be some issue with production. Fire Emblem is notorious for limited prints which doesn't help the situation. Pokemon Conquest is one of those games that does great in Japan but can never do well in America. I remember I ordered it on Amazon since I figured it'd be OOP and hard to find. However, it's since been in stock. This will be sorted out, too.

    It is available for download through the eShop though.
     

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