Hey, don’t complain about me writing about stuff other than Fire Emblem, you at least get another day (or two…or three) before I write that inevitable Shadow Dragon post that explains why the game’s 10x better when you embrace killing your units.
Instead, I’ll tell you my understanding of what a Hardcore Gamer is.
Sure, why not summon forth Radiant Dawn characters?
So, apparently playing Shadow Dragon by having characters die is a lot more fun than trying to get them to survive. Only this Fire Emblem would be so different from all the other FE’s.
Anyways, despite no word on Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, there’s some Fire Emblem related stuff out there for you to know. So time to share!
Prior to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, the Fire Emblem games that came out before it — Fire Emblem GBA, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, and Radiant Dawn — had characters with basic personalities that in a wartime setting and the idea that you can’t bring them back into battle made you care enough about them that you had to keep them alive. Even if it was someone like Fiona.
I’m guessing this was also the case in prior Fire Emblem games, or the ones stuck in the Land of the Rising Sun. You know, Gaiden, Genealogy of The Holy War, Thracia 776, and The Binding Blade. Heck, even Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi and Monshou no Nazo valued the idea of saving your characters, even if it wasn’t as fully released as the games after those two.
Shadow Dragon teaches you death is a legitimate strategy, and fuck keeping your characters alive, in the prologue.
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I stumbled onto this by accident. See, Illiterate Scholar is awesome (hope you find the time to finish a few more FE videos!), and was one of my inspirations on starting the blog. So because I’ve watched his FE videos, this little gem popped up:
And now, I have to talk about this glorious piece of work.
Well I finally beat the game over the weekend, so I guess I can give my final thoughts and observations about Shadow Dragon. This isn’t going to be long.
…In that I couldn’t found this earlier. Holy crap, are we worthy of hearing this??? So gooddddddddddddd (Thanks Aayai for the link!, thanks Shadowofchaos for uploading it to Youtube and listing the song names and times!
[On another note, if you got cool Fire Emblem related things you want to share, email me at email@example.com.]
I tweeted this last week:
And now, all of a sudden, I start to begin to think about a Fire Emblem game that can be considered underrated.