All right, let me delude myself into believing I have a decent amount of readers that are checking out this blog– now under delusion, I now would like to ask you a pretty simple question: what unreleased Fire Emblem game would you want to play today? Ok, this sounds like a loaded question, so I guess I better go into detail on this.
You see, I understand everyone and their mama is enjoying the hell out of Awakening right now, and I say deservedly so. My biggest fear however, is with its release, what will this mean for the other games in the series? Kilographic had mentioned this a while back about how Awakening probably has locked out newer fans from attempting to try out the older games. I have my fears about trying out any of the older games unless they get an upgrade, and this was before Awakening was even thought up haha. But those are my thoughts. I want to know yours. There just so happened to be 7 games that never reached the West; 5 of them happened to be made in the 90’s! So here’s the deal: you can either choose to share any FE game you’d be willing to play in the comments section, vote in the poll below as well, or do both. I will also share what FE game I’d want to play, and an explanation why.
Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Tsurugi
Chances I’d Want To Play This: 15%
No really, it’s that and the simple notion that this is a game on an 8-bit system. You know, that means it has…limitations. And you know, I couldn’t even beat games like Metroid and Kid Icarus so…yeah. I don’t think I’d want to experience lunatic mode 8-bit style (ok, it probably isn’t that bad, but back then, games were hard!)
Fire Emblem: Gaiden
Chances I’d Want To Play This: 35%–with a caveat
My reasoning: This would be at the same percentage as FE1 since it’s still going to have the same problems that game had. BUT…out of all the Fire Emblem games, this is the one that is different from every other iteration of the series. It plays exactly like a JRPG, with random turn-based battles, towns, the works — yet features Permadeath, the world map, etc, etc. But for all intents and purposes, it was the Adventure of Link for Fire Emblem. And that alone would get me to try it — if it was remade. I wouldn’t mind seeing that on my 3DS a year from now.
Fire Emblem: Monshou No Nazo
System: Super Famicom
Chances I’d Want To Play This: 27%
My Reasoning: All that FE BGM music and 16-bit goodness (epic!!!) cannot convince me to play a game…that I’ve already played. Shadow Dragon is the remake of the Famicom game, and the Super Famicom game is the remake of the Famicom game. Monshou No Nazo has its remake for the DS — Shin Monshou No Nazo, and I’ve played that too. It’s one thing to find out just how limited the Famicom game was, but quite another for the Super Famicom since some of its conventions are the same in Shadow Dragon and Monshou No Nazo.
…Then again, I still have those games rated lower than this so…moot point
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of The Holy War
System: Super Famicom
Chances I’d Want To Play This: 100%–with a major upgrade, 60% without it
My Reasoning: Basically, I want to play the Judgral saga games. In seeing videos and hearing people talk about how amazing this game was, it is definitely a game that seems I should go suffer through 16-bit awkwardness and hear death screams. Yes, death screams. But in also seeing just how glorious it looks, it screams like a game I should not be trying to play on my laptop, with no way to calculate math, and some of the little changes the newer FE games have made. I.E, Nintendo, IS, maybe you should consider remaking this game? Let people play as Sigurd and get people to know how awesome he is?
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
System: Super Famicom
Chances I’d Want To Play This: At least 65%, even with an update
My Reasoning: Almost the same as above, except I have to concede that Thracia 776 doesn’t quite appeal to me like Genealogy of The Holy War. I blame Leif. But again, will play if upgraded, but that doesn’t seem likely for us here.
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
System: Game Boy Advance
Chances I’d Want to Play This: 50/50
My Reasoning: I’m purely driven to complete the circle — we finally got a taste of Marth after he made his debut in Melee, albeit many many years later — it would finally be nice to close that chapter by commanding Roy’s army against Zephiel and his army. Too bad I’m not so sure I want to find this game and play it, considering it has the worst aspects of the GBA line of FE games (I.E, all of FE6’s flaws were fixed in the later games), and at this point, I think I’ve spoiled myself to death by watching the videos on Youtube. Actually, I think I’m just getting lazy…
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou No Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu
System: Nintendo DS
Chances I’d Want to Play This: www
My Reasoning: Of course right when I mention I didn’t feel like searching for FE6 and going through jungles to get it on my computer, I cave and play this game. I have no regrets. It was pretty awesome, and had an awesome translation.
So ok, you know the drill: go comment on an Unreleased FE you wanna play today, or vote, or do both.