All right, quick refresher for most of you: Fire Emblem 7 was the first Western released game in the Fire Emblem franchise. It came, it brought forth fans, and the rest is history. But that was 2003. It’s now 2013, and a thought has occurred:
Why did Intelligent Systems bother to include Lyn’s story when, for all intents and purposes, it didn’t serve for much when it came to Eliwood or Hector’s story? So let’s run with a few theories or you tell me why Lyn was created!
- It was time to have the first Fire Emblem Female Lord. The series had exclusively only had male characters be considered of the Lord class, and with the seventh installment of the series, IS may have thought it was time to switch things up and have her start the series off prominently as opposed to starting with Eliwood/Hector.
- To serve as a tutorial. That’s right. They couldn’t have a brief tutorial at the beginning of Eliwood’s story, they instead decided to devote 10 (+1) chapters into guiding players into the basics of the game. For long time FE players in JP, this must have been seen as a slight on them! For us newbies in FE, it was great. But in hindsight, did we need such an elaborate tutorial?
- To add more content. Which, in thinking about it, seems kind of silly since the main quest games were pretty lengthy without the tutorial. And it’s not like Fire Emblem 6 had a ten chapter tutorial! So it may have increased playability, but you could only do so much in Lyn’s playthrough.
What other conspiracy theories do you have as to why Lyn was a featured character? Did you even mind playing the tutorial? Whatever you have on Lyn, talk about it below. I’ll be back playing Fire Emblem again.