I’m back. Well, not really. I just got settled into my hours at work, but as long as I schedule myself, stick to my schedule, and get good sleep, we should be good to go. Though I have to come up with some new content for the site in the next few days. Well, I have an idea at least.
I’ll explain it in this question segment! While I was gone, there were burning questions involving Fire Emblem, Robin and Lucina, and other video game stuff that I’d like to answer. Let’s get to that!
Q1: So Walters, how was work?
Work is definitely work.
— Walters (@FE4vsFE5) July 26, 2014
Q2: Walters, what the hell are you planning in the next few weeks regarding FE? You haven’t written anything about it aside from Smash Bros shit!
A: Quite honestly, I don’t know too much just yet, just have an idea. I’ve been busy with my other site that shall not be named, and now I got work. And despite me getting a job, the job I’m at is hopefully a stop gap for a month or two. But whatever the case, I need to find time. So I probably will aim to post once or twice a week.
What is that idea you have in mind you ask? It involves Fire Emblem Awakening! Yes, it makes perfect sense to explore that world a bit further now that Lucina and Robin were announced for Smash Bros 4. Speaking of Lucina and Robin…
Q3: What has been the biggest surprise regarding Robin and Lucina being announced for Smash 4?
A: …That this means we have 4 FE reps? I mean FE has a good history in JP, but elsewhere, not really compared to some of the other franchises. This doesn’t mean it’s still huge, but overall, I can dig it.
Well, the biggest surprise is that people claimed they’d cancel their pre-orders of Smash because these characters were in the game.
…Like, what do I even say to that?
Q4: What’s your official stance on everyone hating/annoyed/disliking Lucina’s inclusion as a clone character in Smash 4?
A: I wish I was young enough to care so hard about this issue, but I’m not, and I don’t really care that Lucina’s in as a clone. I’m not even sure when it was speculated that it was a bad thing that clones existed in the Smash games and Sakurai would get rid of them. Last I checked, the Smash games weren’t supposed to be a game where we take it seriously like every other fighting game in existence. You were supposed to have a shit ton of fun, use items haphazardly, and fight on some of the worst stages ever. But overall laughing was an order. I guess since we have competition and stuff like that, it’s changed how we view Smash. That kind of sucks.
Q5: Do you think this is it for Fire Emblem characters in Smash?
It better be or else everyone will cancel their pre-orders and internet riot–
Honestly, I think that’s it. The only justification for another FE character is if it’s one that specifically just does magic. *looks at Micaiah and Tharja* But I’m satisfied with what we have.
Q6: Why does everyone think Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem is canceled?
A: 1) Because it’s on the WiiU, which has been a failure of a system so far 2) Because it’s two series that probably should have been on the 3DS 3) Because Atlus is a part of this 4) We only have that teaser that showed nothing but character art.
But those reasons are not concerns. Yet. It hasn’t been a full two years since the trailer was shown last year. There’s still a potential Nintendo Direct that might showcase it, and there’s the Tokyo Game Show in September. There’s still enough opportunities to reveal some more information about this crazy crossover that I already pegged as getting released in 2015 anyways. So…this is too early to push the panic button. I mean there are still people who haven’t done that yet for The Last Guardian.
Q7: It’s been two years since a new FE! What’s going on?
A. You’re right. So far the franchise has been consistent with its releases in JP:
2002: Binding Blade
2003: Blazing Sword
2004: Sacred Stones
2005: Path of Radiance
2007: Radiant Dawn
2008: Shadow Dragon
2010: Shin Monshou no Nazo
I mean I guess Intelligent Systems could be well deep into working on SMT x FE. They also are working on new IP Codename: Steam (should we expect that to be a stage in Smash? Meh, it’s coming out next year, so maybe not.). So I guess they’re busy. But it’s weird to not have a FE game come out in this time. Unless Nintendo does a Nintendo Direct and announces they’re remaking Binding Blade for the 3DS. Or…Genealogy of The Holy War. You know, that game.
Q8: What should be the next game in the FE series? A sequel to Awakening, a brand new game, a remake, or something out of left field?
A: You mean…SMT x FE?!? *badumptish* Oh, wait, no, that’s already known. You mean…a Fire Emblem fighting game developed by Namco Bandai!?? Yeah, THAT would be out of left field.
But so was Pokemon Conquest so…
Anyways in all seriousness, the mind says it’s time to have a Fire Emblem original game starring on the Wii U. If Nintendo is smart though they should probably do a sequel to Awakening. They have characters that will be seen in Smash 4, they’ll have a Amiibo of Masked Marth A.K.A Lucina, they’d basically continue the hype train by doing another sequel. Unless they fix pair-up, actually take care of the story, and give those characters feet, I don’t know if I want an Awakening sequel. That may be because I don’t know where they should take it. But I guess we’ll see.
Q9: What’s your email address so I can yell at you?
A: Waltersfe at yahoo dot com.
Q10: What are your thoughts on this article you tweeted?
MAN, I wish I had the time to do what these guys do and tweet overly horrible things to people. But that not only sounds like work, it sounds REALLY boring. Really stupid too. Also, this is a good testament to how Twitter has failed horribly since it does allow horrible people on their platform. Or just trolls.
Trolls are the way of life :D
Anyways, that’s it for now. I need to go plan stuff.