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@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:30 AM

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Path of Radiance

 

A:

Blazing Blade

 

A-:

Sacred Stones

Awakening

B:

 

Radiant Dawn

Fates

C:

Binding Blade

 

D:

Shadow Dragon

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:49 AM

Sword of Seals (I will never call it that other name)

Blazing Sword

Sacred Stones

Conquest

Awakening

Shadow Dragon

 

And that's all I've played. GBA titles are king but the DS ones were still pretty good.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:46 PM

Sacred Stones
Blazing Sword
Path of Radiance
Shadow Dragon
GhebFE

None of the others matter to me.
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

 

Sacred Stones

GhebFE
Blazing Sword
Path of Radiance
Shadow Dragon

None of the others matter to me.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:11 AM

Hrm. I loved the ones I've played.

So let's seeeeee

Radiant Dawn
Highest number of replays,more than 40+ replays

Sacred Stones
Second Highest number of replays (Around 20+)

Awakening
Stupidly high replay value for me (900+ hours spent playing)

Path of Radiance
Only about 5 playthroughs

Blazing Sword
Kind of cheating, since I've only played vanilla like twice, but I've played like a million reskin playthroughs

Gaiden
Enjoyable for the most part. Old interface has aged.

Conquest
Very interesting story premise that could've had better execution. I enjoyed it.

Tharcia
I need to replay this one. Story, surprisingly, didn't blow me away when I initially played it.

Holy War
GIANT MAPS

Mystery of the Emblem
I imported it and was enjoying it until my copy got stolen

Sword of Seals
Roy is GARBAGE.

Shadow Dragon
Characters were pretty bland
I liked the mechanics
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:17 AM

This is going to be pretty biased and personal, but here goes:

 

S:

Path of Radiance. While I can't say I've replayed it the most or even played it the longest out of any game, I find myself always going back to it in my head for "man if only this FE game did its mechanic like this". It's a solid game with great music and story, making it likely my favorite in the series.

 

A:

Sacred Stones. Definitely the one I've played the most. There was even a time I was playing it so much I fell asleep while playing only to wake up and see I was in the middle of a chapter with Colm opening a chest. At the time, it had all of my favorite mechanics of the FE series. Split class promotion, the trainees, even the towers and the skirmishes. I also love the story and the music of course. Lyon's Battle Theme is top tier material.

 

Awakening: Definitely a game I'll go back to at some point. Lot's of fun mechanics (and yeah okay a lot of the ones I love just happen to be shared with FE8) and fun characters.

 

Blazing Sword: I've had more time hacking this game than playing the game itself. I've never beaten it since the first time I did, but I really should at some point. There's a lot I like about it, gameplay, music, animations, etc. are all great and as it was the first FE game in the west, it seems to act as a testing ground for any new FE games. Just a solid game. 

 

B:

Shadow Dragon: A pretty cut and dry FE game. I know it's a remake of FE1, but it seems like (aside from making graphics better and making gameplay much smoother of course) it didn't try too hard to make it anything but and FE1 remake. Good music and fun multiplayer, but really not anything amazingly impressive.

 

Heroes of Light and Shadow: Had a lot of the same problems Shadow Dragon did. Really felt a lot like "Shadow Dragon BUT HEY YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN CHARACTER".

 

Fates (Birthright): I don't hate this game as much as others do, but I won't say I love the writing and certain mechanics that wedge themselves in. Some of the new mechanics, characters, etc were nice and while I can't say I plan to replay it, I'm happy with the fact that I played it the one time I did. 

 

 

Ones not on this list and why:

 

FEHeroes: I love it and will likely be playing it for a long time to come, but comparing it to main series FE games would be pretty unfair. 

 

FE4: While I did beat this, it was so long ago and in an only half-English patch that I don't remember a lick of it. I can't tell you what the plot was outside of what my brain could gather from actions. All I'd really be able to tell you about it is stuff that others can say just by looking at the game. I need to replay this one.

 

Binding Blade, Radiant Dawn, 1-3, and Conquest + Revelation: Haven't played these/Beaten them. If I did play them, it was only the first few chapters and cannot tell you how I see the game as a whole. 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:28 PM

Sword of Seals
Roy is GARBAGE.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:24 AM

-- Top --

Path of Radiance - Graphically beautiful, introduced weapon crafting and brought back skills in a big way.  Ike was generic as all hell and the secondary characters weren't great but a nice game from a mechanics point of view.  A standout for the franchise.

Blazing Sword - A game which breaks down a little at the mechanical level (long story short, smash things with Hector, Marcus, and Raven.  You'll be fine).  But nostalgia and reasonable balance set it quite high.  Some clever writing in certain supports (Ex - Kent/Fiora which takes on a whole new light in not-so-innocent minds) keeps it from getting boring.

 

-- Medium-High --

Sword of Seals - A cool jump to the GBA but you can tell that IS was just getting its feet wet with the numbers.  Game balance is all over, Roy is not the greatest protagonist, and the side characters help...none at all.  Still though, props for all the gains it had in a single place. 

Holy War - In many ways, it feels like an XCOM game when I want to play Rebelstar.  Lots of formation crawling, micromanaging of gates, and reading the key events to ensure that I haven't screwed myself later.  A fun experience but still one which isn't akin to the traditional pace of FE.

 

-- Medium --

Awakening - I've said my piece on the characters and the story enough for people to know that I'm not a fan of either.  But it brought back FE in a huge way and introduced some aspects of this game are quite interesting still.  A muddled success, but a success nonetheless. 

Sacred Stones - (Gets killed).  Hear me out.  I really struggled between medium and medium-low for Sacred Stones.  No difficulty, quite a few non-interesting characters, and balance was horrendous.  None of the above really help the game along, even if you play on the hardest difficulties.  A couple interesting characters keep in from being completely wasted on me but it's not a great place to be.

 

-- Medium-Low --

Radiant Dawn - It's cool they tried to go back to the PoR world, but the mix of a protagonist which is a mixed success at best as well as Ike conducting a hostile story takeover makes it a bit odd.  Third tiers were cool but only served to exaggerate the problems the mechanics already have.  And the loss of many support characterization really hurt the characters you didn't already know.

 

-- Low --

Shadow Dragon - Snarky names for generic characters aside, not much to say.  Counterintuitive gameplay prevents a smart tactician from getting gaiden chapters and stats are still messed up all over the board.

 

 

-- N/A --

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Gaiden

Fates

Tharcia


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:05 PM

I am offended by the lack of Fates being in last place in this topic.

 

DISCLAIMER: This list is purely ordered by the amount of fun I had playing them, not necessarily for graphical/audio quality and story quality.

 

A:
Fire Emblem Sacred Stones

Fire Emblem Awakening

 

B:

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

 

C:

FE7

FE6

Path of Radiance

 

D:

Radiant Dawn (never actually played this, but couldn't be bothered to, either, so it gets put here anyway.)

FE Shadow Dragon (DS)

 

E:

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest / Birthright

 

F:

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:03 PM

Top:

Blazing Sword

Path of Radiance

 

High:

Sword of Seals

Awakening

Genealogy of the Holy War

 

Mid:

Thracia 776

Sacred Stones

New Mystery of the Emblem

 

Low:

Radiant Dawn

Shadow Dragon

 

Bottom:

Fates (Conquest)

 

The others I haven't played recently/played at all.






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