So, my copy of Conquest finally came in this evening (so much for delivered on release date).
I'm going to play through it (duh), and just chat shit with whatever happens. I have no clue about the story, changes, etc. - kinda kept myself in the dark about it. I've not been too hyped, but we'll see I guess.
I also haven't played an FE in about 2.5 years - Awakening being the last. No reason for not playing, just a lot of games in the meantime and a bit of jading - I think I played every other one at least 3+ times - expecting to be a bit rusty.
It's just going to be lines of commentary - it'll look pretty weird, but I'm not taking pictures of everything - I'm just listing off my thoughts.
Anyways, let's begin.
Conquest was picked because...it's supposed to be more like a traditional FE apparently. Awakening was alright, but it did feel like it lacked a bit, and when looking back, it's one of the poorer entries I've played, in gameplay, characters, and story. So maybe this might be a change. Also, they're all (mostly) angsty black wearing non-samurais in the picture - obviously what FE was lacking all these years.
Also, FUCK splitting this game, and adding Revelation as a DLC. I hate the video game industry. Remember when games were just given to you complete, well made, with no extra charge?
What happened to Easy, Normal, Hard? I like starting on Normal, but now Normal shames me by going in the place of Easy as a 'beginner' route. I'm playing this to *enjoy* first time round, so 'Neasy' it is, and just expect it to be Normal, hopefully. That said, I laughed at Phoenix - what's the point? Classic was the obvious choice.
Normal-Classic. Anyone who's like 'hurr easy mode' can do one. I play every game on 'Normal' to start - that's the level set as a standard, so why change it straight away?
Bleh - can I have some...more normal hair styles? The voices are also all kinda similar. I think Dragon's Dogma spoiled me all those years ago. It's just better than Bioware at least.
Also, what on earth were the strengths/weaknesses and 'Talent'? There's no description - I guess I have an idea as to what they'd effect, but honestly, for someone new, where's the description?
Went on myself obviously (Male) - can't wait for the awkward S-Ranks and my gf peering over to see her new virtual competition.
Clever positive, Clumsy Flaw. Dragon Talent - the GF's Welsh, so it fits.
Also, I can fit my name in - YAY.
That was the worst attempt at a Disney Princess song in a while. Also, where on earth is some exposition or history? Seriously, this is a flaw.
'1v1 me on Rust m9' is the general gist of that battle cutscene, despite the fact they both killed other soldiers, so clearly not a 1v1.
Okay...battle basics *yawn*...
WAIT WTF HE USED A WHAT TO BLOCK A RIVER? I think I should just turn off the game now. It's over.
Also, sitting on the Hoshido side with 'Nohrian Prince' - this seems silly already. I know conquest will put me on Nohr, but this just looks silly and don't think I didn't notice when they're telling me how good a Hoshidan I am.
Then the amazing Brother war. It must not be very fun to be the rope in family tug of war, as I then passed out. It also didn't help one lick in finding out who's bangable - while the lack of previous exposition also made me not actually give a damn.
And then it was dream. Hello, Nintendo? I'm phoning to complain - I apparently just got FE Awakening instead of FE Fates.
Ice to meet you to, maids.
This can't be chapter 1, really? This should be prologue. Seriously.
Annnnnd more Veinage. I hate this gimmick already.
So, that done, and I get a cuddle - that was cool and cute.
Brief brief brieeeeeef introduction to a bunch of people, and I'm off to see the Pops the King. OR IS HE?
That's all for the moment, but I will keep this updated.