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@  Idiot : (25 May 2018 - 06:05 AM) See I've never even played Vesperia on account of it's 360 exclusivity in America. But from screenshots and such I've seen, it's super pretty.
@  Elwood : (25 May 2018 - 05:56 AM) I really really didn't like Vesperia's combat system but it's still one of my favorite games. That game's visuals, characters and story are phenomenal.
@  Idiot : (25 May 2018 - 05:33 AM) I think something similar to Vesperia's art sytle would be great. That game is just super pleasant to look at.
@  Fire Blazer : (25 May 2018 - 01:41 AM) and yeah, it's about time they do a new engine, I'm assuming that's why it's been more than 1 year since the last Tales of game (and why it feels so long), lol. hopefully it's good. I'd kinda like for them to go back to colorful games and maybe either get a good art style going assuming they can't just make it outright look good (I'm not a fan of going for more realistic graphics only for the textures to be like, low-res...)
@  Fire Blazer : (25 May 2018 - 01:40 AM) been hearing Berseria is a better game, even though what I saw of it didn't really impress me. I do still plan to play it eventually though.

and idr about the opening but Zestiria had a solid song. just kinda catchy lol
@  Idiot : (25 May 2018 - 12:46 AM) Speaking of which, I hear the next one will use a whole new engine. Maybe they'll like; animate the lips, too.
@  Idiot : (24 May 2018 - 10:58 PM) Tales** also. Oopsie poopsies.
@  Idiot : (24 May 2018 - 10:58 PM) Berseria is a better game though, I quite liked it.
@  Idiot : (24 May 2018 - 10:57 PM) I've come to realize that Takes of Zestiria has a super rad opening song, and Berseria's was a steaming pile of doo doo.
@  Fire Blazer : (24 May 2018 - 01:55 AM) lolol

@Rujio yeah, I remember hearing something like that too. It makes enough sense, remaking a game is a bit less work than coming up with an entirely new one, haha.
@  Rujio : (22 May 2018 - 04:15 AM) Apparently FE2 was remade because IS was looking ahead to the Switch, but couldn't start developing for it yet, so they did the simplest/shortest project they could.
@  Idiot : (22 May 2018 - 02:56 AM) Yikes. If that was me acting smart, I think I may be dumber than anyone thought.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 May 2018 - 07:16 PM) @Kirant yeah, in a way it is, but also FE1/3 were kinda already remade already, so in that sense, FE2 makes sense (being the oldest game to not be remade, lol)
@  Fire Blazer : (21 May 2018 - 07:16 PM) tfw Idiot tries to sound smart XP
@  Fire Blazer : (21 May 2018 - 07:16 PM) lol
@  Idiot : (20 May 2018 - 11:20 PM) So,the answer is the coin itself.
@  Idiot : (20 May 2018 - 11:19 PM) Oh yeah if you do that, the coin will go up... And then it will go down, thanks to gravity. Genius.
@  xcrash1998 : (20 May 2018 - 02:26 PM) Time for a coin toss
@  Idiot : (20 May 2018 - 01:32 AM) I'm conflicted in deciding which question to answer.
@  xcrash1998 : (19 May 2018 - 01:58 PM) What's up, anything down?

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#1 Cero

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 11:12 PM

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Honestly, this game looks bad ass. Confirmed some stuff like Avatar main character. And I'm hyped for changing the environments in maps and what those new classes are. Also those commander of Nohr and Hoshido look so awesome. Definitely choosing Nohr side first.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 12:51 AM

I'm kind of disappointed by the colour scheme so far...it really feels like they had a story in mind and decided in the last few seconds "Hey, let's make a second story using our game's villains".

Maybe I'm old...maybe I'm just jaded. But the Nohr army honestly plays up about 90% of the expected "bad guy" tropes from stripperific female mages to the dark palette, horrifying king-guy, and more. One is literally described as glory-seeking which is typically used to describe villains and the other gets peace-loving...a typically heroic trait. Then the often used colour scheme in the video is black and white...often used for that black/white moral concept.

It seems like they want you to make a single choice but give you the option to go against what they're encouraging. Now I typically wouldn't say this except everything adds the same thought to it...down to colours. I'm hoping they make it much more morally ambiguous than the video suggests (such as the Hoshino are quite xenophobic and would brutally massacre every last Nohr citizen if you side with them...or maybe that the Nohr, for all their faults, actively encourage self-satisfaction and are far less strict on their people than the Hoshino are) but I get the vibe that they basically give you a playable villain route.

It also is kind of disappointing that it sounds like it'll come down to a single decision. I have gotten into a lot of branching games recently and I suspect this game will use a very strict moral system (as in, pick the obvious hero choice or the obvious villain choice) or will just ask you at one point "which side do you go to?", ala Skyrim's Civil War, where you get one final chance to defect to the side you want. I'm guessing it use the latter as I could see a lot of fan rage if they start along the lines of "Hey...I dislike the Nohr. Why did my character side with them? Is it because I was opportunistic?".

That said, I'll (probably) pre-order, own on day 1, and play the hell out of it because it's new FE material.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 01:07 AM

I'm glad you typed all that kirant because now I don't have to. I like my branching paths to be not so set in stone morally speaking. Maybe I've just been spoiled by great rpgs, but if I see branching paths my expectations skyrocket. On the other hand in super excited to play it. Even if it doesn't improve on awakening it'll still be a great game.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 01:18 AM

I'm honestly so excited for it, but at the same time in a few days my hype's gonna die down and I'ma just hope it doesn't have a crap story like that, Kirant. I'm feeling all types of ways about this latest direct, really (Lucas! SMTxFE!).

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 10:06 PM

I am personally super excited and I will be getting it ALL, lol.

I mean, ultimately I am a Fire Emblem fan so I kinda would have anyway, but the trailer did a good job of hyping me up with CGs and stuff and I am sold on two different approaches to the same story and decisions within that that ultimately affect how the game plays out... it seems fresh, dynamic, and potentially better than FE13

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Maybe I'm old...maybe I'm just jaded. But the Nohr army honestly plays up about 90% of the expected "bad guy" tropes from stripperific female mages to the dark palette, horrifying king-guy, and more. One is literally described as glory-seeking which is typically used to describe villains and the other gets peace-loving...a typically heroic trait. Then the often used colour scheme in the video is black and white...often used for that black/white moral concept.


you have a point here, hopefully it's not nearly as black/white or full of stereotypes as it is made out to be right now. It seems like each side genuinely does care about certain things, but they have different base philosophies/mentalities/ways of going about things. One thing that was suggested was that as the Hoshido, you are playing a more straight-forward role of a hero, but with Nohr, you are changing them from the inside or playing a hero with a dab of "gray"; not nearly as clean-cut, maybe makes some shady decisions

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It also is kind of disappointing that it sounds like it'll come down to a single decision. I have gotten into a lot of branching games recently and I suspect this game will use a very strict moral system (as in, pick the obvious hero choice or the obvious villain choice) or will just ask you at one point "which side do you go to?", ala Skyrim's Civil War, where you get one final chance to defect to the side you want. I'm guessing it use the latter as I could see a lot of fan rage if they start along the lines of "Hey...I dislike the Nohr. Why did my character side with them? Is it because I was opportunistic?".

That said, I'll (probably) pre-order, own on day 1, and play the hell out of it because it's new FE material.


What it sounds like is, after chapter 6, you will have a VERY clear decision where you to decide to go down one route or the other. If it's digital, you choose and get locked out of the other route, but if it's physical, it's already been decided based on what game you get (but you can download the other route afterwards either way). However, after that, how the actual story pans out once you choose a side seems to be affected by a lot of other things like smaller decisions, what you do in battles, etc.; we haven't seen specifics but this is just what they've kinda said and such.

I'm hopeful that they won't just make it a cheap version of a "split-path"/"decision-making" story and that they actually try (especially since they seem to be borrowing a bit from SMT here; just look at the game's title and the general themes and such...), but we'll see. As you said, I will almost definitely end up pre-ordering and owning on day 1 because it's new FE material and at the very least it deserves a chance tongue.gif

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I'm glad you typed all that kirant because now I don't have to. I like my branching paths to be not so set in stone morally speaking. Maybe I've just been spoiled by great rpgs, but if I see branching paths my expectations skyrocket. On the other hand in super excited to play it. Even if it doesn't improve on awakening it'll still be a great game.


haha yeah getting spoiled by other games can be a problem, FE has done this and that in their stories but I don't know how well they can execute this, we'll have to wait and see if it's actually close to a masterpiece of a story or if it's just a shoddy gimmicky story. (It's probably somewhere in between, is what I think)

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I'm honestly so excited for it, but at the same time in a few days my hype's gonna die down and I'ma just hope it doesn't have a crap story like that, Kirant. I'm feeling all types of ways about this latest direct, really (Lucas! SMTxFE!).


mhm mhm I'm also very excited and I kinda HOPE my hype dies down because I am way too excited and into it right now haha, and yeah LUCAS! SMTXFE! WOO!

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