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in anticipation of the release of three houses this week and so we have somewhere to discuss, here is the official ILG FE thread

all of the early impressions are very positive. expect the review embargo will be up soon - the game has already bagged a 37/40 in famitsu

||||||||, Monday, 22 July 2019 21:19 (four months ago) link

Never heard of this franchise! If I've never played a JRPG before, does this look like a good one to start?

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 22 July 2019 21:56 (four months ago) link

probably not, no

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

i'm not letting myself get three houses until i free up a substantial block of time for it

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

The player also has free time events, where they can socially interact with students and build up relationships with them. Building a relationship is done through Support actions, with actions and dialogue choices impacting a character's Support level. If the relationship is strong enough, this can lead to the two marrying after a story-based time skip event.

o_O

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 14:28 (four months ago) link

o cool an ephebophilia simulator, thx nintendo

Welshy's Lean Bulk - ****loads of pics (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 14:31 (four months ago) link

that stuff isn't new but i think it's all adults this time unlike the 3DS games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 21:25 (four months ago) link

Edelgard

EDGELARD?

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Thursday, 25 July 2019 20:28 (four months ago) link

this game is really exposing how many people have never encountered that name before

ciderpress, Friday, 26 July 2019 00:04 (four months ago) link

I'm sorry. ._.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Friday, 26 July 2019 00:31 (four months ago) link

this game is very french

im led by donky (||||||||), Friday, 26 July 2019 21:43 (four months ago) link

so much talking

im led by donky (||||||||), Friday, 26 July 2019 21:43 (four months ago) link

professor trashcan getting into the swing of things now...... still not sure I understand the fundamentals of the battle system. should probably read a guide. advance wars' system was much more transparent to me

im led by donky (||||||||), Saturday, 27 July 2019 10:19 (four months ago) link

thinking of trying this one on hard/casual instead of normal/classic, awakening was simultaneously easy and stressful on the latter which is a combo i don't love

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:25 (four months ago) link

My secret shame is that I never really understood Advance Wars

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

My two FE experiences (on the DS and the Wii) ultimately just reminded me of box-pushing puzzle games.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:26 (four months ago) link

fire emblem is the most popular tactics rpg because of the character-focused stuff not because it transcends the laboriousness of tactics wargame gameplay in any way

ciderpress, Saturday, 27 July 2019 18:00 (four months ago) link

apparently this one was mostly made by the koei tecmo team that made all the romance of the three kingdoms games, instead of by intsys, which explains a lot

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 July 2019 15:48 (four months ago) link

i really love this game so far (about 5 hours in, have only done maybe 3 actual battles). i can't believe i've never played a fire emblem before. this is ridiculously up my alley (FF Tactics is still one of my all time faves)

does anyone have a good link for general battle tactics? so far i'm just using common sense tactical RPG/wargame moves - grunty units (axes, swords) in the front lines, archers and magic protected behind them.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 July 2019 18:38 (four months ago) link

also what house are you all? i went with black eagle (edelgard), but 90% of that was because i like hubert a lot for some reason. he also has good authority/battalion leading skillz

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 July 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

i haven't picked up the game yet but planning to go blue lions

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 July 2019 19:05 (four months ago) link

I played Fire Emblem Heroes on iPhone for ages and loved it until it became apparent that all my tactics had been terrible and it would have taken forever to fix. Apparently the new characters are in the mobile game now...is that enough to return? Idk. Has anyone played both and know how the Switch game compares? Do I need to buy one?

tangenttangent, Sunday, 28 July 2019 19:26 (four months ago) link

I'm about 5 hours in too - black eagle, w/edgelard & professor trashcan

im led by donky (||||||||), Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:01 (four months ago) link

best website i've found so far for reference information and tips/guides:

https://samurai-gamers.com/fire-emblem-three-houses/

for example i appreciate the straightforward nature of these recommended class paths for each character: https://samurai-gamers.com/fire-emblem-three-houses/recommended-classes/

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 July 2019 23:12 (four months ago) link

I’m about 4 or 5 chapters in now - no idea what is going on story wise. I think I’ve been a bit flippant with some characters too - was a bit of a bummer when caspar died because I just didn’t pay close attention to his HP :/

im led by donky (||||||||), Monday, 29 July 2019 10:46 (four months ago) link

KM are you instructing manually? and if so how are you choosing what to instruct? I did it once and it seemed confusing so have just been going auto

im led by donky (||||||||), Monday, 29 July 2019 21:12 (four months ago) link

yep, manual instruction all the way! i haven't tried auto yet

the first step is to make sure each student has reasonable Goals. the game sets them for you by default, but they can be adjusted.

when instructing, i start with the students who have the highest motivation (a sad reflection of a real life bad teacher). direct instruction completely drains a student's motivation meter, so it's good to let it build up to 3 or 4 before instructing.

after choosing the student to instruct, i usually focus on the skills listed in their Goal (e.g., Sword and Authority). however, there are other considerations - blue arrows up indicate a better chance of the bonus experience, red arrows down mean slower learning. and a little finger icon means that the teacher is especially adept and so the teaching is more likely to be successful.

Karl Malone, Monday, 29 July 2019 21:19 (four months ago) link

important to treat your students with wonka-esque compassion in this game

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 July 2019 22:26 (four months ago) link

I keep killing them :/

RIP caspar
RIP hubert
RIP mercedes

I wanna run 2 u

im led by donky (||||||||), Monday, 29 July 2019 22:27 (four months ago) link

tbf killing them is very wonka-esque

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 July 2019 22:28 (four months ago) link

doesn't this one have a rewind ability so you can avoid killing them even on classic mode

ciderpress, Monday, 29 July 2019 22:42 (four months ago) link

awakening was funny when it would drop like a level 1 teenage girl in my squad at the start of a mission and i would immediately accidentally get her one-shot killed

ciderpress, Monday, 29 July 2019 22:43 (four months ago) link

it does but who can be bothered

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 06:06 (four months ago) link

am I supposed to rewind to just before the strike that kills in the hope they whiff next time to or do I have to rewind all the way back to the last move taken with that character and not place them in such peril next time?

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 07:05 (four months ago) link

the latter would be how you would use rewind to save them

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:16 (four months ago) link

RIP

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:34 (four months ago) link

I would rewind to your own birth and lay a better fire emblem foundation with your life.

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:44 (four months ago) link

you are all dead to me (like many of the recruits of the black eagles who have unfortunately perished at the hands of my complacency and all-round bad play)

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 16:33 (four months ago) link

|||||||| do you use multiple save files? rewinding is an option, after losing someone mid-battle, but if you run out of rewinds or just forget, you can always just load the save file before the battle and try again.

i haven't played a fire emblem before, but i would guess that by mid-end game it'll start to get really difficult if you've lost someone like Hubert who has strong batallion skills

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 16:43 (four months ago) link

hubert is dead* let it go move on

*I swear he turned up in a cut scene last night

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 16:44 (four months ago) link

(no multiple saves, no rewinds. normal/classic. )

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 16:45 (four months ago) link

Hubert has passed away to another dimension

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 16:53 (four months ago) link

i saw Hubert at Trader Vic's

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 17:05 (four months ago) link

usually on normal your guys that don't die eventually outpace the enemies in strength by enough that it becomes less perilous

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 17:12 (four months ago) link

RIP dorothea

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

omg

who is still alive? your house is turning into the alamo

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:02 (four months ago) link

new dn is ||||||||..._____|||...________

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:03 (four months ago) link

edgelard and professor trashcan

sylvain and some other no marks

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:04 (four months ago) link

i refuse to talk to sylvain due to his tendency to objectify the women in his life

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:21 (four months ago) link

normal/casual is the way to go, blow thru the battles so u have more time to return lost items to the irresponsible inhabitants of garreg mach

adam, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:26 (four months ago) link

this one definitely looks like it's designed such that fewer of the chars are throwaway-able, the older games always shower you with a bunch of paper-thin minor characters outside of the core cast that you don't really feel bad about sacrificing for your cause, whereas this one actually asks you to spend time getting to know everyone before shit goes down

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 20:31 (four months ago) link

do you get a notification when you have maxed out a class for a certain character ? all the guides say don’t reclass until you have maxed out the current class

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 21:10 (four months ago) link

OK... I think I’m staring to get the hang of it. 10 hours in. steep learning curve with lots to learn

im led by donky (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 22:06 (four months ago) link

no one has died in a while

im led by donky (||||||||), Saturday, 3 August 2019 05:53 (four months ago) link

because they're all dead, aren't they

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 3 August 2019 13:31 (four months ago) link

RIP hanneman. it was him or felix, and so...

im led by donky (||||||||), Sunday, 4 August 2019 12:52 (four months ago) link

back on my bullshit

RIP flayn. heaven needed another ineffectual green haired lady on a horse

im led by donky (||||||||), Sunday, 4 August 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

now flayn i can get into

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 4 August 2019 20:11 (four months ago) link

Black Eagles: our leader is a fascist

Blue Lions: we are all depressed

Golden Deer: pic.twitter.com/v926kcEjeH

— di!!en (@dillexe) August 2, 2019

im led by donky (||||||||), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:48 (three months ago) link

this game is too long!

adam, Monday, 19 August 2019 15:21 (three months ago) link


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