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TalkBack / Re: North American Nintendo Direct 10/25/2012 Live Blog
« on: October 25, 2012, 12:12:54 PM »

So I guess from the list of games they talked about, I have Fluidity SC; Paper Mario; and possibly Liberation Maiden to look forward to.  I'll wait to see more of this Fire Emblem game before getting excited, as I've somewhat lost interest in the series since playing Valkyria Chronicles (a game I believe this franchise could learn a LOT from).  And Castlevania LoS-MoF can't come soon enough.
Personally, I love both Valkyria Chronicles and Fire Emblem, and considering Sega's current state of affairs, we may not be seeing a new VC game, especially in America, for a long time, if ever. In fact, the closest we may get is Project X Zone. And that's still up in the air. After all, VC is tied up with Sony, and their portable is ailing in Japan (the only place Valkyria really matters, let's be honest). The most I feel like we can hope for is a downloadable release of 3 or something.
Personally, it looks like Fire Emblem is taking all the right steps with this new entry. The art style is beautiful, and the production values seemed to have been given a boost. This is the first time I've seen a Fire Emblem game with visuals that aren't underwhelming. They are very reminiscent of Valkyria Chronicles, too. This 3DS game is proving to be more polished and modern than Shadow Dragon on Wii. Not to mention the gameplay being updated without all out changing the way it works. Unlike, say, Pokemon or Madden, Fire Emblem games are spaced far enough apart to where I don't feel like they need to reinvent the formula that much between games. I think focusing on presentation was wise.
In other words, I think Fire Emblem is learning a lot from Valkyria in terms of presentation, but outside of being part of the same genres, they both operate on different rules. Fire Emblem wouldn't be the same without weapon triangles, grids, and crazy hair colors. Let's leave the gameplay as it is. Aside from new classes, they've already perfected the formula, as far as I'm concerned.
Those stumpy legged designs though .... eh, maybe they'll grow on me.

Podcast Discussion / Re: RetroActive #21 Poll: GBA Ambassador Edition
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
Fire Emblem, all the way. I've heard a lot of bad things about Kirby and I am annoyed with it myself, and Wario Land 4 is just confusing to me. Plus, I LOOOOooooOOOooOooOOoVE strategy games.

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