Playing Fire Emblem: Fates
Posted: Posted April 15th, 2017
Edited April 15th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
So with the FE: Gaiden remake (which I am totally hype for) coming out soon I sort of reluctantly decided to pick up Fates despite being really skeptical of it, refusing to call it (and to an extent, Awakening) just Fire Emblem but calling it neo Fire Emblem, because I didn't quite like I change I was seeing as an outsider or the type of new fans it was bringing in who really don't have a clue what Fire Emblem was like before Awakening and there's a good chance many of them won't. It has quite a few noticeable problems but despite that I'm actually sort of having fun. I'm playing birthright for the moment because it seems easier and it's been a while since I've played a serious Fire Emblem game and clearly it has made me suck... which is why I went from classic to casual. Holy shit I had to restart so many times and I'm only on hard mode, like isn't birthright supposed to be the easy one? Did I just get THAT bad? Constant bad level ups didn't help tho.
But anyway ya. It added some neat ideas and I can tell there's a lot of content in here that they spent a lot of time on. The story doesn't always make sense and so far there isn't a whole lot going on yet. I wish I could say more but really there isn't much to say just yet. It isn't amazing, it's off-putting more than several times but I can still have fun with it.
Something that irks much like it irked the guy I watched make an entire video on it is basically how self-contradictory Xander is. It's like one minute he's all loving and caring and then the next he could be all... well. If you played birthright through you probably have a good idea of what I mean. Especially him the story mode in contrast to support conversations. It's also like... I think a support conversation indicates that Xander has always been suspicious of king Garon lately and that he doesn't approve of what he's doing and yet, Xander seems as if he's showing the exact opposite sometimes almost as if he's completely and blindly loyal.
If anyone wants a more thorough take on Xander thing see:
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