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  1. @Falcom Knight Great games, but since I haven't played them that much I can't speak much of them, but I'll edit the post to feature a point about the Sky trilogy since they're part of an overarching narrative.
  2. I was curious what everyone thinks are good games to get on the Steam Summer Sales, share your recommendations and here's some from me in no particular order: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series Cold Steel 1 https://store.steampowered.com/app/538680/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_of_Cold_Steel/ Cold Steel 2 https://store.steampowered.com/app/748490/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_of_Cold_Steel_II/ Cold Steel 3 https://store.steampowered.com/app/991270/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_of_Cold_Steel_III/ Trails of Cold Steel is a JRPG series that is set in a Fantasy Empire focusing on a group of students at a military academy who are taken through a variety of different tasks and field studies that take them to various parts of the Empire where they fight monsters, help townspeople and also stop consparicies that are threatening the stability of their nation. It features a diverse cast of great characters whom you can bond with and through those bonds learn new abilites and powers to help them conquer their quest. I played through the 3 Cold Steel games recently and I've enjoyed them all and can recommend them to any JRPG fan and especially to fans of games like Fire Emblem and Persona. I'd also recommend checking out the Trails in The Sky trilogy as they're part of the same series, it's recommended to play them first chronologically or at least try them out sometime before playing at least Cold Steel 3 or 4 as they're the finales of the saga. https://store.steampowered.com/app/251150/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_in_the_Sky/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/251290/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_in_the_Sky_SC/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/436670/The_Legend_of_Heroes_Trails_in_the_Sky_the_3rd/ Doom Eternal: https://store.steampowered.com/app/782330/DOOM_Eternal/ The king of the First Person Shooter genre is back with a polished combat system and fast paced action that requires skilled manuevering and quick thinking, with a rebalanced combat system that is consistently challenging especially on the highest difficulty settings. This newest entry in the DOOM series came out a few months ago and it is currently my game of the year. And it's 50% off right now which is a very great deal for a recently released title. And if you enjoy it I recommend also getting other games from the DOOM franchise if you haven't already as they're all also on sale right now, and they're very fun shooters, here's the link to the franchise if you're interested in them. https://store.steampowered.com/curator/35501448 Divinity: Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition: https://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/Divinity_Original_Sin_2__Definitive_Edition/ An engaging Role Playing Game set in a medieval fantasy setting that is heavy on magic and has story themes of power and the price to attain it. DOS 2 is a highly interactive game with pen and paper levels of freedom where the player can interact with virtually every object, move their other characters while one of them is in a conversation, and the entire game is playable in cooperative multiplayer with a group of friends if you so desire, but they're also fun to play solo if you're not interested in that and I will still highly recommend it. Resident Evil 2: Remake: https://store.steampowered.com/app/883710/Resident_Evil_2/ This is a good remake of a classic survival horror game and it was one of my favorite games of 2019, I recommend it if you haven't played it already. Yakuza Series: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/13660/The_Yakuza_Bundle/ Yakuza is an entertaining fighting game with an open world setting full of detailed stories both main and side ones, with a great set of minigames some of which so good they could be their own game. Yakuza has a well written dramatic story full of twists and turns as well as some emotional moments with some really deep lore and characters. I highly recommend playing them in chronological order with Zero and then Kiwami 1 and 2 as the story while fairly self contained has a lot of connections to previous events and context can really make a lot of the character moments much more memorable. Hitman Series: https://store.steampowered.com/app/863550/HITMAN_2/ https://store.steampowered.com/franchise/Hitman Hitman is a Stealth Action game that's more like a Sandbox Assassination Simulator with lots of different opportunities to kill your targets by exploration and creating setups, a unique stealth game with a deep disguise system that adds interesting progression to the levels, with the latest games having an enforcer system where you have to avoid certain NPCs who can see through your disguise. The Hitman series is full of very fun games and Hitman 2 is the latest game and the peak of the franchise with the most amount of polish and content. I recommend Hitman to any stealth fan. Thief Series: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1459/Thief_Collection/ Thief is a video game series of Immersive Sims that are primarily focused on Stealth, and it's a series that I'm currently playing through, they're very old with dated visuals and animations even for their time, but the mechanics and level design on the other hand are timeless. Set in a Steampunk setting, you play as Garrett, master thief robbing rich nobles in his city in order to pay his rent or gain favors from other thieves and fences. Thief Gold (Also known as Thief the Dark Project) has some sinister survival horror tones in it as well, Thief 2 The Metal Age still has them to an extent but it focuses more on the steampunky aspects with some very creative levels and Thief 3 Deadly Shadows has a hub style world where you can associate yourselves with one of the two major factions of the setting. Thief 2014 is a weaker title so you can skip that one and get the 3 original games in the package. And that's the games I can think of off the top of my head, there are many more great games out there but I wanted to feature different types of games instead of saturating it with mostly RPGs or mostly Shooters. Let me know in the replies what are your personal Steam Summer Sale recommendations. Also I've been absent from Serenes Forest for years, when I was active I was posting about the latest Fire Emblem games or reviews of games I recently played, so I'd like to say it's good to be back, Three Houses is my new favorite in the series and Dimitri is best boi, I don't know if I'm gonna be very active on the forums but these days with the current global crisis going on I'm mostly staying home and playing games and I thought I might recommend some of these games to you as well.
  3. I only played New Leaf, I think it's alright. I was addicted to it for about 15 hours and dropped it. It's an interesting series but I can't dedicate myself to it.
  4. Perhaps Perci's one? I feel like I can be lucky sometimes.
  5. Well spoken Sirius, some people desperately needed to hear these words. Thank you.
  6. The Myrmidon/Swordmaster class is my favorite class in all of Fire Emblem, I've recently got Yashiro on my party and he quickly became my favorite character of the already superb cast of this game. Counter makes him a great tank and in combination with Mamori the team will be bulky as hell, plus I like his cool and collected attitude and his perfectionist side. And his battle animations are cool, Yashiro takes the cake for damn sure. And I've only gotten him recently so it'll only get better from here on in. I loved the hungry man performance he made that was funny as hell.
  7. No sir, you can feel free to spoil whatever is the prize I get for getting all of them. I didn't even get all the brush upgrades, only some of them. I wouldn't dare say I got close to 100% but I experienced enough of the side content to be satisfied.
  8. Stella Glow: I thought the game was a pretty darn good SRPG and have enjoyed it way more than Fire Emblem Fates, I liked how while the character cast is much smaller than Fire Emblem, they all feel unique and fit in specific roles. The story was good albeit predictable at times, but the characters were surprisingly deep for the most part, and I like the song and conducting mechanics. I'd give it something like a 9 if I'm being unbiased and a 10 if I'm being biased. So let's call it an excellent and high 9/10 I really enjoyed this game and am currently playing through NG+ too.
  9. I have, yes I've played and finished it very recently and will post a review of it sometime soon. I've promised to review it last year so it's overdue to say the least lol! Short answer, it's an amazing game and the best non Nintendo Zelda game. I love how smooth the brush drawing is on the Wii version, it can be a bit awkward to control and unresponsive at times but otherwise it feels great.
  10. I liked this topic, too bad we hit the finale already. It was nice to see all the different perspectives on the characters. But regardless of anything I'll give my thoughts on these last few characters: Elise: My favorite of the two little sisters, I just have this thing for cute characters and the fact that she's more energetic and less of a crybaby than Sakura is the reason why I prefer Elise. Elise is also a great unit once promoted to Strategist, she destroys generals and any unit that has lower speed. I think she's as effective as Leo once used properly, albeit more fragile. Either way, Elise is an awesome unit and one of my favorite characters in the game. Ryoma: Ryoma is the best unit in the game right next to Xander, they're both amazing sweepers with the game's best weapons, the difference is Xander has more Defense and Resistance whereas Ryoma has more Strength and Speed. They both embody the best aspects of both factions in terms of both gameplay and character. And they're both quite similar in personality so I'd say I like them pretty much equally. And of course, I loved their supports with each other. All in all, Ryoma is great. Anankos: How fitting for him to be the last one, not that he's that great of a character. Anankos has what every other villain in this game lacks: Personality, backstory, motives. But they're all locked behind a DLC wall, so if you played Revelations without the DLC he's as bland as they go, even more bland than Garon. But even with the DLC it doesn't give him enough to hold a candle to most of the playable characters, so yeah I don't like Anankos. Closing thoughts: Well that was the full cast of Fire Emblem Fates, some were good, some were bad, some were ugly. But I liked the overall cast of characters, especially the Nohr characters. whereas the game's plot was messy and the villains were terrible, at least the playable characters were pretty well done.
  11. Abundant Solace: It sets the mood perfectly and is a great base theme. I listened to it for a whole playthrough until I started changing it, that's saying much. Puppet's feast: Great atmosphere in that track, I particularly like how it plays during the Takumi fights in Conquest, epic foreshadowing. Sounds good.
  12. #61: Hana She was a decent swordsman, up until Ryoma joins. I didn't see much of her supports but I thought the Corrin one was funny, not in a good way but still. #62: Oboro She's cool, best spearman in the game outside of Shiro. Her support with Takumi is one of my favorites in the game. Oboro is cool. #62.5: Anna Anna's whatever for me. Not bad or great either.
  13. #43: Setsuna I like the carefree attitude she has and how she's generally lazy and just like Azama I'm confused as to how they even got accepted to be retainers but they're both funny in my opinion. As a unit she didn't get that many use and I stopped using her like 4-5 chapters after Takumi joined but I liked her supports. #44: Soleil No comment, didn't recruit her but I like how she looks just like Inigo and inherited his insane lust for women. I find it creepy how she was hitting on her own mother though. #44.5: Reina (8/9/2016) No comment, same case as all Corrinsexuals for me. There's not much to those characters. #45: Xander Xander is really cool and a caring father figure to the Nohrian family. Xander is for me one of the top 3 best units alongside Ryoma and Corrin, an excellent tank, probably the best in the game due to his ability lineup and of course the almighty Siegfried. All in all, awesome unit. And just like Kaze there's not a single support I read of him that I disliked. #46: Asugi (8/10/2016) Unlike the Awakening characters I actually dislike the three awakening clones. Simply because they're a shell of their former selves, they took just a single aspect of their personality and made the entire character based on that. Gaius wasn't just a mere candy lover, there were more to him, and now there's less. I don't like Asugi, Rhajat or Caeldori but I do like them as units though. And it's cheap that their names are anagrams, it's as if it needs to be more obvious that they are clones. Bottom line is I like their original version as they had more depth but now they're turned into a joke. #47: Shiro I like Shiro and I like that he's just so chill but can take things seriously when need be, despite the fact that he's mostly cocky. And he's a hellish opponent, if only he had Raijinto like he did in the DLC he'd be unstoppable. #48: Siegbert (8/11/2016) Pretty much same as Shiro, I like Seigbert and how he aspires to be as great as Xander, and you can tell he's trying hard. And man, he was a god in the Heirs of Fate DLC. #49: Kiragi I like Kiragi and his cheerful personality. I also like the fact that he's very much a mini Takumi which I guess can be said for some of the other children but damn Kiragi is a very skillful Archer and I enjoyed some of his supports. #50: Forrest (8/12/2016) One of the reasons why I like Forrest is all the children at least exhibit some aspect of their parents but Forrest doesn't give a shit and just goes with whatever he likes. Aside from that he didn't get that much use from me I liked Leo more as a unit. #51: Beruka .... #52: Caeldori (8/13/2016) Same as Asugi #53: Sakura Despite the fact that I like her she's probably my least favorite of all the royals not counting Corrin. She's a good healer/mage and she's cute but her crybaby attitude kinda turns me off a bit. But I like her shyness though, I find it to be a bit appealing, kinda cute. #54: Percy (8/14/2016) No comment. #55: Rinkah No comment. #56: Ignatius No comment. I'm sorry but I haven't used these units all that much it's just a coincidence they're next to each other with the RNG. #56.5: Garon (8/15/2016) I can describe Garon in two words: Wasted potential. He suffers from the same problems that every other villain in this game suffers from, he is severely lacking in depth and character development. It's a shame because from the game's marketing I thought he was gonna be an awesome villain. #57: Rhajat Same as Asugi. #58: Ophelia Ophelia is like Odin on steroids so no, I'm not a big fan of her, I like Odin but there's a point where I draw a line. But she's not bad as a unit. #58.5: Sumeragi (8/16/2016) You idiot, why would you take your baby to a "Truce Meeting"? Doesn't make any sense! #59: Kaden Kaden is kinda meh I like his personality somewhat and I used him a lot in Birthright but he outlived his usefulness in Revelations since Keaton was better. #60: Keaton What a coincidence, Keaton is a monster of a unit through and through and I like his supports particularly the one with Selena. #60.5: Arete No comment, the reason why I shrug off Sumeragi and her is that besides a few mentions here and there their stories aren't expanded upon.
  14. This is great, a mashup of two great songs. What impresses me the most is that this surprisingly fits in, doesn't feel awkward to me.
  15. Hinata x Hinoka The Soaring Blade! That's the official name of this pairing as of now.
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