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  1. Oliver. He's an awful person who's treated as a joke and a meme for some bizarre reason. I also dislike Izana, Bernadetta, Lewyn, and Rhea.
  2. FE4: 8/10. Amazing soundtrack, memorable characters and a great story (in Act 1). Was not afraid to experiment and do something new and imo it worked out very well, and the lack of polish in some areas adds to the game's unique charm. And then, the dull, barebones, wyvern fest that is gen 2 happens. The game also has a really great dark fantasy esque aesthetic, which carried over into FE5 giving the games a unique, retro tone. FE5: 7/10. This one I'd place lower than Genealogy. The soundtrack has some good tracks but on the whole a significant step down imo. The gameplay is unique and tries something new, however, and fits the game's overall tone well. I didn't warm much to the characters outside of a few, and the story is imo quite dull, especially when compared to that of FE4. FE6: 4/10 This one was probably the most boring FE I've played. Lengthy, repetitive maps that seemingly dragged on forever. Annoying soundtrack. The only story I skipped through on my first playthrough because it was so uninteresting. FE7: 4.5/10 Well, it's a step up from FE6 I guess? But not a big one. Soundtrack is still bleh, one of my least favorite casts, slightly better but still boring story, dull gameplay. As you may have figured out I'm not a big GBAFE fan, so might be the best time to say I hate GBA graphics and animations. The colors are far too bright and hurt my eyes, and everything looks way too cartoonish. And the animations just look over the top anime levels of ridiculous. FE8: 5/10 Well it's my favorite of the GBAFEs because it has a soundtrack that doesn't suck and some characters I actually like. The graphics and gameplay are still mediocre at best, however, though the game does feel like a bit of an improvement in the graphics department. Gameplay wise, it's passable. FE9: 9/10 And now for some good FE again. FE9 had significant graphical improvements, as well as a solid soundtrack and a likeable, memorable cast. The story is imo the best in the series, and the gameplay, while easy, is definitely still solid and enjoyable. My only real criticism is the game's pace: it's near unplayable without speed up. FE10: 10/10 Perfection. Soundtrack, graphics, characters and gameplay were all perfected in this one complete package. And the story, despite its faults, was still very engaging for its scale and stakes, and honestly, for FE standards that automatically makes it among the best in the series. This is a game I have come back to again and again: I have probably completed around 200 playthroughs by now. FE11: 7.5/10 Now this was a game I was surprised to find myself really enjoying. Sure, the story and characters are barebones, but the game is aware of this, and it's not the focus. What is is the gameplay, which here is excellent. It's a strategy game, plain and simple, and it delivers. FE12: 7.5/10 Most of what I said about FE11 applies here, though FE12 introduces some likeable new characters as well as an attempt at a slightly deeper story. However, these changes are cancelled out by the introduction of the self insert. FE13: 4/10 This one is difficult for me, since I did find Awakening a fun time when it released and on my first couple of playthroughs. But then I went back to it a couple of years after it released and found it just... Unplayable. The gameplay was so repetitive and dull, and overfocused on galeforce and pair up cheese. Not to mention the constant anime tropes and aesthetic. FE14: Birthright 7.5/10 Conquest 8.5/10 Revelation 6/10 Honestly, the Fates games I found to have solid gameplay across the board, even in Revelation (which I believe to be overhated in terms of map design). The games are however held back by story, characters and anime aesthetic. They're still highly enjoyable for purely their gameplay, however, and I can look past their anime aesthetic to appreciate the solid strategy game underneath. FE15: 9.5/10 Now this was a game I adored and I'm not entirely sure why. The characters and music were both excellent and the story was passable, but honestly, I really enjoyed the gameplay? Definitely not a common opinion, but hey, I'll rank the game highly nonetheless. FE16: 3/10 And now, the snooze-fest that is fire emblem three houses. Repetitive would be an understatement. It's a shameless copy paste of the same elements over and over. The story had potential but threw it out of the window, and the characters are obnoxious one note anime tropes constantly shoved down your throat. To top it all off, the game looks like an early Wii U game.
  3. Well, there's Tauroneo (Micaiah), Oifey (Seliph) I guess?
  4. I heard somewhere that Fiona's level was supposed to be 1, but was changed due to a bug which set it to the same as the generics. Not sure whether that's true or not, though.
  5. Zelgius, specifically the Radiant Dawn version. Great theme song, overpowered and a great design, but mostly I liked him story-wise. He was a character I always felt sympathy for, though I won't go into detail to avoid spoilers. Oh, and I shipped him with Micaiah, and still do.
  6. And yet FE very much operates on modern-day morality and viewpoints and expects you to experience and view the games with a modern perspective. The series can't have it both ways.
  7. How about the Leonster scrub squad, Kane or Alba or Robert, the ones with no dialogue other than escape quotes.
  8. The AI going to the shops like it does in FE5.
  9. There's also Minerva/Michalis/Maria's father, Linde's father. Miranda and Linoan in FE5. As for alive, Dagdar in FE5.
  10. For Tellius, there's also Tauroneo, Nasir (his child would be Ena's parent), and Lorazieh or whatever, the father of the heron siblings.
  11. I can understand that, I'd just prefer 10 seconds of catchy music over 3 minutes of dull or annoying music. They kinda have a retro charm to them, I find.
  12. When you put it that way, I guess you're right. I feel Fire Emblem map themes still sound quite repetitive, basic and kinda... Lifeless. Don't get me wrong, I love some of the map themes like Bearer of Hope, Doorway to Destiny, etc. but I wouldn't listen to them outside the game like I would other video game music such as that found in games like Kid Icarus Uprising and even some other FE songs like the Radiant Dawn opening. The only exception which springs to mind is Twilight of the Gods. The rest range from decent for background music while playing to just dull and forgettable to instantly muting game audio annoying. Though as I said, music is a very subjective thing.
  13. The interruptions break up the monotony of the map. And I was mainly talking about 3H there, in the others the instrumentation I found to be often weak. Imo there's no such thing as too intense, and FE music has never even come close to intense enough, though music is pretty subjective. Most FE map themes I find kinda dull, honestly.
  14. I strongly disagree. I loved the old style battle themes and the return of them in echoes, whereas the ablaze and calm or whatever they call them I found really boring. Makes you have to listen to the same song for ages, and the different versions tend to make them go for dull and dreary and then weird intense but skipping half the melody. The old battle themes I found really catchy on the other hand. I thought RD handled battle themes the best, with different themes for each team changing during story events
  15. Shadow Dragon/Mystery of the Emblem: Navarre/Phina Gaiden/SoV: Saber/Celica Genealogy Gen 1: Arvis/Brigid Genealogy Gen 2: Arion/Julia Thracia 776: Pan/Lara Binding Blade: Klein/Thea Blazing Sword: Raven/Karla Sacred Stones: Innes/Tana Tellius: Naesala/Sanaki and Nasir/Lucia Awakening Gen 1: Gregor/Cordelia Awakening Gen 2: Gerome/Severa Fates Gen 1: Shura/Beruka Fates Gen 2: Shigure/Nina Three Houses: Felix/Hilda Heroes OCs: Bruno/Laevatein
  16. Micaiah and the Black Knight, and Eirika and Innes.
  17. Just cancel the cheat. If that doesn't work, you can override it. Lots of those lists are jumbled, I was in the process of compiling a more accurate one a while ago, it's not your fault at all. I've never actually attempted to remove a pairing, though, so I can't say for sure, but perhaps you could try pairing Noish with someone else? If all else fails, you still get another brave Sword in chapter 7.
  18. Funny, the Tellius series also had a large scale yet pulled it off much better. Though that was largely due to PoR's solid setup, RD alone wasn't great for fleshing out the world of Tellius. Fire Emblem stories are generally pretty bad, I wouldn't consider FE4 Gen 2 the worst but I'd certainly consider it terrible. I also agree with the Eirika > Lyn opinion, I find Eirika a very overhated character and don't see the problem so many have with her decisions in the story. I believe the reason Lyn is so much more popular is thighs and jiggle physics, however. This is the FE fandom we're talking about.
  19. I have a similar opinion, imo the only the first half of FE4's story is any good, and the second half is awful. Definitely an overrated story, I think it's because a) large scale so distracts, and b) so few people actually know the story well and just go off what they've heard and a desire to sound like a "proper" elitist FE fan.
  20. Meh, they're all nothing special. Being cliche or not does not determine whether a story is good or bad, but regardless, FE has always been lacking in the story department. PoR was probably the strongest story overall, the though.
  21. Defend maps arguably boost cavalry and fliers as they're just kill boss with a time limit.
  22. I like the Naesala archetype? I'd count characters such as Lifis under this. They're only out for themselves, but will fight for the right cause in the end. Least favorite, well, the lord archetype. Chrom, Seliph, Leif, Eliwood, Sigurd, Alm, Eliwood, Hector, etc. The only lords which I'd exclude from this are Edelgard, Celica, and Micaiah. Though of those three, I only like Celica.
  23. All this talk of Genealogy not being picked because it would be difficult to remake when the previous remake was of Gaiden, arguably the hardest FE game to remake full stop.
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