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Topaz Light

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    Video game design
    Writing stories
    Drawing (as a hobby, not a career)

    Fire Emblem (as evidenced by my presence on this site)
    Final Fantasy (Mainly I~VII because those are the ones I have significant amounts of experience with)
    Chrono Trigger
    Dragon Quest (a newer interest; I've played varying amounts of I, II, III, and IX, but only finished I and II so far)
    The Legend of Zelda
    Cave Story & Ikachan
    Tales of (I've only really played Abyss and Phantasia, though, in that order. I've also dipped my toes into Tempest)
    Shovel Knight
    Paper Mario
    Mega Man
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Super Smash Bros.
    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Avatar: The Last Airbender

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  1. Wouldn't say I'm glad it's gone, but I do think it's a good thing for it to be viewed as just another mechanic to either include or not depending on what suits any given individual game. So, I don't think it's necessary for a good Fire Emblem game, but nor would I say I hope it's gone for good.
  2. I believe Yexin is talking about the cancelled second Wii Fire Emblem game, which looks to have been planned as a sort of JRPG / RTS semi-spinoff. Tellius visual assets shown here were likely placeholders (Stefan, Ilyana, and Rhys would be quite an arbitrary party lineup), and it's unknown if the game was actually intended to have any plot or world connection to the Tellius games. As for me, I would, in fact, love to play a finished version of FE64, since every indication is that it was just a completely separate game from anything that's actually been released. "FE5.5" would be really interesting to see, I think. On the topic of N64 games, I'd also love to try out Mother 3's original N64 incarnation. I know the core plot wasn't changed in the process of porting the project over to the GBA, but a ton of details were, and I'd love to see that earlier draft of the story. Also, I'd adore getting to play the little-known canceled fourth mainline Final Fantasy game on the NES. No, it wasn't The Final Fantasy IV We Actually Got, but On the NES; it was its own game, and the SNES FFIV was always intended as a SNES game and was originally planned to be numbered V. According to Hironobu Sakaguchi, NES FFIV was "around 80% complete" when it got canned, and many of its ideas ended up being used in games Squaresoft released in the years to follow, although exactly what those ideas were wasn't clarified in the interview. There are screenshots and a translation floating around for an article about the game in an old Japanese gaming magazine, but it seems that article was entirely speculation about what a fourth NES Final Fantasy would be like written by people who didn't know anything about it beyond just that it was in development, so it's not really indicative of what the actual game was like. Er... that turned into a bit of a rant, but I love classic Final Fantasy games (particularly the first four odd-numbered ones), so the idea of there being another entirely distinct one that was canceled just piques my curiosity like few other things can.
  3. ...What? Ricken and Donnel have the same marriage option parameters as every other Gen 1 character; they can marry anybody of the other gender who's recruited by Chapter 12, save for Anna and Sumia, who, along with Chrom, does have limited support options. The only pairing in Awakening that was "edited out" is Lucina and Owain, who can even still reach S rank, just with the relationship reframed as purely platonic / familial on account of them being cousins.
  4. I think the animations for Sacred Stones-original classes are kind of a trade-off, for the most part. On the one hand, they're generally a lot smoother and higher-quality on a purely technical level. On the other hand, though, the... choreography, I suppose? How the classes are animated to move, is often a lot less exciting. So, better animation, but used to depict less eye-catching action. That's my take, anyway.
  5. I do, yes. I see no sense in sacrificing the security of living with people I trust and saddling myself with a ton of extra expenses, given, well... the state of things nowadays. Besides, do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the whole "rush to move out as soon as you're legally an adult" thing a distinctly Western concept? I've heard that, globally, multiple generations of a family sharing a living space together generally isn't considered unusual or shameful or low-class at all, but I haven't really extensively researched that or anything.
  6. To be honest, they're one category of character that makes me wonder if how I mentally process fictional characters is somehow different from how most other people do, since how much I like a character as, well, a character is oftentimes entirely detached from how much I'd like them as a person, and in fact almost always takes priority where the two opinions may conflict. For example, if Shinon were a real person, I'd want absolutely nothing to do with him, but I love him as a character because what he contributes to the story and the dynamic of the Greil Mercenaries makes things more interesting. When I say that I "like" a fictional character, it's in the latter sense that I mean that statement, and I find this ends up being applicable to a lot of characters who are abrasive or even frankly bad people. This isn't exactly applicable to Shinon, but I also find that it's actually pretty easy for me to forgive a prickly exterior if a character is ultimately a good person at heart... probably in part because I can, in some ways, relate to the feelings that lead to that behavior, even if actually acting on those feelings in that way isn't something I generally do.
  7. Personally, I'd have them either this way or as Breath units with transformation mechanics, but I do really think how they are is fine. Dragon Laguz are basically the Tellius duology's Manaketes, anyway, so this seems like a sensible way to handle them to me.
  8. Hmmm... My answer would likely be different if I were allowed to make a Fire Emblem "TV" series (either animated or live-action), but if I were to make specifically a Fire Emblem movie, I'd probably want to pick something that'd require the least butchering and trimming to adapt into that format, while also being able to stand on its own as a story reasonably-well with minimal adjustments. That in mind, I can narrow it down to a few existing Fire Emblem stories that seem to me to be reasonably well-suited to this: Just Lyn's Tale, by itself, from Blazing Blade The Heirs of Fate DLC story from Fates The Cindered Shadows DLC sidestory from Three Houses Another possibility that comes to mind would be making a story out of the first and fourth Archanea War Chronicles episodes and expanding on that; basically a Shadow Dragon prequel movie about Nyna that leads into the War of Shadows storyline. This wouldn't really have a very conclusive ending by nature, but I think it's a part of the larger story that could be told pretty competently and completely through a linear, non-interactive medium like cinema. Overall, I think Lyn's Tale might be the best in terms of how well it could survive the translation to a different format, since the plot itself is fairly simple and doesn't require much exposition to make itself understandable, so less runtime would have to be diverted away from just telling the main story. It also has a main cast that's... small by Fire Emblem standards (15 main group members by the end including Mark and Ninian) and really only one major villain. If leaving them in is found to be an issue, it would be easy enough to replace the Black Fang with either bandits or Lundgren loyalists and excise Chapter 7x along with them. If I'm allowed to make it a series of multiple movies, I'd probably retain the Black Fang's presence in Lyn's Tale and expand the project out like so: Lyn's Tale (Prologue to Chapter 10) Eliwood & Hector's Tale - Through to the Dragon's Gate (from Chapter 11 to Chapter 19E) Eliwood & Hector's Tale - Remainder (from Chapter 20E to the end of the game) I'm not really sure about casting, since I'm really not well-versed in live-action film actors outside of the people who are kinda too well-known to not be aware of, like Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, etc. and ideally I'd strongly prioritize actors who could play the characters well over "star power", as it were. In an animated movie, all official voice actors would reprise their roles where applicable. Assuming the movie is being made in English originally, it would be fun to have the official Japanese voice actors dub over their characters for a Japanese voice track, if possible.
  9. Not sure yet! I just kinda wanna have it, to be honest. I like collecting little bits of trivia about games and the assets associated with that trivia, if applicable. Also, I actually just found the image I was looking for here. I guess I should've looked a tad harder than I did before making this topic, oops! I do appreciate your willingness to help, though!
  10. Ahhh yeah, I know what they are! I guess what I'm looking for is the actual in-game texture used for them ripped straight from the game. I do appreciate the reply, though!
  11. I've been thinking about this again, and I can't for the life of me track down the actual image of it. It's the continent coastline that shows up along the borders of the world map in Fire Emblem Awakening. My search led me to this thread and this page, but any instances of or links to the image I'm actually looking for are all broken, and Google Image Search seems to be a bust, too. I guess I don't really need it, but it's really bugging me. Does anybody have this image saved anywhere? I'd really appreciate if I could get my hands on it!
  12. I think everyone does occasionally. The biggest example I can think of is that I didn't realize that the "an hero" meme was mocking victims of suicide; I thought it was just a silly way of expressing genuine respect / admiration for somebody. And I ended up using it in a context in which the actual meaning of it... was not out of place. A friend reached out to tell me what the meme actually meant and needless to say, I felt Pretty Not Great about it.
  13. Thanks!! I have no idea what's actually going on in this thread at this point but every time I saw it pop up in the little "latest posts" previews I considered changing my username to "The Last Teehee" and just posting "I win" and nothing else, but I ultimately decided against it since I didn't wanna be stuck with a joke name like that for very long
  14. I pretty much exclusively play games with English voices given the choice, since I positively despise a particular type of voice direction for female characters that seems to pop up a lot. I legitimately would prefer to play with voices turned off altogether rather than listen to that while I play a game. It helps that I genuinely do not see what's so allegedly "bad" about English dubs of things; I find most dubs made nowadays to be about the same as the original Japanese voice tracks in terms of quality overall.
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