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  1. I want to figure out the best classes and skills for all units (including child units and spotpass units, i.e. Emmeryn, Gangrel, etc.) based on strategy AND storyline (basically what's good for them gameplay-wise AND story-wise). Yes, I plan on getting all DLC and tackling Apotheosis. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!
  2. I purchased a hard copy of this game along with a Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago. I spent over $500 so I could play the latest installment of the Fire Emblem franchise and I am rather unimpressed. I have been a fan of Fire Emblem for nearly 20 years now and I hate to see the series lose its identity. Design: The maps were generic, bland, too similar and repetitive. Graphics: The overall game environment is of good quality, including the objects, the backdrop and the textures. However, the character models and special effects leave much to be desired. Animations: The hair physics and facial animations during cut-scenes are impressive at first, but they still could have done much better for combat. (Ex: Miasma is just a purple fire spell.) Characters: Each character is too distinct and tries too hard to stand out. Also, their personalities are very '1-dimensional' and have barely any development. They are tired tropes and awkward. Story: The story was poorly written. The plot was weak and all-too-frankly cliché. Soundtrack: The looping music became tiring, especially during exploration. Overall: The game went in too many directions, certain parts felt rushed or unfinished. The quests, resource management, character recruiting and weapon maintenance all felt like chores rather than enjoyable game-play. The story had me cringing far too much (especially the voice acting), because the personalities were out-of-place within the setting. The mixing of university 'students' and church 'staff' was a bad marriage to say the least. Fire Emblem is a strategy (tactical) role-playing game of the fantasy genre. The most important aspect of Fire Emblem should be good map (level) design. The satisfaction should come from the success of executing a logical strategy after surveying the map (not grinding levels and constantly exhausting the RNG feature.). The second most important aspect of Fire Emblem should the class-tree system. Each class has a role and purpose, this should compliment the use of strategic thinking. The third and final most important aspect of Fire Emblem should be the main character(s) and story. If the protagonist is silent, then it should be the tactician. If the protagonist is tied to the events of the story, then it should not be silent and play a clear role with a distinct motive. There are other things worth mentioning, but I'll leave it at this. Also the dancer animation arm roll is objectively lame. 5/10
  3. So Nintendo just revealed a new trailer that is called the Game Builder Garage for the Nintendo Switch and it will be released in June 11th, 2021. This software will allow you to create your own video game for the Nintendo Switch console. Judging based off from this trailer that I think it's suppose to be more easily programming without using codes similar to like the NES Maker used and it's easy to handle like Super Mario Maker series and Dreams. I am planning on picking Game Builder Garage from GameStop since I love creating stuff. Here is the official trailer of Game Builder Garage: Also, I did saw Joey from GameXplain did some research from the official website in more detail that wasn't been revealed in the trailer that: The Price is not fully $59.99, it's around $30 and it does come in retails as well. USB Computer Mice are compatible to Game Builder Garage. It still requires Nintendo Switch Online. But you can share it locally as well.
  4. What crossovers, either between a Nintendo series and a non-Nintendo series, or between two Nintendo series, would you want to see, and in what way would you want the crossover to be done? Here's two examples (one for each): Legend of Zelda & Paper Mario: I must admit that I've never actually played a Paper Mario game, but, from what I've seen and heard of the series (particularly the first two games), I think it might be cool to see a "Paper Zelda": essentially a Legend of Zelda game that uses gameplay aspects and animation from Paper Mario. I think it would be cool to see essentially a Zelda RPG with turn-based combat, permanent companions helping out in battle, etc. Fire Emblem & Final Fantasy: I don't know why, but I really want to see a game that combines the combat of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy 7 Remake; I think it would be a great way to finally have that real-time combat RPG FE spinoff that IS wanted to make years ago.
  5. There is a third Partner Showcase for the Nintendo Direct Mini series was just announced today. This Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase is going to be live happening tomorrow at September 17th and it's going to be a live stream instead of a uploaded video like the previous two Partner Showcase videos. Since we know the first two Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase that we saw July and August were merely focus on 3rd Party titles than 1st Party titles from Nintendo themselves. The stream starts at 7 A.M. Pacific Time tomorrow morning which is around 20 hours remaining (as of this post) as of right now.
  6. I been wanting to play this game for a long time. When it first came out it was my most anticpated game to play!! For some reason I never got around to beating it and put it on hold for years. I decided since I had so much fun playing Three Houses on my channel, it would be cool to share my first time experience beating the game for Breath of the Wild. Here is the first episode of it I did yesterday. I will be straming again later today!! If you know any Zelda fans, be sure to share it with them. It will be my first time reactions to a lof the things in this amazing game so come watch if you are interested!!
  7. As of today, 2/12/2020, it has been 161 days since the last Nintendo Direct presentation in September of last year, and Nintendo's fanbase is in a furious state. How do you all feel about this great "Nintendrought"? Are you among those sending angry tweets begging for Directs, or are you content with the current drip of news.
  8. Guest

    Pokemon region in europe

    The new Pokemon Sword &Shild games ar coming out around a half year later. My question is: How would you imagine a pokemon region based on middle europe? For exemple hungary?
  9. Info Dump Site Hate to see this die! It can be restarted, and I'm thinking throw some stats in. This is the first time I've done a stat based RP, so any help and input appreciated. Stats: Strength: physical power Dexterity: agility Constitution: endurance/HP Wisdom: insight, intelligence Spirits will buff stats. For simplicity's sake we won't distinguish between primary and support spirits, but each character can have up to two spirits attached. "Character" includes the rescued fighters and our 2nd gen heroes, and maybe villains if we're inclined. Here is the original OOC thread. Yeah, just post here with anything. Light Realm Map:
  10. Can I purchase one physical cartridge copy of Fire Emblem Fates Birthright or Conquest pre-owned in some manner, through Amazon for example and still get the discount for the two other paths? On Nintendo's fire emblem fates website it says "Buy the first game for US$39.99MSRP/CA$49.99MSRP, then purchase and download the other paths for just US$19.99MSRP/CA$24.99MSRP. MSRP = Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, Actual Price May Vary" How does the discount work, would it come with a discount code when you buy the game brand new, or is it something that works with all Fire Emblem Fates Cartridges where once you purchase one version you then can purchase the other two paths for $19.99 no matter what. Is the discount for the two other paths locked to brand new retail purchased games? How about digital purchases? I'm trying to get all 3 versions, Conquest, Birthright and Revelations as cheap as possible on one cartridge without spending upwards of $100-$300 on the special edition, or purchase it new still pay $80 for an 2 year old title to save money and SD card space. This question didn't seem redundant since I can't find it on reddit/google, and Nintendo Customer Service is closed/busy due to it being Cyber Monday. The website isn't too specific as to how the discount actually works so I came here. Be as specific with your response as possible please.
  11. I'm looking for a 3ds emulator to play 3ds games on a Nintendo ds console. Is it possible?
  12. I was just wondering what is your personal favorite overworlds in the Zelda series?
  13. I recently had this idea that Smash could spinoff into a series of "Super Smash: Nintendo X" titles, akin to how Street Fighter spun off into the Capcom Vs. series. In each Nintendo X crossover, approximately half the roster and stages go to a notable third party with extensive Nintendo history, like Capcom, SEGA, Square Enix, or Konami. This allows for third party characters who would normally never stand a chance of making it into Smash to get their own movesets, with accompanying stages, assist trophies, and such. Imagine Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Shadow, and Rouge joining Sonic, or Proto Man and Bass joining Mega Man. And need I mention the scads of characters Square Enix has to offer between Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Mana, and Chrono, not to mention Tomb Raider (and apparently, Gex)? I would shoot for rosters of 60-100, with 30-50 going to Nintendo and another 30-50 going to the featured third party, and ideally at least one stage per represented series. The Nintendo half of the roster can vary between titles, ideally tailored to the third party in question. Nintendo X Square Enix would encourage a more fantasy and RPG-focused roster, with Zelda, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Xenoblade, etc. being emphasized more. Geno and Mallow would be must-haves, as the two most memorable characters from Super Mario RPG, and I could see multiple elements from that game making it in as the start of Mario's RPG career. Nintendo X SEGA could have a few more F-Zero reps in acknowledgement of the SEGA-developed GX. A theme of rivalry could be a fun throwback to the 90s, when Nintendo and SEGA were competitors. Mario and Sonic, Link and Prince Ali (Beyond Oasis), Marth and Max (Shining Force), etc. Nintendo X Capcom could have characters from the Oracle Zelda games and Minish Cap, like Vaati. Furthermore, certain characters' movesets could be tweaked based on the game; Mario, Peach, and Bowser could get moves inspired by the various Mario RPGs in NxSE, while in NxC Link gets some Oracle items like the Slingshot/Seed Shooter and Roc's Cape, and Toon Link gets Minish Cap items like the Gust Jar and Cane of Pacci. Link and Zelda in NxC could even be designed after their Oracle incarnations, and Ganondorf could use his scrapped Oracle design.
  14. HELLOOOOOOO Everybody! Long time no see!~ It's been awhile since I've on the site. Good to be back! With this E3, I wanted to do something rather new territory for me...streaming and living reacting! If you wanna hang out with me for the Nintendo livestream, you can check out my Twitch around showtime (12PM EST for me...which is in 2 hours right now). I'd really appreciate it! Either way...I hope Nintendo's presentation is good and we all have a good time! Link to my Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/busterman64
  15. This is kinda a really serious question, I did managed to finally registered DigiPen Institute of Technology during at Fall 2017 as one of my future University goal before entering Nintendo of America as a dream job. This is kinda unexpected when I just found out during at Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 that I managed taken the some of the classes that I have entered during the year and the college teachers that I took during at the class courses that some of them did mentioned when they did Game Development in the past before becoming teachers at DigiPen Institute of Technology were actually all Professors, I don't think the staffs call them in DigiPen mentioned it to themselves as Doctors nor Mr./Mrs. level, but just Professors. I did took the classes so that I can meet the requirements so that I can graduate it in the future and get into Nintendo of America as an Video Game Artist and Creator for one of the Video Game IPs titles (and reviving old Video Games IPs as well) that I came up with my idea for the future. And probably none of you probably took DigiPen Institute of Technology or took an actual Video Game Development College/University before, but when I took on of the classes that I am working on it. One of the professors did said it to the students that students need to make our work to it into a more professional level and I am working really extremely hard as I can to make alot of improvements on my work that I am focusing on. I was working really hard on my progress so that I can enter Nintendo of America so that I can learn how Video Game Development works. And I just thought of something that bugs me that I don't think nobody have mentioned this nor about it just now and I just thought of something just now. Does anyone have a single clue or found an accurate source if was Shigeru Miyamoto's, Masahiro Sakurai's, and others staffs's at Nintendo Headquarters education level are technically at a Professor (like Real Professors) level or are they considered to be Doctor Level or Mister / Miss or Mrs. Level? And I do recall correctly that I did remembered watching a movie called Pixels that it did have an actor that was playing the well-known Toru Iwatani from Namco and the creator of Pac-Man since the team need to find a way to beat the Alien Pixel version of Pac-Man that the they referred to Toru Iwatani in the movie as "Professor" Toru Iwatani. And this gave me a thought about it. But, does anyone actually know if a lot of video game staffs in Nintendo Headquarters are technically Professors (like Real Professors). P.S.: I did tried searching harder to find it in Google, none of the search that I tried to look up qualifies for Shigeru Miyamoto explains if he is really a Professor, Doctor or a Mister Level?
  16. Hey folks, lurker for a long time here, and also with gaming media. I wrote a story and published it this morning, focusing on the one-year anniversary of Fire Emblem Heroes, and how despite the game being well-designed, generated fairly little attention with mainstream games media. Even after earning over $300 milliion in revenue from the game, it's just kind of fallen off the map, despite being one of the best mobile games in years and earning a DICE Game of the Year (mobile) award. In the piece, I compared this game to various other mobile games like Puzzle and Dragons, Brave Frontier, and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and how Heroes stands above them in a quality and design standpoint. What do you guys think of the game, its overall direction, and what it's done thus far? Any egregious decisions that stand out to you? Piece is here if you're interested, and looking forward to mingling with this community a bit more! https://www.gamerpros.co/nintendos-unsung-and-underrated-hero-is-fire-emblem-heroes/
  17. Maybe for the 1 year anniversary, Nintendo could hopefully announce a lot of hyped games like Fire Emblem Switch and hopefully cancel that one Fire Emblem ripoff that's apparently a 3D platformer!
  18. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/948901835284283393 So yeah, an impressive feat for Nintendo and the Switch. That's breaking the previous record that the Wii held I believe.
  19. Anyone hear about any Nintendo Switch Restocks anywhere? I can't find them in retail anywhere the sections are just barren. I fully expected that in March, April, even May for the console but I guess demand is just that high. Has there been anything from Nintendo or retailers anywhere saying anything about the supply or restocking of them? Hopefully, by the holidays theres some out there. Feel free to share any information in the thread I'll keep up as best as I can to add it to this post for people. Update: Likely Restock at US Target retailers week of 11 June Nintendo battles with Apple for Switch Parts (thanks DodgeDusk)
  20. Nintendo games likely hold a special place in our hearts. And one thing i've always liked about Nintendo games, is that they can have really good music. So my question to you is, which Nintendo series do you think has the best music? I know it's probably hard to choose, because there's so many good options. Of course, given the context of this question, for many of us "best" may also end up meaning "favorite". For me, the Xenoblade Chronicles series has the best music out of any Nintendo series, and i say this as someone who likes Fire Emblem a bit more than Xenoblade Chronicles. The songs do an amazing job at capturing the feel of the environment, emotions, basically anything. Xenoblade music is so good! And while X doesn't have as amazing of a soundtrack as the original, there are a decent amount of songs in Xenoblade Chronicles X that are really, really good! And after hearing the four music tracks on the official Japanese website of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, i'm fully convinced that Xenoblade Chronicles, as a series, will never be topped when it comes to music. While Xenoblade Chronicles has the best music in my opinion, honorable mentions need to go to Fire Emblem, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, and Kid Icarus (Uprising specifically) and Super Smash Bros but that doesn't count.
  21. As the title suggests, I'm wondering what are the chances of 8-4 doing localization for the new Fire Emblem on the Switch. I loved their work with Awakening and from what I've seen of SoV, that as well. I must say I wasn't too pleased with Treehouse's quality of English voice acting and overall localization of Fates (not whining about censorship by the way, couldn't really care much about that). I'd love to see 8-4 return once again now that full voice acting is the case with Shadows of Valentia. What are your thoughts?
  22. Hello! I just want to some questions for my brother who is starting this game. So I heard rerolling on emulator seems to be fast but my brother is skeptical about it. His questions are: 1. Is it safe to make an account on an emulator? Is it different than making an account on a phone? (He is afraid his account might get ban or something if nintendo find out his account was made on emulator) 2. Is it safe to link the account to mynintendo after rerolling is done. He is think and afraid that since he is using a 3rd party application that logging in with his mynintendo account that people can see his information. Just want to say he is thinking to use the emulator to reroll and link after that he will play on his phone/tablet forever.
  23. Ok first things first, I love this game. Especially with the commutes I'm doing now in days its nice to be able to pop out my phone and get a few rounds in. Even at home its fun to play and the way the combat is done makes it so that most matches are much quicker than their counterparts. It also has a surprising amount of depth to it with all the upgrades unit merging etc... I also like the fact that it is truly free to play. Sure there are the "freemium" aspects of it to buy orbs or feathers to get more chances to get better units but at no time do I feel the need to do so to keep progressing in the game. By far I think its the best Nintendo mobile game out there. But the question I have is how long will it last? How long do you think Nintendo and IS will upkeep the servers and the game? Do you feel that this is simply a stop gap for future major releases in the series like Echoes or whatever the next "big" FE title is and this will drop down in popularity? I would like to think the answer is no and that as more games get added to the series Heroes will stick around and just add major characters from future titles. That being said, I would think that with updates and so on would start making the game pretty large (larger than it already is currently sitting at 589MB on my phone).
  24. Well, there it is. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/788900063833493504 Video is 3 minutes long, so keep expectations in check.
  25. Since I couldn't find an existing thread for unpopular opinions for non-FE games, let's talk about our unpopular opinions here. Some brief mentions of FE games shall be fine for illustrating a bigger point, but let's leave them to the relevant FE sections as much as we can. As for me, I've got six at the moment, and more will be added: General Opinions: I don't have as many cases where I actively hate a character. Many characters of video games that I've played have some good moments that are memorable/interesting (Lysandre in Pokémon XY, Yoshi in the Yoshi games), awesome (Zelda in Twilight Princess), or even just plain nostalgic (Ash, Misty, and Brock during the Pokemania). I do have characters to be not my cup of tea, but most of the time, I can understand and appreciate why they are well-liked by others. And vice-versa. Speaking of which, I get more interested with the background history and worldbuilding more than the actual stories/characters at times. Whether it is Pokémon, Zelda, or even F-Zero. In the latter example, I would think: What would make a city of 200 million people possible? How would people commute? How is law and order maintained? How will food be produced for a big number of people? Sometimes, I even get interested in the architecture of the buildings in the story setting of the games. Though, that is because of my architectural background. Game-specific Opinions: Having said that, there are two definite cases where General-#1 does not apply. I absolutely refuse to even touch any of the recent Super Mario games anymore, or any of the non-N64 Smash games, because of just how stupid Peach, and increasingly Luigi, acts. I find it stupid when the former keeps getting kidnapped 70-80% of the time without physically resisting (via moves in Smash Bros), and the latter increasingly being the distressed dude against some of the enemies he actually fought in the past - the latest example being 3DS Land. For all the flak Nohrrin, Xander, or any other supposedly stupid/cowardly/oversentimenal people get, I prefer them to the two girls. Surprisingly, I didn't like Mother 3 when I first played it myself years ago, but I might give it a second chance. I vehemently disagree with the worldbuilding direction that Gen 3-5 of Pokémon implemented. Why didn't GF retain more of the "true-to-OTL" like Gen 1-2 and 6 did? Why didn't they go overseas to Hawaii, Guam, or Queensland outright if they wanted a tropical region in Gen 3, instead of an unrealistic Hoenn that has nothing of the climate of RL!Kyushu?? (addenda) I think I can appreciate what Sega was aiming to do for Sonic '06 game. I've heard critics panning the game and the story, but as a complete outsider to the franchise, I suspect it would have been much better received if Sega actually took the time to at least iron out the gameplay issues. Maybe Sonic 06 just needed some more time and better planning.
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