Samz707 Posted May 25, 2020 Share Posted May 25, 2020 (edited) 21 hours ago, DragonFlames said: And now, for another maybe unpopular opinion on Fire Emblem just to not derail the thread too much: I love the self-aware, lighthearted nature of many of Awakening's supports and the DLC in particular, and I would greatly enjoy an entire game in this style. To be kinda blunt, I hate that about Awakening. Echoes also has somewhat lighthearted nature at times but it has dialogue change at points to acknowledge when people die. (And FE7 has a few moments where deaths are acknowledged) When Awakening is light hearted, then stays light hearted when someone kicks the bucket and not a single person seems to care and is still light-hearted, frankly, it makes everyone look like irredeemible sociopaths for me rather than friends. (And them being able to S-rank almost anyone from the opposite gender just makes them look like they would "S-rank" anything with the other gender's organs between their legs rather than actually liking anyone in particular.) If there were actually death reactions this wouldn't be a problem but there isn't so it's incredibly jarring to me. And then you have the Arena Ferox border, where we kill border guards over an incredibly contrived misunderstanding and seemingly not a single shepard feels any remorse and also don't care if any of the Shepards die in this pointless battle if anyone does. Plus mechanically the power of friendship is just "Robin kills everything while paired-up" which kinda isn't good since Robin and Pair-up are overpowered, it's not like FE7/Echoes where I'm using everyone all the time then deliberetely trying to make sure that other characters can chip in if things get too bad rather than functioning as my self-inserts skill boost. Then you have story moments where Awakening awkwardly flip flops and it's just obnoxious, such as how chapter 2, you have the earthquakes, fireballs and undead raining from the sky...then Virion shows up, asking a random woman he's never met before to marry him because that's not an absurd whiplash at all, in the same pre-battle cutscene. We're fighting undead and trying to stop an evil dragon trying to kill everyone but hey buy our swimsuit beach outfit DLC that we actually had to censor in certain countries! It doesn't fit for a Perma-death game IMO, it could fit if the tone actually only stayed light as long as the player managed to keep everyone alive. (So the mood and tone would go down for a bit if anyone actually bit the bucket.) Edited May 25, 2020 by Samz707 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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