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Starting roughly half a year ago, I started doing a playthrough of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Originally, it was just gameplay with subtitled commentary I made for a friend who hadn't played the game, but as I learned more about how to use my editing program, I had more ideas for my project. Starting with chapter 24, I started making some visual novel-like scenes from scratch, to add a more humorous and dynamic aspect to my playthrough (though in retrospect, some of it is a little too silly). I started calling this series OVERpLAY, partly because of the use of overlays and that I'm doing more than just playing a game.

I read somewhere that at least part of Kaga's vision for Fire Emblem was for players to make their own stories, and that's sort of what I'm trying to do with this now; have some more character interactions, show some ways the deaths of some characters have affected surviving ones...

... and also play some things for laughs.

 

Here is Chapter 24, where I started doing stuff in the "OVERpLAY" style: 

I was, admittedly, still trying to find some direction when I made this, and some of the humor, particularly early on with external references, which even I find a little cringy now. Also, in case you're wondering why the dead unit list is so long when the Aum staff is used, when when this was still an LP I made for a friend, I deliberately sacrificed my guys to access the gaiden chapters so I could show as much of the game as possible.

 

Here is the Endgame: 

This is where I started doing stuff the way I currently am: while still mostly comedic, there are some serious moments too, and I used my additional scenes for the sake of some extra character depth, like Marth feeling the pressure of living up to Anri's legend.

 

Lastly, here is the Shadow Dragon Epilogue: 

I bring everyone back to life for the sequel in an unapologetically contrived way, and make shoutouts to what's to come in Echoes and New Mystery. The very end also lays some groundwork for some of my plans for NMotE, but I'm not saying where that is. ?

 

Here is the full playlist: 

As I said, Chapter 24 is where I started doing stuff in the OVERpLAY style, but here you go if you're interested in seeing how things got to that point. If you're interested in seeing an expert playthrough, though, you won't find it here. I'm planning on doing a New Mystery of the Emblem OVERpLAY in the not-too-distant future, building a story around the results of an Iron Man run, but for this, I deliberately killed off units for the gaiden chapters and I wasn't above stuff like arena grinding.

 

Here is an unfinished video showing the progress of my current project, where I set up a little competition between my units: 

 

Here are some screenshots:

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Anyway, I really hope you enjoy these videos, and if you do, please leave a like and comment for the videos, and maybe consider subscribing to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47MYIuECuL7-mLMDIf403Q

It would mean a lot.

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36 minutes ago, Critical Sniper said:

Oh man! These are sooooooo long! I wish I could watch them

Endgame and Epilogue took one month each to make; the former due to technical difficulties that forced me to start over from the beginning and the latter for the sheer amount of scenes I made for it.

 

Anyway, I appreciate your interest, and I hope you find the time to check them out.

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I'm currently working on making my videos more accessible by splitting them into 10-15 minute parts. Here is part 1 of Shadow Dragon, Chapter 24. I hope this makes for a more pleasant viewing experience, and I'll post my other two existing videos as they too become available in multiple parts.

Part 2: https://youtu.be/1N3qnQQR6lo

Part 3: https://youtu.be/r8wi4imO-3w

Part 4: https://youtu.be/giD7lnR13Og

Part 5: https://youtu.be/3Gv0M5iNLnQ

 

 

 

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Only watched the first part of the first thing.

Came in expecting something serious, but that’s something I would do.

Also, Linde would probably prefer to do the thing with Merric, but it’s as they said: you can die at any moment.

Edit: Link to part 4 is actually the link to part 5. Also, I was wrong about Merric.

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12 hours ago, Azure the Scale Tipper said:

Came in expecting something serious, but that’s something I would do.

Thank you so much for watching! I do go a little more serious with the Endgame and Epilogue; in Chapter 24, I was still looking for a direction to go in. With how my playthrough of NMotE is turning out, drama and comedy is probably going to be split 50/50.

12 hours ago, Azure the Scale Tipper said:

Edit: Link to part 4 is actually the link to part 5. Also, I was wrong about Merric.

Thank you. It was easy to get mixed up, going back and forth between videos. I'll get to fixing that!

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Whew... It's finally done!

 

I was acting on an idea I had, where I turn RNG-determined arena battles into a spectator sport; 1 point for every KO, see if a lucky dodge or a lucky crit can turn the tide, guess who will come out on top, etc.

I'm not sure if it's only entertaining for me, or if others might find it fun too, but you never know unless you share, right?

 

Anyway, this is a competition I call the Great Archanean Battlematch, where ten heroes compete for the title of Hero of Heroes! At any rate, I hope you enjoy.

 

 

Part 2: https://youtu.be/F_7S57TKNao

Part 3: https://youtu.be/iUlUMiB6zcU

Part 4: https://youtu.be/gJdMvl_ed5g

Part 5: https://youtu.be/NkLWpGktrhA

Part 6: https://youtu.be/O_EQptJ9_zc

Part 7: https://youtu.be/bqG8G98B1Bc

Part 8: https://youtu.be/noKEtjPTBy0

Part 9: https://youtu.be/PhWnud_UdwM

 

Or, if you have two hours of free time or are just looking for background noise, here's the full, undivided version of the video: https://youtu.be/q-0mDq2LGto

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18 minutes ago, Azure in a Roundabout said:

I betted on Catria.

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I betted correctly.

 

 

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Good call! Yeah, she sure killed it in every contest where she was involved. She may have had the highest BST, but even I was surprised! ?

 

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Yes, I know I haven't posted in a while. I have been working on the start of my NMotE OVERpLAY, but even now, it's only about 30%-40% complete, but I figured it's high time to share SOMETHING, so here's a couple videos with what I have so far. While I know it deals with events from Echoes, it does eventually get to the events in NMotE. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

 

(Includes some footage from Ys Seven, actual audio from Fire Emblem Echoes, and inserted BGM tracks from Fire Emblem Echoes, Ys Seven, Chrono Trigger, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky)

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Another preview for my upcoming video (which is, admittedly, still nowhere near ready), showing some new stuff I'm using, such as voice clips and commissioned artwork to complement scenes.

Credit for the art goes to Catti

https://catgame.carrd.co/

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Another scene down.

Artwork by Catti and Echoes footage borrowed from Linkmstr.

 

This is probably the last scene I'll share publicly in video form before the final product. I still intend to share some screenshots from future scenes, though.

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Whew. It's been awhile since I posted anything about my project, which, if I'm calculating this correctly, is going into its third month!

Anyway, I know I said that the last scene I posted would be the last until the full video is completed, but after being inactive for this long, I feel I owe you guys one more.

Anyway, this scene does not directly follow the scene I previously posted. To provide context, after Faye leaves Valentia at Kliff's suggestion to embark on a journey, she travels to Archanea. She stays at an inn, but a bad Archanea-Valentia exchange rate renders her nearly broke. She looks around the next day for ways to make some money, and comes across a recruitment poster for the Knights of Altea, complete with promises of free room and board and a negotiable salary (and a naked picture of Marth, in a nod to Chrom and Frederick's support), so Faye travels to the Altean capital to train to become a knight, which brings us to the beginning of this scene.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy, and my Prologue 1 video is nearly done! Just a few more scenes to go...

 

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It took me roughly four months to make it, but my Prologue 1 video for my New Mystery of the Emblem OVERpLAY is finally complete!

Since the setting up and stuff is done, the subsequent chapters shouldn't be as long as this one, nor take nearly as long to make.

FULL MOVIE: https://youtu.be/Mw5C6NraWfw

Part 1: https://youtu.be/LZq5YtEPndY
Part 2: https://youtu.be/a3zUK4NSGdM
Part 3: https://youtu.be/mWx6GFWjV9s
Part 4: https://youtu.be/rUQb26CKxfY
Part 5: https://youtu.be/TVz847kJT80
Part 6: https://youtu.be/03ysW4pbJ94
Part 7: https://youtu.be/Cw_Km_s2NR4
Part 8: https://youtu.be/M2TIyhxk8FY
Part 9: https://youtu.be/Ac73DbUtHcI
Part 10: https://youtu.be/FFr8YvUC4Bg
Part 11: https://youtu.be/QEbIUOB6KnQ
Part 12: https://youtu.be/fxuvxti9yl0
Part 13: https://youtu.be/m4TZEoIjg54
Part 14: https://youtu.be/m4TZEoIjg54

At any rate, I hope you enjoy this completed first phase of my passion project!

Special thanks to Catti and Awan for the wonderful art I used in this video and am going to use in future videos!

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On 6/14/2019 at 6:58 PM, valin24 said:

Special thanks to Catti and Awan for the wonderful art I used in this video and am going to use in future videos!

You're welcome.

(aye so you are on here what a surprise!)

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Tore myself away from 3H to get some work done on my NMotE OVERpLAY: Prologue 2 video. Still need to add a couple more scenes and voice clips for the final product. I normally don't make previews this long, but I feel I owe it to my viewers for taking so needlessly long with this.

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