Classic Posted February 9, 2020 Share Posted February 9, 2020 3 hours ago, Falcom Knight said: My definition would be a challenging but not entirely lenghtened run. My main issues with FE9's hard mode are, that promoted enemies share the same fate with FE8's by having lower stats than first tier enemies, and that most bosses are stationary. Seeing a movable Schaeffer and Norris would make things more interesting for being an actual threat. From what I read, the game is not entirely harder (tbf difficulty spike between normal and hard in FE10 is only marginal and only really affects a few characters like Edward), but it slows down things by having way more enemies and so longer enemy phases. FE10, whilst not really hard outside of the DB chapters, has a really good hard mode overall regarding enemies stats (letting gameplay aspects like no visible movement range aside). Since the amount of enemies is unchanged compared to normal mode and it has skippable battle animations, the game never really felt boring to me. Manic Mode is much more challenging than Hard Mode and multiple times slower. In Hard Mode you can just move a good unit near a bunch of enemies without thinking too much about it and that unit will most likely kill everything. In Maniac mode you need proper resource allocation like supports, forges, BEXP, etc or that unit will die, because enemies are much tougher and there are way more of them. Maniac mode does also fix the stat problem of promoted enemies and gives them more stats than unpromoted enemies. Overall Maniac Mode is much harder difficulty wise, harder than RD Hard, I'd say. It just also takes ages, since enemies have a lot more stats and thus are alive for longer and there are so many enemies. The enemy phases are probably 2-4 times longer depending on the map and it'll take a lot more turns to clear maps too. If it had the QoL features of RD I'd recommend it, but as it stands, it's a great challenge for a seasoned player, but you do have to be somewhat resistant to boredom. You could also wait, if the rumors about a remake are true, maybe that has a Maniac mode with animation/enemy phase skipping. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.