xchickengirlx Posted August 4, 2020 Share Posted August 4, 2020 played the game at launch. played VW, then AM. Was totally burnt out after my second playthrough and haven't picked up the game again. Reflecting back on the game a year later, I'm def in the same boat with some other folks where where I've become more critical over 3H. Agree with everyone's criticisms here. There's been other rpgs I've played where I will reflect back to it, and realize the criticisms kinda out weight all the things I liked about it. When it comes to that, I'm kinda torn between 3H or Persona 5. Folks regard Persona 5 has some masterpiece/best JRPG to ever exist in past years, but I had many issues with it. Yet I'd probably be more likely to go play Persona 5 Royal before picking up 3H again. That's because I have little to no desire to play the Crimson Flower route. I just can't see myself siding with Edelgard. I know I should form my own opinion, but I would go to this forum and read through all the Edelgard-related threads of folks discussing her character. After reading through all the crazy-in depth discourse folks had over her, I still I don't think I could ever like her and take her side. I think the biggest sore spot is how TWSITD had to be implemented into the story, and Edelgard having to rely on them for her route. TWSITD really needed to not be in the game whatsoever. They were so poorly implemented into the story. and I KNOW they are allegedly taken out in the Crimson Flower route if you do certain paired endings that mentions them being eliminated, but that doesn't count. That's just lazy writing That and the thought of having to go through the monastery/pre-war phase for a 3rd time just makes me lose interest in replaying the game. The only slight incentive for me to play Crimson Flower would be because of Jeritiza. Since he was a free DLC. I'm still super salty that male Byleth only got one dude to romance, Lindhardt, who I was pretty lukewarm to when it came to their romance/s support. In my VW playthrough I played as male Byleth and recruited Lindhardt to s support him. Yet I had to really force myself to enjoy their romance, which was hardly there. Not making Claude and Dimitri bi and romanceable for male Byleth as an s support is something I'll forever be bitter about. I tried my hardest to like female Byleth when I played AM so I could romance Dimitri...but I just couldn't. I didn't like male Bylth all that much better, or like Byleth that much as an mc in general honestly. The romances with Byleth and the characters just felt so..meh. On the topic of the Cindered Shadows DLC, if it still wasn't $25, that would be another incentive for me to pick up 3H again. The story and characters of the Ashen Wolves piqued my interest, but not enough to drop $25 on. Plus, to get the full advantage/experience of them, you'd have to replay the VW and AM routes again due to the supports with Claude and Dimitri And yeah, I still consider 3H to be a good game, and don't regret my time with it. Maybe someday I'll go back to it. Be nice in the DLC went on sale. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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