Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 2, 2015 14:27:39 GMT -5
....Anyone wants to talk about that here? Personally, I'd just go to Seres Forest for all sorts of analysis and whatnot. They've even got some of the calculations done.
Speaking for myself, I feel kind of mixed. I'm mostly positive and am glad that we're getting three versions (I'll see if I can get the special edition; 9250 yen isn't a lot for me to spend on Fire Emblem), as I think this is a good way to close the gap between several things: traditional story versus a more dramatic one, and having a world map versus not. It's almost like the Fun/Glory distinction in Smash. I also like how they're getting this game different in all kinds of aspects, from the obvious ones like the eastern atmosphere to parts that get the FE loyalist (and computer scientist) in me a bit uneasy, like the new weapon system, typeface and divisions by three in calculations. And looks like there'll be no time travel this time, which is good. To me, that would just kill off any seriousness of the story.
The best part, for me, has to be how each part of the game is approximately Awakening-big. Does that mean both branches plus the future DLC (which, by the way, will still be cheaper than the special edition) will be almost three Awakenings in scale? Should be good enough to keep my 3DS busy for a while.
Seriously though, I really did enjoy yesterdays trailer. The big thing for me is that it seems like Kozaki has really upped his game on the design front. All the characters we've seen so far look much better than the cast of Awakening in my opinion.
Last night Intelligent Systems had a broadcast for Fire Emblem Cipher, the new TCG game launching alongside Fire Emblem if. In that broadcast they revealed two new facts about FEif.
First off, the mysterious dancer is named Aqua.
Secondly, like with Awakening there will be DLC characters, except this time they can be downloaded with a code included with the cards packages. So far they've revealed that Marth, Lucina, and Minerva will be DLC characters.
Nester the Lark: Speaking of the song "Reincarnation," perhaps it might have sounded something like this if the game had gotten an English dub.
Jan 26, 2021 10:25:09 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5