I'm so glad they actually addressed this. 5 save slots isn't nearly enough for 4 routes.
I also hope the oversight (?) that allows S supports to be unlocked in the next playthrough (※) isn't changed. They didn't change that in the last update, which might be a case of intentionally leaving it as is for the benefit of the players. Fire Emblem has a history of knowing how players would dig deep into the games' logic.
(※) Support points can continue to raise after reaching A or A+ support for the purpose of calculating ending pairings. If Byleth continues to raise support points with a unit that they cannot reach S support with to the point that they reach 1001 points (which converts to S), the player can start a New Game+ with the opposite-gendered Byleth and simply unlock the S support with said unit. The conversation isn't shown in-game, but is unlocked in the support conversation viewer, saving much time for those aiming for 100% completion.
Post by nocturnal YL on Nov 12, 2019 13:18:05 GMT -5
Jeritza has support with Byleth and Mercedes. Since I have finished Crimson Flower and only have near-endgame saves, that means I'll have to play Crimson Flower all over again just to collect his support conversations. Fun times.
He joined my team at level 35 with high skill levels across multiple weapon types. Is this his starting stats, or does it scale with the timing of him joining?
Jeritza does scale, he was level 27 at the start of the war phase when I got him. He's a really fun unit, he basically just slaughters anything in his path, even if he isn't as broken as his Death Knight persona.
I beat Crimson Flower yesterday, and I was surprised by the last map. I expected Cyril to be the weak link in the enemy formation, but he managed to be one of the toughest bosses in that entire route. Also death to Falcon Knight reinforcements. Never have I dreaded flying ponies as I have with this game.
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 17, 2019 7:00:23 GMT -5
Which difficulty? At Hard, the last map is full of surprises but manageable if I go from the center entrance and take the right path to reach Rhea. Cyril can be completely ignored by staying just outside of his range (possible with a powerful magic user who can attack at range 5).
Post by nocturnal YL on Jan 17, 2020 8:57:55 GMT -5
So this new story will be independent from the main story, with nothing from the main story carried over to it. I assume this also means I won't get anything in the main story by completing this.
So there's actually no need to hold back playing the main game. Oh well.
EDIT — Nothing is mentioned regarding updates outside of the story. If they are still there (and actually not exclusive to the new story), then yes, I still want to wait. Not that it matters; I'm already quite busy with other games.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 6, 2021 12:43:34 GMT -5
Alright, I don't really know where to dump this information, but here are some info on 100% completion of the Extra menu.
If you plan to play the DLC, get it and play it. Don't waste time to do a non-DLC run beforehand.
Goddess Tower events are viewable after an update. Pick the Byleth gender that can S support the route-exclusive students if you want to collect that. In other words, use female Byleth for Blue Lions and Golden Deer playthroughs, and male and female Byleth once each for the two Black Eagles playthroughs.
Some supports are only possible in Part 1, and you'll have to play everything again to re-collect them if you miss them and don't have the old save files. The DLC astrologer (who raises friendship points) cannot be used for recouping supports lost in this manner. The offending pairs are: - All Byleth C supports except Gilbert, Alois and Jeritza (who isn't in Part 1) - Byleth / Edelgard C+ - Byleth Rhea C, B and A (C and B are only available up to Chapter 9) C supports of: - Ferdinand / Constance - Claude / Lorenz - Dedue / Shamir - Ashe / Marianne (seriously, they locked a support pair because of Marianne's hairstyle change!?) - Ashe / Hapi - Gilbert / Catherine
Ingrid / Seteth A+ is only available in Azure Moon, and Byleth / Rhea S is only available in Silver Snow, despite these characters appearing in other routes.
This is some minor detail that I didn't see discussed that often, and the little information I can find online are inaccurate (especially on the DLC characters). It ended up quite a bit more frustrating than I thought.
…Still better than juggling multiple playthroughs and save files for all possible parent/child pairs in FE Fates. And infinitely better than the GBA games, where you get 5 supports per character.
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Been a bit busy recently and haven't had a chance to respond to things until now.
Dec 7, 2023 10:50:24 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Stories I've read that deal with fantasy races tend to have only a few named members in those races, and those tend to be outlier individuals. We don't get to know generic members in great detail. One exception is Xenoblade, which does the exact opposite.
Dec 9, 2023 23:29:12 GMT -5