So i'm playing Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon *SPOILERS*

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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
2 weeks ago#21
the save points in the middle of maps is amazing, yeah.

I didn't use jagen at all in my 3 star or 4 star hard mode runs.

made a few solid attempts at 5 star but got stuck on a specific map every time. that being said, it's later on past the point where jagen would be considered mandatory, and I definitely didn't use him much early on if at all.
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User Info: Nanis23

Nanis23
2 weeks ago#22
Letting your teammates die just to unlock chapters is the most idiotic idea in video games ever
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Heroic Bigpun
2 weeks ago#23
Nanis23 posted...
Letting your teammates die just to unlock chapters is the most idiotic idea in video games ever

Wat
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User Info: Grand Kirby

Grand Kirby
2 weeks ago#24
If you want to see every chapter for completionists sake then it's pretty bad.

The way I look at it is that it's meant to be a balancing act for people who suck too much. So if you lose too many characters can you unlock an extra chapter that gives you more powerful characters to make up for it. That's the best way to justify it. I always just ignore them, they weren't in the original game anyway
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WickIebee
2 weeks ago#25
Grand Kirby posted...
If you want to see every chapter for completionists sake then it's pretty bad.

The way I look at it is that it's meant to be a balancing act for people who suck too much. So if you lose too many characters can you unlock an extra chapter that gives you more powerful characters to make up for it. That's the best way to justify it. I always just ignore them, they weren't in the original game anyway


It's still unlockable characters that are based around having dead characters, which is annoying. Especially for someone like me, being a completionist. I've never recruited those characters because I don't like having teammates die, but it means I miss out on ever having recruited them.

That said, remake to FE3 basically made Shadow Dragon look even worse, since they didn't hide characters behind death wall gaiden chapters, they gave you more chapters to tell stories in between SD and HoLaS, added Supports... and actually added more story. But wasn't released outside of Japan because "wah Shadow Dragon didn't sell"
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Punnyz
2 weeks ago#26
I got a bunch of random axe guys that had no dialog at all

Ogma seems pretty cool

wasn't he in YS?

Right now I'm in a chapter where a Thief and a mage are fleeing from a Myrmidon

hey that term rings a bell!

Mia and I think Zishark or something?

They were in PoR

They were good units!

also I think, Stefan?
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Punnyz
2 weeks ago#27
I'm trying to remember some of the nuances this game offers

Does speed determine if you get double hits?

I remember you needing strength to wield heavy weapons, and if its heavier than your strength, your speed goes down, right?

What does skill do?
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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
2 weeks ago#28
Punnyz posted...
Does speed determine if you get double hits?


yes. if you have 4 more Speed than your opponent, you will double them. (so 6 speed vs 2 Speed will double, 15 Speed vs 11 Speed will double, etc.)

it also increases your evasion.

Punnyz posted...
I remember you needing strength to wield heavy weapons, and if its heavier than your strength, your speed goes down, right?


yes. 11 weight and 10 strength means -1 speed. 9 strength would be -2 speed. etc. etc.

Punnyz posted...
What does skill do?


makes you hit more often
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NeoElfboy
2 weeks ago#29
Skill is only +1 hit per point in this game, so it's a very impotent stat; you can mostly ignore it. (I mean, skill is always a bad stat, but it's worse in this game than usual!).

Grand Kirby posted...
If you want to see every chapter for completionists sake then it's pretty bad.

The way I look at it is that it's meant to be a balancing act for people who suck too much. So if you lose too many characters can you unlock an extra chapter that gives you more powerful characters to make up for it. That's the best way to justify it. I always just ignore them, they weren't in the original game anyway


My problem with that is that the side chapters (like Horace's in particular) have some of the only remotely interesting writing in the game (probably because whoever wrote the original FE1 was incompetent). But yeah if you just care about gameplay you can probably just ignore them. (The units you get are often pretty solid, but hardly essential or the best.)
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User Info: MariaTaylor

MariaTaylor
2 weeks ago#30
the game is like 10 hours long honestly. problem is that fire emblem breeds the kind of fans who are literally obsessed with keeping every character alive even if it means they just sit in your roster and do nothing.

you can play the game one time, get all of the characters to the end

play the game a second time with a small roster, killing everyone else, and bringing all of the gaiden-recruited unique units to the end

if you were a "completionist" you'd just do that in two runs of the game and call it a day. it's not even that hard or time consuming. I've beaten the game 4 times on 4 different difficulty settings (normal, hard 1, hard 3, and hard 4).

it's a very short game that you can get through very quickly, even on your first playthrough.

the other main complaint is of course the mechanics being dated which... as PUN already addressed... it's literally an NES game. if you want to play a more modern game then go play one.
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