History VideoGame / FireEmblemTheSacredStones

18th Apr '16 10:09:10 PM Wuz
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The eighth ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' game, and the only completely self-contained story; no other ''FireEmblem'' media takes place in the universe of this game.

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The eighth ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' game, and the only completely self-contained story; no other ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' media takes place in the universe of this game.



The game shares some mechanics not seen since ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem Gaiden]]'', the biggest of which is the ability to traverse the world map. Instead of going to the next story point immediately, the player can fight the monsters roaming the map, or can visit monster-infested areas. This allows for [[LevelGrinding easy grinding]]. Additionally it has a unique branching class tree, giving almost every unit multiple class options for promotion.

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The game shares some mechanics not seen since ''[[FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem Gaiden]]'', the biggest of which is the ability to traverse the world map. Instead of going to the next story point immediately, the player can fight the monsters roaming the map, or can visit monster-infested areas. This allows for [[LevelGrinding easy grinding]]. Additionally it has a unique branching class tree, giving almost every unit multiple class options for promotion.



** This is pretty much standard for Paladins in the Fire Emblem series. They are very powerful in the beginning or when they join you, then slowly become more balanced with the rest of the party.

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** This is pretty much standard for Paladins in the Fire Emblem ''Fire Emblem'' series. They are very powerful in the beginning or when they join you, then slowly become more balanced with the rest of the party.



** Like Canas in ''FireEmblemElibe'', Knoll says that it's actually ancient magics, not evil.

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** Like Canas in ''FireEmblemElibe'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', Knoll says that it's actually ancient magics, not evil.



* EmergencyWeapon: Averted in gameplay (as per Fire Emblem usual, empty-handed units cannot attack) but present in a different way. The battle setup screen gives access to an armory that sells the most basic weapons and tomes, making it that much harder to save yourself into an unwinnable situation.

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* EmergencyWeapon: Averted in gameplay (as per Fire Emblem ''Fire Emblem'' usual, empty-handed units cannot attack) but present in a different way. The battle setup screen gives access to an armory that sells the most basic weapons and tomes, making it that much harder to save yourself into an unwinnable situation.



* LevelGrinding: The primary reason fans dislike this one, as every other game (bar Gaiden) has only Arena Abuse (risky without save states), Boss Abuse (takes forever, also risky and limited by weapon durability), and infinite reinforcements (very rare, generally happens very late or is intended to be very dangerous and also limited by durability) allow for more XP than "normal".

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* LevelGrinding: The primary reason fans dislike this one, as every other game (bar Gaiden) ''Gaiden'') has only Arena Abuse (risky without save states), Boss Abuse (takes forever, also risky and limited by weapon durability), and infinite reinforcements (very rare, generally happens very late or is intended to be very dangerous and also limited by durability) allow for more XP than "normal".



** Ephraim is basically [[FireEmblemElibe Hector]], but with lances instead of axes. It's not unheard of for him to cap out ''several'' stats even before promoting.

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** Ephraim is basically [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Hector]], but with lances instead of axes. It's not unheard of for him to cap out ''several'' stats even before promoting.



* {{Nerf}}: The game-breakingly powerful Luna spell from the previous game (which could let its wielders take out even the end bosses like last week's trash) is made more cumbersome in this game, having its accuracy cut substantially as well as being rather bank-breaking to purchase. Paladins are also a little weaker in this game than they were in FireEmblemElibe due to losing the use of Axes to help differentiate them from the Great Knight, though it's consistent with pre-Elibe games.

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* {{Nerf}}: The game-breakingly powerful Luna spell from the previous game (which could let its wielders take out even the end bosses like last week's trash) is made more cumbersome in this game, having its accuracy cut substantially as well as being rather bank-breaking to purchase. Paladins are also a little weaker in this game than they were in FireEmblemElibe VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe due to losing the use of Axes to help differentiate them from the Great Knight, though it's consistent with pre-Elibe games.



* NoFairCheating: This is the only game in the Fire Emblem series to give you more than one Hammerne staff with more than one charge (although the second one comes with Lyon, who is pretty much a BraggingRightsReward), and Hammerne staves can be used to repair any weapon, tome, or staff... except the other Hammerne staff.

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* NoFairCheating: This is the only game in the Fire Emblem ''Fire Emblem'' series to give you more than one Hammerne staff with more than one charge (although the second one comes with Lyon, who is pretty much a BraggingRightsReward), and Hammerne staves can be used to repair any weapon, tome, or staff... except the other Hammerne staff.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To Fire Emblem Gaiden, sharing many of the game's...unique elements (that are present in most [=RPGs=] but not in FireEmblem), such as infinite XP and branched promotions.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Fire Emblem Gaiden, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gaiden]]'', sharing many of the game's...unique elements (that are present in most [=RPGs=] but not in FireEmblem), ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''), such as infinite XP and branched promotions.
29th Mar '16 11:05:47 AM Kazmahu
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* EmergencyWeapon: Averted in gameplay (as per Fire Emblem usual, empty-handed units cannot attack) but present in a different way. The battle setup screen gives access to an armory that sells the most basic weapons and tomes, making it that much harder to save yourself into an unwinnable situation.
15th Mar '16 1:09:01 AM Schwarzburg
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** '''Dozla''' of all people is one. Being a Berserker, he naturally hits hard and crits very often. Albeit having good HP and HP growth, he has horrible Speed and Speed gains (meaning he gets hit VERY OFTEN, and is more likely to get hit TWICE), and at best average Defense, he gets a good start, but his growth is barely better than his Speed growth, which means if he gets hit, he takes a load more damage compared to say, Ross.



** Caer Pelyn, an independent village isolated from the outside world. It's also the only place that knows the full story of the Demon King's fall. Home to Saleh, the location must have been known to Gerik's Mercenaries as Ewan and his sister were part of the group.

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** Caer Pelyn, an independent village isolated from the outside world. It's also the only place that knows the full story of the Demon King's fall. Home to Saleh, the location must have been known to Gerik's Mercenaries as Ewan and his sister were part of the group. group and Gerik and Saleh have been very good friends for a good while prior to the story.



* PowerUpLetDown: Snipers have a randomly-activating skill that results in an auto-hit... but snipers are the most accurate unit in the game already. Likewise, Generals have a skill that nullifies damage, but their defense is so high that anything but magic or a hit from a boss will bounce off anyway.

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* PowerUpLetDown: Snipers have a randomly-activating skill that results in an auto-hit... but snipers are the most accurate unit in the game already. Likewise, Generals have a skill that nullifies damage, but their defense is so high that anything but magic or a hit from a boss will bounce off anyway. Although, if you promote Amelia into a General, she ends up shrugging loads of damage due to the skill, even though she does not have that high HP or DEF/RES gains, and is one of the main reasons why she is a damn good LightningBruiser.
4th Jan '16 1:08:21 PM Bartzv
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* YouCantFightFate: Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado sometime in the future. This vision prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing it. He ends up starting the war instead and the earthquake happens in the epilogue, which is seen as Grado's divine punishment for the war.

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* YouCantFightFate: Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado sometime in the future. This vision prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing it. He ends up starting the a war instead and the earthquake happens in the epilogue, which is seen viewed as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.
4th Jan '16 1:03:33 PM Bartzv
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* BittersweetEnding: Erika and Ephraim manage to stop the Demon King's return and assume rulership of Renais, but they had to fight and kill their [[BigBadFriend best friend Lyon]] and discovered that they had been the source of much angst for him, leaving them both heartbroken. Renais, Grado, and many other countries have been devestated by the war Lyon started and many people have died as a result, including Erika and Ephraim's father. Then Grado is further devastated by an earthquake shortly after the war.

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* BittersweetEnding: Erika and Ephraim manage to stop prevent the Demon King's return and assume end the war with Grado, assuming rulership of Renais, but Renais afterwards. However, they had to fight and kill their [[BigBadFriend best friend Lyon]] because he started the war and discovered that they had been the source of much angst for him, leaving them both heartbroken. Renais, Grado, and many other Several countries have been devestated by the war Lyon started war, including Renais and Grado, and many people have died as a result, including Erika and Ephraim's father. result. Then Grado is further devastated devestated by an earthquake shortly after the war.
8th Oct '15 3:02:34 PM Raxis
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* MusicalSpoiler: Averted with Joshua's recruitment. The recruitment music doesn't begin playing until after he announces that Natasha won the coin toss.
2nd Oct '15 2:35:39 PM Bartzv
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* BittersweetEnding: Erika and Ephraim manage to prevent the Demon King's return and take their place as the rulers of Renais; but the war their best friend Lyon started to revive the Demon King has devastated both Renais and Grado along with several other countries and has resulted in the deaths many people, including Erika and Ephraim's father and Lyon himself. Then Grado is further devastated by an earthquake shortly after the war.

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* BittersweetEnding: Erika and Ephraim manage to prevent stop the Demon King's return and take assume rulership of Renais, but they had to fight and kill their place as the rulers of Renais; but the war their [[BigBadFriend best friend Lyon started to revive Lyon]] and discovered that they had been the Demon King has devastated source of much angst for him, leaving them both Renais heartbroken. Renais, Grado, and Grado along with several many other countries have been devestated by the war Lyon started and has resulted in the deaths many people, people have died as a result, including Erika and Ephraim's father and Lyon himself.father. Then Grado is further devastated by an earthquake shortly after the war.



* YouCantFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This vision prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.

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* YouCantFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado sometime in the future. This vision prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing it. He ends up starting the war instead and the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by happens in the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and epilogue, which is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.
19th Sep '15 10:04:43 PM Bartzv
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* YouCantFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.

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* YouCantFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This vision prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.
19th Sep '15 10:03:58 PM Bartzv
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* YouCan'tFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.

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* YouCan'tFightFate: YouCantFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.
19th Sep '15 10:03:19 PM Bartzv
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* YouCan'tFightFate: The war happened because Lyon had a vision of an earthquake that would destroy Grado in the future. This prompts him to start messing with Grado's Sacred Stone for the purpose of preventing the earthquake and he is subsequently corrupted by the Demon King and starts the war. The earthquake ends up happening after the war and is seen as Grado's divine punishment for starting the war.
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