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Longfellow Fractally long
Fractally long
Nov 26th 2009 at 4:44:19 PM

yes, I think Fire Emblem 6 requires it.

It Just Bugs Me
catch_the_sun from Shidoni
Nov 26th 2009 at 5:14:58 PM

Actually, it's not really central to FE 6 at all. Canas' death was just part of the backstory for 2 minor characters and that's it. I suppose it was just necessary for continuity reasons. .*shrugs*

Indeed
Nov 26th 2009 at 5:44:00 PM

"Path Of Radiance had an amazing soundtrack as well. Black Knight Battle is epic!"

Oh yeah, that track kicks ass. "To Challenge Ashnard" is pretty good, too. The generic boss themes were pretty lame, though.

"And now I must play 6 to find out why."

Make sure to use this patch; it is the most translated one available (though, unfortunately, still slightly incomplete).

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PikaHikariKT Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Nov 26th 2009 at 9:47:04 PM

My favorite supports of the ones I've played (limited to 7 and 8) are Hector/Florina (really, who doesn't ship them given how Hec's daughter turned out?) and Artur/Lute.:3

Xiphoniii Cheeky son of a.... from Florida
Cheeky son of a....
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:27:10 AM

Hmm...are the supports for Guy/Matthew any good? They're my favorites character-wise, and gameplay-wise they both can dodge almost anything thrown at them. So I love using them. Also, the level where you fight the first of the two black fang brothers, the White Wolf. I'm stuck. Any tips here?

edited 14th Feb '10 6:27:45 AM by Xiphon iii

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Neo_Crimson Your army sucks. from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Feb 14th 2010 at 9:38:44 AM

My personal favorite FE game was RD believe it or not.

Though the Dawn Brigade stages can go fuck themselves.

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 9:42:34 AM

^Dawn Brigade levels ROCKED, friend. You just don't get the Fridge Brilliance of them, is all. Think about it: your party is a bunch of inexperienced children and one old geezer trying to fight off the world's strongest military force - OF COURSE it is going to be hard!

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
Neo_Crimson Your army sucks. from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Feb 14th 2010 at 9:46:59 AM

I know that. But it doesn't make up for the dozens of times I had to reset because someone died. Did I mention that I ALWAYS do no-death runs in my FE games?

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
Xiphoniii Cheeky son of a.... from Florida
Cheeky son of a....
Feb 14th 2010 at 11:10:30 AM

Eh, I generally don't mind a sacrifice or two...I used a heroic sacrifice at one point on the final level for sheer rule of cool. Don't worry, it was second run through. Picture it: Seth carrying Eirika on horseback, rushing demonic Leon. Seth dies, Eirika leaps off, runs the last few steps, plunges sword into Leon. Yeah, it was fun.

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Scisless What's That Zach? from The End of Time
What's That Zach?
Feb 14th 2010 at 11:17:26 AM

Path of Radiance is my favorite and is also one of my favorite games. I have a love/hate relationship with the rest of them, mostly due to not letting anyone die ever. grin I'm playing through Blazing Sword right now.

Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 2:31:27 PM

Since I had nothing better to do on Valentine's Day, please enjoy this comic.

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Feb 14th 2010 at 5:57:52 PM

^hmm, tasteless.

As for the guy/gal who asked whether the supports for Guy/Matthew are any good: Gameplaywise, I've got no clue since I'm bad at keeping track of invisible stats. Storywise, they have the most fun conversations in the whole game.

And now for something completely unrelated: SOREN WTF!

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Xiphoniii Cheeky son of a.... from Florida
Cheeky son of a....
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:11:46 PM

Guy. And for the record, that's exactly what I meant. Thanks. I seriously do tend to like my Myrms and Thiefs more than most of my other characters...maybe it's just my inner Fragile Speedster talking...and my rangers...strangely though, not the mounted ones...again, I seem to always fall for my fragile folks who are also awesome in some other way...

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Scisless What's That Zach? from The End of Time
What's That Zach?
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:14:35 PM

I love paladins and wyvern riders, though I don't strictly stick to them all the time.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:25:55 PM

I prefer the lightly armored units the most, really. Generals and mounted units never atracted me much. Probably because david vs. goliath is so much more alluring.

Mages are also awesome in their own way. To bad they tend to die often. Except Canas, who could killinate everything he came across.

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:33:10 PM

I normally go by the appeal of the character rather than the character's class. Which is probably why I tend to get these amazon armies of doom. My final team for Radiant Dawn first play-through was Nephenee, Mia, Mist, Astrid, Callil and Lethe, plus the required Lords.

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
AweStriker RM/8 from a moving point.
RM/8
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:38:44 PM

My brother, when playing Radiant Dawn, went nuts grinding Edward.

Edward. He's not even GOOD!!!

I personally went with Mia, Neph', Soren... wait how'd it go again?

edited 14th Feb '10 6:39:53 PM by AweStriker

"Only now, after being besieged by a flock of talking ponies, did he really understand what he'd lost. "
Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Feb 14th 2010 at 6:51:34 PM

My roommate got really lucky with Edward's growths and he ended up capping in all the right places. He was almost as much of a beast as Nephenee.

Also, I'm tempted to think that anyone who thought FE 8 was too easy didn't try Ephraim's path or Lagdou Ruins on hard. Those were about as nasty as the opening chapters of Radiant Dawn on (US) hard.

edited 14th Feb '10 6:52:08 PM by Pykrete

Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:03:42 PM

Edward is the best character in the game if he doesn't get screwed by the RNG. Yes, that is all one turn.

Laura is also one of the most powerful spellcasters that you will ever see (and unlike Edward, her natural growths are so high that she typically maxes out Magic, Resistance, Speed, and Skill). The tricky part is that you have to abuse staves or else she won't level fast enough by the time Part 1 ends. Also, and this goes for other characters as well, DO NOT give away bonus XP until a character maxes at least one if not two stats, but once they do so, make sure that they only level up through bonus XP. Do that with Laura and she will not disappoint!

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:06:00 PM

While we are at it, unless you love Mia, don't bother.

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.
Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:18:47 PM

Anyone's going to suck swinging the wrong sword against endgame units. That file I mentioned where Edward was a murder machine also involved Mia wiping out a third of the opposing army in one turn unscathed by procing Vantage/Adept/Cancel every time they attacked her.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:20:52 PM

^^Those youtube clips are always very impressive, but make a very poor image of a regular character's potential. The guys making those films are munchkins among munchkins.

edited 14th Feb '10 7:21:10 PM by Kayeka

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Pykrete NOT THE BEES from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:27:26 PM

It helps when you go for actual damage instead of ridiculously long chains of Scratch Damage.

edited 14th Feb '10 7:28:36 PM by Pykrete

Bioelectricclam BEC is my copilot from under the sea
BEC is my copilot
Feb 14th 2010 at 7:51:26 PM

I think that the point of those videos was to show that Edward has enough strength to actually damage the endgame Dragon Laguz, while Mia can't even take on a soldier. Sure, Soldier's have decent armor, but Dragons tend to stomp them into the dust in basically every stat.

I personally think Myrmidons are the strongest units in any given Fire Emblem, because unlike the other melee classes (with maybe the exception of Paladins), they don't have any real apparent weakness (other than a ranged attack, but at least in Path of Radiance Wind Blades show up all the time). Their Speed is high enough to dodge tank most things, they have pretty good resistance for a non-magic class, and perhaps most important of all they have the best Skill in the game (well, Archers probably beat them, but they can only attack offensively for the vast majority of the game, which is kind of like saying "here's 1/2 of a character. Enjoy."). After hitpoints, Skill is the single best stat for the endgame, just because without it all other stats are meaningless. Warriors may have ridiculous Strength scores, but they can't use it because they miss half the time, Generals (A.K.A. Armors) are too damn slow to be useful unless a map has a bottleneck, and the flying units tend to get screwed over by enemy archers. Paladins would beat Myrmidons, except for the fact that recently the trend is for their movement speed advantage to be nullified, either by indoor maps or terrain that they cannot cross quickly.

Anyways, just my spiel.

Fear is our ally. The gasoline will be ours. A Honey Badger does not kill you to eat you. It tears off your testicles.

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