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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Great writeup, maru.

I can definitely relate vis-à-vis SRPGs. They appeal to me, but in practice, I rarely finish them. The Shining Force and Arc the Lad games are notable exceptions, though. Fire Emblem sees me play a little too obsessively to have finished one. But Heroes is a nice bite-sized, manageable chunk of SRPG play. I'm still surprised it made the transition to the IAP model so well.

Seriously, though, if you want a good SRPG, I recommend Shining Force II in particular. I think the Genesis games are superior to Shining Force III.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Exhuminator Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:59 pm

Yeah I was wondering how Heroes would pan out, but it looks like Nintendo identified a niche and filled correctly. That is to say; creating an FE-lite catered to those who find normal FE too prolonged or daunting. Smart move!
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:01 pm

It also has me interested in picking up Fates/Conquest, so... yeah, good job, Ninty.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by isiolia Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:04 pm

I still think that it would be preferable if getting/leveling additional characters were simpler and not as tied to chance. More or less because you do get to the point where being able to adjust your roster to suit a challenge would be preferable, but may not be something you have on hand.

I did finally get a five-star character, albeit one that is somewhat redundant with a couple of my 4 star (got Lucina, when I have 4-star Chrom and Marth).

I think the main thing with higher star rated characters is that they get access to more/higher tier Skills.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by marurun Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:11 pm

Sarge wrote:Great writeup, maru.


Thank goodness someone thinks so. I know it's a bit long and no pictures or graphics to break it up, but I wanted to make sure to explain enough of it that someone with no experience with the title could get a good idea of whether or not it might be worth trying.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by marurun Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:11 pm

isiolia wrote:II think the main thing with higher star rated characters is that they get access to more/higher tier Skills.


It isn't just that. Their stats tend to also be significantly higher over time.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:15 pm

Yeah, if you pull a 5-star, you'll want to replace your 4-star. Seriously, the difference between my 4-star Tiki and 5-star is ridiculous. Huge stat differences, a much more powerful default attack, it's just worth it all around to grind them up even if you've put a lot of time into the same 4-star.
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by ElkinFencer10 Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:49 pm

I'VE SUMMONED 30 CHARACTERS, AND NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN FIVE STARS.
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by BogusMeatFactory Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:58 pm

ElkinFencer10 wrote:I'VE SUMMONED 30 CHARACTERS, AND NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN FIVE STARS.


3% chance.

I have 2 and 12 4 stars. One of them is gonna get the 5 star treatment soon.
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Re: Games Beaten 2017

by Sarge Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:01 pm

I'm hoping to upgrade one of mine, too, but I need the right Badges. And lots more feathers. Hoping the weekly log-in bonus gives me another 10,000 feathers.
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