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  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 11 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey - Et tu, Kat? :-) Having played Gaiden several years ago, I expected to read a lot about the game's difficulty in reviews...just maybe not from you. It would be fair to say that I am one of the series' "old-guard fans" and the enhanced difficulty is certainly something I enjoy, but I was still somewhat surprised by the put-upon tone of your review.

    Listening to last week's podcast I could tell you were bothered by the game's difficulty, but did not realize it lessened your experience to this extent.

    I take it from your review that you found the difficulty to be greater than say, Radiant Dawn (Wii)? That would be saying something as RD is generally regarded as one of the more difficult games in the series.

    Either way, I always appreciate your thoughts and will try to post some of my own here after picking up the game on Friday.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review: Faithful to a Fault

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 11 days ago

    The list of games that I want to play has increased exponentially this generation. That said, I have also acknowledged and accepted that there are great games I will simply never get around to playing and I am okay with that. My backlog gets reprioritized all the time and I simply try to enjoy as much time with as many great games as possible.

    I will also echo those who are intrigued by the prospect of another Golden Sun title. The GBA games were underrated, but Dark Dawn was something of a disappointment. The Switch seems like an ideal system to delve back into Golden Sun.

    Posted in Starting Screen: It's All Too Much

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 11 days ago

    @Wellman2nd - Fair points. It has been 10 years or so since I last played Path of Radiance and I did not remember It having the heightened difficulty of Radiant Dawn or pretty much any of the earlier titles that were exclusive to Japan.

    That said, you are absolutely right about weapon conservation and item preservation in the early chapters of PoR. Anyone who was not cognizant of their importance would struggle.

    Posted in Will Ike Star in a New Fire Emblem Remake?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 11 days ago

    @Kuni-Nino - I remember there was a bug in Radiant Dawn that kept you from transferring saved Path of Radiance data into the game unless you played on Normal or Hard difficulty (or it may have been just Hard difficulty???). I am pretty sure that bug was fixed when Nintendo did a reprint of Radiant Dawn back in 2014.

    Posted in Will Ike Star in a New Fire Emblem Remake?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 11 days ago

    @link6616 - Exactly. I think a lot of people remember the difficulty in Radiant Dawn and assume the same was true in Path of Radiance. PoR was among the easiest entries in the series and was probably an ideal game for newcomers.

    Posted in Will Ike Star in a New Fire Emblem Remake?

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 13 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey - I look forward to you and Nadia compiling your top 100 list as I am fairly certain that we will see Infinite Space on there (a notable omission from Game Informer's list).

    Posted in Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata for Game of the Year

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 17 days ago

    @Ralek - I agree with pretty much everything that you wrote here. It is hard to imagine that we have not seen a new Fire Emblem game release on a home console in almost a decade. Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are two of my favorite games in the franchise and I would love to see a game in the tradition of those titles come to the Switch.

    That said, I also try to keep in mind that neither Path of Radiance nor Radiant Dawn sold particularly well. Their sales numbers were weaker than the GBA titles and I can remember when you could get a brand new/sealed copy of Radiant Dawn for $9.99 in the game store bargain bin (today that same sealed copy would run you $120+). My point is that Awakening and Fates really revitalized the series because many of us expected Radiant Dawn to be the final game released in the west.

    As you noted, it would be nice if they could find a balance that would appease both older fans as well as those who prefer the series post-Radiant Dawn. I am skeptical that can or will ever happen and that is part of the reason that I will spend as much time as possible enjoying Shadows of Valentia.

    Posted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Pre-Review Thoughts: Coming to Grips With a Very Different Kind of Fire Emblem

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 17 days ago

    @Kat.Bailey - Thanks for the great article. I was hoping that you would be able to get some early thoughts on the website prior to releasing your final review.

    Your insights confirm a number of my early predictions for this game. As an "old school" FE fan (one who enjoyed playing through Gaiden several years ago), your impressions leave me confident that I will enjoy Shadows of Valentia as well. That said, I believe the game will prove divisive within the FE community in part because many of the fans who discovered the series in recent years will have little interest in returning to the pre-Awakening era of the franchise. Simplistic maps and the omission of the Weapons Triangle are likely to be major detractions for those unfamiliar with earlier titles as well.

    Ultimately, Gaiden really was a 'one off' in the franchise and I wonder if IS/Nintendo will ultimately come to regret making it the first release in what could be a series of remakes. I think understanding Gaiden in the context of when it was released and what the developers were trying to accomplish with it at the time goes a long way in enhancing appreciation for it.

    Posted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Pre-Review Thoughts: Coming to Grips With a Very Different Kind of Fire Emblem

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 22 days ago

    I understand that this is an early impression based on a relatively short demo, but I cannot help being a little disappointed.

    Ever Oasis' announcement at last year's E3 left me hopeful that it would be...well, more impressive. The pedigree of the development team begs the question of why their efforts have resulted in "baby's first Zelda."

    Not canceling my pre-order at this point, but I hope to see something more positive prior to release.

    Posted in Ever Oasis Has Promise, But The Demo Wasn't Enough

  • Avatar for Gamer-Law Gamer-Law 24 days ago

    Personally, I am fine with the $45 season pass price for Echoes. I purchased all of the DLC map packs for FE Awakening and those ended up costing more than the game itself. That said, those DLC map packs added a lot of game play and extended my time with the game to 240+ hours. Never regretted the purchase.

    Everything that I am reading suggests that the Echoes DLC will offer similar value and I am glad to spend roughly $90 or $100 on more than 200 hours of great gaming content.

    Posted in Nintendo Outlines Upcoming DLC for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia