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Two weeks until this comes out and pretty much all initial impressions of it are positive. Game looks to have it all: dat combat, dat Persona school week social rank building, but from the teacher's perspective this time and set in Knight land Hogwart's, animu dumbness, and of course Waifus for all of you fucking perverts out there.



Who is that beefy dude and why does he have Ivy Valentine's sword? IT IS A FUCKING MYSTERY MY DUDES



But seriously, I am hype for this game. Early unplayed completely spurious internet review: 14 boners out of 10, buy it or you hate freedom.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 09:17:11 PM »
Game looks fantastic and molding of classic SMT-isms with Fire Emblem sounds genius. Story looks dark af. Unfortunately I don’t have a switch yet. Might get it at release despite that.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 10:22:19 PM »
I haven't played Fire Emblem much ever except for a little bit of that recent one on 3DS but imma get this.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 10:48:48 PM »
Hard to know which waifu is best yet :-/

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 11:28:15 PM »
This and MUA3 will give me a reason to turn on switch since playing that turd octopath
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 11:49:37 PM »
Hard to know which waifu is best yet :-/

So far, Demitri. But I'm waiting to experience the story to tell. Seems very SMT inspired with the chaotic/neutral/lawful system put into FE. So it's best to way for the story.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 12:36:35 AM »
I mean, obvs for those of us that like women, the "given" choice seems to be Edelgard since she's a house leader. But that teacher Manuela is there if you don't wanna hook up with one of your students (or former students, since apparently there's a time jump)



I haven't played Fire Emblem much ever except for a little bit of that recent one on 3DS but imma get this.

Path of Radiance on Gamecube is legit great, Radiant Dawn on Weeeeeeeeeee less so but still worth playing
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 02:13:35 AM »
She's hot.

What fascinated me about this one is that it doesn't use weapon triangle. First one since 3 to go that route. This game seems really inspired by 4 from what I've seen despite the lack of triangle.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 11:37:02 AM »
I think that it's trying to do its own thing by and large, which is a nice departure. I mean it's a big pastiche of different aspects of different games but from all appearances and impressions, it succeeds at mixing it all together to be its own unique thing.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 12:51:53 PM »
Also apparently there are some characters that are open to same sex relationships in this installment, not sure if there's been a FE that's done that before or not
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 01:57:06 PM »
This game just sounds great. Was skeptical at first but they've sold me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 03:18:50 PM »
I will recruit every waifu in the game to march with Edelgard  :heart
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 08:38:09 PM »
The Black Eagles have Edelgard, Dorothea, and Petra. That's a murderer's row of waifus.  :whew
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 02:39:55 AM »
Got this and Astral Chain preloaded using my NSO vouchers :miyamoto

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 06:27:58 PM »
I’m a bit worried about that “80 hours to finish 1 campaign” statement - I played through all of Fates:Birthright and burned out halfway through Conquest, never even making it to the third campaign. I haven’t been keeping up with the story or content in this game really, but how likely is it something similar will happen to me here?

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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2019, 07:31:33 PM »
That's a murderer's row of waifus.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »
Got this and Astral Chain preloaded using my NSO vouchers :miyamoto

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Those vouchers are a pretty solid deal in a GCU-less world.

Thinking about getting two more, but already have astral chain on preorder at amazon for $48. Going to wait for reviews on Ultimate Alliance 3 first.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2019, 10:02:20 PM »
I’m a bit worried about that “80 hours to finish 1 campaign” statement - I played through all of Fates:Birthright and burned out halfway through Conquest, never even making it to the third campaign. I haven’t been keeping up with the story or content in this game really, but how likely is it something similar will happen to me here?
Companies always inflate playthrough times.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2019, 10:31:44 PM »
Also curious about the three houses. I wonder if they are more similar than in birthrights since they don’t cost extra.

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2019, 12:36:25 PM »
Day one. My Switch will be putting in work this summer between this and Astral Chain.

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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 08:14:41 PM »
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If you loved the intricate maps and hardcore tactics of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, you won't really find them in Three Houses, at least not where I am in the story. This is a tactics game that's as much about grinding as it is about strategy.

In Three Houses, there is no Weapon Triangle.

Personally, I'd rather Three Houses focus on top-quality map design than building overpowered characters who can brute force their way through maps.

But this just might be where Fire Emblem is now. Three Houses makes no bones about putting character customization first.

When the actual battles come, you can pretty easily travel in one big ball of death and grind your way to the boss.
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2019, 09:26:04 PM »
I don't trust western journalists when they say an rpg requires grinding. Reminds me of gfaqs players who will make an faq in a Dragon Quest game and they're literally 10-20 levels above me and I'm wrecking shit with a simple thing called strategy and resource management. Many players typically eschew rpg fundamentals for grinding so I will refuse to believe till I see it.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2019, 10:14:26 PM »
Pfft, that person sounds like they don't know wtf they're talking about.

https://kotaku.com/the-fire-emblem-three-houses-battle-system-is-elegant-1836387165

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It is within abilities that you’ll find the familiar Fire Emblem concept of the weapons triangle, which is a rock/paper/scissors-esque delineation of which weapons are strong or weak against others. As characters gain mastery at certain types of weapons, they’ll sometimes earn abilities that make them stronger against particular weapons. If your axe-wielding character has learned the ability Lancebreaker, it’s probably a good idea to equip that before any battle where you know there will be a lot of enemy lance users.
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2019, 10:30:51 PM »
Or just grind until you're OP and then complain about it on the internet.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2019, 11:21:49 PM »
Pfft, that person sounds like they don't know wtf they're talking about.

https://kotaku.com/the-fire-emblem-three-houses-battle-system-is-elegant-1836387165

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It is within abilities that you’ll find the familiar Fire Emblem concept of the weapons triangle, which is a rock/paper/scissors-esque delineation of which weapons are strong or weak against others. As characters gain mastery at certain types of weapons, they’ll sometimes earn abilities that make them stronger against particular weapons. If your axe-wielding character has learned the ability Lancebreaker, it’s probably a good idea to equip that before any battle where you know there will be a lot of enemy lance users.

Knew it.

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 06:02:58 PM »
Kotaku is braindead af, it is known.
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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »
I know it's going to look like I'm shitting all over this game, but Famitsu scores actually mean nothing. They're pretty much all bought out with 9s/10s and always get exclusives with devs.

I'm actually really interested in this one, too.

I'm just waiting for people to confirm that the actual "game" part of it isn't shit like with Echoes and Fates, because Echoes completely threw me off whatever hype that Awakening gave me.

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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2019, 04:36:26 PM »
There's plenty of youtube videos of people that have put dozens of hours into the game and they're all pretty universal in their praise for the actual gameplay, with some minor graphical complaints (so, basically- a Fire Emblem game)
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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
Gameplay was a given. What about the story?
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2019, 05:02:20 PM »
Gameplay was a given.
Nah.

I'm not even that much of a stickler for "muh hardcore gameplay", but a strategy game that becomes mindless "press attack" for 50 hours is probably the lamest type of game you can possibly play.

Echoes made it so that you had to always bunch up your units in one giant circle and just spam your strongest moves. Awakening at least had you move your units with a map strategy.

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2019, 06:51:05 PM »
But FE Fates: Conquest apparently had great gameplay and maps right? It seemed to me from backlash that the game had incredible gameplay everyone loved with great maps but people hated the story.

So I haven't been worried too much about gameplay after watching the Treehouse demo.
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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2019, 10:05:28 AM »
Just got the game in the mail. Hope it's good.

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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2019, 10:36:34 AM »
My copy left Columbus Ohio at 4:30ish this morning, so it better fuckin be here by the time I get off work tomorrow at 8.

Reviews are coming in, I paid attention to this first 3 minutes of this as I ate breakfast, and the score.

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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2019, 11:54:38 AM »
Which house has the best waifus?

This is important

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« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2019, 02:24:37 PM »
Which house has the best waifus?

This is important

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2019, 03:22:22 PM »
Which house has the best waifus?

This is important

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The Black Eagles have Edelgard, Dorothea, and Petra. That's a murderer's row of waifus.  :whew
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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2019, 04:32:38 PM »
I'm just going for the one with the nazi colour scheme. I'll fuck whoever.

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« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2019, 10:55:48 PM »
Growth rates, etc are up on Serenes Forest
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« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2019, 12:16:04 AM »
I'm just going for the one with the nazi colour scheme. I'll fuck whoever.

Speaking of, are there any husbandos you can turn into a sissy?

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« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2019, 12:23:11 AM »
I'm just going for the one with the nazi colour scheme. I'll fuck whoever.

Speaking of, are there any husbandos you can turn into a sissy?

There are 3 gay husbando options
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« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2019, 12:43:05 AM »
On the fence but all my friends are buying this  :-\

Isn’t there a giant resetera thread about the lack of male husbandos?
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« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2019, 12:56:45 AM »
On the fence but all my friends are buying this  :-\

Isn’t there a giant resetera thread about the lack of male husbandos?

idk I don't fucking read reeeeeeeee

There are 3 dude options if that's what you're into and you pick the dude avatar. I REPORT, YOU DECIDE.



Apparently they're not really "romance" options? Lame if so.
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« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2019, 01:02:48 AM »
please tell me this thread won't be full of husbando/waifu talk :stahp
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« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2019, 07:22:32 AM »
The creators aren't sure why this series is now popular.

Should someone tell them?

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« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2019, 07:47:27 AM »
please tell me this thread won't be full of husbando/waifu talk :stahp

You're just angry your waifu won't be as hot as mine.

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« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2019, 10:24:05 AM »
please tell me this thread won't be full of husbando/waifu talk :stahp

I mean, I'm going to be talking about the game a lot, and I can't see myself talking about the waifu shit hardly at all.
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« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2019, 01:33:24 PM »
Got the game.  No point in buying the season pass right now, I see- you get a uniform now and then nothing else drops until October.

Not sure if I'm going to try this out now or wait until I'm done with Ultimate Alliance 3 first.

please tell me this thread won't be full of husbando/waifu talk :stahp

You're just angry your waifu won't be as hot as mine.

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« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2019, 01:38:32 PM »
The introverted wacko isn't even a girl my female main character can scissor. Might as well throw the game in the trash.

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« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2019, 05:59:47 PM »
Started this.

So far so good. Fire Emblem with production values even beyond what Echoes had.
The voice acting is pretty good compared to what I'm used to from the series.

I was worried the students thing would suck but it's actually pretty fun.
House Edelgard routed the other houses in the first battle  8)
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« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2019, 09:59:33 AM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.

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« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2019, 10:16:00 AM »
You can't romance Edelgard unless you pick House Blue Lions. :notlikethis
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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2019, 10:44:02 AM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.

more importantly where are the fat dudes in these games. what the fuck man.
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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2019, 10:57:03 AM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.
How is that different from the previous games?

Fire Emblem is always: Press A on enemies, watch their area of attack, position your units outside of the borders, pound them with archers, spray them with magic, send in the lances and swords to finish the job.
Later on the difficulty increases I suppose.
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« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2019, 11:14:22 AM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.
How is that different from the previous games?

Fire Emblem is always: Press A on enemies, watch their area of attack, position your units outside of the borders, pound them with archers, spray them with magic, send in the lances and swords to finish the job.
Later on the difficulty increases I suppose.

It's basically just streamlined; I do wish they'd not show which units are getting attacked by which enemy units. But otherwise it's fine. Not sure but to me the AI feels very much more "I know I'm not going to beat you so let's just try n kill your units lol" but I'm playing on normal for first playthrough, so.

Stayed up until 4 am. There's a lot of good gameplay improvements they've made, magic chief among them: your magic users are now basically D&D style, and their spells/heals replenish between battles, so no need to keep buying tomes and staves for them. The game is also very good about ALWAYS GIVING YOU SOME KIND OF PROGRESSION each week for all your characters with the school shit.

Raise your professor level as quickly as you can.

The Black Eagles are honestly probably the trickiest house to play early on because you have so many magic users, and one of them's growths (Dorothea, aka hat girl) suck so unless you get lucky she's probably gonna end up being a dancer much later on in the game. My progression was fucking weird- Dorothea's progressed great, Caspar and Ferdinand (two of my frontline options) sucked and I had to carefully babysit them until level 6 or so. They juuuuuuust started being useful last battle. I keep training my avatar in heavy armor so I can eventually recruit Raphael's burly ass to tank for me, but I think it's gonna be a while.
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Re: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hogsona thread of pick your waifu
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2019, 11:54:01 AM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.
How is that different from the previous games?

Fire Emblem is always: Press A on enemies, watch their area of attack, position your units outside of the borders, pound them with archers, spray them with magic, send in the lances and swords to finish the job.
Later on the difficulty increases I suppose.

It's not different assuming you play well and make no mistakes, but like, making a mistake on your turn is how you lose at Fire Emblem at all. If the game is going to tell me whenever I'm making a bad move I'm not going to do anything unsafe. I'll see how the game unfolds when I get home to play it some more, but I cant see how the enemy literally telling me their future moves during my turn does anything but make turtling more efficient.

And considering they already left a bad impression during the mock battle by not having the other two houses attack each other at all even if you draw out the battle (they just team up and attack you) I dont have too much faith in the map objectives being anything other than the same turtle up and rout the enemy that I'm used to.

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Re: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hogsona thread of pick your waifu
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2019, 12:56:20 PM »
Yeah, go fucking figure that I read everyone's impressions of this and everybody talks about the so far non existent story and everybody talks about which high school kid theyre gonna rail but nobody mentions that the game now tells you when your units are going to be attacked and which enemy unit is going to be doing the attacking.

No wonder everyone says "well the game is a bit easy", I'm like four hours in and the first two fights basically played themselves. Just keep your units out of the big red no no zone and you're perfectly safe because the game accounts for everything else without my input. It would not feel at all out place for the game to have a popup that says "you are going to kill that unit with this move. Are you sure you want to do that? Y/N"

The risk of engaging safely is such a big part of Fire Emblem and it hasn't added anything else so far to make up for what is now a nonmechanic aside from gambits. It annihilates any sense of advancing strategy when the best option in literally all scenarios is "line up your soldiers so they split up the aggro". Theres no nail biting moment where you hope your strategy works or you take a desperate risk. You just safely split the damage by fucking around with the red no no lines untio they are a configuration you want, then the enemy phase is a relaxing few seconds as the game simply acts out what its already told you it'll hit you with.

I cant believe i read all these fan impressions and nobody mentioned this. Nobody plays these fucking things for the gameplay at all or somebody would give a shit. Christ.
How is that different from the previous games?

Fire Emblem is always: Press A on enemies, watch their area of attack, position your units outside of the borders, pound them with archers, spray them with magic, send in the lances and swords to finish the job.
Later on the difficulty increases I suppose.

It's basically just streamlined; I do wish they'd not show which units are getting attacked by which enemy units. But otherwise it's fine. Not sure but to me the AI feels very much more "I know I'm not going to beat you so let's just try n kill your units lol" but I'm playing on normal for first playthrough, so.

Stayed up until 4 am. There's a lot of good gameplay improvements they've made, magic chief among them: your magic users are now basically D&D style, and their spells/heals replenish between battles, so no need to keep buying tomes and staves for them. The game is also very good about ALWAYS GIVING YOU SOME KIND OF PROGRESSION each week for all your characters with the school shit.

Raise your professor level as quickly as you can.

The Black Eagles are honestly probably the trickiest house to play early on because you have so many magic users, and one of them's growths (Dorothea, aka hat girl) suck so unless you get lucky she's probably gonna end up being a dancer much later on in the game. My progression was fucking weird- Dorothea's progressed great, Caspar and Ferdinand (two of my frontline options) sucked and I had to carefully babysit them until level 6 or so. They juuuuuuust started being useful last battle. I keep training my avatar in heavy armor so I can eventually recruit Raphael's burly ass to tank for me, but I think it's gonna be a while.
My Ferdinand is great however, the first 5 they recommend you to deploy are not your best options.
Indeed get Dorothea out there early. But also the archer, she's pretty good and having someone that can attack from a distance always comes in handy.

From what I'm gathering online it does seem that for the start at least, Claude is easy mode, Dimitiri normal and Edelgard hard.
She specifically mentions how her empire is not what it used to be when she asks if you want to join to make it great again.
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Re: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hogsona thread of pick your waifu
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2019, 06:23:51 PM »
Ordered a switch jig to play this  8)
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Re: Fire Emblem: Three Houses Hogsona thread of pick your waifu
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2019, 06:29:18 PM »
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