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  1. Is this supposed to be some-kind of shocking truth? Fire Emblem has always had these uncomfortable types of relationships even as early as Genealogy and I'm quite surprised to see some people shocked about this.
  2. I'm quite worried about the art of Three Houses. After the likes of Kozaki and Hidari, It's basically looks utterly generic and devoid of style and looks like they are trying for the Persona 5 audience. Look at that. Some people may take a riff at Kozaki's "anime" style but it at least he knows how to make a character distinctive (Ryoma's Lobster Armor and even Camillia's design).
  3. What is your unpopular Fire Emblem opinion?

    Regarding the fact of Gaiden, I consider the story of Echoes to be somehow inferior when it comes to the original. Especially in regards to how the Final Chapter was changed. Celica's acceptance of Judah's offer in Gaiden made sense due to how Alm and his party was in danger of being killed by dracozombies. Also, Echoes omited a great part in Gaiden in which while Alm and his party hurry to the final battle in Duma's tower, you can see how Celica and her party are fighting for their lives against Duma and his minions by showing messages like "Celica's party is fighting, Celica lost 2 HP!" It's a great gameplay-story integration. At least Celica didn't just ditch her party like what she did in Echoes.
  4. Langrisser M General

    I really like the fact they kept the 90s anime aesthetic of the Langrisser series for the mobile game. The big hair, the elaborate and huge shoulder pads, the skimpy leotards. It's refreshing.
  5. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Sorry about my outburst but I've seen people bitching and moaning about how these original designs are bad but present these redesigns as being a sign they are better than the actual artist. Not to mention the fact they and those who loves these redesigns care far more about how the character is "covered" and not whether their or not or not fits their character, whether it actually constitutes practical arms and armament, stylization, and appropriate context. And to go on-topic. I've seen how very zealous certain fans are regarding their stance on being anti-fanservice. Instead of just seeing it as apples and oranges, they see it as plague that must be eliminated as it "devalues" and "offends" women in real life.
  6. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Missed the mark. My first guess was a vain and arrogant beauty but the expressionless face threw me off. The differences between Faye and Tharja is that Tharja isn't limited to being "Robin's stalker" as a character trait. Faye on the other, her obsession with Alm is her sole trait to the point the story portrays it in a sad note.
  7. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    As I said before, not only the colors of the redesign looks bland and washed-out, purple and white doesn't fit with Tharja's character or her job as a dark mage. Not only that, the added clothing not only makes her completely unattractive, the additional clothing (especially in the chest) makes her look more like a caring mother figure or a refined lady. Again, not fitting Tharja's character at all. Also, the character you've posted, by juding by her design alone. She is a cool and confident woman who is aware of her beauty. Right? Then again, I'm comparing a redesign from amateur vs an artist with years of experience. Still, I respect your opinion and I'm glad the debate regarding this is civil.
  8. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    What I'm getting at is the redesign I've posted not only bland and visually unappealing but the colors and design elements is bad. It also doesn't fit Tharja well. Compare that with the original, the gold and black create a great visual contrast that makes her visually appealing that along with her body makes her recognizable. It also manages to characterize Tharja well as a suspicious and somehow creepy mage.
  9. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Oh boy, and some of the recent comments here really drive my previous point very well. It doesn't matter if her character design no longer fits with her character, station or is just generic, just seeing her skin no longer exposed is a good thing and it's "realistic". You guys probably think this Tharja redesign is an improvement when compared with the original.
  10. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Camilia no queen my friend and neither does her redesign makes her look like a princess. Here's official art of Minerva from FE warriors. You can see from the this image and the earlier ones with Xander, Leo and Elise that they have a degree of fancy and beautiful elements that makes them look like royalty. The redesign even removes some of the elements of the original that makes Camillia look like royalty.
  11. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    As much as Camillia's design is ridiculous, this and many of the redesigns I've found on the net are somehow even terrible when compared with the original. It's like their only objective is clothing Camilia and not making an effective design that has her armor and looking good at the same time. That redesign is terrible on two fronts. The redesign manages to make her even more generic and uninteresting to look at. She supposed a royal princess fighting in the battlefield yet that redesign makes her look like a common soldier when looking at it by itself. Looking at Belka and Selena, you'd think she'd have a better access to have much beautiful stuff. It gets worse when you commpare that redesign to the designs of Xander, Leon and Elise. They have elements that make them stand out and mark them as royalty. And the redesign also clashes with them as well. Here's Minerva's design for comparison. A person who don't know her character or story would easily identify her as a royal ready for battle
  12. What is your unpopular Fire Emblem opinion?

    Even the characters you've have mentioned some depth to them. 1. Ricken isn't just shota bait. The kid wants to join the war in order to help his fallen noble house but at the same time shows how reluctant he is at killing. His supports with Lissa and Henry shows it best, especially in the later with how even the throw-away Plegia bosses are given a bit of depth and humanity. 2. I'm not a fan of Severa but I can understand that her tsundere tendencies aren't textbook at all and are caused by some very complicated motives. Her mother's obssession with Chrom for example. Sure some character are indeed lacking (Stahl, Nowi) but I can argue that they have even better characterization than even the previous games. (I say this as a Kaga fan).
  13. What is your unpopular Fire Emblem opinion?

    Fire Emblem Awakening had some of the best characters in the series. Many of the units in your army are surprisingly multi-faceted and memorable and the fact that they can all have frequent conversations with each other that (mostly) say different things is something other games in the series could really benefit from. I don't understand where the sentiment that the characters are all "Anime stereotypes and one-note" is coming from.
  14. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Yes. It's okay for genocide and violence to be included in FE but even a hint of sexual evil is too much? There's a reason Valter is memorable as he is and that is how extreme and disturbing he is to audience and everyone in-universe.
  15. The rights and wrongs of fanservice

    Everyone here hit the nail on head regarding rights and wrongs of fanservices, especially with Fates' terrible handling of it. Still, fanservice isn't even a major problem regarding Fates your still left with poor writing and obvious gameplay balance issues plaguing it. IMO, As long it doesn't interfere with the story and the gameplay, it's fine. The likes of Kaine and 2B in the Nier Series made by Yoko Taro is great example of fanservice done right. Both of them are skimpy dressed but it doesn't distract the fact that they are well-written characters in their own right. Their fanservice is just an icing on the cake when it comes to liking these characters.