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    Genealogy of the Holy War

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  1. How would you improve your favorite and least favorite FE game? Genealogy suffers from the same RNG problems as 1-6. I'd give it Tellius RNG. Enemies in FE4 also have unbreakable weapons, and enemies can switch from ranged to direct weapons on your turn. I'd get rid of that too. I like the concept of Leadership Stars, but their shenanigans can get annoying. (Ishtar) An FE game shouldn't require restarts or save states in order to win. I can't say much for Awakening. It's not bad game, but it's a bad FE game. I can appreciate the innovations, Pair Up is cool (though not executed well enough), and Awakening introduced a bunch of skills. Other than that, it'd have to change pretty much everything. Particularly the story. If a story contains time travel,multiple dimensions, or amnesia, I lose interest. Awakening unfortunately has all three. Not many writers can handle these concepts well.
  2. 10 years? Wow. Welcome to the Forest.
  3. Well retcon or not, Echoes is still a good game. I just hope they can expand beyond Lord vs. Evil Dragon and Evil Wizard. They've shown they're capable of it with Ike's games.
  4. Hello! I'm glad you made an account. Hope to see you around.
  5. Okay, I see what you're getting at. There's still the matter of the Falchion though. It's effective against monsters(not sure what exactly that refers to other than the non-human enemies), not dragons. Whatever element the monsters have, Doma possesses it too. It's the same in FE8, which was inspired by Gaiden. There's also the fact that none of the dragons in Gaiden are alive, they're corpses. Does this imply that Doma and Mila are the only two dragons on the continent? Why haven't they degenerated? There's definitely inspiration from the Lou Carcolh (slime,tentacles,snail shell), but eyeball beams? In Echoes he's stated to be a Divine Dragon. No Dragon of any kind is depicted this way. What's so special about Doma?
  6. Worst as in writing? Or gravity of actions?
  7. Does that really look like a dragon to you? Fire Emblem doesn't explain much about gods but Yune could transform into a bird for some reason. Gargoyles have wings too, I don't think wings are exclusive to dragons and wyverns. The Valentian Falchion is different from Marth's version. Marth's Falchion is made from Naga's fang, and has effective damage against dragons. Alm's Falchion is effective against monsters, and Naga isn't mentioned in Valentia at all. They honestly should have named it something else. Fomortiis and Ashera have dragons in their service as well. Doma heavy usage of monsters such as Mogalls, Bonewalkers,and Gargoyles suggest he's akin to Fomortiis, rather than any dragon we've seen so far. Grima has Risen, but I don't consider Awakening canon. Do you think Fomortiis is a dragon too?
  8. Interesting observation. Awakening was meant to the final game, and you can really tell by the way they threw content from all the games in there. I like the idea of Valentia being a remote island. Gaiden's environment suggests it, and you thoroughly analyzed everything. Care to explain why you think Doma and Mila were dragons all along? I like the idea of them being gods, like Ashera and Yune. Doma's original appearance was definitely not a dragon.
  9. Welcome. Looking forward to your project.
  10. OMG, how'd you know?! People have been using the H spelling longer than the F. It could be hard for some people to use a new name after being used to the original. I use them interchangeably, so I don't really care which is used.
  11. It's Alola for me. I love those trumpets (or whatever they are) around 0.24 and 0.42 marks. That guitar is neat too. 0.46. Hoenn and Kalos in 2nd and 3rd respectively for the bass.
  12. It's a secret. You'lI never guess.
  13. Congratulations on officially joining! I think most people start off lurking for some reason, a lot still are even with accounts. I see a new member joining almost every hour daily, and there's like 20 people that post. Would you mind showing me some of your work? I'm interested in hearing about your hack too.
  14. Okay you know what? I only listened to the revamped versions of Gaiden's soundtrack. After seeing all the Echoes votes I checked out some of the original tracks and wow! I'm not a fan of vocals but these songs are amazing! Can't wait to get this game.
  15. So I'm a huge fan of Fire Emblem's music, just about all of it. It's probably my favorite thing about the series. It's hard as hell to choose a particular title that really stands out but I'd have to say that Radiant Dawn has the best soundtrack. When I say best, I mean in sound quality as well as the songs themselves. The tracks that really shine are one's like Finale in Fear, Ascent, Dilemma, The Devoted and Pray for Victory. They have that grand, epic feel to them that I'd like to hear more of in the future. Gaiden's OST is impressive for an 8 bit game, it manages to outshine the recent titles. I think SOV did a decent job at updating the OST, particularly Chapter 2's theme and Alm's map theme. Unfortunately, some tracks felt worse then the original. I'm citing the final map theme and Celica's map theme. The remake somehow manages to make these songs less intense. I guess this is a case of less being better. Jugdral is my favorite continent in the series, and thus holds a special place in my heart. Tracks like Glory in Grandbell, Awakening of the Holy Knight, and The Final Holy War have this ancient, knightly feel to it. It really feels like you're in medieval times. Girl of the Spirit Forest and Light Inheritors are tied for my favorite map themes of all time. I don't know what it is, but I can listen to those songs on loop forever. And is it just me, or does Light Inheritors sound like a mix Awakening of the Holy Knight and Girl of the Spirit Forest? I consider it so, and hope it is indeed the case. That's a great touch, mixing Sigurd and Deirdre's first map themes on Seliph's first map. Thracia 776 doesn't have a single track I mildly dislike or am neutral too. I can't pick a favorite, but I can say the boss theme is the best out the entire series. I feel like FE1 and FE3 have better soundtracks than their remakes. For example, compare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp5kWvaTWPY&index=13&list=PL520651E8276DB68A to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz6ckNE9SRk&list=PL09DA3267151ABB1F&index=15 There's not too much to say other than that. I did like Shadow Dragon's take on Under the Flag. Not as hype, but it had a nice serene feeling to it. Particularly around the 00.31-00.47 mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sAMZFmDShs Proud Commander and Footsteps of Fate were cool too. Both are original tracks for FE11. Lyn is not my favorite FE protagonist, but she does have the best personal theme. Friendship and Adventure stands out as the best map theme out of the GBA games. Softly with Grace is classic too. Binding Blade's kinda weird though. There's two seperate OSTs, Some tracks sound worse in game than on the other one. An example is In the Name of Bern. Compare. In game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDNCs7tH8U4&index=23&list=PLYOLPb7kjJ3JWW2HYS2tjW_Vz6bJPkT8m to Alternate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO90cl_rN6M The latter sounds better right? It's also weird how Roy's Victory theme sounds better in FE7 than in his own game. Sacred Stones is very underrated game in all aspects. From the somber Treasured Memories, to the playful Distant Roads, this is a solid OST. The only issue I have is with the final battle theme. It started off great with The Promised Land. Very ominous track, fitting a final level well. I'm talking about the theme that plays when you fight Fomortiis. It's not bad, it just ill fitting. I get what they were going for, but combined with how easy the boss fight is, it just put a damper on the whole thing. Path of Radiance is only game along with Thracia 776 that lacks tracks I dislike. Not much else to say, but some noteworthy tracks are a Battle and a Beginning, A Mighty Foe, Ike's Resolution, Crimea Attacks, and Greil Mercenaries. And FE9's take on Light and Dark from FE4 is actually better than the original. Awakening and Fates are the only games that have only a single track I can say I love. That'd be Don't speak her name and Road Taken (Both versions) respectively. Anyways, that's enough from me, let's hear what you have to say. Do you have any particular songs you care to mention? And feel free to vote for your favorite OST.