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Fire Emblem Engage (20th Jan 2023)

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The leaks all those months ago were right. Game looks great, despite the weird coloured hair. :D 

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Started off looking more like a traditional Fire Emblem (more than Three Houses) then they showed the Tokyo Mirage-esk fusion system.

Funny because earlier I it actually crossed my mind if they were going to somehow shoe-horn in Lyn and low and behold, there she is (kinda). I didn't know anything about the leaks.

This is actually coming much earlier than I would like since I need another playthrough of Three Houses and probably at least 2 more for Three Hopes. And Pokémon is coming up.

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So, that picture with Toothpaste girl was real? Hilarious!

Nice to get a new Smash character reveal!

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I never expected the leak to be real. Goddayum. Welcome to the series, PepsiMan and ColgateGirl.

Some loose thoughts:

  • I love the graphics, but I'm not too much into the aesthetics. This has the side effect of making Marth and Celica look GORGEOUS, but I'm iffier on the new characters;
  • That said, the artwork is very pretty and good looking, love the colours;
  • Definitely not a fan of the lamps;
  • Hate the name of the game too;
  • Not feeling the stand/persona system. We already have FE Heroes for celebrations, and I didn't like how Awakening handled the einherjar, either. So it's a concept I fundamentally dislike;
  • The mural at the beginning shows Lucina with a bow, as well as Ike with Urvan. Neat;
  • Fell Dragon was already Grima, so what the hell is that moniker!?;
  • Incidentally, the Fell Dragon has blue highlights on the right side, red highlights on the left. So that's an obvious twist;
  • The best FETuber (Faerghast) noticed that there's a lot of pure French nomenclature in the trailer. That's legit fun stuff.

As of right now, I'm still lukewarm on the game. I'm fine with waiting for this one right now.

But good trailer though. Informative and... engaging.

Edited by Jonnas

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Wow! Koei-Tecmo isn’t involved? That’s a shocker!

And it… actually looks like a real Fire Emblem game and not a dating simulator with some SRPG action on the side? Well fuck me sideways! I might well actually be interested in a Fire Emblem game again! :D

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For those who are interested, here's a pretty good breakdown of the trailer:

 

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The Japanese Fire Emblem twitter account is already posting character profiles and gameplay clips.

 

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I wish there will be skins for the main character, because I honestly can't stand that combination of colors. If they'd been more subtle, or toned down, or just one of them be toned down, I could probably roll with it. But they're both too... dominant to work together. Ugh.

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Monk class can use "qigong" martial arts, so Monks aren't completely useless outside of healing.

What's also interesting is that the text "break" appears and you see the archer has dropped their weapons. Is that a way to disarm enemy units?

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It should be noted, the typical healing class is called "Cleric" (also "Priest" or "Troubadour", but these are clearly not her case). If she's classified as a "Monk", then that should explain why she seems to be more combat-focused. Amusingly, with the use of knuckles/gauntlets with some healing magic on the side, this class sounds a lot like traditional Final Fantasy monks as well.

(Curiously, the "Monk" class has only been used so far to refer to the offensive White Mages of the GBA era, Lucius and Artur. The Engage!Monk is clearly something new, even if it shares the same name)

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