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Honey_Gal
 
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This is a general thread for the entire Fire Emblem series. I thought I might create one since we've got a new game (or two, I should say) coming out in a few weeks.

Since we still don't have a release date in EU/AUS I've been using this time to go back and try out the older games, notably Sacred Stones. I'm currently playing on Eirika's route and I'm loving the story and characters so far. Joshua is constantly throwing out crits left and right - it's amazing.

What about you guys? Have you been avoiding Fates spoilers and gameplay? What are your planned pairings? Have you played any of the older games? Feel free to share below.

Also, if you're still undecided on a design for your avatar then I'd recommend checking out this customiser. It's got everything, from blush and sweat drops to different expressions.
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I thinking of getting one of them, but , Conquest or Birthright? Or should I choose to Smash?
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Birthright is catered more towards newcomers and those who started with Awakening. It's also more forgiving in terms of EXP and items.

Conquest on the other hand is catered to veterans of the series and is the opposite: less EXP and items; EXP also isn't earned in My Castle battles, unlike Birthright.

Or, why not both? Smash is also a great option though, not gonna lie.

I'm buying the special edition to make my decision easier, plus you get Relevation earlier. I'll miss having nice separate box art of both games though.
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So, as I have only played Awakening, should I get Birthright over Conquest? At first I had planned on getting Conquest as it said it was for veterans, but now that you said that I'm not so sure anymore.
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I have only played Awakening (and a little bit of the FE game released on the Wii U virtual console), but I am getting both. The way I see it, Birthright and Conquest are different from each other in difficulty, but they both (I believe) have Casual mode, so even if I mess up with my strategy, my units won't be gone for forever.
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"So, as I have only played Awakening, should I get Birthright over Conquest? At first I had planned on getting Conquest as it said it was for veterans, but now that you said that I'm not so sure anymore. "
I would personally recommend Birthright due to the easier overall game difficulty, however this shouldn't stop you from purchasing Conquest. Whilst Conquest possesses more challenges and an increase in difficulty, you are still able to choose your own personal difficulty. Remember that you can play as Casual or Phoenix on Normal mode if you're concerned about the overall game difficulty.

Also keep in mind that you are able to purchase DLC for grinding EXP, gold and items. So if you are struggling in Conquest with these things, then purchasing the DLC may be ideal.

Perhaps just try one of them out and see how you go. If you really enjoyed the story for one of them then you can always go out and purchase the other.

" The way I see it, Birthright and Conquest are different from each other in difficulty, but they both (I believe) have Casual mode, so even if I mess up with my strategy, my units won't be gone for forever. "
Correct, and they also have Phoenix mode. I find Casual to be less worrying than Classic. I get too emotionally attached to characters, so it'd be upsetting for me to see them gone forever.
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I'm actually quite excited for Fire Emblem Fates regardless of the cut content. When pre-orders had first opened back in November (I believe...) I went down to my local GameStop the day after thanks to the news of the Special Edition bundle from Nintendo Direct and reserved myself a spot. Plus, you get three super cute key chains. What's not to love?
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In Awakening, I really liked the male version of Robin. However, I'm really liking the design of female Corrin.

I preordered the special edition too, suppose I could use both genders. Thanks for posting the customiser.
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"In Awakening, I really liked the male version of Robin. However, I'm really liking the design of female Corrin."
DUDE I KNOW

Going to use Male in Fates anyways for the same reason I use a male in Animal Crossing, but... dang, I like the Female's design a lot more.

And because I get attached to my characters, I'm probably going to make the exact same Male Corrin in every version of the SE. :L
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I absolutely love those key rings. Wish we got them here as well.

I love both the male and female designs for Robin and Corrin. I think I prefer the overall Corrin designs than the Robin designs though. The armour in particular is my favourite.

"And because I get attached to my characters, I'm probably going to make the exact same Male Corrin in every version of the SE. :L"
YES I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO DID THIS. I always make the same character for my save files. I also always marry the same person too because I'm trash lol.

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In other news, someone from Polygon had a 2 hour livestream today and they played from the start right up until chapter 7, I think. Not only this, but some more voices were showcased (umm, Jakob and Gunter, anyone?) and *drum roll* ... skinship is still in the game! Well, not really. The models are still in-game along with the dialogue, but you can't pet them. Still, it's better than nothing. Thoughts?
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My thoughts are that they made the best possible choice. They didn't cut all of the work out that was put into the Live2D models, but they also didn't keep the weird, creepy petting.

Though I hear the voice clips are still in and they're still as cringe-inducing/embarrassing, soo... Eh, still better than petting a (digital) human face.
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I agree. I think most people were assuming that the feature was gone for good which meant that you wouldn't exactly be getting your money's worth. It's good to know that they amended it - and not removed it - so it is more catered to the West. And the live2D models were stunning, so it'd be a waste to completely remove them.

Ooh, are they? I only heard Sakura's. If that's the case then I can't wait to hear Niles' lines.
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I couldn't imagine the skinship feature with younger characters. For example, I was almost not okay hooking up Lissa and Robin. I guess localization did the best they could.  I hate losing content, so I suppose I would rather have a feature and not use it then no feature at all.
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Wait, did the characters have official ages in Awakening? I understand that, because of marriage purpose, Chrom must have been of legal age...but Lissa was his younger sister who seemed too childish to be more than 17, Ricken states to wait for marriage because he's still a boy although it may not be directly in all pairings, pairing off with the future children bothers me because I love Noire but their ages aren't stated, and then there's the young looking Robin's that seem no more than 13 but with great intellect.
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I don't believe they are any official ages. I think you could make a plausible guess for some. Lissa just seemed more like a little girl than an adult for me. I was okay with pairing future children. In awakening at least, I feel that there was so much romance during the war (thanks to some meddling higher power )that shortly after it "ended", most pairs started having kids. I assumed everyone must have been of similar age.
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There have been bits and bobs from comics and dialogue to suggest their ages. Here's what I think their ages are:

- Chrom: his father (aka the exalt before Emmeryn) died 15 years ago in-game and Emmeryn was roughly 10 during this time. Chrom was 4 at the time because the concept art states that he is 6 years younger than Emm. Therefore, he should be 19 at the beginning of Awakening and 21 at the end.

- Lissa: she is 4 years younger than Chrom. She should be 15 at the beginning of Awakening and 17 at the end.

- Emmeryn: Emm is 6 years older than Chrom. She should be 25 at the beginning and 27 at the end.

As for the other characters, well, that's kind of difficult to decipher. Ricken looks to be the same age as Lissa and as you said, he's waiting for marriage because he says he's still a boy, so we could assume that that is a possibility.

Further on the topic of ages, it's implied by Leo in the localisation that Elise is actually an adult. I guess Nintendo didn't want to get into any trouble and it would be weird anyway for the West if we could romance a younger girl.
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I prefer to pair the younger characters like Ricken, Lissa, Nowi (I don't care how old she says she is- she looks 12 lol), etc. with each other, just because it's kinda weird for me to pair them up with people who look much older than them.

I try to avoid marrying second gen characters (there's just something odd about marrying someone that hasn't even been born yet lol), but I've married a few and my favorite was Owain; I really like their conversations in the Hot Spring DLC.

As for skinship, I'm kinda bummed that I can't rub Odin and Orochi's faces they took out a part of the game. But at least we're getting the option to invite people to our treehouse-thing and the dialogue is still in the game, even if you can't rub their faces (Not sure if it actually counts as a spoiler, but I marked it as one for anyone who doesn't want to know about the features in Fates).
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"I prefer to pair the younger characters like Ricken, Lissa, Nowi (I don't care how old she says she is- she looks 12 lol), etc. with each other, just because it's kinda weird for me to pair them up with people who look much older than them."
How old is Nowi, actually?
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Well let's see: Japanese game, not fully dressed, looks twelve or younger, acts like a whiny child... I'll say two thousand is a safe bet.
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I believe she says in her recruitment chapter that she is a thousand-something. But she looks 12 at best, and that's what keeps me from pairing her with anybody older than Ricken or Henry lol
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I figured most people knew that M!Robin/Nowi was a common pairing in Awakening because people wanted a manakete Morgan early in the game, even though she's one-thousand something, but couldn't wait until Lady Tiki's or Nah's paralogues.
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Wow, I never thought Morgan could be a manakete. Then I would have two amazing dragons (Nah&Morgan). I was going to pair avatar and tiki eventually but this is better.
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"Wow, I never thought Morgan could be a manakete.  Then I would have two amazing dragons (Nah&Morgan). I was going to pair avatar and tiki eventually but this is better."

Yes, female Morgan starts out classed as a manakete when her mother is Nowi, Nah, or Lady Tiki. Regardless of whom you decide to marry as male Robin you'll have four manaketes available to you, Nowi just provides three of the four early on in the game.
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You can also have a Taguel Morgan, but the Manakete surpass the Taguel in terms of caps.

Also, doesn't Morgan get Nowi's "armour" if she's a Manakete?
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It turns out that you can still blow into the microphone and touch (?) your spouse, so I guess there weren't a lot of earth shattering changes from the Japanese version. And the suggestive dialogue is still there to keep fans happy *cough* Niles *cough*.
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