Fire Emblem: Three Houses Page 2

  • Mola_Ram 26 Jun 2019 12:27:23 21,215 posts
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    daft_punk_909 wrote:
    @Mola_Ram It's definitely not received plenty compared to other first party Nintendo games.

    Unless by plenty you mean not much?
    Well I dunno, how much do you want? It's never going to be as popular as other Nintendo series, and I assume that most sites write features based on what they think people want. US Gamer has done a few articles, I don't know about EG really.

    But your original question was "should we be worried?", and the answer is still no, regardless of how much coverage you think it deserves. It's a niche game, lack of coverage doesn't mean it's going to be shit.
  • daft_punk_909 26 Jun 2019 12:32:18 107 posts
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    @Mola_Ram I honestly didn't think the series was niche.

    The last few 3DS entries had massive amounts of marketing. I know at the time Nintendo didn't have much to promote elsewhere!

    I was surprised this didn't get the same amount of E3 coverage as Luigi's Mansion etc.
  • Duffking 26 Jun 2019 12:34:23 16,304 posts
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    FE has gained quite a large audience lately to be fair. Awakening was supposed to be the series' last throw of the dice as it never did big numbers. Since then we've had a game that was 3 games in one, a remake of another one, a Warriors spinoff, a mobile game that is making shittons of money and now a sequel. It's rather less niche than people think. But yeah it's only playable behind closed doors so not a lot to report on.
  • Mola_Ram 26 Jun 2019 12:40:17 21,215 posts
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    It's certainly more popular, less niche than it was. But it's never going to be a blockbuster in the way that other series are.
  • Dombat 26 Jun 2019 12:46:06 1,631 posts
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    It's had enough coverage from Nintendo and they tend to like to take control of pre-release coverage of their games. Nothing to worry about here.
  • daft_punk_909 26 Jun 2019 13:05:58 107 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    FE has gained quite a large audience lately to be fair. Awakening was supposed to be the series' last throw of the dice as it never did big numbers. Since then we've had a game that was 3 games in one, a remake of another one, a Warriors spinoff, a mobile game that is making shittons of money and now a sequel. It's rather less niche than people think. But yeah it's only playable behind closed doors so not a lot to report on.
    Good points, especially Fire Emblem Heroes. Nintendos biggest success in the mobile market. Surely now is the time to promote the hell out of this game to capitalise on this?
  • jack5255 26 Jun 2019 22:14:15 826 posts
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    Looks like they’ve started a little bit, the latest video on their facebook
  • Graxlar_v3 26 Jun 2019 22:15:17 7,682 posts
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    HYPEEEEEEE
  • Mola_Ram 27 Jun 2019 09:26:47 21,215 posts
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    On a different topic, I am sort of glad that there aren't going to be any child units in the game. They were cool and made sense for FE: Awakening, but they felt really shoehorned into Fates. And it felt like they added a lot of grind to the game.
  • Rusty_M 27 Jun 2019 20:14:49 7,038 posts
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    Is there a face-stroking dating sim aspect?
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28 Jun 2019 00:04:59 3,564 posts
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    I could do without all tye romance gubbins. Supports are fine but the post Awakening dating aspects and children feel so unnecessary (although sadly garnered an audience, bot sure how Echoes sold). I still need to decide if I want the standard or LE of this as LE looks a bit pricy but I do have tye LEs of all three 3DS ones (well, the promotional preorder artbook for Awakening anyway) in my set... Need to finish off Echoes as well as I was enjoying it.
  • Mola_Ram 12 Jul 2019 15:37:42 21,215 posts
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    Well, the previews are out now. Almost all at the same time, which I guess means embargo. Here's the EG one: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-07-12-fire-emblem-three-houses-is-a-welcome-revolution-for-the-series

    And the USG one: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/fire-emblem-three-houses-review-impressions-switch

    I'm slightly worried, to be honest, particularly from that second preview. I've still preloaded the thing and got the DLC and everything (I'll do that for anything FE-related), but the changes worry me. I am not against change in general, but right now it's looking like "oh, we made this completely different game but Fire Emblem sells so let's just call it that". I would be fine with getting rid of the weapon triangle, for example, but it looks like they've replaced it with piling skills on your characters after grinding a bunch. Hopefully there's a Conquest-style no-grind mode, or something like that.

    Anyway, not wanting to moan too much before the game's even out, but I love this series and don't want it to become something unrecognisable.
  • Addy__ 12 Jul 2019 16:17:52 1,426 posts
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    Can't believe it's nearly here. Looking forward to it.
  • Graxlar_v3 12 Jul 2019 16:27:50 7,682 posts
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    I am fine with the evolution to be honest. I am just looking forward to it so much.
  • ChiefGB 12 Jul 2019 16:28:08 11,330 posts
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    Never really dug into these (thinks I played a little of a gba one given on the 3ds kickback). Always looked at from afar but as minty always stick to full price never pulled the trigger. But my switch needs some love as I’ve only bought yoshi in what feels like the last 18 months.
    I’ll bite if everywhere’s going crazy over it.
  • Addy__ 12 Jul 2019 16:41:11 1,426 posts
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    @ChiefGB

    How is Yoshi? Never pulled the trigger on that either.
  • ChiefGB 12 Jul 2019 19:20:46 11,330 posts
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    @Addy__ nothing all that special unfortunately, it’s seems to play it all a bit safe. It just came across as a bit boring sadly as there’s not much challenge on the surface and yet the rewards and incentive for collecting all the stuff wasn’t enough so I kind of drifted away from it fairly quickly.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12 Jul 2019 21:02:04 3,564 posts
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    I want Three Houses, just got to decide whether to go LE or not as it is a bit pricy (SimplyGames 79 quid sounds okay but not up for sale, 80 is pushing it. I do have every other FE LE released though...) or use 30 quid Argos vouchers to get game for about 12 quid (Argos don't have the LE).
  • Ror 12 Jul 2019 22:23:09 18,810 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx Couple of quid under 80 at Shopto. Not much of a difference, but hey ho.
  • ChiefGB 12 Jul 2019 22:45:41 11,330 posts
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    All games have 5% off at game collection this weekend makes it £38, for those after a good price.

    Turns out this excludes preorders, my bad must have missed that.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 10:07:16 13-07-2019
  • Addy__ 13 Jul 2019 00:07:56 1,426 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    @Addy__ nothing all that special unfortunately, it’s seems to play it all a bit safe. It just came across as a bit boring sadly as there’s not much challenge on the surface and yet the rewards and incentive for collecting all the stuff wasn’t enough so I kind of drifted away from it fairly quickly.
    Yeah I felt the same about the one on the Wii U. Oh well.
  • ChiefGB 13 Jul 2019 00:38:52 11,330 posts
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    Yep, I’d say avoid then, it’s a little more creative but the gameplay is basic.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 Jul 2019 17:15:55 3,564 posts
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    I behaved and resisted the LE and just went for an SE with coin from 365 using credit. I really cannot justify a fourty quid artbook of indeterminate quality (the main bit about the LE I want). Hopefully the game will be good. Getting the wife off Monster Hunter to play it however will be the biggest challenge ;). This is where a Switch Lite looks handy :)
  • DangerousDave_87 17 Jul 2019 11:16:52 6,315 posts
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    Famitsu scores Three Houses a 37/40, which is one tiny little point more than Awakening managed.
  • ChiefGB 17 Jul 2019 11:53:21 11,330 posts
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    Yes but they’ve always have a hardon for home firstparty stuff. Great start though. When genera reviews go live?
  • Graxlar_v3 17 Jul 2019 12:33:12 7,682 posts
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    Why is this not out yet!!
  • Rusty_M 17 Jul 2019 14:00:03 7,038 posts
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    Because it's not next week yet
  • jack5255 17 Jul 2019 18:36:41 826 posts
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    Ahhh this is going to be a slow week
  • Graxlar_v3 17 Jul 2019 19:20:17 7,682 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    Because it's not next week yet
    :(
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