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Which definitely sane post-timeskip Lord are you choosing?

  • Dimitri: "Those who stand in my way will be crushed."

    Votes: 122 18.6%
  • Claude: "...I'll take them out... without hesitation."

    Votes: 198 30.2%
  • Edelgard: "I'm sorry, teacher. But this is my path."

    Votes: 336 51.2%

  • Total voters
    656

Aaronrules380

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
7,876
I actually think the same. There are tons of games where you can ship people with the main character, but actually shipping supporting cast with supporting cast is a very rare feature.
Yeah i’m Not saying people don’t like pairing the self insert with their favorite character, but that’s also not the main appeal of it for most fans I feel and is more of a bonus extra
 

Quinton

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,454
The Research Triangle
Aaaaay, awesome update. What is your main team? Either Celica or Alm's side
I love everybody and use everybody whenever possible. :P But let me think for a sec... who do I use the most? Hmm...

For Alm: Tobin and Mathilda are epic paladins who take no sass from anybody. Clair goes all over the battlefield wrecking faces and taking purses. Python is an ace sniper and Faye is always within two spaces of Alm because come on, of course she is. And Lukas is always around too because I’d feel bad if he wasn’t. One character I use less when necessary is Clive. The poor bloke just doesn’t seem to last as long as he should.

For Celica: Mae’s still hyper! Let’s go! Seriously, Mae’s the best. I like using Saber all the time too since he feels a bit more story-relevant than some. (He has the Demon Sword right now which is of course anxiety-inducing but I can’t quit it...) Leon and Valbar are always around too. Genny is my terrifying terror-destroyer and Jesse seems quite promising as well.
 

Durden

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,209
I’m really conflicted on whether to get this. The last FE I really got into was Awakening. Wasn’t really into what I saw of the ones after it. This one looks pretty cool and I have another Nintendo voucher to burn, but I dunno if this should be what I use it for. Think I may just wait for a sale.
 

Aaronrules380

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
7,876
I’m really conflicted on whether to get this. The last FE I really got into was Awakening. Wasn’t really into what I saw of the ones after it. This one looks pretty cool and I have another Nintendo voucher to burn, but I dunno if this should be what I use it for. Think I may just wait for a sale.
I’d say wait for reviews at least if you’re not sure
 

Linde

Member
Sep 2, 2018
2,416
wondering if we'll be able to change costumes within classes or something, or if each unit has a colour pallette that carries on through each of their promotions
because we see two different swordmaster outfits. the pink one on Petra, and the blue one on Ingrid that looks exactly like Ayras outfit
or maybe petra is just an enemy in that image and is therefore red, or black eagles are all red and blue lions are, well, blue
 

Xavi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,921
Lightning for Smash
I love everybody and use everybody whenever possible. :P But let me think for a sec... who do I use the most? Hmm...

For Alm: Tobin and Mathilda are epic paladins who take no sass from anybody. Clair goes all over the battlefield wrecking faces and taking purses. Python is an ace sniper and Faye is always within two spaces of Alm because come on, of course she is. And Lukas is always around too because I’d feel bad if he wasn’t. One character I use less when necessary is Clive. The poor bloke just doesn’t seem to last as long as he should.

For Celica: Mae’s still hyper! Let’s go! Seriously, Mae’s the best. I like using Saber all the time too since he feels a bit more story-relevant than some. (He has the Demon Sword right now which is of course anxiety-inducing but I can’t quit it...) Leon and Valbar are always around too. Genny is my terrifying terror-destroyer and Jesse seems quite promising as well.
I'm glad you use Genny, poor girl gets benched in a lot of Echoes playthroughs I've seen

 

BaconHat

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,369
Even weirder, I'm in the U.S. You can preorder the game with the expansion pass in the bundle, but there's no option that I see to purchase the pass separately.
It's probably like Smash was and it's expansion pass that was not available to preorder seperately until after the game was released.
No clue why they do that, maybe they are afraid that some would click on the dlc by mistake instead of the full game and be angry at release time?
 
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Poodlestrike

Poodlestrike

There is much talk, and I have listened...
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
4,462
People focus so much on player waifus, but I think a huge part of the appeal with the support system has always been shipping the supporting characters together lol
Oh, absolutely.

wondering if we'll be able to change costumes within classes or something, or if each unit has a colour pallette that carries on through each of their promotions
because we see two different swordmaster outfits. the pink one on Petra, and the blue one on Ingrid that looks exactly like Ayras outfit
or maybe petra is just an enemy in that image and is therefore red, or black eagles are all red and blue lions are, well, blue
It does! To some extent, at least.
 

LincolnTunnel

Member
Oct 25, 2017
149
New Jersey
I'm still hopeful that Byleth has a bit more character to them that we haven't seen so far. It makes sense to me that they'd focus the marketing on the three Lords, just because the ability to choose your house is kinda the whole gimmick of the game. There could be plenty about Byleth we don't know.

On another note, does anybody think we'll see some 3H Amiibo eventually? I was surprised they didn't announce any during the E3 direct.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,116
I’m really conflicted on whether to get this. The last FE I really got into was Awakening. Wasn’t really into what I saw of the ones after it. This one looks pretty cool and I have another Nintendo voucher to burn, but I dunno if this should be what I use it for. Think I may just wait for a sale.
This is exactly where I'm at. Waiting for reviews.

....beginning to get hyped, though.
 

Strings

Member
Oct 27, 2017
7,635
... By the way, is anyone else really turned off by Byleth going super saiyan :(? Some recent gameplay has even shown them with the sickly blue hair in combat >.<
 

Caz

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,437
Canada
Do we know yet if skipping the school stuff will have any adverse effect on your units? Any disadvantage?
Assuming we can skip it entirely, I'd expect it to be similar to jumping straight into Hector/Eliwood's Tale in Rekka No Ken i.e. you'll get decent units/stats but you're better off soaking in the exp. the extra chapters grant you if you expect to struggle.
 

Soilbreaker

Member
Oct 25, 2017
712
USA
Like the previous posts said, Genny was a lifesaver couple of times in my playthrough in echoes. Recover & Invoke 24/7.
 

Boots

Member
Dec 28, 2017
316
Engadget preview

That preview was great! I wish they commented on whether there will be same-sex romance options or not, but I'm sure another preview will mention it. The fact that the explore mode with all the talking to students is seen as a positive feature was encouraging. Really looking forward to release day.

Edit: Oh wow, already taken down? Lol that was quick. Guess they really did push the button too soon.
 

Enduin

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,247
New York
Engadget preview

Very positive and promising write up, honestly it's basically a review. Praises writing for the most part, with some minor hickups and blemishes, really positive about the calendar and teaching systems, positive about the gameplay changes and removal of weapon triangle.

Did anyone manage to catch the preview before they took it down?
I still have it up.
 

snikdasnek

Member
Jan 1, 2019
742
Very positive and promising write up, honestly it's basically a review. Praises writing for the most part, with some minor hickups and blemishes, really positive about the calendar and teaching systems, positive about the gameplay changes and removal of weapon triangle.


I still have it up.
as in you never refreshed so you can still view it, or the page in general is still up for you?
 
Oct 25, 2017
672
Canada
Yup link is out of commission. Tried checking the cached version and even that isn't up. I figure previews from all major sites will hit today at some point

EDIT: Thanks Xavi good looking out with the screenshots!
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,268
I manged to save it (on my phone tho)

The first house story line took him 45 hours to beat, and the other two could be closer to 65 apparently. He recommends saving before before big decisions.

"Major characters do some wild things, and you should go in expecting to make decisions that completely change how you experience the story"
 

Lusankya

Member
Oct 27, 2017
410
That preview (more like a review, after all he played through an entire route already) was really positive and now it's even harder for me to wait.
 

Raijinto

Member
Oct 28, 2017
7,053
Yeah the preview is positive and that's a common sentiment I feel from people who have played it from what I've read.

Why can't this month be over already lol.
 

snikdasnek

Member
Jan 1, 2019
742
Now I basically have to talk to every character in the monastery after every big event, not that I wasn't going to do that anyway. Its also interesting that even in one route there may be multiple outcomes, thats really cool, and is going to encourage multiple playthroughs of each house
 

Jenos

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10
Yeah, really good impressions from the preview, i'm guessing the house he chose for his first playthrough was Black Eagles
 

Lunar15

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,170
I'm guessing review codes went out the same time as when the pre-load went live. That's almost a full month early.
 

Xavi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,921
Lightning for Smash
Major characters do some wild things, and you should go in expecting to make decisions that completely change how you experience the story.
YES
The game warns you when choices majorly impact the plot, which means I know that I've ony experienced one side to the story. And that's just the tale of one house.
YES

I'm aournd two hours into my NG+ now, and I've selected a different house.
Oh, NG+ mode.

The first house storyline took me around 45 hours to finish, and I imagine the next two will be closer to 60.
Music to my ears. Seems like they weren't kidding with the 200h thing.

PRO TIP: Use multiple save slots to guarantee you can revisit those big decisions.
Noted!

What a positive preview. My hype levels are increasing.
 
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Poodlestrike

Poodlestrike

There is much talk, and I have listened...
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
4,462
Damn, I'm at work on mobile... Could somebody make a thread with Xavi 's link? New News, New thread.
 

Bonejack

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,336
Good grief ... that preview makes me wary of picking Black Eagles first. Maybe i should pick another House first and save Black Eagles for later to have the full experience....