Luminous Arc = Fire Emblem?

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  1. evadwolrab
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    I'm a big fan of Fire Emblem (even though I never seem to get anywhere near completing them) games.

    I've seen a few vids of LA and it seems quite similar to the turn-based strategic loveliness of FE and Advance Wars - would anyone who has played LA recommend it to fans of these games?

    I've just started Heroes of Mana but I despise CnC type games and I don't think I'll be able to overcome my hatred for point n click RTS/resource gatherer games.
     
  2. darkpaladinmfc

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    I haven't played Luminous Arc yet but why don't you try it out, it's not like you have to go to the store and get it.
     
  3. outphase

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    Luminous Arc is more like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance than FE. FFTA is another great SRPG like FE.
     
  4. Ph1l0z0ph3r

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    Its a great game i think anyone who loves RPGs should try it out.
     
  5. grifter

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    Is FF tactics advance much like advance wars?
     
  6. CannonBallZ

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    nup, not really
     
  7. VVoltz

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    Advance Wars doesn't have any RPG things on its gameplay.
     
  8. ediblebird

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    fire emblem is wayyyyyyyyyy better than luminous arc. Luminous arc is mediocre. still worth a play though
     
  9. mikagami

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    Luminous Arc visually is a lot better than Fire Emblem, and LA also trumps FE's text scenes by using quite a bit of voice acting. I suppose battles in FE are more interactive, but the whole perm. death thing in FE is stupid, I don't see how it's fun having to restart your system if you want your troops to stay.

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    Also Wi-Fi play.
     
  10. FireEmblemGuy

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    You've got me there.

    Anyways, LA is a pretty fun game, but you should probably try it before you buy it, as it's more FFT style than FE.
     
  11. IBNobody

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    How is LA's storyline? Is it anything special, or is it a snorefest like the later FE games?
     
  12. ediblebird

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    The Wifi play and no permanent death are good in Luminous Arc, but with the graphics i would have to disagree. Thats what put me off about luminous arc the the most.

    Fire emblems graphics are simple and really good, especially for the size of the sprites, and the graphics go really well together.
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    Luminous arcs graphics are not very good, the characters sprites are really sloppy (just look at the three headed monster!), and the backgrounds are too rigid, with too much emphasis on perfectly staight lines.
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    for good graphics see final fantasy tactics advance or onimusha tactics:
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    the pixel artists were clearly at one with the pixel
     
  13. PuyoDead

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    There's sort of two groupings for SRPGs.

    There's the 3D/isometric group of FFT, FFTA, the Front Mission series, Disgaea, and Luminous Arc.

    Then there's the basic top down grid based grouping of Tactics Ogre, Bahamut Lagoon, the Fire Emblem series, and Advanace Wars

    Then there's Phantom Brave, the oddball. It's kind of related to 3D/isometric, just with a completely different movement style.
     
  14. grifter

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    I'm confused with all these game types,

    what do you class these as? Is it more just like a normal final fantasy game?
     
  15. ilovengage

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    I'm looking forward to be able to play Luminous.

    But I don't understand what so many people don't like about the death thing in Fire Emblem - because of that the game is much harder (but not impossible!) and you are more careful about what you're doing. I know it's very annoying if you lose one character but I think that's one of the elements that make Fire Emblem so great [​IMG]
     
  16. outphase

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    The common name is Strategy RPGs. Final Fantasy games are usually referred to as (Console) RPGs.
     
  17. grifter

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    cheers,

    game styles are getting as niche as music.

    'It was a trip hop beat house funk progressive underground style beat, i found in enjoyable'.