Should I play FE: fates?

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  1. Feeling it!
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    1. I hated awakening gameplay wise.
    2. Should I play conquest or birthright or revelations?
    3. Is the DLC P2W?
    4. Does the 600mb loss between JP and US make the JP version the only true choice?
    5. Is it even a good strat planning game?
     
  2. TheLemurLord

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    If you hated Awakening, you'll hate Fates.

    And yes, there is pay2win DLC.
     
  3. joyoshi

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    First conquest or birthright, depending on if you want to join "good" or "evil". The 600mb loss if because of all the censored content (I believe) so if you don't mind censorship it doesn't matter. And yes, it is a good strategy game. It does however have quite a few RNG elements.
     
  4. Harsky

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    Sorry for the thread hijack buy I was the lucky one who got the limited edition FE Fates game with all three games. Awakening was my very first 3DS game and I played it for a week, took a 6 month break and then played it until I got over 90 hours into it. The main thing was the characters and how the support conversation just made me love the characters.

    Playing Birthright the past two days however, I just didn't feel the characters click with me and I'm already at chapter 17. Is it a general consensus that the characters in Fates are just.... Meh or is because I can't shake off the memories of Awakening?
     
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    It's not you. Fates' cast are more shallow and pandery than Awakening's.

    The CG scenes that the royal family members get pretty much sum up their entire characters. Camilla is just fanservice. Garon is a Saturday morning cartoon villain. And so forth.
     
  6. DHall243

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    I had never played a FE game and hated turn based games, i just beat Fates yesterday. I like the story line alot.
     
  7. Feeling it!
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    Honestly I think I just liked real grid based strat games like disgaea and ff tactics too much...........and vandal hearts was like a super version of fire emblem. XD
     
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    The DLC is "p2w" in that yes, you can buy grinding DLC and it makes you very powerful easily, but it's not like you NEED it or anything.
    Really though, if you didn't like Awakening, probably stay away.
     
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    About to create a thread about this series, but seeing it already made i'll ask here.
    What game should i play first, across all games? As i never plays this series, i wanna give it a shot.
    Also, what makes this series so special than other tactics games?
    And please don't say it's because of permadeath. That feature sometimes drive me to back off this game (FF Tactics being one, as i haven't played it).
     
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  10. Feeling it!
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    I am confused slightly by your post so I will answer with both of my thoughts of what you are saying.
    1. What makes fire emblem unique is the characters having kids and that you can mix the couples in the games.......oh and the best fe game is genealogy of the holy war. (that I know of)
    2. FF tactics doesnt have permadeath to my memories but if you are talking about ff tactics then play "FF tactics advanced 1" <----for the GBA.
    still confused about your post kinda.
    EDIT oh and fire emblem has insane RNG that makes you reset every 5 minutes.
     
  11. Arras

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    I'd say the main draw is the characters and all the support conversations?
     
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    You're confused about my post, yet you answered them very clearly.
    Iirc, FF tactics has permadeath, but only for generic characters.
    Thanks for you suggestion, will look into it later.
    So basically it's because of the characters and their interactions?
     
  13. vayanui8

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    If you didn't like awakening don't bother. The gameplay has improvements but its the same at the core. The Story and characters are a step down from awakening however and since you didn't like the gameplay, which is the best part of this game, it probably won't be to your tastes
     
  14. piratesephiroth

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    It's a mediocre tactics RPG (like all Fire Emblem games) but it's at least better than Awakening.
     
  15. koyuki38

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    If you hate FE awakening, there is no chance that you could like Fates.
    (except if there is a specific reason of this hate that exists only in Awakening)