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  • mal 6 Apr 2013 16:15:11 22,478 posts
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    Meh, found the demo pretty underwhelming if anything. Main problem is it's just too short - a tutorial battle, the first chapter then...tbc. Also doesn't help you can't turn the American voices off in the movies, and can't turn them off at all until you've completed the tutorial (so, most of the demo). Although I guess there are less and less movies as you progress, it took the shine off the demo for me.

    The story does look fantastic, but I knew it would be. Not going to cancel my preorder, just this demo isn't going to tide me over as I thought it might - I had played it to death after an hour or so.

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  • Raiko101 6 Apr 2013 16:51:18 6,226 posts
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    I really enjoyed the demo myself, but I am completely new to the series. I think the demo's purpose is to appeal to new folk, rather than old fans, as you were going to buy it anyway.

    I've got The Sacred Stones sitting on my 3DS, unplayed, but i'll be completing Awakening first.

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  • Kay 6 Apr 2013 19:20:00 17,840 posts
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    I don't see the point of playing the demo for FE if you're getting the game anyway, otherwise you'll just be repeating the same levels again in the full game. Unless the demo has a separate set of levels, or transfers data to the full game.

    I see GAME are now offering a nice-looking art book as a pre-order bonus.

    http://www.game.co.uk/en/fire-emblem-awakening-202401?pageSize=20&categoryIdentifier=348109

    I've already pre-ordered with them as I've got loads of store credit, but it might be of interest to others.
  • mal 6 Apr 2013 19:33:09 22,478 posts
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    Just my fingers getting itchy. I had the release date down as 'April '13' in my head, so when the month rolled round I went to check on my order and...bah, still two more weeks to wait.

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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 7 Apr 2013 04:34:12 550 posts
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    The artbook is quite nice, I got the US one. Not the longest, but bigger size than I expected. Still haven't had time to play the game yet, although I did play the demo while waiting for it. Not going to be an issue for a long time (at least until I complete it), but I wonder how the DLC is (I seem to recall some positive commnets earlier in the thread from JinTypeNoir though) (I'm generally against Nintendo DLC and DD titles due to the ties to one console problem, but I do like my Fire emblem) Too many new games at once (having just bought the 3DS XL I got most of the games I wanted with it too)

    EDIT - (Would have been nice to get the limited XL, but I decided a US system was safer for the games I like and they only had a teeny 3DS with the limited edition)

    Edited by One_Vurfed_Gwrx at 04:37:32 07-04-2013
  • roz123 8 Apr 2013 12:27:06 7,112 posts
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    This got a 9/10 in the latest Edge magazine
  • addyb 11 Apr 2013 22:58:34 1,046 posts
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    Really impressed with the demo. I'm not a veteran of these types of games but I loved the advance wars games on the DS. Roll on next week.
  • JinTypeNoir 12 Apr 2013 03:32:41 4,386 posts
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    One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:Not going to be an issue for a long time (at least until I complete it), but I wonder how the DLC is (I seem to recall some positive commnets earlier in the thread from JinTypeNoir though) (I'm generally against Nintendo DLC and DD titles due to the ties to one console problem, but I do like my Fire emblem)
    For some reason, it seems most of my posts on Fire Emblem are in another thread, but unless said something I completely don't remember, I think you are recalling what I said after the next batch released. The first round of downloadable missions was kind of insulting both in price for what you get. The second batch introduced problems like massively reducing the difficulty for grindable money and EXP maps, functioning something like a cheat that you would see EA sell. Everything after that improved by quite a bit until the last batch, which was absolutely phenomenal and changed my opinion on pay-for-download-crap quite a bit. You can tell it was a learning experience for Nintendo.

    The only thing consistent with all the downloadable missions is you truly can't argue that they took anything out of the base game for it, because Awakening has by far the most amount of content of any Fire Emblem game ever and a great deal of the extra downloads are free. That and everything you have to pay to download is so obviously outside of the main context and design of the game.

    If you are wary of such things, then I recommend you complete the entire game first and pick and choose from the litter after all of it is released. I can't reveal the nature of the last bit of downloadable missions for fear of spoiling the game for people, but I'll just say that it almost feels like a sequel.

    There is a lot of character interaction in all the for-pay downloadable missions, so if you enjoy that and/or you like replaying maps, I would say their worth increases somewhat. If that's not your thing, or you don't want to change the basic design of Fire Emblem to resemble something more like a typical SRPG by allowing grinding, I would recommend not paying for any of them.

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Theatrhythm were much better examples of this concept done correctly. The thing that saves Awakening is that the basic game is so unbelievably amazing and shows no signs of being compromised by the extra stuff.

    Edited by JinTypeNoir at 03:34:37 12-04-2013
  • Mola_Ram 12 Apr 2013 04:13:13 7,269 posts
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    I'm getting a 3ds for this.

    I hope they stick with tradition and have a jagen character in there. I like having a weaponless meat shield. :-)
  • Kay 15 Apr 2013 14:27:23 17,840 posts
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    Hmm, sounds disappointing in the EG review, might cancel my pre-order now. :(

    Edited by Kay at 14:27:38 15-04-2013
  • Birdorf 15 Apr 2013 14:30:32 131 posts
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    Ha! Do they tend to give out many of those?
  • Murbal 15 Apr 2013 14:39:44 22,108 posts
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    A game worth buying a system for. Which is exactly what I did. Other 3DS games are a bonus, this sounds like the real deal.

    Roll on Friday.
  • Kay 15 Apr 2013 14:42:56 17,840 posts
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    Birdorf wrote:
    Ha! Do they tend to give out many of those?
    Not to portable games, no (the last I can think of was the OoT remake on the 3DS, but that doesn't really count as it was a remake and, well, it's OoT).

    I'm rather surprised at all the praise it's getting, I was expecting it to be just another decent IS strategy game but it's sounding like something very special indeed.
  • brainbird 15 Apr 2013 15:03:30 2,214 posts
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    I've had a 3DS since it came out but haven't really played any games on it. I think this is going to change next Friday.
  • JinTypeNoir 15 Apr 2013 15:04:00 4,386 posts
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    Everyone was surprised last year, including me. I remember so vividly looking forward to the game like I do all Fire Emblem releases and then booting it up, playing it for 3 hours and thinking, "What the HELL did I just play?" Awakening is just as stunning a reinvention of Fire Emblem as Nintendo's other famous reinventions.

    What's hilarious is the review (which is really quite bizarre, I disagree entirely with the premise, but Rich backs it up well so I can't complain) is so positive and yet the reviewer didn't get to experience a good chunk of the game's free optional content.

    Oh dear...BRB, have the urge to go play Fire Emblem again. Dammit. Thought I'd kicked that habit.
  • santashi 15 Apr 2013 15:26:13 5,112 posts
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    Very much looking forward to it. The more I see and hear, the better it sounds.

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  • brainbird 15 Apr 2013 15:38:31 2,214 posts
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    And it didn't sound bad to begin with.
  • Murbal 15 Apr 2013 15:41:18 22,108 posts
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    Haven't been this excited for a game since... Well, probably P4G ;-)

    Portable gaming is awesome. I could live without a home console far more easily than I could my handhelds.
  • the_dudefather 15 Apr 2013 15:49:52 9,288 posts
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    hmm...might be looking at 3DS XL + Fire Emblem + Luigi's mansion 2 deals soon...

    any suggestions?

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Deleted user 15 April 2013 15:56:38
    Been looking at deals as well..

    I like the look of the Blue Fire Emblem 3DS console ltd edition but you dont get a physical copy of the game, just a copy built in.

    Also seems cheaper to buy a plain console and the game seperately...

    Edited by Alipan at 15:57:49 15-04-2013
  • Deleted user 15 April 2013 15:59:21
    And now I regret selling my 3DS... :(

    @Murbal, totally agree. I don't even travel with my handhelds but I much prefer slouching on the couch with a handheld than a controller.
  • Deckard1 15 Apr 2013 16:01:53 27,775 posts
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    Like a pig in shit

    Hush you ponce

  • JinTypeNoir 15 Apr 2013 16:31:10 4,386 posts
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    I recommend buying the physical copy for one reason: the cartridge is...amusing. :D
  • MattyB2007 15 Apr 2013 16:41:33 2,700 posts
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    Can't wait for this. Upgraded to an XL the other day due to the combo of FE, LM2, DKCR 3D and Animal Crossing in the next few months. Should nicely finish off LM2 before Friday as well!

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  • L_Franko Moderator 15 Apr 2013 16:55:34 9,694 posts
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    I really want a 3DS now.
  • MattyB2007 15 Apr 2013 17:16:20 2,700 posts
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    XL's are a good price at the mo I think Franko. 150 quid from Argos I got mine for!

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  • JiveHound 15 Apr 2013 17:40:32 2,417 posts
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    Bought my 3ds xl for hundredfiddy at Asda the other day.

    Then spent almost that again on games.

    I can see this and Mario Kart being bought months end.

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  • Deleted user 15 April 2013 18:22:24
    Is there a version of this/a clone by another name on a proper machine?
  • Raiko101 15 Apr 2013 19:01:26 6,226 posts
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    Proper machine?

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  • Murbal 16 Apr 2013 08:59:58 22,108 posts
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    ShopTo have charged my account... *exciting*
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