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Hiku said:
For anyone who has played it long enough, what was the reason for removing the weapon triangle? Does something replace it?

They replace it through combat arts. Like using a certain combat art makes you weapom strong against another weapon type. But using combat arts uses a lot more durability on your weapon. 

Like on the tutorial I did the combat art gives higher damage but uses 3 durability. 



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BlackBeauty said:
mZuzek said:

I wonder who would've said that.

By the way, a lot of the Fire Emblem fanbase hates Fates, and it had a similar critical reception.

Edit: and even more by the way, Pokémon Sword/Shield will get a 86 metascore. It doesn't change the fact that it's been received poorly by the fanbase and is an unambitious cash grab.

Sword and Shield won’t get a 86. The last Pokémon game got a 79. It’s been going downward in scores,  

No, it hasn't. Let's Go was a spin-off and mid-generational game, these always get lower scores. Every first mainline entry in a new generation always gets 86-88, that hasn't changed in well over a decade.



BlackBeauty said:
mZuzek said:

I wonder who would've said that.

By the way, a lot of the Fire Emblem fanbase hates Fates, and it had a similar critical reception.

Edit: and even more by the way, Pokémon Sword/Shield will get a 86 metascore. It doesn't change the fact that it's been received poorly by the fanbase and is an unambitious cash grab.

Sword and Shield won’t get a 86. The last Pokémon game got a 79. It’s been going downward in scores,  

Let's Go was a spinoff/remake though. 

I see Sword and Shield getting 77-84. But that's just based on what I've seen so far. There could be other elements in the game that offset the lazy animations, lack of a full dex, etc. Slim chance, I know. 

Sometimes people decide what score a game should get before anybody has even gotten a chance to play the thing. It is important not to do that. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:

Sometimes people decide what score a game should get before anybody has even gotten a chance to play the thing.

Reviewers are especially good at it.



I fell in love with Fire Emblem when I played Fates: Conquest. It got me hooked! Such an awesome game in every aspect. Then I finished Fates: Birthright and I will finish Awakening today (I'm at the finale now). I still have Fates: Revelation and Echoes to go, but that probably won't stop me from grabbing Three Houses within these next days. Can't wait!



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shikamaru317 said:

I'm really disappointed by what I'm reading about the romance options in Three Houses. Seems like a colossal step back in terms of romance. Fates was basically a character shipping simulator, you could pair any characters you wanted together and they would fall in love and have kids. However, it seems in Three Houses only the player character Byleth can romance others, and you only get a single romance scene that affects the epilogue; no kids, no shipping. They basically entirely cut my favorite thing about the series.

In my perspective, I prefer the opposite and the support conversation system of older games/Echoes than the recent ones.

I'm so glad that the game seems to have been bolstered on every aspects that i like about this franchise. Now ... COME TOMMOROW MORNING !!



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Chrkeller said:
I believe, haven't played it, it was replaced with weapon arts. Weapon arts are tied to weapon durability, which is suppose to add another layer of strategy. Of so I've read.

Jranation said:
Hiku said:
For anyone who has played it long enough, what was the reason for removing the weapon triangle? Does something replace it?

They replace it through combat arts. Like using a certain combat art makes you weapom strong against another weapon type. But using combat arts uses a lot more durability on your weapon. 

Like on the tutorial I did the combat art gives higher damage but uses 3 durability. 

I see. Would be strange not having to bring specific units to fight certain enemies (though I hear arrows are still effective against fliers), so it's good that that's still a thing.



Nuvendil said:

For those reading the reviews, do NOT read the Kotaku review, there's a freaking spoiler in the first two paragraphs.

They gave it a strong recommendation, you're welcome if you care.

Thanks for the heads up, although personally I avoid Kotaku like the plague.



mZuzek said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Sometimes people decide what score a game should get before anybody has even gotten a chance to play the thing.

Reviewers are especially good at it.

Some of them are, yes. Most avoid it but I'd say 10-20% of modern reviewers should not be reviewing games. 

Fans are even better at it though. 

"WHAT? THE GAME I"VE BEEN HATING ON BUT NOT PLAYED YET GOT AN 8/10? LOL ALL REVIEWERS AER CORUPT!!!1!1!"

"OMG THIS SITE JUST GAVE TEH GAME I BEEN BRAINWASHED INTO LOVING BUT NOT PLAYED YET A 6/10? ALL REVIEWERS ARE CUROPT!!!11!!1!"

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Cerebralbore101 said:
mZuzek said:

Reviewers are especially good at it.

Some of them are, yes. Most avoid it but I'd say 10-20% of modern reviewers should not be reviewing games. 

Fans are even better at it though. 

"WHAT? THE GAME I"VE BEEN HATING ON BUT NOT PLAYED YET GOT AN 8/10? LOL ALL REVIEWERS AER CORUPT!!!1!1!"

"OMG THIS SITE JUST GAVE TEH GAME I BEEN BRAINWASHED INTO LOVING BUT NOT PLAYED YET A 6/10? ALL REVIEWERS ARE CUROPT!!!11!!1!"

I think there are a lot of examples of games where the critics don't really think much about the score they're giving, they decide based on the franchise and will always rate them the same. Mainline Pokémon game coming out, 86-88 time. Mid-generational Pokémon game coming out, 80-82 time. Rockstar game coming out, obviously it has to be a 10/10. Zelda, yeah 10/10. FIFA, how about 85 every year.

See, mostly everyone has widely different opinions on these games. Hardly anyone thinks the last 4 generations of Pokémon games are as good as each other, in fact hardly anyone likes them all. GTA IV is seen as a massive disappointment by just about everyone, but it's one of the highest rated games ever - and similarly, many people already think RDR2 is overrated. Zelda, many of them aren't too beloved, for example the DS games and Skyward Sword, but those were still rated 90+. FIFA is FIFA.

Critics always judge games based on the series. Every franchise has a defined metascore it "should" be getting, and hardly any critics veer away from that. The same is true for Fire Emblem.