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Yang last won the day on August 2 2013

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  1. It is my duty to return once per year during RWBY season. Too bad this season of RWBY is kinda lame so far. 

  2. Throwback to when everyone changed their icon to default for some reason back in like 2014.

  3. Hello friends of KH13! Long time no see. I wanted to take time to talk about my favorite game on the 3DS, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This is a game that's been out since April of 2017, but I wanted to take time to acknowledge it because it's quite a beautiful piece of media. There will be minor spoilers for those that don't know anything about the game. What's Fire Emblem? I have always been a big fan of the fire emblem series, more specifically Awakening and Fire Emblem GBA. For those unfamiliar with the series, you have an army of characters at your disposal that you can move across a map and defeat enemies. Just like in chess, each character has its strengths and weaknesses depending on what class they are. So, for example, a pegasus knight can move a very far distance and over most obstacles, but they have poor defenses and are weak to bows. So not only is it important to defeat enemies, but it's also important that your allies are in a location where they are safe from other enemies after the turn has ended. It's very important, especially in the older games, to be cautious about your placement, because your characters will die and you will have to restart the map if you want them back. However, as many people will tell you, Fire Emblem is much more than that. I originally played Awakening and absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the idea of having so many characters that were your friends, but also fought by your side as allies. Plus, there are so many characters to choose from, and, even if they aren't the strongest of characters, you can pour enough EXP into them and help them become strong. It's almost the characters I find myself liking the most throughout my replays, because you can get very attached to them and you feel legitimate sadness if you slip up and they die. As someone who started playing on casual (filthy, I know) I find myself so much more invested in the game when the threat of permadeath looms over me. It's an excellent mechanic that makes the game more engaging. Why Echoes? Now, on the topic of Fire Emblem Echoes. I had already played Awakening and Fates by this point, and I was ready for a new Fire Emblem game. Knowing it was a remake of Gaiden, which came out in 1992, I was a little hesitant. I heard the story was subpar and dated as were the mechanics. There wasn't even a weapon triangle, which is a well established staple of the series by this point. But, starting up the game, listening to the music, seeing the amazing artwork of Hidari Akio Shimada, I was instantly hooked. This game was such a unique experience for me that I can't quite put my finger on everything that it does right. However, I can try to cover as much as I can in this post. Story You start off meeting these two orphans, All and Celica, who are branded with a special birthmark on their hands. They are raised by Sir Mycen, an ex-general who, though comes off as cold, is a very powerful and kindhearted man. Alm is a confident boy who has a little crush on Celica and spends time with her more than anyone else in their small village. Celica is a shy girl with a rather dark past that you come to understand later in the story. Eventually, the two are separated, though Alm promises Celica that he will look for her. A time skip occurs, and you find yourself leading two separate parties, Celica's escorts who help her on her pilgrimage to find the goddess Mila, and the The Deliverance, an army that Alm joins in order to escape the village he's known his whole life. Throughout the story you get to see these characters grow as leaders, and even make some pretty irrational decisions (they are teenagers, after all). Yet I think that the most important and impactful part of the story is the battle between gods and man. In the kingdom of Valentia there are two gods, Mila and Duma, who govern each half of the continent. Eventually this leads to Duma becoming corrupted with power, and Mila being unable to stop him. You realize that these almighty gods are just like humans, they are imperfect. It is Alm and Celica who are destined to bring the age of gods to an end and allow for humans to live under their own terms. I found this story to be extremely compelling, as you notice how Alm and Celica embody the ideals that the gods had before becoming corrupt. The rest of the story, I can agree, is nothing revolutionary, but it's satisfying nonetheless. Soundtrack I find myself constantly going back to the soundtrack for this game. It's so beautiful and hits all the right notes for me. What Lies At the End, Twilight of the Gods, and March to Deliverance are some of the most intense video game themes I've ever listened to (and that's saying something considering KH2 is my favorite game lol). They are not only beautiful, but they set the stage perfectly for the events that are happening when they play. For the sake of spoilers, I'm avoiding the context for most of the songs listed, but March to Deliverance sets the perfect mood for Alm's time in the army making his way through the ranks. It's very uplifting and heroic, using violin, percussion, and piano to drive the song through. Voice Acting Did I mention that nearly EVERY line in the game is voiced? The voice actors for this game are amazing. Ian Sinclair does a FANTASTIC job as Berkut, one of the main antagonists. His range of raw emotion is incredible. I can't say that anyone really has a bad voice either, as it all flows smoothly throughout the game. Just the fact that they managed to record that many voice lines for a game like this is incredible. On top of that, there are memory prisms you pick up throughout the game to help you understand the lore, and they're all voiced. It's incredible how much effort was put into the voice acting alone. Gameplay And finally... gameplay. Oh, do I love the gameplay. It's not like any other Fire Emblem game you'll play. It's traditional because it lacks the support systems added in Awakening and Fates, however there are optional support conversations if you want to get to know the characters better throughout each chapter. Each character, depending on what class they have, has a default weapon that they don't have to equip. You can choose to make your characters more offensive or defensive by giving them a sword or shield that boosts their attack or defense respectively. You can also give them food items that allow for them to heal themselves in battle if your cleric can't do so. Also, they FINALLY BUFFED ARCHERS. Granted they're a bit broken in this game but I'm happy it's them and not pegasus knights. What really sets this game apart from the rest of the series is dungeon crawling. This sounds like a really strange fit for fire emblem, which is focused mostly on long, strategic battles over short encounter battles. But it actually works. Playing the game on hard, the enemies were not completely overwhelming to fight and most of them could be avoided. They are almost always clumped together so you can fight all of the enemies in one room if you alert them all, which makes battles much faster but more challenging. The game rewards you for being patient and strategic, but you're not forced to play that way like the other games. You're sometimes forced to make quick decisions so you can make it through a dungeon and re-class your characters. Tl;dr: This game is really fun. It's got an interesting premise and story that's worth getting invested in. It has very lovable characters that feel real because of the environment and incredible voice acting. The art and music are so fitting to the universe and it's left a big impact on me. And the gameplay is fun and engaging and makes you want to keep playing. So, I recommend the game to any who hasn't gotten a chance to play it and has a 3DS, and hope to hear from the people that have played it about their own experience with it.
  4. Kids talk about TV and manga and video games and music, I guess. I mean, I'm 14 so I think I would know...

  5. Hello young people of Kingdom Hearts Thirteen. I realized I have been on this site for almost 7 years and I'm no longer with the times. What are the kids discussing these days?

  6. Ah yes, RWBY season is upon us.

    1. 2 quid is good

      2 quid is good

      O.o haven't seen you in a while

    2. The Transcendent Key

      The Transcendent Key

      Indeed! Another year, another season! Can't believe it's been 5 years since this show started! :O

    3. Yang


      @2 quid is good Yep. I do try to swing by around RWBY season though.

  7. That Infinity War trailer threw in pretty much all the fan service. I love it.

    1. Awesome Sauce

      Awesome Sauce

      There is still one scene missing.

    2. Xiro
  8. Don't ever look at my old statuses. Just don't.

    1. KingdomHearts3


      I did anyway. Oh boy...

    2. Yang


      It's painful.

  9. Why does nobody talk about the GBA OST for Chain of Memories? You have to love that GBA soundfont.

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    2. Yang


      That's true. Plus I think most people just prefer the remade OST in Re:Chain. It's a shame it's overshadowed.

    3. advfox


      I like to hear the GBA tracks every now and then

    4. -Justin-


      I like the way the CoM music sounds! The violin in the CoM soundfont sounds similar to the violin in the KHII soundfont!

  10. Yang


    This makes me wonder what the point of including Hazel in this scene was? I understand this scene was exposition to show how "evil" Adam is, but what is the point of Hazel being there? He attempted to mediate, but he didn't accomplish anything. I swear they just threw him in for comic relief. Also, RIP Sienna. She was a really well designed character, and I liked her personality dynamic. But she was literally killed on her debut... to further Adam's character... -_-
  11. Yang


    Wow this thread is dead... Also here's Yang's short while I suffer through the fact that I can't get access the first episode. http://roosterteeth.com/episode/rwby-volume-5-yang-38-gojh4
  12. I've come to realize that kh3 is a lost cause, so you know what i'm hyping myself up for? diamond and pearl remakes. I need an excuse to play through sinnoh again.

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    2. Yang


      Mayke it happen.

    3. Felixx


      Yeah would be awesome. Is still my favorite gen xD

    4. Shulk


      We're about due for a new Pokemon reveal if we're getting a main series game this year, and I heard that there's a spot cleared for a new Nintendo Direct in the site's archive... D/P Remakes are what I'd imagine are coming up next since Game Freak's done with the old third version of each generation. Either that or S2/M2.

  13. So uh... KH3, right? Is that what the kids are talking about these days?

    1. KingdomHearts3


      Yes they are talking about me. Got it memorized?

  14. I now have more than 850 hours invested into Omega Ruby. Why aren't Sun and Moon coming faster?

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    2. Yuya Sakaki
    3. VisitJoan


      Because no one wants it to be November ;)

    4. Xiro


      Holy crap that's a lot of hours

      In other developments, hi Yang. It's been a while lol

  15. Yang


    I'm back from the grave for the RWBY hype! What are you guys looking forward to most in the upcoming trailer? Kinda hoping it's slightly different from the one shown at RTX.
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