Hey, it’s that one strategy RPG what Nintendo makes.
Fire Emblem was created for the NES all the way back in 1990. And then people outside of Japan knew what it was when Smash Brothers Melee came out. Originally, the main hook of the series was “you get a lot of characters and if they die they’re gone for good.” Since then, in addition to actually making those characters more interesting, there’s been additional features to make the games less intimidating to newcomers, (and lessens the pain for those of us that just reset the map any time someone dies.) With that and the addition of the very difficult tactic of “actually advertising the game,” the series went from near death to one of Nintendo’s current biggest draws.
- Don’t use the term ‘waifu’ unironically. You can talk about which characters you think are cute without dumb internet shorthand, thank you very much. (And you are absolutely allowed to talk about who you think is cute.)
- Elitism is dumb. You can talk about which way you lean in terms of difficulty, but don’t insult people for playing the game the way they want. Easy/casual mode exists, and is good.
- Dunking on characters is allowed provided you’re not overly rude to other people about it, (you may think this is obvious, but I have seen Fire Emblem discussion boards before and, oh boy, they can get bad.)
- Keep spoilers blurred. I’d say plot and characters from the mid-late game would fall under this category, and early game stuff should be fine.
Suggested talking points:
- Well I mean that mobile game did just come out
- Fire Emblem Echoes, the remake of Gaiden (the second game) comes out in May worldwide, (except Japan, they get it in April)
- The other recent game that’s not a remake or a spinoff, Fire Emblem Fates. All three versions of it.
- Favorite game(s) and/or when you started playing the series.
- Favorite character out of… oh that’s a lot.