Originally Posted by confoosious
so it looks like GS is the only one with the artbook?
Apparently. I checked at a store today, and they had no idea about the artbook. I'm wondering if it's not only a GS exclusive, but also an online exclusive. I sure hope not, I've got $20 worth of store credit I'd like to use.
Also, at everyone that was turned away at the idea of permadeath and limited weapon usage, it isn't as bad in practice as it sounds on paper. The worst-case scenario if someone dies is that you need to start the mission over if you want them to live through it. The limited item usage is built on the principal that a weapon may be weaker for damage, but you can use it more (so you weigh whether you want to use your best weapon that turn, or a lesser one in case you'll get attacked by a bunch of weaker troops). Fire Emblem is one of my favorite game series, and much like Confoosious I have no intention of turning off the ability to die.
If you think casual mode is the only way that you'd be interested in the game, I encourage you to buy it and play that mode. I'm willing to bet that you'll be looking for copies of the other games once you finish this one.