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Preorder Fire Emblem: Awakening at GameStop, get an art book.


#31 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2342 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

Newegg would be best for sure but I can live with Gamestop if it comes to that. Fire Emblem is my favorite Nintendo franchise and I've heard this is one of the best games in the series so I can't wait.

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#32 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4833 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

It doesn't say exclusive (they're usually quick to label it as such), so I wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up on Amazon.


I don't know, Gamestop hasn't listed "exclusive" on a lot of physical bonus items recently and yet they were all exclusives. While it's possible other retailers may get it, I wouldn't hold my breath.

#33 thievery  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

You know what? Because I'm impatient and don't want to wait for shipping, I think I'm going to try to go to my local Gamestop before work tomorrow morning and try to trade in a few really cheap games I don't play for their Trade 3, get $10 extra promo they have going on, then preorder FE there instead. There'll be hell to pay if I don't get my art book when I pick it up, though.

...so I really wanna play this game the day it comes out, seeing as it's the reason I bought a 3DS in the first place (I've already mentioned how it's possibly my favorite video game series, right?). The reviews for it have all been pretty amazing so far, too, so I'm psyched. This'll be the first game I paid full MSRP for, and on release day, in almost a year.

Last time I did that was for the ME3 CE. Definitely learned my lesson after that.

#34 technicalstylez   Colors User CAGiversary!   3552 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

no 3ds for me.. the full japanese artbook is $50, gonna go with that instead.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

is this gamestop exclusive only?
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#36 proKoyeon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

well if it's gamestop only i'm going to have to give them my money :/

#37 nightmarishhero   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

I went to a local gamestop on the 20th around 7pm to confirm there would be a pre-order bonus with them. When the associate looked, he told me the game couldn't even be put on pre-order yet and there was no bonus item info, he said not even luigis mansion could be pre-ordered. The only reason I'm inclined to believe him is because I never heard of a gamestop employee turning down a pre-order attempt.

Still I'm trying a different gamestop later today

#38 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3533 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

I went to a local gamestop on the 20th around 7pm to confirm there would be a pre-order bonus with them. When the associate looked, he told me the game couldn't even be put on pre-order yet and there was no bonus item info, he said not even luigis mansion could be pre-ordered. The only reason I'm inclined to believe him is because I never heard of a gamestop employee turning down a pre-order attempt.

Still I'm trying a different gamestop later today


Why would you not be able to pre-order in store if you can do it online? Seems weird to me.

Still, this is GS we're talking about here. :lol:

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#39 Tom Ato   Vine Ripened CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

The only reason I'm inclined to believe him is because I never heard of a gamestop employee turning down a pre-order attempt.


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#40 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3271 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Why would you not be able to pre-order in store if you can do it online? Seems weird to me.

Still, this is GS we're talking about here. :lol:


I remember Super Smash Bros Brawl was preorderable online a good year, if not longer, before it could be preordered in store.

#41 technicalstylez   Colors User CAGiversary!   3552 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

ya witcher 2 dark edition had open preorders online but i could never do it instore at gs... so i did it at bb.
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#42 Eggman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Just preorder online and do store pick-up. That way the preorder bonus ships with your item to the store and it's already marked for you.

#43 ZeroFlame15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   792 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

Just preorder online and do store pick-up. That way the preorder bonus ships with your item to the store and it's already marked for you.


You have to be careful sometimes with that for physical preorder bonuses. I did the same thing for xenoblade chronicles back when it came out and they would not give me my artbook cause they only had enough for their instore preorders. I was like WTF? Luckily gamestop cs sent me a copy (and another one a couple of weeks later).

#44 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   28399 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

art books dont really fetch much

still sitting on a

knights in nightmare book
and
Etrian Odyssey: Forests of Eternity Art Book Paperback from part 3 preorder
WOOOO I STINK

#45 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16045 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

art books dont really fetch much

still sitting on a

knights in nightmare book
and
Etrian Odyssey: Forests of Eternity Art Book Paperback from part 3 preorder


so what? not everything has to be sold.

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#46 ithebigc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

art books dont really fetch much

still sitting on a

knights in nightmare book
and
Etrian Odyssey: Forests of Eternity Art Book Paperback from part 3 preorder

I don't think any of us that would preorder a game at full price was looking to sell this...this is arguably the best Fire Emblem to come out ever and the art looks great too, so for people that were going to buy it anyways Day 1, we might as well get the best deal, and so far, this seems to be it.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, not everyone resells stuff slidecage, no reason to be a SDer :(

#48 Midori Monkey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   453 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

I went to a local gamestop on the 20th around 7pm to confirm there would be a pre-order bonus with them. When the associate looked, he told me the game couldn't even be put on pre-order yet and there was no bonus item info, he said not even luigis mansion could be pre-ordered. The only reason I'm inclined to believe him is because I never heard of a gamestop employee turning down a pre-order attempt.

Still I'm trying a different gamestop later today


Thats really odd.. it was the 20th I ordered both EO IV and Fire Emblem at my local GS.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

I went to a local gamestop on the 20th around 7pm to confirm there would be a pre-order bonus with them. When the associate looked, he told me the game couldn't even be put on pre-order yet and there was no bonus item info, he said not even luigis mansion could be pre-ordered. The only reason I'm inclined to believe him is because I never heard of a gamestop employee turning down a pre-order attempt.

Still I'm trying a different gamestop later today


I was at a gs I don't go often back in mid-April where a mother and her kid where looking for skylanders. The mother preordered a bunch of 3ds games including Luigi's Mansion 2.

I guess the preorder pos varies for each store.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

I like tactical RPGs, but I've never played the Fire Emblem series. Can someone sell me on it? haha

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

Have you played Advance Wars? It's made by the same company, and the gameplay is very similar.

#52 doodofdoods   Prinny Powered CAGiversary!   3204 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

I like tactical RPGs, but I've never played the Fire Emblem series. Can someone sell me on it? haha


One of the highlights of the Fire Emblem series imo is it's permadeath system. If your troops get slain in battle, they're gone forever. Really makes you act more carefully than in other SRPG's.

Gear is very important. Each weapon/item has a limited number of uses, and the better weapons generally have far fewer uses than the weaker items. An Iron Sword has 40 uses before it breaks, whereas a silver sword only has 20 uses.

Battles allow your character and the enemy character to exchange blows. Different stats affect the outcome of the battle. If your character's attack speed is high enough, he/she can attack twice during that battle. Before going into a battle it'll show you if you'll be attacking twice or not, as well as how much damage you'll do, the % chance of a critical, the accuracy of the attack, etc.. It also shows how much damage your opponent will do.

Very interesting battle system. Probably different from what you're used to playing, so it'll probably be a breath of fresh air for you. Give it a shot.
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#53 thievery  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Called the Gamestops around me and none of them knew anything about the art book. They were taking preorders, at least, but I feel somewhat safer ordering online, so I guess that's what I'm gonna do now.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

Yeah, not everyone resells stuff slidecage, no reason to be a SDer :(


Is "SDer" shorthand for 'SlickDealer'?

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#55 Nintendonly   feck this shat CAGiversary!   1522 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:34 AM

One of the highlights of the Fire Emblem series imo is it's permadeath system. If your troops get slain in battle, they're gone forever. Really makes you act more carefully than in other SRPG's.


I'm fairly positive that this one allows you to turn off permadeath, with no repercussions.

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#56 krushnine   snausages. CAGiversary!   136 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

I'm fairly positive that this one allows you to turn off permadeath, with no repercussions.

This video review of the original Japanese version shows a casual mode that disables permadeath.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

Is "SDer" shorthand for 'SlickDealer'?


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

One of the highlights of the Fire Emblem series imo is it's permadeath system. If your troops get slain in battle, they're gone forever. Really makes you act more carefully than in other SRPG's.

Gear is very important. Each weapon/item has a limited number of uses, and the better weapons generally have far fewer uses than the weaker items. An Iron Sword has 40 uses before it breaks, whereas a silver sword only has 20 uses.

Battles allow your character and the enemy character to exchange blows. Different stats affect the outcome of the battle. If your character's attack speed is high enough, he/she can attack twice during that battle. Before going into a battle it'll show you if you'll be attacking twice or not, as well as how much damage you'll do, the % chance of a critical, the accuracy of the attack, etc.. It also shows how much damage your opponent will do.

Very interesting battle system. Probably different from what you're used to playing, so it'll probably be a breath of fresh air for you. Give it a shot.



Your first two paragraphs actually sold me on not getting into the series. Things like that just aren't friendly to the player and aren't fun. That sounds like the equivalent of Far Cry 2 where you could barely run 10 feet before succumbing to malaria, and your guns were constantly breaking. I have enough TRPGs to play, and these shall not be added to the list. Cheers! lol

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

Your first two paragraphs actually sold me on not getting into the series. Things like that just aren't friendly to the player, and aren't fun. That sounds like the equivalent of Far Cry 2 where you could barely run 10 feet before succumbing to malaria, and your guns were constantly breaking. I have enough TRPGs to play, and these shall not be added to the list. Cheers! lol


Then you're going to be missing out on one of the greatest Tactical RPG series of all time.

I will definitely pick this up day one, but I'm hoping that Amazon will get the art book so I can use my credit.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Regardless of how good the rest of it is, I don't think I would like it. Just those two things that he mentioned are more than enough to turn me off of ever playing one of these.

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