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Haar

Member Since 01 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2017 04:24 PM
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In Topic: Fire Emblem Echoes Limited Edition (Update: OOS EVERYWHERE)

25 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

I am a Fire Emblem fan but honestly I enjoyed Advance wars a lot more. Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn was way too difficult and very unbalanced. I love mostly all of Intelligent Systems games. But don't get me wrong I am glad that Fire Emblem has gotten to the point in popularity where Nintendo is releasing every game over here as before you were worried whether Nintendo was actually going to release the Fire Emblem games in the states. Now it's just this nonsense which you see in the thread.

I've always loved both series, and I've been wanting another Advance Wars game for over nine years now. My friends and I used to play Dual Strike's multiplayer on my DS (we'd pass it around) back in high school, so it holds a lot of fond memories for me. I feel that Days of Ruin was a definite step down due to the drastically darker shift in tone, but it shouldn't have been the death of the series. I also agree with Radiant Dawn being unbalanced, in that there are a ton of characters that have absolutely terrible availability and thus don't have time to actually be leveled up properly, making them permanent benchwarmers. I also hated how they essentially gutted the support system and made every single conversation generic and pointless. Don't get me started on how long it takes to sit through enemy/other unit phases in it, too - I used Dolphin last time I played it solely so I could use the fast forward key to avoid having to wait multiple minutes for some turns. 

 

I'm also willing to fight for the title of the biggest Fire Emblem fan around here. I've played all of the games in the series, including the Japanese ones, and I tend to buy up everything I can find that's related to the series (though I'm terrified of having to sell everything if I can't find another job - if I have one piece of advice to offer to those younger than me, it's to not go to college without knowing what you want to major in just because everyone pressures you to go). Over the years, I've collected two of the official artbooks, a Lucina Figma, both Awakening and Fates' official soundtracks, all of the English physical releases (including the Fates SE), both of the special edition 3DS bundles, some of the Tellius-related Cipher cards, and all of the related Amiibos.

 

Luckily I have a lot of Gamestop credit saved up and could nab Echoes' limited edition from them, but I have to say that Gaiden was easily my least favorite of the series when I played it and I don't know if this remake is really going to change enough to make it more enjoyable for me (and I also wonder how many of the post-Awakening or hell, even post-Blazing Blade fans are going to play it and hate it due to how different it is). It's practically the only video game-related series I really spend money on any more, though, so I don't feel quite as guilty obsessing over it.


In Topic: Zelda Breath of the Wild Special/Master Editions, Amiibo- Discussion

23 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

Add me to the list of people who had a slight heart attack when they noticed an email from Amazon this morning. Like many, my order's still there, but it's still a good thing I never promised anything from the collection to all of the people asking for parts of it, because who knows if I'll actually end up getting it at this point. I felt guilty enough ordering the Switch at three different retailers to cover myself and only ordered the Master Edition from Amazon, but it looks like I might've been better off also ordering it from Best Buy. I actually cancelled my Gamestop order soon after it went up on Amazon because I wanted the 20% off.


In Topic: Amazon Warehouse Deals Thread XVII (Buy 2 used games, get 20% off)

23 February 2017 - 04:13 AM

I wouldn't count on these being CIB, no matter what the listing says for these.

No retro console that I've ordered from AWD has ever been complete despite their listings saying so. It's always great when it says that it includes everything and then arrives with nothing but the console in a white box - in fact, I once ordered a Game Boy that had the exact description listed above that turned out to be just like that (i.e. just a Game Boy in a white box). I stopped buying anything like that from them because I didn't feel that it was worth the risk of getting banned for too many returns.

 


In Topic: Zelda Breath of the Wild Special/Master Editions, Amiibo- Discussion

23 February 2017 - 04:08 AM

I saw some of your posts and was worried about the status of my Master Edition, but it looks like it's at least currently still good to go. I fully expect to wake up in the morning and find out that it was cancelled in the meantime, though. I suppose I should be happy that I was having second thoughts on it, but I'll be really let down if I can't get that Sheikah slate case, because hell if I'm going to pay eBay prices.


In Topic: $8.62 off $50 Amazon order 2/22 only

22 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

Of course. Why would there not be tax?

Some states don't require retailers to charge sales tax when someone uses store credit - Gamestop is at least one store that I know of around here that won't charge me when I pay with trade credit.