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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

After some minor delays, welcome one and all, to Part Six of the Fire Emblem Fates Fan Survey Translation. This will be the final page of the Famitsu feature, so hold on to your butts.

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Welcome to Part Five of the Fire Emblem Fates Fan Survey Translation. This is a survey originally taken by Famitsu regarding the latest entries in the FE series. Today we’ll be taking a look at the results concerning some core gameplay elements like the classes and skills. 

Carry on then!

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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Welcome to Part Four of the Famitsu Fire Emblem Fates Fan Survey Translation. This time we’ll be taking a look at the results for what people thought of the game’s marriage system, as well as some sequences that left an impression on players.

There will be minor spoilers here for all three games, but nothing super specific. Just keep that in mind.

Let’s get the ball rolling!

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Part 1, Part 2.

Welcome to Part Three of the Fire Emblem Fates Fan Survey Translation. This time around we’re looking at the poll results for the favorite character, most popular marriage partner, etc.

Let’s get the ball rolling!

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Part One.

Welcome to Part Two of the Fire Emblem Fates Fan Survey Translation. This time we’ll be exploring some of the actual poll results

Before we get started it’s important to note (and Famitsu goes out of its way to mention this), that approximately the same number of men and women responded to these questions. In fact, that so many women participated is part of what makes the game so interesting, according to the magazine. As such, the poll results are not divided between men and women, and no effort is made to see where those splits were, save for a few written comments later on.

With that out of the way, let’s rock!

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This week’s issue of the Japanese gaming rag, Famitsu, hosted an eight page feature on Fire Emblem Fates. They polled fans on their opinion regarding multiple aspects of the game, and then presented the results here. There’s a lot of information here that could be interesting to English-speaking Fire Emblem fans, but keep in mind that the sample size was 2,386 people. This is hardly conclusive, but I still find it to be a fascinating read.

I will be splitting these posts up into a total of four (including this one). Each post will cover two out of the eight pages of the feature, that way things won’t get super cluttered.

On with the show!

The first two pages of the feature just serve as an introduction to the results on the other pages, though Famitsu itself points out three reasons why they think Fire Emblem If is such an attractive package..

  • It’s accessible to both casual and hardcore fans. Famitsu goes on to expand that the inclusion of both the Casual and Phoenix modes helps to alleviate the fear that many feel when they hear “Fire Emblem.” In Japan, the series has a reputation for its high level of difficulty and permadeath. Additionally, the fact that weapons no longer have a use limit, the first time since Fire Emblem Gaiden apparently, makes it easier to approach. That being said, Conquest still has plenty of challenge, so it’s not as though older fans have been abandoned.
  • The colorful cast of characters. This goes without saying, but both sides of the war (and subsequently both versions of the game) feature unique casts of characters that are deeply tied to the country they reside in. The peace loving Byakuya and the dark nation of Anya. They’re both attractive in their own ways. Famitsu then goes on to mention the marriage system, the relationship system, etc. You guys know the drill.
  • Gameplay depth. This one is kinda “duh,” but here it is anyway. Being able to change classes after a point, reverting back, picking skills, etc. You get as much out of these games as you’re willing to put in.

The following poll results are all relevant to these three points on some level or another, so it was important that we started off with this as a base.

Onward to part two!

As it turns out, Fire Emblem if is pretty cool too.

Actual coverage coming soon. Derp.


Welcome, people who read this somewhat weekly column about the latest Japanese import games.

Welcome to a week of big releases.

There are too many games.

I can’t hold all these games in my hands.

Please, somebody save me.

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More Fire Emblem if for everybody. Huzzah!

This next video runs about seven minutes long, and serves as an introduction to the lore of Fire Emblem if, its characters, and its basic gameplay.

There’s nothing of note in terms of new information, but if you wanted more gameplay footage, here it is!

Lookie here, a new commercial for Fire Emblem if!

There’s nothing particularly meaty in this one, just a bunch of really beautiful CG cutscenes, dramatic music, and melodrama.

I’ll be grabbing both at launch. Anybody importing?