I would really like to play the Fire Emblem games, I don't have a 3ds so i won't get Awakening right away, but while I wait for when I actually do get that there are questions I want to resolve before I play the other entries in the series. Now I've played, Path of Radiance and the GBA one with Eliwood, but I have not finished either, I'm going to fix that but before I do I need to know:
- Do the older games show your character relationships? I've been watching reviews for Awakening and they mention how older Fire Emblems let you place units next to each other and they get stat bonuses and side conversations. I got to chapter 17 in GBA Fire Emblem and I think this may have happened once for me between Eliwood and Hector. Is there some sort of menu in any of the older games that shows the how certain characters feel towards one another? Or do I just need to know that Raven and Wil are buds?
- Is there any easy to look at guide for the old Fire Emblem games that shows who will show up in a chapter to recruit. Most guides I find are entire character guides that show "you get Ike automatically in chapter 1, you get Titania automatically in chapter 1, etc." but it's never chronological and it's surrounded in character stats I don't care about. I'd just like to know in a order who can join your party, when they join, and how. Because a lot of the time it seems like "oh this enemy unit knows the priest in your party" move your weak ass priest right up to this named knight just to see if you can get them to join you. Or they could be Stefan and you'd have to just know to step on a certain tile with a certain unit. I have a completionist mindset, so if I miss someone it bums me out.
- When do I make a unit promote? Do I just wait until they reach level 20?
I really like what I've played of the series, I always just feel like I'm missing out on stuff every time I play and thats lame.