True, though it's kind of hard to have a child that way.
Oh man, what if they made a FE game with 2 different generations, your army in the 2nd generation is affected by how many children the people in your 1st gen army had...so if you didn't get enough support dudes you would have a small army...
that would be a badass game.
That sound like something that would be in the Mars idea they had. Maybe they could give you weird ways to stop population growth of the other faction through propaganda or biological warfare. Say Genophage!
Why not just put that in the next Xcom?
@Nottle: In Fire Emblem games without kids, A-Rank supports usually don't give any sort of information as to a real relationship being established until the game's end credits, when both characters are shown on the same screen in the epilogue telling what happened to them. Usually there are a few shared screens for any same-gender pairs with A-Rank supports. It doesn't say they got married, but given the medieval fantasy setting, I think the concept of your two horsemen wandering through the plains together is about as good as a shipper can get.
Yep. And even when the A-rank support is between a heterosexual pairing, the relationship doesn't necessarily result in romance. But as @BisonHero noted, there have certainly been implied homosexual pairings before. For example, Lyndis and Florina's A-support ending in Fire Emblem could be read in one such manner.
Do you think the reason character relationships are adressed at the end of the older games is because dated technology or that they just didn't think of implementing more? Again I'm not super versed in the series, but didn't the older games delve into the support relations only when you ranked up in the relationship. It's just nice that Awakening seems to do more. Hopefully that can continue.
Also probably adds to replayability. Characters aren't limited to only a few supports right?
True, though it's kind of hard to have a child that way.
Yes, which is why the game should introduce a three-way support system in which a gay couple also supports with a woman to be their surrogate. Stupid close-minded Japanese...
Ha, I'm sort of glad there hasn't been a big backlash against not having same sex marriage.
Though it would be nice maybe in the next Fire Emblem where kids don't matter to have some of that.
I don't know if that will ever be an option. The two games that did feature marriage, Awakening and Genealogy of the Holy War, both use marriage as a means to pair adults together and define the characters in the story's second generation.
I know, and thats fine, but it would be nice if Nintendo showed a little forward thinking and would consider it next time. I know Genealogy of the Holy War and Awakening both have story reasons for marriage, but all the game have supports right? Can't they just let a pair of units reach S rank together even if it doesn't tie into some plot point. Have some dialog that says "I'm rootin for you brothers/sisters," so people can ship to their heart's content.
I don't really know how marriage works in these games, but if genealogy is the only thing holding same sex marriage back why not try it out next time when that won't tie into the story? They are still going to put into supports why not put in the little extra effort to make every characters S rank relations special?
Real Answer Solid Snake, he actually has a defined character arc through games, and Kojima had the balls to make huge changes to his character in MGS4. Snake can be smart, insightful, charismatic, and deep, all combined to make him a pretty cool character.
My personal answer Duster from Mother 3. I just really like Duster as character. He's just sort of quirky in a way I like.
@EVO: I don't think Wonderful 101 has a confirmed release date does it? Could be why.
I think it's funny that people are surprised that remakes are what have people excited, I'm sure plenty of people bought the GOW HD collection or the ICO collection over here.
Also of course the Rockstar and Naughty Dog games are the popular western games. They are made by big western studios that have been around for ages. Rockstar takes a lot of influence from cinema, and the modern Naughty Dog stuff is very polished like a japanese game and also is very cinematic.
I'd be interested to see a most excited poll done in Europe and the USA. I bet the only japanese stuff people are excited about are from Square, Nintendo and Capcom. Even then it's going to be stuff like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Final Fantasy because that is the stuff that has been around forever. People aren't going to be excited for some Japanese game with no real history to it.
Some of the best games ever made for the PS2 came out long after the 360 and the other consoles hit shelves.
Didn't Godhand, Okami, God of War 2, Kingdom Hearts 2, and Persona 3/ 4 come out after 2006?
Granted, the PS3 is not the PS2 in terms of popularity, but I can see games still being released 3 years from now.
I mean, didn't the NES, SNES, and PS1 all have games that came out years after they were obsolete? There was a fire Emblem game for the Super Famicom that came out in 1999. Thats crazy. The original Playstation had a FIFA game from 2004.
I'd give every console at least 10 years before they are completely forgotten. 3 years until 2016.
Also the art style of the game will more than likely help it not feel aged.
Sort of funny that both David Cage and Warren Spector's games have a level of immaturity.
You can blow up everyone into quake gibs, including children in Deus Ex right? And David Cage has 2 games where there are completely gratuitous scenes of female nudity.
Also, though I haven't played Suda51's Killer 7, doesn't that have a fairly complex story once you get past some of the disturbing and sophomoric humour. Perhaps surpassing Deus Ex or Heavy Rain in terms of literary merit?