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The Starlord Reigns Again

Today: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Chs. 16–17.

This is it: the part where I tell you the message I think SD&BoL is trying to communicate. I think it requires a little grounding in the structure of the five-act RPG and the course of the third act so far to get there, but then I hope you see what I mean. Because this same message is going to recur in every single Fire Emblem yet to come, and if you miss it you’re missing what I consider the key motif of the series.

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Fire Emblem Revisited

Might as well start this journal off with a big, sweeping project. I’m going to play through Fire Emblem chonologically, from its first epic eight-bit gestures up through its latest flashy anime incarnations on the 3DS. Maybe further. You’ll see my reactions here.

Longer, thinkier reasons for this decision after the jump.

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