Ask me how long it took to cross that desert. Go on.

Rescue in the Desert

Today: Fire Emblem Gaiden, Ch. 3: Celica from Zofia Castle to the Desert Stronghold.

Nonverbal storytelling; hints at the interdependence of Alm and Celica’s journeys; archery like you’ve never seen it before or since.

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Also the treasure chambers look like silly faces.

Invasion of the West

Today: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Chs. 18–19.

On the docket today, we return to job classes and the importance of NPC irony. Then it’s time to sink our teeth into the first tragic aspect of the latter acts of this RPG. In the process, it’s also time to be reminded once again that we can’t win against Gharnef.

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At least our throwing axes fit right back through their arrow slits.

Vengeance in Gra

Today: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Chs. 13–14.

With two nations seized, Marth’s army is about to go in for the hat trick. The welcome wagon on the shores of Gra is filled with ballisticians, units that I think are well worth a discussion. I’d also like to follow up on the last post’s experience point analysis, and—wait, have I not talked about music at all yet? At all? What have I been doing for fourteen chapters?

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