I love how the ONLY response I've seen to CS3 getting delayed a month is "ok yeah that's fine"
I bet there are a lot of people in my boat who a) held off on Crossbell while waiting to see how Geofront's Zero fan translation would go; b) started the existing Zero translation in a panic when they realized they were running out of time; and c) are probably gonna play Fire Emblem when that comes out
@darius a) I'm only a little bit past that! I realized that if I hope to finish Crossbell before CS3, with Fire Emblem and XOXO in there too, I should get my butt in gear…
b) Agreed! That's something I like in Nintendo games too, Zelda in particular. Also, it seems like retracing past events is narratively important in Cold Steel…
c) In my replay I caught a conversation where Jusis uses a chess metaphor and Machias is like "I'm a chess expert! Don't you tell me what is or isn't like chess!" 😂
Trails games do start slow, but I would never frame that as “it gets good after x hours” or “the _real_ game doesn’t start until you get to y.” That slow stuff _is_ the real game—you’re still gonna be buried in NPC dialogue thirty hours in.
It’d be like recommending Animal Crossing by saying “it starts slow, but once you get the fishing rod and the shovel it really picks up”: technically true, but if someone isn’t bought in on the relaxed pacing anyway they’re probably playing the wrong series.
I don't really participate on MetaFilter anymore, but I still lurk sometimes and I'm glad it's around. Glad enough to throw it a few bucks every month, even! https://login.metafilter.com/funding.mefi
MetaFilter, the online community I run, is 20 years old today, which is just whaaaaaat when I really think about it.
I wrote up some thoughts about what the site means to me and what I want it to be.
seriously though this motherfucker even talks like Jusis https://fireemblem.nintendo.com/three-houses/characters/#lorenz
Sounds plausible that we'll get the Crossbell games officially one day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYLbjEEE1g0
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