Casual or Regular? :(

#1VermineaterPosted 2/5/2013 4:01:17 PM
I don't want to be a wimp, but having these people die by my stupidity is heartbreaking, especially when they actually make the characters have personality. I had 3 people die, one in each mission in a row. I can't deal with it. So, instead of just doing the reload thing like others are doing, getting rid of the penalty would work better.

How do people play these games?
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#2RenRen245Posted 2/5/2013 4:02:26 PM
If you are really having a lot of trouble just do a casual run to get used to the games basics then pick classic on your second play.
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#3EntialPosted 2/5/2013 4:04:29 PM
You play cautiously.
Restarting a lot of the time.

Tips: Check where your opponents can move. They always go after those with low armor or can't attack them back. Use basic formations like heavy guys upfront, soft guys in back.

Don't make any risk unless you have backup plans as many weapons will miss if used against their stronger rockpaperscissors counterpart.

I wouldn't recommend doing casual, just get used to doing restarts. Then again if you're playing more for the story in the first place, I guess casual would be fine.

The most exciting aspect of the game to a lot of us is the permadeath because you have to push your brain to the limits, especially in higher difficulties.
#4Vermineater(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2013 4:07:16 PM
I'm from the DIsgaea school of JRPGs. Single character deaths are frequent and you can steamroll with one person. I also liked Advance Wars 2 a lot but tended towards flooding with a lot of units than making the perfect matchup choices.

I guess I could start over and try to prevent these things from happening...
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#5Vermineater(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2013 4:39:15 PM
Any particular stats I should look at? Also, it may just be me, but would it be a good idea to stick to troops that move about the same range, since I try to move characters as far up as I can?

Just any tips to survive better would be appreciated...
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#6ArrayOfNothingPosted 2/5/2013 4:42:39 PM
Ential posted...
The most exciting aspect of the game to a lot of us is the permadeath because you have to push your brain to the limits, especially in higher difficulties.

If you have to push your brain to its limits in Fire Emblem, you probably don't have much brain to push.
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#7RadiantBitsPosted 2/5/2013 4:50:36 PM
I'd say go for Casual.. Since your a beginner to this series, you should take the time by learning the mechanics as you get used to this game. Oh also, you should go for Hard + Casual cause you're not new to the SPRG genre but just new the fire emblem series. When you start your second play through (assuming you will), go for classic!!
#8MrKunioPosted 2/5/2013 5:00:02 PM
You can form some of your units into formation like an arrow, triangular or a U shape and draw enemies in and slay them.

Like another poster said, have your heavy armor units tank damage and counterattack during the enemy phase.
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#9Vermineater(Topic Creator)Posted 2/5/2013 5:04:36 PM
At the beginning, who's the tankiest? Frederick? (part of me wants him to die.)

I wasn't expecting the first few chapters to provide any sort of challenge. Good job, IS.
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#10PK_NessPosted 2/5/2013 5:09:10 PM
it wouldnt be FE on casual to me.
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