Holy s*** I'm terrible at Fire Emblem

#1Forte612Posted 2/26/2013 11:36:34 PM
Playing Classic, because I refuse to play Casual on principal.

However, I've never played FE or a strategy game like this before and I'm getting whipped even on the first couple levels. Any pointers? I'm fumbling blindly.
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#2TehTrumpCardPosted 2/26/2013 11:37:56 PM
Unlock the Bonus Box, keep fighting Mist's team.
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#3RyuVegasPosted 2/26/2013 11:39:05 PM
2: Pair up and make sure you pay attention to enemy ranges. You can turn them ALL on and a Magenta Hue will flood the field by pressing X. then you can turn on individual ranges by pressing A on enemies. Pairing up helps compensate for each characters other weaknesses.

You on Hard or Normal?
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#4SuperSmashMstrPosted 2/26/2013 11:45:58 PM
If you're not that good at Fire Emblem or a tactical strategy game, try playing it on Normal. If you are at Normal, it would be a good idea to read the slide guides that pop up for tutorials. Also, make sure your characters are usually next to each other or pair them up so they can get some advantages against enemies.
#5Delirious_BeardPosted 2/26/2013 11:53:37 PM
Use Frederick wisely. He's one of the few that can take hits early on. Pair him up to give others a boost.
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#6SuperSmashMstrPosted 2/26/2013 11:55:21 PM
Oh and use the Weapon's Triangle method:
Swords beats Axes
Axes beats Lances
Lances beats Swords

The weapons that can take advantage over another can give you more attack power, hit %, and avoid attacks easier. It's something YOU MUST USE on Lunatic and Lunatic+.
Hard Mode you don't have to use it as much but recommended. Normal mode, u could care less about it since enemies aren't that strong to begin with... But, all in all, the Weapons Triangle is a very useful thing know and use in Fire Emblem. Again, review the slide guides and keep trying! =O
#7CrybabyloverPosted 2/27/2013 12:04:35 AM
As a side note to everyone else's statements:

Do not feel bad if you keep dying and continue to reset A LOT.

Believe it or not, it's natural thing most FE players do on higher difficulties in Classic. You are not alone.
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#8VyersPosted 2/27/2013 12:09:13 AM
Protip: The number one way for a person to get stuck in a game w/ difficulty modes is usually pride.
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#9robinhoekPosted 2/27/2013 12:28:15 AM
You will get better. Play slowly and think. More defensive is typically the better tactic. Any time you have an enemy that is near death try to feed the kill to a lower leveled character. Some classes and units are hard to raise until they become absolute beastly at later levels and promote classes. Don't simply leave weak units in the back or at the start of the level. Either don't bring them at all or keep them close to the main pack at all times. Reinforcements love the stragglers. Use crappy weapons on nearly everything. Only use stronger weapons when it ensures a kill or you know you will be vulnerable to a strong unit next turn. (Or if you have boatloads of cash/arms thrift). Assassins and sorcerers. Gale force.
#10Nickcool1996Posted 2/27/2013 5:34:49 AM
Look at gameplay vids to adopt some strategies.
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