Fire Emblem or Tales of the Abyss?

#1DalekZeroPosted 7/4/2013 1:45:22 PM
I'm buying a 3ds xl, and I can't decide between those two games. I know that I should buy both and I will, but I can only buy one of them at the present moment. Games that I plan on buying right now are:

LOZ: Ocarina of Time (never played the original for some reason)
Kid Icarus: Uprising
SMT Soul Hackers (I'm a huge SMT fanboy and loved the original persona, which this reminds me of)
SMT IV (I have this preordered because like I said, huge fanboy)


I know I would like both of these games, but which one do you guys think is "better". I've never played any game in either the fire emblem series or the Tales series, but I do know the basic breakdown of gameplay for both. So, for a newcomer to both series, which one should I get first. Thanks!
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#2georgethecow4Posted 7/4/2013 2:01:12 PM
It's gotta be Tales, man.
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#3Dragard_KaosPosted 7/4/2013 2:01:55 PM
I'd go with Fire Emblem: Awakening. And Devil Survivor Overclocked instead of Ocarina of Time.
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#4Kinneth123Posted 7/4/2013 2:02:10 PM
Depends.

If you're a sucker for strategy, go with Fire Emblem.

If you like hack-and-slash with a nice story, go with Tales of the Abyss.
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#5GhetsisPosted 7/4/2013 2:02:15 PM
Fire Emblem, definitely.

Abyss is one of the worst games in the series.
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#6MarsfordPosted 7/4/2013 2:06:34 PM
Both games are 9/10 material. Get both.
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#7DalekZero(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2013 2:07:37 PM
Dragard_Kaos posted...
I'd go with Fire Emblem: Awakening. And Devil Survivor Overclocked instead of Ocarina of Time.


already beaten the original devil survivor
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#8DalekZero(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2013 2:09:37 PM
also, I'm a sucker for both genres. Strat/hack and slash But can someone tell me which one is better based on story, and just differences between the two? It's nice hearing reviews of each, but compared to one another, which do you think is the better game?
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#9Dragard_KaosPosted 7/4/2013 2:27:44 PM
DalekZero posted...
Dragard_Kaos posted...
I'd go with Fire Emblem: Awakening. And Devil Survivor Overclocked instead of Ocarina of Time.


already beaten the original devil survivor


The added features in Overclocked are worth it IMO. 8th Day(s), voice acting, Demon Compendium, more demons, etc.
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#10kilaudePosted 7/4/2013 3:47:36 PM
No brainer for me, Fire Emblem is vastly superior. ToA was boring as hell.