Tag Archives: Intelligent Systems

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Game: Fire Emblem (The Blazing Blade)
Start Date: April 30th, 2018
End Date: —
Videos: —

This game has been a long-time coming, for a number of reasons. Not only have I wanted this Let’s Play to happen for many years now, but it also speaks a lot for American gamers back in the early 2000s when Super Smash Bros. Melee came out and when Marth and Roy were finally introduced to North American gamers who had no idea where they came from. This brought Fire Emblem into the limelight, and a few years later, Intelligent Systems finally graced International audiences with the first worldwide released game of the series. This adventure follows the heroes of Eliwood, Hector and Lyn on their quest to save their land from an oncoming evil, in turn-based strategy game goodness!

As I said before, I can’t even begin to tell you guys how long I’ve been waiting to do this game. This is my favorite Fire Emblem game of all-time, one of my favorite video games of all-time, and after looking at the list of games I had not done for the channel yet, I knew that I couldn’t go another year without having this game covered. Because of this, I finally decided it was time to jump into action and get this beast of a project beginning! Let’s save Elibe everyone!

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Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Game: Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Start Date: June 19th, 2017
End Date: September 28th, 2017
Videos: 40

Advance Wars was a big player on the GBA, especially in terms of turn-based strategy games, and even though franchises were starting to move to the Nintendo DS, that didn’t stop Intelligent Systems from using the well-established “Advance Wars” name. All our favorite COs have returned, with some new faces as well, for a new installment that throws a few new twists, and another screen, to the mix.

Advance Wars has always been a main staple of my channel, but truth be told, I was considering putting this off for a bit, even after getting the 3DS Capture Card. I just wasn’t sure if I was ready to get into ANOTHER Advance Wars game, just because of how time-consuming they can be. However, after thinking about it, and revisiting the game for a afternoon, I realized that I actually had missed the Advance Wars gameplay, and Dual Strike didn’t seem like it would be that big of an investment. Because of that, I decided to go for it!

This project is finished with exception to the extra videos. I still want to finish all of the new War Room maps AND cover some of the other bonus content, but this will be done at a future date and time.

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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

Game: Super Paper Mario
Start Date: December 5th, 2016
End Date: April 14th, 2017
Videos: 51

The Mushroom Kingdom is once again greeted by a new foe, and this one hopes to destroy the very fabric of all worlds and dimensions. Mario must once again save the day in an all-new adventure that will literally take him to places where he has never been before. But first, what has happened to Peach, Bowser and his brother Luigi?

“The mighty has fallen,” is a phrase you hear a lot when referring to the Paper Mario series. While most consider that falling point to be Sticker Star, there are some who believe this game’s departure from the traditional Paper Mario experience to be the beginning of the end. I for one do not agree with this logic as this game definitely features some charm and intriguing gameplay to boot, so I was looking forward to seeing this game in action again.

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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Game: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Start Date: November 30th, 2015
Videos: 84

After Nintendo released Fire Emblem (7) to North American audiences, they seemed to understand that Fire Emblem was a series that quite a number of North American gamers wanted to be a part of, and they continued the tradition by bringing over Fire Emblem 8 as well, also known as Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. This tale follows the story of Eirika and Ephraim, two children who hail from an attacked and nearly-destroyed nation, trying to win back their lost homeland in addition to saving the land of Magvel itself from a dark power.

I’ve definitely gotten my feet wet with the Fire Emblem series before, and after taking on both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn before; The Sacred Stones should be a cakewalk for me. This was the 3rd big-time RPG and/or strategy game I’ve done in a year though, so hopefully my fatigue doesn’t get to me!

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Paper Mario

Paper Mario

Game: Paper Mario
Start Date: November 19th, 2013
Runtime: 17 hours
Videos: 45

During one of Princess Peach’s parties, Bowser once again comes knocking at her door, but this time with a very nasty surprise. It seems he has stolen the Star Rod and has gained the power of the Stars, finally able to topple his old rival Mario. However, there is still hope in this world, and Mario may just have what it takes to put Bowser to rest.

Paper Mario is hands down one of my all-time favorite Nintendo 64 games, and I knew at some point I was going to cover this game. After a bit of time had passed, that time eventually came and I was ready to tackle the beast known only as Paper Mario. I even took this project a step further and decided to cover all of the optional sidequests and item pick-ups!

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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Game: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Start Date: February 5th, 2013
Runtime: 44 hours
Videos: 84

After the events in Cosmo Land in the first Advance Wars game, Black Hole has returned, with new troops, new inventions, and new CO’s, all of which are ready to tear a hole through the territory of Macro Land. Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet, and Green Earth will return to the scene once again to defend their homeland from this new evil that is in front of them.

I really love the Advance Wars series and after how well the first game went on my channel, I knew I definitely wanted to cover the second game of the series as well, considering it was my personal favorite of the series. While I felt the playthrough of the game was decent, a part of me also felt like the game went on a bit too long for my liking. I also covered the War Room maps for this game as well, which also contributed to the massive length.

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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Game: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Start Date: May 31st, 2011
Runtime: 47 hours
Videos: 127

A few years have passed since the events that concluded the story of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, and trouble is once again brewing across the land of Tellius! Begnion is taking things a bit too far in what is left of Daein, Queen Elincia is struggling to get control of her nation during its restoration, and the hero of the Mad King’s War seems to be missing. Will all of these concerns be resolved in Radiant Dawn? I guess we will have to wait and see.

At this point, I felt like the running joke of me never playing Radiant Dawn should finally come to an end, because I did always have some intention of playing it…I just wasn’t ready for it at the time. This project was quite the undertaking though, with a huge library of videos (most of which in the 30+ minute range), and a lot of content to cover. I was dedicated however, and I feel at the end of the day, this was one of the biggest milestones ever achieved on my channel.

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Advance Wars

Advance Wars

Game: Advance Wars
Start Date: February 1st, 2010
Runtime: 26 hours
Videos: 120

War is one of those things that you just can’t be happy about, but when you use easily disposable and recycled soldiers, it suddenly becomes a game of really intensive thinking and addictive gameplay. Something strange is going on in Cosmo Land, and when neighboring Blue Moon starts attacking the nation of Orange Star, it’s up to Andy and his friends, Max and Sami, to get to the bottom of this mysterious conflict and unravel the mysteries within.

After taking on the challenge of Fire Emblem back in 2009, I knew I wanted to cover its sister series, Advance Wars, as well. I knew this was going to be quite the undertaking, as Advance Wars is almost more complicated than Fire Emblem, but I was up to the task. This project features the entire Campaign Mode, including alternate paths/routes, and a run-through of all the War Room maps.

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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Game: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Start Date: February 25th, 2009
Runtime: 23 hours
Videos: 139

War has broken out across Tellius and the country of Crimea has been completely obliterated. However, when the princess is found alive by a band of mercenaries, the hope of Crimea’s restoration may be close at hand!

This project was a really big deal back in the day, as I knew this was going to be my first 100+ video project, and I was wondering if the game could even be enjoyable or entertaining to my fans for the amount of time this playthrough was going to be featured on my channel. However, it turns out that my fears were unwarranted when I actually made the attempt. Although I wouldn’t say it was one of my more successful projects, it definitely had a solid and dedicated fanbase; a fanbase that egged me on for years to play the sequel….

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