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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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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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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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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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