Thoughts: I liked the difficulty of hardmode throughout the how game so far. I think the game play and map design is really good in this chapter, in fact its probs the best so far! (Despite how I sound in it, I was hella tired and dealing with females) The goal was unique, but I never felt I was going to lose le border like ever. It kinda just became a defeat boss mission. The only real time I felt in trouble was when I was in trouble because Cybil missed an 86 trolol. Personally I'd like to see some more border pressure to alleviate from the last chapter goals which were just defeat boss. But if you're staying true to GBAFE which is literally just defeat boss for 90% of the game, then you are indeed staying true!
but what teh fuck do I know!?
Though I gotta say, my level ups are pretty depressing. But at this point since I'm just bordering on an S rank, I wonder if these growths are just brutal, or my growths are just challenging me to get the S rank in a more difficult way? I think Harken's 6 speed is just absurd, though. Like he's basically a knight at this point.
And recruits, okay... NGL, I'm pretty tired of them. I get that recruits are novel and stuff like that. But I feel like some of these recruits are just recruits because "hey recruits! Everyone likes those!"
and not because their personality calls for it. Harken, Isadora and Marcus I can understand, because their personality and writing seems to reflect their youth: Marcus and Isadora never actually killed anyone until chapter 4 for example. But the others? I get that Magnus is just discovering his magic potential, but making him a pupil at level 8 is just like, why lol. Can I just get normal units plz?? Archers and peg knights are like really fuckin' young in FE to begin with, how old are Toni and Cybil?
But eh, your game
Exchanges of dialogue between characters I think is the best part about this game, its probably the dialogue I've seen so far in any fan game/hack.
Let's see what happens next~~