FEUniverse Community: “Oh I… I thought you were dead.”
Dream of Five: “My death was… greatly exaggerated.”
Let’s just say it was quite a surprise that Dream of Five suddenly popped up out of nowhere and announced that it was being worked on by the guy who had done Drums of War with a couple of original members from the original Dream of Five team. Plus the changes you mentioned such as adding new units to make it more Ironman material, EXP is now being reworked which I never thought I foresaw the possibility of happening, and making the core gameplay challenging in return. I may not have played the Dream of Five version of FE7, but I will give it a go in the future and try to understand why everyone praises this as the ROM hack that was supposed to surpass The Last Promise during the early years of FE ROM Hacking. Overall, I wish you luck.
I have made an analysis of the screenshots of Dream of Five on the new changes. If you are curious about my thoughts on it. In case of any updates on the post make changes to it.
My analysis on the screenshots.
Screenshot number 1 shows Crowe being drunk while speaking to Chester. Map of the Darkwright gang got an upgrade with the tiles. Need a comparison for this.
Screenshot number 2 shows a route split. It’s quite similar to the Dream of Five FE7 version so that’s included.
Screenshot number 3 shows that Renair’s group is called the Striders. Sounds like a good name for them.
Screenshot number 4 shows the bandits have a village hostage and are under their control. But on closer inspection, those look like new Axe Fighter map sprites which are quite new.
Screenshot number 5 shows the menu that displays the Augury. That sounds like an improvement, hopefully, you have any gold to spare or not, that depends. There appear to be green units that you actually fight during the early game of Dream of Five. Need to learn more in the future.
Screenshot number 6 shows Ilanice meeting a new character that I have never seen before during any of the Dream of Five betas in the past. Could be a new playable unit or an enemy boss?
Screenshot number 7 shows that the journal opening is back with some added background.
Screenshot number 8 shows some spooky words. Something involving greyhounds. Wonder what that means.
Screenshot number 9 shows Nikita and Brielle talking to each other. Last time I checked, there were
bosses in the Onduris route from chapters 10B and 12B during the playthrough of Dream of Five. Could they be playable or just their meeting before their demise or something?
Screenshot number 10 established CG cutscenes are just like Dream of Five FE7.
Screenshot number 11 shows a visually updated status screen that looks new. Looks like an upgrade if you ask me. Don’t know who this Franseza character is, but that portrait reminds me of the end event of Onduris 14B portrait. The description is quite a mystery and mentions Seren which I assume that’s the soldier girl from Musain.
Screenshot number 12 shows chapter 15 which is the merging from the route split and looks like the boss from the prologue got promoted and wants to get payback to Renair and her crew.
Update on new screenshots analysis
It’s been some time since the last time I looked at the screenshots since the debut of the revitalized Dream of Five and some changes have been made so far. I will probably go over the ones that caught my attention.
Screenshot number 1 has a little change to the Route Split with the box layout along with the rigid. Might be a design upgrade.
Screenshot number 2 shows us the Augury, but the map has a different layout which could mean that the enemies are orange in color which means this is the Onduris route. The map itself could be Chapter 14 from the looks of it.
Screenshot number 3 introduces a new unit named Cothiva and she’s a magic user in the Onduris route. Suppose this is one of the 10 exclusive units in each route split. Curious about her purpose and reason behind the Onduris conflict.
Screenshot number 4 shows that Renair and se’Mori get greeted by am’Roan with his force in a fog-of-war map in the infamous chapter of that time limit that really impacts the most. If you know what I’m referring to.
Screenshot number 5 shows us the Valkyrie Sorcha. The time that Garath almost burnt to a crisp and lives. Could mean the miracle of plot armor at its finest.
Screenshot number 6 shows us the updated unit screen of Nari in her promoted Gladiator class. Rest thee well old Inari sprite portrait. May your portrait sprite serve one who is in need of a sprite portrait.