Let's Play: The Road to Ruin

#4

This hack is fun until the generics.

#5

gah

that seems right

yeah someone mentioned that… D:

#6

Don’t sweat it, the cursor is practically my co-host when I record.

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#7

Part 4 is up! Seems I’m probably going to upload 3 times a week (Tue/Thurs/Sat), so stay tuned for that.
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#8

It’s good to see someone else prospective on this game. I enjoyed it when I played and you seem to be doing good so keep it up.

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#9

Thanks!


Part 5 is now up
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#10

here’s part 6!
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#11

And this is where I dropped RtR :grimacing::gun:

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#12

Not a fan of the generics chapters lol
If that wasn’t obvious in the video

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#13

Part 7
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#14

Keep it rolling I’m looking forward to the journey.

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#15

Would recommend mixing your voice up and the game volume down just a bit so it’s easier to hear you - it’s an issue I struggle with too.

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#16

Le part 8
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#17

!Part 9!
audio is lightly worse because I recorded with the wrong mic lmao
#18

Something that annoys me about the story of TRTR is the weird morality setup it has. At least so far, it can’t decide whether the conflict between Aksum and Sybaris is meant to be morally gray, or whether Aksum is just a generic Fire Emblem evil empire. As it is, it keeps waffling between the two, especially whenever Aaron is involved.

Also, working with those generic units seems awful. My condolences.

#19

My guess is the reasoning for that is to show that neither side is 100% going to be in the right when in the other’s perspective. However, when it comes to individual soldiers being portrayed as “evil” or “good”, not every soldier who fights is an honorable fighter or a degenerate. Both sides of this coin exist in every faction.

But yeah generics make me want to pull my hair out

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#20

Not to mention not gaining exp for your actual units…

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#21

That’s the morally gray perspective that it’s sometimes trying to show. Neither Aksum or Sybaris is pure evil, but both nations see their cause as just and the other as wrong. Sybaris is trying to root out some sort of ancient evil; Aksum is defending itself against an unprovoked assault from another nation. Except then the game tries to portray Sybaris as straight-up in the right, even in Aaron’s perspective. Aksum betrayed Vance for… some reason, because evil?, and Sybaris seems overly sympathetic in Aaron’s chapters. They’re apparently sparing everyone relevant (except the generics, but nobody likes the generics anyway), and Yorlu (one of the main Aksum representatives) is not a good person at all. Even without Aaron’s existence, TRTR could’ve executed a better version of Revelations’ story: Vance trying to figure out and deal with the greater situation behind the Aksum-Sybaris war. But nope! Evil empire that is kind of not.

If nothing else, using the generics saves weapon uses for your good units/weapons. (Like Captain, which I’m just going to guess is his actual name, since he never goes by anything else and isn’t a generic.)

#22

Part 10

Also idk, there isn’t any point in the generic chapters themselves, as they affect nothing in the grand scheme and net no exp for the regular units in the chapters

but most of this sounds like criticism of the game itself, to which I have no control over

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#23

part 11
yeah give 'em heck
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