Today, I am here with a question for all of you:
What do you consider to be the worst chapter (gameplay and/or story wise) in all of Fire Emblem (Including Romhacks like The Last Promise) and why?
Almost everyone here, I’m certain, has had that one chapter in their Fire Emblem experience that they never want to play again if they can avoid it- and I’m wondering what that is for you. (You might want to also state what difficulty it was on for reference, too.)
Might even be useful in figuring out what NOT to do for a chapter.
For example, my personal horror story, romhack wise, is Dark Lord and the Maiden of Light’s Kotan Route Chapter 21 (or the version of it I played it on, anyways)- it was a fog of war, survive map on wide-open plains where the majority of my units were slow, lacking 1-2 range (except for the mages) and a lack of good places to hunker down.
In comparison, the enemies had all kinds of neat tools to work with, there were a wide variety of them, they had FE7 levels of bulk, and unblockable ambush spawns.
There wasn’t any easy way to kill the boss either- he didn’t appear until late into the map, and killing him for me was a harrowing experience since I only had a turn or two to kill him (he showed up at like, turn 12 out of 15 on the map, and from where I was, he had to spend a couple of turns to get to me.). (Which was also needed if I wanted to unlock the Gaiden chapter.)
I recall actually getting a headache from how crazy it drove me- it was a madhouse that honestly makes me understand why the Sacae route in FE6 is so hated.
If we go by canon, then my horror story is in Conquest Chapter 24 (or was it 25? Idr; it’s the one where you face Iago.).
I was on Hard Mode at the time (because I never pick Lunatic on my first run through a game for the sake of my sanity), and I was in for a bad, bad, bad time…
Bad enough to where I don’t remember how I cleared it- between Iago’s staff BS fucking around with me, some bad RNG coming back to bite me hard, and the side rooms having their own problems, well…
Let’s just say younger me hated that chapter with a vengeance.
(Oh, and for those who saw when this post was significantly shorter- I accidentally hit the send button before I finished typing it all. This is what can happen when you use a Mobile version to post, I guess…)
EDIT 1: Okay, wow, this blew up quickly. I might just actually make a kind of ‘popular ranking’ for the levels that get mentioned here the most, so keep on responding so that, perhaps, we can see what FEU defines as ‘the worst level in Fire Emblem ever’.