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I’ve had a lot of friends really get into FE13 lately, but they don’t really know where to go after beating it, so I made this handy guide of my other favorite turn-based tactical combat games. :,)

If you want to try one of these, but you’re not sure which, here’s a really fast two-question flowchart:

1) Did you like FE13 more for the GAMEPLAY or the STORYLINE?
2) How do you feel about non-medieval/fantasy settings?

If the answer to #2 is “That’s not what I’m looking for”, play another Fire Emblem game. My recommended order is FE8 -> FE7 -> FE9, if you want to go for a hat trick. (Bonus: clean ROM download for FE6, FE7, and FE8!) These three aren’t an exhaustive list of all FE games, obviously, but they’re my favorites and the ones I think are easiest to transition into from FE13.

If the answer to #2 is “Sure alright they’re cool” and you liked the gameplay more, try Advance Wars! My recommended order there is Dual Strike -> (and then if you liked it) AW2 -> AW1.

If you’re cool with #2 and you liked the storyline more, I’d try out Devil Survivor. I’d personally recommend playing the first before the second, but they’re completely independent and you can really choose either first with no repercussions.

All these games are very near and dear to my heart, so if you have questions about any of them feel free to send me an ask! (I can answer things more easily off-anon.)

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Theme #3 v2: Nicaea Let’s Survive

Overlord Version / Messiah Version / Code

Features

  • Sidebar (175px)
  • 7 Custom Links (looks best with long sidebar picture)
  • Hover Links
  • Hover Permalink
  • Icon Permalink

Options

  • 400/500 Posts
  • Infinite Scroll
  • Music Player
  • Show Tags
  • Show Captions
  • Dark Theme (Black Audio Player and Link Background)
  • Body Font
  • Description Font
  • Date Display (M-D-Y/D-M-Y/Y-M-D)
  • 12/24 Hour Time

Here’s a revamp of my third theme! The first version featured Devil Survivor 2, and now this revamp features its predecessor… Devil Survivor! Please play the series if you get the chance! And also check out akiwozz’s lovely art.

*If you like or use this theme please like or reblog this post! It would be greatly appreciated! ^ㅁ^

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KANEKO’S CRIB NOTES XXVIII: ARCHDEMONS APLENTY

We all love demons. We love them so much that it’s become increasingly hard to write a brand new deck for all these KCN posts without repeating myself. But that’s quite all right, we are pretty sure people are here for the pictures and not the text. So, I’m just going to write enough sentences to make a full paragraph. Now that it’s done, here’s another large photoset for everyone to enjoy:

1. BELPHEGOR: 

Louis Le Breton was a dear old man
He drew Belphegor sitting on the can
Kaneko thought Louis’ version was true
But traded chamberpot for modern loo


Raidou 2 features Belph’s old potty style
A fiend of sloth, he’ll be busy a while


2. BEELZEBUB:
Shin Megami Tensei’s Beelzebub is based on the version from the Dictionnaire Infernal, with the skull and crossbones motif on the wings. Everybody knows that. But did you know that a colorized version of the original Le Breton Beelzebub art (seen above) appears in Fred Gettings’ 1988 Dictionary of Demons (subsequently published in Japan in 1992), its purplish hues a plausible influence for those the Shin Megami Tensei II design?

3. CHEMOSH/MOLOCH: This one is a close enough match for the 18th century illustration of “The Idol Moloch”, pictured above. The six openings and three-layered pedestal are replicated faithfully, along with the general aspect, while Kaneko opts towards an appropriately “punk” spiked collar + wristband combo. Appropriate for the pagan idol par excellence, anyhow.

4. PAZUZU: Speaking of pagan idols, here we have a dead ringer for an iconic 8th century statuette, which most will likely recall from 1973 smash hit The Exorcist. The design is left mostly intact, save for the inclusion of a hoary mane and a formidable accruement of body hair, while the original MTII design offers a bit more in the way of embellishment.