PoR and RD are pathetic compare to Fire Emblem 4: Seisen no Keifu and Fire Emblem Thrica 776.
Let's see your love for the Fire Emblem series go straight to hell if you even try to play FE5: Thrica 776. That game is a balls breaker! Not only that, but Fire Emblem 4 and it's main lord Sigurd is more loved than Ike by true Fire Emblem fans.
Fire Emblem 4 brung more innovation in the series than any other Fire Emblem games. It had
-Lovers Paring: It's not your typical, weak support system in later Fire Emblem games. No, the lover system is the backbone of the gameplay in FE4. It can make or break the 2nd half of the game depending on who falls in love and makes babies.
-Extremly high replay value
Sigurd and Celice could destroy Ike in less than three seconds flat!
Sigurd? That priss who looks like a male character from Sailor Moon?
Anyways, from what I've always known, Seisen no Keifu is like what ALttP was for Zelda; it set the standard for the future of the franchise and established the core design elements that would continue to make the series awesome as time went on.
But I question your experience with RD if you're going to praise 4 as much as you do for the reasons you've given while saying it's infinitely better than RD.
Yeah, you know, I agree, Jeff. He does look like he could be from Sailor Moon. :/
And to me, RD looks like it may get put on the top of my favorite Wii game list. If only I could cram together enough money for it. Hopefully this part time job I'm trying to get will help. No matter what I do to earn enough, I so want to get it!
Ooh, it's a hard game? Awesome! Currently, I'm finding PoR to be quite a hard game, even on easy difficulty. Especially in chapter 17. Damn, was that tedious! I still managed to clear all four parts, though, despite the amount of frustration that was involved.
Probably not, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know they're illegal.
Anyway...damn. I got to chapter 27 (finally) in PoR, got Ike to the Black Knight for the duel, and DANG IT, HE DIDN'T USE AETHER. Had he used it, he would have won and not let himself get killed. Why does this battle have to be luck? >.<
And it's too bad I lost Lucia to an enemy's critical hit and she was at full health. How am I supposed to know when they do that? >_>
PoR is actually my second least favorite (After Sacred Stones). Sword of Seals, Blazing Sword, Radiant Dawn, and what little I've played of Seisen no Keifu are all better games. I would play Thracia 776, but I can't find a decent translation. Same with Monshou no Nazo.
No offense, Ranil, but if you're having as much difficulty as you are with Path of Radiance on Easy, I don't think you'll breeze through the older titles. They were naturally more difficult back then simply because the design wasn't completely ironed out as it was over the years.
And while I'm at it, I'd be cautious about RD as well. It's vastly harder than PoR, and there's no Easy difficulty setting.
I found Seisen no Kaifu harder than Thracia 776, because *looks ashamed* I got Julia killed by accident. Which makes killing Julius impossible, pretty much. But once I replayed it, I went through 4 easily enough. 5 is a nightmare no matter how many times you play it.
But yeah, I'm just going to say that 4 and 5 were the best, and if 4 and 5 were re-released for the DS as one game (you play 4 Part I, then Thracia, and the 4 Part II, as is the chronological order), I'd be the happiest man alive. Ranil, you don't know the meaning of the word Fire Emblem if you haven't played Seisen no Kaifu.