If I could only play one game for the rest of the year

Post #12 for Blaugust 2019

Continuing with prompts from last year’s Blaugust, this time it is one from Chestnut from Gamer Girl Confessions:

If you could only play one game for the rest of 2018, what would it be? It doesn’t have to be an MMO. Would you just ignore games the rest of the year if you could only play one?

I was going to pick Final Fantasy XIV but that kind feels like cheating. Plus I already talk a lot about Final Fantasy XIV here so might as well choose a different game.

Having said that if I could only play one game for the rest of the year it would be Fire Emblem Three Houses.

This is a game I’ve only been able to start playing recently. Even then it has been slow-going as I have been busy with other things *cough*bloggging*cough*, trying to mix it with other games *cough*Judgment*cough* or just being generally tired and going to bed earlier. Or all three.

And there is so much to do in this  game. So much that I am pretty close to choice paralysis. Which is weird because I am usually the type that likes choices!

I think part of it might be because during my first time in Fire Emblem Fates I had no idea what I was doing and just made some bad decisions. I was still able to finish it without issue but some characters got shafted because of it and I’d rather not repeat that same mistake even if it is pretty likely to happen.

One of the choices we get to make pretty early one is to pick the House we want to join. I thought it would be later in the game when everything goes to hell but, okay, I can live with that, specially since I already knew which one I wanted to join (It was the Black Eagles, by the way. Eldegard is just the best.)

I love these two. I will probably try to recruit them on the next two routes.

The problem comes with everything else. We can pretty much mold our students to become whatever units we want. Granted, they do have certain goals and skills for themselves which helps a lot to choose which skills and class to unlock for each.

We can even recruit some other characters from other houses too but then I am not sure which ones I should go for to complement the ones I have and how much time and effort I should spend trying to convince them to join my side.

There are also skills we can train our character in and again I am not sure how much time I should spend on it or which kind of skills I should invest in, besides the ones that would benefit me in combat.

Then there is the free time where we can choose different activities to do. Again we can get some help with this: if we play the game online we can see what the other players chose to do during that day.

Right now my plan is to do the same as the majority of players during those days, try to figure out why that choice was popular and then formulate a plan on what I want to do going forth.

This calendar might end up being the bane of my existence in Fire Emblem Three Houses

This all may seem like I am complaining about the game but that is not my intention. I love Fire Emblem: Three Houses so far, it might be the best one in the series to date. I am just trying to point out how much there is to do in this game and how it could keep me busy for quite a while as I  try to figure things out. 🙂

My hope is that by the time I finish the first route the other ones will be a much smoother experience as I have a better idea of how to play the game and what my long term goals will be.

As for the second part of Chestnut questions I am not sure if I understand it. I assume that the premise of the prompt is that for some reason we can only play one game for the rest of the year, without any choice to play anything else.

If she means if we would ignore announcements or conversations about other games then my answer would be…. sort of. I’d keep an eye out for any game that might be interesting to me to play after the year is over and I can go back to playing any game of my choice. But I’d probably not look into too much information about the games until I could choose to actually play them.