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Genealogy of the Holy War

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1m Jul 24, 2021
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I could be reductive and say "This is the Langrisser game that thinks it's a Fire Emblem game," which is true on some level, but FE4 is so much more than that. There's so much to say about FE4... even though this video is 80 minutes long, it still feels like I glossed over a ton. But I really didn't want the video to go on for even longer, so...

Project Naga patch link: https://forums.serenesforest.net/index.php?/topic/63676-fe4-translation-patch-open-beta-v7/
Toru Narihiro interview: https://kantopia.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/toru-narihiro-interview-on-development-changes-during-genealogy-of-the-holy-war-fe-25th-anniversary/

Songs used:
"The Holy War" by Thin Lizzy (cover by me obviously)
"Opening Title Demo" from Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
"Violet City" from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
"Birth of a Holy Knight" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Royal Guard" from Langrisser 1 (PCE)
"Counter Attacker" from Feda: The Emblem of Justice
"Girl of the Spirit Forest" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Ranfold's Theme" from Langrisser 5 (PS)
"Leon's Theme" from Der Langrisser
"Click Clock Wood (Spring" from Banjo Kazooie
"The Shadowy Onlooker" from Shining Force 3
"Disturbance in Agustria" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Loptyr" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Going My Way" from Fire Emblem 7: The Blazing Blade
"Imperial Theme" from Skies of Arcadia
"Friday and a Soft Breeze" from Landstalker: The Treasure of King Nole
"Lionheart Eltshan" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Main Theme" from Final Fantasy 4
"Lanfold's Theme" from Langrisser 4
"Dance in the Skies" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Gate of Destiny" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"False Hope" from Drawn to Life
"Upper Floor" from Sweet Home
"Intro" from Streets of Rage
"Majora's Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
"Heir of Light" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Top Menu Theme" from Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness
"Monkey Billiards" from Super Monkey Ball
"Overworld with 3 crystals" from Glover 64
"Kanna" from Bahamut Lagoon
"Across the Desert" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Northern Desert" from Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness
"Motavia Field" from Phantasy Star 4
"The Dragon Knights of Thracia" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Altemüller's Theme" from Langrisser 3
"Kingdom of Thracia" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"In Search of Victory ~ Charge A" from Fire Emblem 5: Thracia 776
"Crystal Isle" from Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon
"Fight it Out!" from Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
"Light and Darkness" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Track 17" from Valhollian
"Title Theme" from Touhou 11: Subterranean Animism
"Versus Medeus" from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
"Divine Healing" from Fire Emblem 10: Radiant Dawn
"The Final Holy War" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"An Afternoon of Rest" from Shining Force 3
"The Last Battle" from Langrisser 2
"Final Battle" from Langrisser 5: The End of Legend
"Final Battle" from Pokemon Colosseum
"Celice's Theme (Ending)" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Tellng the Legend" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Time to Attack" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"The Arrival of Peace" from Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War
"Light and Darkness" (again)

Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 : Video introduction
03:17 : Prologue
09:03 : Chapter 1
16:23 : Chapter 2
21:05 : Chapter 3
26:31 : Chapter 4
29:45 : Chapter 5
33:36 : Intermission
37:26 : Chapter 6
45:37 : Chapter 7
51:12 : Chapter 8
53:49 : Chapter 9
59:04 : Chapter 10
1:05:05 : Endgame
1:12:41 : Closing Thoughts

About Harvester of Eyes

SRPG reviews, tier lists, etc every Saturday. Other videos sporadically, whenever I feel like it. There's plenty of Utreon-exclusive content here - including let's plays, music reviews, and book book reviews -that you won't find on anywhere else. Utreon is THE place to be!


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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

Wait, so lemme get this straight: Diarmuid is playing FE4 Chapters 6 and 7. He then pops his head into FE5 for Chapter 21, drags Nanna with him, helps Leif's army defeat The Reinhardt, Raydrik, and Veld... and all this is concurrently happen while FE4 Chapter 8 is wrapping up? Meanwhile, Leif is somehow playing two games at once, and manages to be level 1 in FE4 Ch 7, while gaining levels in FE5, which he then loses in FE4, and then can get a horse in FE4, which he can then lose in FE5...?

...I know Kaga's games are known for complexity and big brained moments like this, but this might be going a little bit over my head...

Also re: sub units, I'm aware of their existence, and I'm pretty sure I mentioned Linda and Laylea specifically because they're pretty good units. Charlot is pretty good too (Corple is basically useless in most runs anyway). If I ever decide to stream the game or whatever, sub only or a ranked AAAA run are two options I would consider. We'll cross that bridge when we get there

 
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Puro Power @puro_power 1m 1 month ago

FE4 is a great game. I like how it differentiated itself from the first three games, where they were like a fantasy or mythological story, while this game felt like a historical drama. In fact some cut content would be brought in to later games. An example for this was how you can explore the town in the castle, they originally wanted you to control your character to move around instead of the menu we got. Fates brought that idea to it's full usage, but that game is very hit and miss.

 
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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

An explorable town would be kinda cool, sort of like what FE2 had. But I don't see it as necessary; the game works fine as is. I dunno how the 3DS games handled castles (I never got a 3DS), but the way FE16 did the monastery was really tedious and I hated it.

 
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Edward Brawer @ebrawer 1m 1 month ago

Hey Harvester, try the Table of Contents feature in the CM.

 
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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

Oops, thought I set the timestamps already. At least it's a simple matter of copy + paste. Tube actually reads the timestamps automatically in the description... maybe that's something that Utreon could have in the future?

 
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Edward Brawer @ebrawer 1m 1 month ago

We'll add detecting timestamps in the description. That said we are generally pushing towards the use of structured data vs dumping things into the description. That includes the Table of Contents feature for timestamp tables, and the Related Videos feature instead of linking videos directly. It's also the reason the channel about and social links are included under the video description automatically.

 
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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

Good to know; I'll try to remember about the Table of Contents for the time being. Most of my videos don't have a ToC so it's kind of hard to remember, but I'll do my best!

 
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MyRPGIsBetterThanYoursCosplay @shintocetra 1m 1 month ago

Older Fire Emblem where I can save mid-battle? Time to hack it into my SNES Classic!

 
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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

Yep, but be warned - you can only save at the beginning of your turn, before any actions have been taken. Still, it's a complete anomaly as far as FE goes. You might also wanna check out Tear Ring Saga, the "FE game that isn't a FE game" that Shouzou Kaga directed after leaving Intelligent Systems (after FE5). There's a staff that lets you save during battle... and there's also Billford. And The Roger.

 
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Crimson_ZuCchini @crimsonzucchini 1m 1 month ago

ooh noice, time to play geneology so that I can watch this whole vid without spoil, love the guitar segments btw that's awesome

 
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Harvester Of Eyes @harvester 1m 1 month ago

Thanks Zucc. I will have a video up on Saturday which can hopefully help out first timers such as yourself. Also, if you plan on streaming it, I'm sure the good folks at Utreon would appreciate you streaming it here.

 
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