Fire Emblem: Awakening Support Conversations Are Awash With Wit
Pair ’em up, marry ’em off, or just eavesdrop on their conversations – Fire Emblem: Awakening is a hotbed of gossip!
Now, as commander and chief tactician of a vast fantasy-videogame army comprised of many unique and interesting characters, we expect you to take your role very seriously. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, so we certainly do not expect to see you giggling at gossip, thinking about who you’re going to marry to whom within your ranks, or going to visit fortune tellers to test their love compatibility.
Oh, who are we kidding? Lofty military ranks or not, we’re all going to be doing this. Siliconera has shared some further information on the depth and variety of ways in which the characters of Fire Emblem: Awakening interact.
You’ve likely seen Nintendo’s own keen emphasis on keeping the troops friendly and the benefits it brings in battle. On the world map menu, it’s possible to have various characters yak it up, and the game will show who’s drawn to whom in order to afford you, commander, the best knowledge of potential pairings in battle.
Not only this, but the game actively rewards you being a right nosy parker. From the Barracks menu, an empty room can be found in which you can ‘eavesdrop’. This enables you to either hear certain characters pondering aloud to themselves, or view conversations in progress between two characters. For doing this, you can gain extra experience points and boosted stats, or even items.
Privacy? What privacy? You’re the tactician, you need to know this stuff! …Probably!
The gossip only gets juicier. From the main manu it’s possible to access the Hubba Tester, which sees if two characters out of any you’ve recruited are set to sizzle or fizzle. This is all a bit of harmless fun, and Old Hubba the fortune teller will tell you whether two characters are ‘Lost in pheromones’ or ‘Friend zoned’.
Apparently you can also test the compatibility of Chrom with his sister Lissa, and if Old Hubba discovers anything saucy he remarks, “Oh, the questions this raises…”
Yikes! Remember that next time someone tells you Nintendo games are for kids!