Ep. 326 - Even More Games of the Year 2023

### Ep. 326 - Even More Games of the Year 2023

Action Button’s Tim Rogers and Necrosoft’s Brandon Sheffield share thoughts about every game they played that was released in 2023. Hosted by Tim Rogers and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

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https://youtu.be/wl9CRdCMyfU?feature=shared

**Games of 2023 Discussed:**

  • - [Little Goody Two Shoes](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211209/little-goody-two-shoes/) (04:48)
  • - [Lies of P](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208808/lies-of-p/) (08:55)
  • - [Thirsty Suitors](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211307/thirsty-suitors/) (13:28) (Note: this segment contains light spoilers)
  • - [Blasphemous 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/207696/blasphemous-2/) (18:05)
  • - [The Last Faith](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211931/the-last-faith/) (20:07)
  • - [Metroid Prime: Remastered](https://www.mobygames.com/game/199460/metroid-prime-remastered/) (24:47)
  • - [Star Ocean: The Second Story R](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211270/star-ocean-the-second-story-r/) (27:05)
  • - [Fire Emblem: Engage](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198202/fire-emblem-engage/) (34:20)
  • - [Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp](https://www.mobygames.com/game/202384/advance-wars-12-re-boot-camp/) (39:15)
  • - [Persona 5: Tactica](https://www.mobygames.com/game/212224/persona-5-tactica/) (42:06)
  • - [Star Wars: Jedi - Survivor](https://www.mobygames.com/game/201867/star-wars-jedi-survivor/) (47:25)
  • - [Hogwarts Legacy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/199531/hogwarts-legacy/) (50:09)
  • - [System Shock](https://www.mobygames.com/game/203800/system-shock/) (54:24)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: [GLYDR now on Kickstarter](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glydr/glydr-analog-dual-foot-controller-for-video-games-and-vr) (57:21)
  • - One more thing about Hogwarts Legacy (59:00)
  • - [Dead Space](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198508/dead-space/) (01:01:03)
  • - [Dave the Diver](https://www.mobygames.com/game/194057/dave-the-diver/) (01:03:12)
  • - [Immortals of Aveum](https://www.mobygames.com/game/207602/immortals-of-aveum/) (01:04:34)
  • - [Remnant II](https://www.mobygames.com/game/206397/remnant-ii/) (01:05:57)
  • - [Pizza Tower](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198390/pizza-tower/) (01:10:31)
  • - [Wanted: Dead](https://www.mobygames.com/game/199653/wanted-dead/) (01:12:39)
  • - [Fading Afternoon](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208651/fading-afternoon/) (01:23:19)
  • - [Sea of Stars](https://www.mobygames.com/game/207900/sea-of-stars/) (01:24:13)
  • - [Assassin's Creed: Mirage](https://www.mobygames.com/game/209869/assassins-creed-mirage/) (01:32:32)
  • - [Eternights](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208666/eternights/) (01:33:16)
  • - [Diablo IV](https://www.mobygames.com/game/204085/diablo-iv/) (01:37:45)
  • - [Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath - Vengance of the Slayer](https://www.mobygames.com/game/203941/slayers-x-terminal-aftermath-vengance-of-the-slayer/) (01:42:31)
  • - [Honkai: Star Rail](https://www.mobygames.com/game/202242/honkai-star-rail/) (01:44:14)
  • - [Vernal Edge](https://www.mobygames.com/game/200527/vernal-edge/) (01:49:51)
  • - [Pikmin 4](https://www.mobygames.com/game/206244/pikmin-4/) (01:53:15)
  • - [Endless Dungeon](https://www.mobygames.com/game/210387/endless-dungeon/) (01:54:03)
  • - [Merge & Blade](https://www.mobygames.com/game/194314/merge-blade/) (01:54:58)
  • - [Lords of the Fallen](https://www.mobygames.com/game/210185/lords-of-the-fallen/) (01:56:33)
  • - [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211657/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-iii/) (02:00:35)
  • - [Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader](https://www.mobygames.com/game/213536/warhammer-40000-rogue-trader/) (02:01:51)
  • - [Hyper Gunsport](https://www.mobygames.com/game/196718/hyper-gunsport/) (02:02:47)
  • - [Chants of Sennaar](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208271/chants-of-sennaar/) (02:04:00)
  • - [Jusant](https://www.mobygames.com/game/211191/jusant/) (02:04:30)
  • - [Hitman: World of Assassination Freelancer Mode](https://www.mobygames.com/game/179496/hitman-trilogy/) (02:04:48)
  • - [Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo](https://www.mobygames.com/game/199774/paranormasight-the-seven-mysteries-of-honjo/) (02:05:02)
  • **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - [Dalek](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek)
  • - [Craig](https://craig.chat/)
  • - [Kurt Feldman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Feldman)
  • - [Sonic Superstars](https://www.mobygames.com/game/210305/sonic-superstars/)
  • - [Hi-Fi Rush](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198497/hi-fi-rush/)
  • - [Frank Cifaldi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Cifaldi)
  • - [Magic Knight Rayearth](https://www.mobygames.com/game/49019/magic-knight-rayearth/)
  • - [Clamp](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clamp_(manga_artists))
  • - [Sailor Moon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_Moon)
  • - [Slayers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers)
  • - [VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action](https://www.mobygames.com/game/85287/va-11-hall-a-cyberpunk-bartender-action/)
  • - [Legend of Mana](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4165/legend-of-mana/)
  • - [Moon: Remix RPG Adventure](https://www.mobygames.com/game/14088/moon-remix-rpg-adventure/)
  • - [Pinocchio (2002)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(2002_film))
  • - [Pinocchio (2019)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(2019_film))
  • - [Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_del_Toro%27s_Pinocchio)
  • - [Pinocchio (1940)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(1940_film))
  • - [Dark Souls](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53619/dark-souls/)
  • - [Bloodborne](https://www.mobygames.com/game/72089/bloodborne/)
  • - [Annapurna Interactive](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Interactive)
  • - [Night in the Woods](https://www.mobygames.com/game/83818/night-in-the-woods/)
  • - [Blasphemous](https://www.mobygames.com/game/134455/blasphemous/)
  • - [Elden Ring](https://www.mobygames.com/game/174989/elden-ring/)
  • - [Resident Evil 4 Remake](https://www.mobygames.com/game/200900/resident-evil-4/)
  • - [Metroid Prime Remastered - DF Tech Review](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnGZ82y-xi4)
  • - [Halo: Combat Evolved](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5368/halo-combat-evolved/)
  • - [Star Ocean series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1721/star-ocean-series/)
  • - [Final Fantasy VII](https://www.mobygames.com/game/858/final-fantasy-vii/)
  • - [Suikoden](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4843/suikoden/)
  • - [Kingdom Hearts series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2842/kingdom-hearts-series/)
  • - [Ryū ga Gotoku / Like a Dragon / Yakuza series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/ryu-ga-gotoku-like-a-dragon-yakuza-series/)
  • - [Kabukichō](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabukich%C5%8D)
  • - [Kamurochō](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamuroch%C5%8D)
  • - [Fire Emblem series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2195/fire-emblem-series/)
  • - [N-Gage](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-Gage_(device))
  • - [Shoto Todoroki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoto_Todoroki)
  • - [Newton's cradle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_cradle)
  • - [Famicom Wars series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/3984/famicom-wars-series/)
  • - [TearRing Saga series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/16394/tearring-saga-series/)
  • - [Persona series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/474/persona-series/)
  • - [Valkyria Chronicles series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10864/valkyria-chronicles-series/)
  • - [Mario + Rabbids series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/17934/mario-rabbids-series/)
  • - [Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars](https://www.mobygames.com/game/50996/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-shadow-wars/)
  • - [X-COM series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/76/x-com-series/)
  • - [J.K. Rowling](https://www.vox.com/culture/23622610/jk-rowling-transphobic-statements-timeline-history-controversy)
  • - [Castlevania: Symphony of the Night](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3739/castlevania-symphony-of-the-night/)
  • - [Metal Gear Solid](https://www.mobygames.com/game/2511/metal-gear-solid/)
  • - [Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order](https://www.mobygames.com/game/137302/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order/)
  • - [Titanfall series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/11139/titanfall-series/)
  • - [Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare](https://www.mobygames.com/game/31074/call-of-duty-4-modern-warfare/)
  • - [Forspoken](https://www.mobygames.com/game/198367/forspoken/)
  • - [System Shock](https://www.mobygames.com/game/681/system-shock/)
  • - [Quake](https://www.mobygames.com/game/169609/quake/)
  • - [Quake II](https://www.mobygames.com/game/207099/quake-ii/)
  • - [Turok](https://www.mobygames.com/game/76061/turok/)
  • - [Dead Space](https://www.mobygames.com/game/37332/dead-space/)
  • - [Disney•Pixar Cars 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/66589/disneypixar-cars-2/)
  • - [WB Games | Avalanche](https://www.mobygames.com/company/2041/wb-games-avalanche/)
  • - [Avalanche Studios AB](https://www.mobygames.com/company/5790/avalanche-studios-ab/)
  • - [Remnant: From the Ashes series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/15605/remnant-from-the-ashes-series/)
  • - [Quantum Theory](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53821/quantum-theory/)
  • - [Warhammer 40,000: Darktide](https://www.mobygames.com/game/195786/warhammer-40000-darktide/)
  • - [Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide](https://www.mobygames.com/game/81175/warhammer-the-end-times-vermintide/)
  • - [Wario Land series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/600/wario-land-series/)
  • - [Void Stranger](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208117/void-stranger/)
  • - [A tweet from the Wanted: Dead twitter account](https://twitter.com/wanteddeadgame/status/1757111158031388821)
  • - [Pulp Fiction (1994)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction)
  • - [Earth Defense Force series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8735/earth-defense-force-chikyu-boeigun-series/)
  • - [Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker](https://www.mobygames.com/game/112983/naruto-to-boruto-shinobi-striker/)
  • - [Final Fantasy XVI](https://www.mobygames.com/game/204724/final-fantasy-xvi/)
  • - [Devil May Cry 5](https://www.mobygames.com/game/121476/devil-may-cry-5/)
  • - [Ninja Gaiden Black](https://www.mobygames.com/game/22361/ninja-gaiden-black/)
  • - [The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa](https://www.mobygames.com/game/109141/the-friends-of-ringo-ishikawa/)
  • - [Jordan Peterson](https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/27/us/joe-rogan-jordan-peterson-climate-science-intl/index.html)
  • - [The Messenger](https://www.mobygames.com/game/106052/the-messenger/)
  • - [Chrono Trigger](https://www.mobygames.com/game/4501/chrono-trigger/)
  • - [Dragon Quest V](https://www.mobygames.com/game/9102/dragon-quest-v-tenku-no-hanayome/)
  • - [Octopath Traveler](https://www.mobygames.com/game/104997/octopath-traveler/)
  • - [Final Fantasy VI](https://www.mobygames.com/game/5202/final-fantasy-iii/)
  • - [Anearth Fantasy Stories: The First Volume](https://www.mobygames.com/game/42729/anearth-fantasy-stories-the-first-volume/)
  • - [Linda³](https://www.mobygames.com/game/49501/linda3/)
  • - [Assassin's Creed series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8195/assassins-creed-series/)
  • - [The Witcher series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10398/the-witcher-series/)
  • - [Metaphor: ReFantazio](https://www.polygon.com/23757218/metaphor-re-fantazio-atlus-persona-project-re-fantasy-rpg)
  • - [Diablo series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/210/diablo-series/)
  • - [Babylon's Fall](https://www.mobygames.com/game/180576/babylons-fall/)
  • - [Ralph Ineson](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Ineson)
  • - [Soul Calibur series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/390/soul-blade-edge-calibur-series/)
  • - [TEKKEN 8 - "Story So Far" with Brian Cox](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRIOVeirAa0)
  • - [Dusk](https://www.mobygames.com/game/101077/dusk/)
  • - [Jeremy Renner](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Renner)
  • - [Genshin Impact](https://www.mobygames.com/game/150976/genshin-impact/)
  • - [Granblue Fantasy: Relink](https://www.mobygames.com/game/216823/granblue-fantasy-relink/)
  • - [Wonder Boy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/12585/wonder-boy/)
  • - [Monster World IV](https://www.mobygames.com/game/8900/monster-world-iv/)
  • - [Velldeselba Senki: Tsubasa no Kunshō](https://www.mobygames.com/game/59766/velldeselba-senki-tsubasa-no-kunsho/)
  • - [Guardian Heroes](https://www.mobygames.com/game/9738/guardian-heroes/)
  • - [Skyblazer](https://www.mobygames.com/game/10512/skyblazer/)
  • - [Starfield](https://www.mobygames.com/game/208288/starfield/)
  • - [Pikmin series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2583/pikmin-series/)
  • - [One of these](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/738143870956732417/1206744284221407332/image.png?ex=65dd1f31&is=65caaa31&hm=2af9a464b1154dfee3c3dd5bb743fd7685d837a1aee659ef8f440d6725cc2e88&)
  • - [Fextralife](https://fextralife.com/)
  • - [Iron Pineapple](https://www.youtube.com/c/IronPineapple/videos)
  • - [Free content plan](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/738143870956732417/1206744858325422130/image.png?ex=65dd1fba&is=65caaaba&hm=3e63ec5e08ed2be919c466caeee8cf24d01a57ba4b1953466dfe7a75097bf4c3&)
  • - [Effortlessly metal](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/738143870956732417/1206745047626678272/image.png?ex=65dd1fe7&is=65caaae7&hm=98a7cb7ea45985184039e628c3fe165b5440f0123898eb3ab70209862d0e930f&)
  • - [Life Is Strange series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/11336/life-is-strange-series/)
  • - [The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom](https://www.mobygames.com/game/203119/the-legend-of-zelda-tears-of-the-kingdom/)
  • - [Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective](https://www.mobygames.com/game/205088/ghost-trick-phantom-detective/)
  • - [428: Shibuya Scramble](https://www.mobygames.com/game/53717/428-shibuya-scramble/)
  • - [Zero Escape series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/10588/zero-escape-series/)
  • - [Danganronpa series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/11321/danganronpa-series/)
  • - [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim](https://www.mobygames.com/game/150382/13-sentinels-aegis-rim/)
  • - [World of Horror](https://www.mobygames.com/game/142749/world-of-horror/)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Brandon:** [Wishlist Demonschool on Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1900250/Demonschool/)
    **Tim**: Post in the [Goblin Bunker](https://discord.gg/actionbutton) insert credit thread every 2PM EST on Thursdays to possibly get mentioned on accident in the show

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    Whoa-ho, looking forward to this one. These are my favourite episodes. The ones where tim and @exodus just talk about a bunch of games they've played.

    But does this mean that neither tim nor @exodus played Dredge?! Because Dredge was ~~my~~ the 2023 GOTY and I would like to hear their takes on it :o)

    Brandon perfectly summarized my thoughts on Eternights and hard agree on Sea of Stars.

    I know he was joking but Tim is right that no one knows how many fire emblems there are...

    >!

    FE3 is 2 games, FE14 is 3 games, Nintendo used to count the Satellaview broadcasts as FE5 but no longer acknowleges it, the actual FE5 is meant to be in the middle of FE4, FE16 has a Three Hopes sequel, but the mobile game Heroes does not acknowledge the original 3ds warriors game as existing. But no one counted Heroes as a FE game until Engage‘s DLC came out. For that matter, FE15’s DLC acknowledges the Cipher trading card game. Tokyo Mirage Sessions counts and the ENCORE switch port has a separate new story which doesn't count? All before we interrogate how much of TearRing Saga was stolen by Kaga from Fire Emblem 64. We all pretend Engage is FE17 but no one actually knows.


    >!
    >!

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/002/546/187/fb1.jpg

    Tim is also so right about Advance Wars, that game crawled like crazy. I'm not someone who cares much about framerate but it takes minutes to watch the enemies reposition themselves every single time. Way Forward? More like, Way Too Slow.

    @“whatsarobot”#p153552 it‘s trueeeee I didn’t play it. Wanted to but it didn't happen

    Also between last episode and this one you all got about 6 hours of capital c content so don‘t let it be said that we never did nothin’ for ya

    The true hero behind these 6 hours of content is @“esper”#11

    even tim aluded to this at the beginning of this episode.


    @“exodus”#p153559 For a moment I read this as an additional six hours in between the two episodes and was excited for lots more capital C content.

    Since Persona 5 tactica was mentioned It‘s a good excuse for me to say that ever since I saw the trailerin a Nintendo direct I can’t see that logo without thinking of Pacific Standard Time

    [URL=https://i.imgur.com/1zVql3M.jpg][IMG]https://i.imgur.com/1zVql3M.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    Two of my favorites of the year (Hitman & Paranormasight) sneak in at the last second!

    lol‘d at Blas-famous ||(unsure if that’s maybe the correct pronounciation because I'm not a native English speaker but it was funny to me anyway).||

    Also, it's interesting that you guys mentioned the "Latin-based anime fan vibe" as a videogame flavor when talking about Little Goody Two Shoes because that's also something I've been noticing lately in games such as Evil Tonight and a couple of other titles. In fact, yesterday I started playing Lords of Exile, which a Spanish-developed Curse-of-the-Moon/Castlevania-3-like (mouthful!) and just the intro it immediately resonated with that specific tone and texture to me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pESBJtySCE4

    instead of a roast turkey is it a paella ?

    @“yeso”#p153581 It's a fleshy and anatomically correct heart in this case believe it or not.

  • 1.

    I would also like a Star Ocean game that starts fast, moves fast, and makes sense.

  • 2.

    One of my fandom pet peeves is Fire Emblem fans who number the games and refer to the games by number, as if one should know off the top of their head that Engage is FE17 or whatever. No, I don't know which one Path of Radiance is, and I don't know what FE6 means off the top of my head. The subtitles are good and well-known - let's use them!

  • 3.

    Hogwarts School of Wizardry anagrams to Worry School of Hazard Twigs. "Hazard Twigs" is a superior pseudonym for wands.

  • i think lies of p is pretty great! a wonderful example of why sometimes it’s okay to be derivative if you do it really really well. though it borrows even more unashamedly than most from the fromsoft design book, it does a great job recreating that feeling and synthesizing different pieces of those games (most notably bloodborne and sekiro), and i had a great time with it. i can definitely see why it wouldn’t be for everyone, but i’m a generic fromsoft fanboy so it was juicy juicy juicy for me. maybe the first to successfully copy those ideas in a way that manages to surpass some of the lesser souls games.

    I had a real good time with the episode. I love these GOTY and post-GOTY episodes as there are always a handful of games that are mentioned that I‘d never heard of, or I’m steered away / toward others that I had heard of. I‘d had a passing interest in Lies of P but after today’s episode I'd happily give it a miss.

    Eternights, Slayers X, Vernal Edge, Merge and Blade and a couple of others had all passed me by but I'd be up for checking them out to see if I can chill with them. I like hearing about the things that I've missed out on.

    Also really cool to sneak in Paranormasight. I totally agree with Tim that it's one of the best games that Square Enix has put out. Lots of playful mechanics, great story and characters, chill atmosphere, fun ideas - easy recommendation for me to make for anyone.

    Fun thing about Thirsty Suitors: the animator on the game, AZO, is into a lot of varied skill activities (parkour, skateboarding, kendama, diabolo, wushu, etc.) and bases his animations on things he actually does in real life. Before I knew he worked on games, I had been following him for his yearly Showreels on his youtube where he shows off all the skills he‘s been playing with. He’s been doing these since like 2004. Check em out! He's good on Instagram, too.

    @“kyleprocrastinations”#p153597 that could be an explanation for the skateboarding! The team just thinks it's cool!

    >

    @“TaliesinMerlin”#p153588 Fire Emblem fans who number the games and refer to the games by number

    When they started doing this there were fewer than half as many games, none of which were remakes,* many of which had long subtitles, and more than half of which had never been acknowledged by Nintendo in an English-language context and therefore had no "official" subtitle. As far as I know it started because Nintendo called the first US release "Fire Emblem," and it was easier to refer to it as FE7 rather than Fire Emblem, or FE2003 (which would inevitably be shortene to FE03, too confusing), or Rekka no Ken, FERNK ("fernk"), etc. etc.

    *[size=9] Mystery of the Emblem was part remake and part sequel.[/size]

    I agree it's pretty silly that the practice has persisted but I can see why, for example, fans discussing the series online would tend toward "FE4 and 5" instead of "Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776." Even just "Genealogy" is a bit of a mouthful. "The Dragon of Darkness and the Sword of Light"??? (the fan titles were not known for their brevity)

    We're getting into the territory of my deranged opinion but "Sacred Stones" is one word too many, and you're not gonna call it just "Sacred" or just "Stones"; FESS and FEPOR and FERD sound silly to read in your head as acronyms and take longer to read as initialisms than FE8, 9, and 10.

    This is a roundabout way of saying I do this too, and I'm sorry in advance about it, but in my defense I only do it for 1-10, because immediately after that it makes significantly less sense (q.v. @"Tradegood"#p153556)

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    @“captain”#p153602 Nintendo called the first US release “Fire Emblem,”

    Privately, to myself, I like to call this one Fire Emblem: The Fire Emblem