Fire Emblem Awakening is a turn-based strategy game and it's quite story driven and allows you to create romance which affects how the characters involved perform in battle and whether characters survive or die depends on you.
It's a game that I have my eye on and it's probably the next game I'm going to buy,it actually looks like a personal game of the year possibility because I know what I like games to have and FE Awakening has all these things(emotional story,allows you to create romance,Asian artstyle,strategic gameplay).But after I beat Chrono Trigger I'm definately moving on to Ni No Kuni and I'm going to play it until I platinum it(which will take a long time)and then I want to play Sleeping Dogs and Journey because I didn't get to play many 2012 releases and they look quite good but after them I'll play Fire Emblem Awakening for sure.
I'm a long way into Chrono Trigger now and I've extended my time in Thailand by another 7 days so I should nearly have it beaten by the time I'm back in Australia(where my PS3 is)and after I beat Chrono Trigger I can move onto Ni No Kuni.
After I beat Fire Emblem Awakening I'll move onto my backlog of shame.
Tales of Graces(I'm a long way into the game,but couldn't keep playing it after I left Australia,which is a shame because it's one of my favorite RPGs of the 7th gen).
Tales of the Abyss(I've progressed far into it but things have stopped me finishing it).
Skies of Arcadia(I paid a lot of money for my copy of it and it has a unique setting with good old style combat system but I didn't have the time to keep playing it and didn't come back to it even though I was enjoying it a lot).
Paper Mario Thousand Year Door(I was lucky to get a PAL version of this game for the price I bought it for 2 years ago and had to outbid people to get it and I've played enough of it and have seen enough of it to know how charming it is,one of those games that I didn't have time to keep playing and never went back to it).
Paper Mario(Very charmingly presented story and artstyle but didn't have time to keep playing it).
Shadow Hearts Covenant(Haven't even started it)
Jade Cocoon 2(Haven't even started it)
I also own a copy of one of the Wild Arms games(can't remember which one and I've never played it).
There's also Phantasy Star Portable 2 and Rogue Galaxy on my backlog list,Another Code R(Another Code R looks so intriguing I really have to play it one of these days),999(which already has a sequel)Chrono Cross(I own a copy of it but it won't work on my PS3 and I couldn't be bothered creating an account for NTSC region to download it from PSN)and there's also Zelda Twilight Princess and Zelda Skyward Sword(haven't bought Zelda Skyward Sword because I don't have time to play it but I've already bought all the other games I've mentioned except Fire Emblem Awakenings).
Like I've mentioned before,I'm a long way into Chrono Trigger and I've seen enough of it to know why it's one of the best JRPGs of all time and one of the best games of all time,however I have to admit it wouldn't make the top 20 list for my favorite games of all time and it wouldn't make my top 10 favorite RPG list,I just want to say it's a great experience that all gamers should play because of how it uses different time periods and charming story presentation very well but I don't want to jump the bandwagon of people who say ''Chrono Trigger should be in everyone's top 10 RPG list'' because not everyone feels the same way about everything and I've played so many RPGs that is inevitable many great RPGs aren't going to make my top 10 list.
I've had people mock me for putting NieR in my top 10 favorite RPGs of all time list,but some of these people haven't even played NieR but they said ''it scored 5.0 from Gamespot so it must be bad'' or they judge it purely on a technical level and even though I must admit NieR's graphics and gameplay could be better(although I think it's artstyle is beautiful and it's gameplay is fun)it's story drew me in so much and was such an emotional and captivating experience and I was so addicted to the game because of it's story it made it a more fun experience for me than many big name RPGs,but certain people get offended when I say I enjoyed NieR more than Chrono Trigger or Skyrim and I think they're forgetting what gaming is about,and that is to have fun,not to judge everything on a technical level or trying to convince others they should think/feel the same way you do about certain games.
@matastig I'm glad a game of it's type has been released(turn based strategy,story driven and supposively has an emotional story and lets you create romance)it shows Japanese developers are still going to give us great story driven games for the 8th gen consoles.
@Eloge9876 I do remember you,it's been a while since I've seen you blog or comment,it's nice to hear from you again since I remember you being one of the friendly faces on Gamespot.
It sure is a big backlog. I one too; a lot of games to beat.
Anyway, I didn't like Fire Emblem's demo that much because sometimes it can be too hard in lunatic and it makes it feel like a chore, and I feel obliged to play Lunatic for some reason. I prefered Etrian Odyssey 4, evne though it's not the same type of game, but it's one to look forward to. Have you played the demo?
@CHOVI3 I haven't played either demo.I guess I'll play Fire Emblem Awakening on the easiest difficulty until I learn how to play it well,FE Awakening's difficulty can also cater to casual gamers and newcomers to the series but playing on the easier difficulty levels means characters cannot permanently die which takes away some of the thrill and emotional impact from characters dying.