You’ll not see me ranking in Summoner Duels, not my thing. I hate it replacing AA (even if it’s just that week). Also hate waiting for player decisions etc =w=; I’ll focus more on Tales of the Rays Divine Tower which looks saintly compared to this despite RNG elements
Well, I was looking for an excuse to spend less on FEH. I’m cheerleading for Tales of the Rays to outlast FEH tbh. Underdog cheerleading.
Both games came out within a month span of each other. FEH makes almost 10-fold as much as Rays, however. A friend of mine says FEH development costs are also a fraction of Rays’s, though I wouldn’t underestimate FEH’s development costs either. While Rays does have 3D and thus 3D engineering needed, they only have an average of 2 or 3 new characters per month, while FEH has sometimes up to a full DOZEN characters coming out every month (9 from banners, sometimes 10 when they duo up on Mythic/Legendary + 2 or 3 from instant demotes/GHB/TT). Each and every one of these characters require
-4 new art assets (because of 4 poses)
-all new lines recorded (they’ve never recycled lines unlike Rays recycling Eugene, for example)
-chibi sprite animations (FEH has really stepped up the quality on these in recent years)
-balancing for any new skills they may or may not have (kind of kek here since IS does some silly ass shit sometimes)
-programming for any new skills they may or may not have
For Rays, extra development costs would also come from MAs and Artes, in which there are up to a dozen new MAs per month (equivocate to the 4 new art assets per FEH character), and then even more Artes (which I would equivocate to chibi sprite animations + skill balancing in FEH).
FEH also actually has a LOT of original music (easily at least a dozen original tracks per year), whereas Rays only gets new music at new story arcs, at only like 3 BGMs per story arc/year :\
Lolll despite this yeah, I’m rooting for Rays to outlast FEH. I love Fire Emblem like heck, but… the gameplay management lately has been pretty poop.
Haha, I probably need to do more thinking on this to really have anything substantial to say, I just wanted to ramble a bit.