Excuse the slight derailing for a moment, but when this FINALLY comes out here at the end of May, which one should I get? From what I understand Conquest is harder and features more unique mission objectives than Birthright? For those of you who are playing one or both, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
I still got 10~ stages left on birthright, but going by what I've seen I'd definitely recommend conquest if you just play one(If you plan on getting both may as well start birthright, then it'll get better as you go). Level design and pacing is just so much better. I'm having fun with birthright, but unless it kicks up it's game I'm not going to remember any of these maps. I'm definitely going to remember the intense defense map on the docks in conquest and the rainbow sage map which is almost a puzzle where you really need to look at all the enemies skills and gear to proceed(Meanwhile the birthright has this map and it's just a ton of weenies. Although that may be intentional, I kinda think they think you'll play birthright first and then surprise you with the map when you conquest).
But yeah, the plot doesn't really work. It's...almost good, but it just doesn't work because the plot calls for a king that loves you, but thinks you're too soft, but instead you've got a king whose main hobby is 'Torturing Corrin' and it kinda ruins the whole thing. You're not going to win this guy over and you can't out politic him, because dictatorship, which makes everything you do seem pretty pointless.