Maybe it’s the tabletop gamer in me, but I love a silent protagonist. It gives me a place to insert, however weakly, some characterization of my own. It’s also a surefire way to avoid being turned off of a game by bad protagonist voice acting (I’m looking at you ManShep, thank goodness FemShep exists).
Also, I’m midway through most Black Eagle Support conversations now and I have some thoughts. Spoiler-y thought dump: Ferdinand seems to have the best heart for someone who is way to into being a noble. While she’s pretty together and generally admirable otherwise, maybe Dorothea should stop sexually harassing her professor? Linhardt is the best nerd, whom everyone should stop trying to change. He’s great. I’m starting to think that maybe Hubert really doesn’t have a heart of gold under his spymaster in training facade (have you seen the things he ‘loses?’). Also maybe Caspar should stop assaulting his fellow students? Petra seems great at first, but the more you get to know her, the scarier she gets. I get that we’re basically extrajudicial murder school, but Petra needs a please don’t murder the world intervention. Also, maybe stop offering to show your prof your other tattoos Petra. Bernadetta, still great. .
What a fun group of characters. I like how the writing often undermines your first impression of these characters, giving them an arc. Edit: I also like how the writing promotes reading as a good thing to do. So many school focused games have this message that book learning is lame, but this one shows characters sharing a real appreciation for reading and history which is so refreshing.
I’m honestly afraid to see what happens to them in the timeskip