- Aug 9, 2016
- Somewhere Else
- Switch FC
Maybe it's a matter of not wanting another male/female avatar, or people are less interested in Byleth because he/she's silent and thus doesn't have as much of a defined personality for others to get behind, for better or worse. And while I do think the three house leaders are interchangeable in representing Three House's signature unit customization, people are probably more interested in Edelgard because she's a) a girl, and b) because people think axes are cooler, and I can kind of see why. You can do more with them compared to lances and bows; slash, smash, throw and even stab if it's a halberd. Slashing with a lance is limited so you're mostly just stabbing at different elevations (or throw them too, but not in as many directions as an axe can), similar deal with bows who mostly just shoot in different directions or sucker slash with a held arrow. Hawkeye in Marvel and Decidueye in Pokken have martial arts skills and avian features to supplement their archery.
I can understand why people don't want Byleth either, but I've seen some say that they have nothing to offer which I'd have to disagree with. We don't know what options Byleth will have so dismissing him before the game has even come out seems like a faulty move imo. I mean sure, he's got a sword, but it's a gosh darn whip sword. That has lots of potential right there.