Excerpt: Hopefully you read my preview on Fire Emblem Awakening. If not it would be a good idea to read it before reading this review. I found this Nintendo 3DS game to be a huge disappointment. I do not get some things about Fire Emblem Awakening.
Summary: A modern classic Nintendo could have never predicted the glowing reception of Fire Emblem in the US. After Super Smash Bros. Melee , fans worldwide were clamoring for more of the mysterious Roy and Marth.
Excerpt: For better or for worse, Nintendo has always been known for its franchises. Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, and Metroid always seem to crack everyone’s top 10, and consoles could probably sell because of these titles alone.
Pros: Challenging, focused gameplay; dozens of characters that actually matter; relationships between units in and out of battle
Excerpt: The Fire Emblem series is one that I was not familiar with until I played as what seemed like generic swordsmen in the Smash Brothers games. Since Melee, I’ve been trying to get my way through all of the Fire Emblem games and since the North American release of the latest 3DS iteration, Fire Emblem:...
Conclusion: If you have a 3DS, enjoy SRPGs (including XCOM you judgemental ‘big console’ owners), interesting character experiences, and weeping when little computer men and women die, then this is a must buy.
Summary: In terms of pure addictive, compulsive playability, Fire Emblem Awakening joins other handheld classics like Puzzle Quest or Advance Wars. It is a game that newcomers could master with ease thanks to the variety of difficulty options, sensible tutorials and logical gameplay, but one that long-time...