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: 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. Unbeknownst to many fans however, they already had an incredibly successful franchise for many, many years.
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:...
Summary: After one of the weirdest localization backstories ever told, followed by a lengthy shipping delay, Fire Emblem: Awakening finally graces the Nintendo 3DS console. Chrom and company look great in 3D, in all their feet-less glory, and the movie sequences are some of the most impressive I’ve seen thus...
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.