Reviews and Problems with Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
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Impression: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
15 April 2010
Excerpt: It's hard to call yourself an RPGamer without playing a single Fire Emblem game, but somehow I managed to sneak past the series for the majority of my life. That's why at Nintendo's Fall Press Conference, the one game I knew I had to get my hands on was Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon . Not only because I knew it's been one of the most talked about titles around RPGamer, but because I knew it would be the perfect introduction to an age-old series that I felt like I've been...
Excerpt: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon reverses that silly trend of naming things “DS.” Like, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence and all that. Instead it opts for brilliant “SD.” They could have gotten away with “Dragon of Shadow” or “Dragon’s Shadow,” but they decided “Shadow Dragon,” because, man, screw all those conformists. We doing it old school!
Summary: Parents need to know that Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon contains serious themes. Though its animated violence is mild, there is much talk of war, death, and revenge. What's more, if one of the player's characters perishes, he will remain dead for the rest of the game and other characters will mourn him.
Excerpt: There’s a fairly manipulative and contrived instance during the prologue of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon in which protagonist Marth and his band of warriors discover that a massive battalion of heavily armored units – certainly too much for them to handle – is hot on their tail, and Marth’s supervisor steps forward and suggests that the only way for them to escape this predicament is to disguise one of their own as Marth himself and use him as a decoy to draw off the...
Summary: Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light is the latest installment in Nintendo's turn-based strategy franchise, the first in the series to offer multiplayer online play. Includes 4 Prologue chapters that tell the story of before the original NES game with six different difficulty levels.
Excerpt: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the first Fire Emblem game to come to the Nintendo DS and is a remake of the first Fire Emblem that published what seems eons ago. Previously, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon has only been available in Japan and it is finally making its debut in North America. Being a fan of tactical RPG’s like Final Fantasy Tactics and Advance Wars this title was on my must have list and I was eager to get my hands on it to play.
Summary: Adam takes a look at 'Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon' for the Nintendo DS. Are you the one guy who played the original Famicon version? Then this X-Play Review of the classic turn-based strategy game is for you!
Pros: Addictive gameplay with plenty of strategic depth, Full tactical control of your army, Very challenging, but not unforgiving, Multiplayer matches and unit borrowing increase replayability, Good visual face-lift
Cons: Artificial restrictions are a little annoying, Most new recruits are more vulnerable than your regulars