Excerpt: Fire Emblem is something of a new entity in the West. Most people are much more informed as to its Sega contemporary, Shining Force. But when it comes to seniority, Fire Emblem is one of the eldest SRPGs in the world. Most gamers in the West probably got their first taste of Fire Emblem on the GBA, but the series dates back to the NES era. It even has a couple of anime episodes to its name based on the third game, which was my personal favorite.
Conclusion: healers or magicians are not only much rarer, but much more susceptible to attack. It's not uncommon make a tiny misjudgement and have your one cleric totally mauled in a single attack - at which point, the only real option is to get up off the couch and hit the "reset" button. Completists will be further irked at the constant danger of death.
Excerpt: Imagine that you’ve just woken up after a night of blissful sleep. You climb out of bed, take a shower, get dressed, and eat some breakfast. Then you walk out the front door of your house, gripping a cup of coffee in one hand and your keys in the other, ready to begin yet another day of boring toil or educational enlightenment. However, you won’t be getting very far this morning. In fact, you probably won’t even live to see lunch.
Excerpt: Throughout these past few years, the Nintendo Gamecube has beenÃ¢â‚¬Â¦forgotten. Having very few major release titles since roughly 2003, it has been second to XboxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s graphically stunning FPSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, and PS2Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s line up of epic RPGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s. It makes me sad as a gamer to know that arguably video gamingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest dynasty has been bested by a system that has been out a mere few years.