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.
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.
Conclusion: The battle scenes look good though. Everything is smooth, and the attacks look great. Magic and Critical Hits look especially nice, but even a regular slash from a sword can be fun to watch. Characters show no sign of damage however, which is once again disappointing. For example, Ike always wears a cape, and no matter how much damage he gets, it always remains perfectly intact. Simple things like this really keep this game from being great graphically.
Conclusion: Fire Emblem est un jeu véritablement agréable à jouer. Il est tout à fait correct sur le plan, esthétique, et comme souvent dans les heroic fantasy nippons, les cinématiques sont somptueuses. Cependant, lors des combats, on a l'impression de revenir quelques années en arrière. Le côté tactique est surtout présent dans la préparation des combats. Une fois l'affrontement engagé, on se contente de mouvoir ses unités suivant le même dispositif.
Pros: bon graphisme, maniabilité exemplaire
Cons: pas assez de tactique, le graphisme durant les combats