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GF Rating
9.0

1014 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Didn't like

posted by jayprime (BOYES HOT SPRINGS, CA) Feb 2, 2014

Member since Feb 2012

This was my very first time playing Fire Emblem. I have to say that I love all rpg including jrpg. But I just couldn't get into this game at all. I played for about 3 hours and just shut down the game. I know people love this game but I just did not find it fun. The anime cut scenes are fun to watch but the in game interactions between characters where quit dull. The graphics are great for a 3DS game but I could not get into the micromanaging of all the characters on a hand held device. For this kind of game I would need total immersion with my 60" TV and my Beyerdynamic headphones. But to me it just falls flat on a handheld device. And I do love a good 50+ rpg/jprg.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Clearly in the minority, but I didn't like it.

posted by XTopherGuarino (ROCHESTER, NY) Mar 19, 2013

Member since Jul 2011

2 out of 12 gamers (17%) found this review helpful

Probably the best 3D/Graphics I've seen to date, but that can't save a game.

Over the top chatty. So much dialogue, that within just a few chapters, I was already skipping through, taking me out of the story. You know how some of thoese "Tales" game characters never shut the heck up? That, and then some. Game play was no different than any other similar game (think Disgea or FF Tacticts). Weapon/armor equipping seemed like it could have been much simpler.

Sorry to be against the masses, but I bailed on it fairly early with no remorse.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Set up Your Army and Defend your Territory

posted by Teenkitsune (ABERDEEN, MD) Oct 27, 2013

Member since Oct 2013

Delve into the newest chapter in Fire Emblem's Shadow Dragon timeline and defeat an ancient evil preparing to destroy all life. Make sure your strategy is great to avoid casualties and win each battle, buy DLC packs to gain new soldiers from old Fire Emblem games, and experience the best Fire Emblem game in the series. Well, I think it's the best and personally recommend it. It's definitely perfect for strategy/tactics fans. Just be prepared to feel the need to restart alot if you don't want casualties and just have to try again with a different strategy.

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