posted by valentine33 (SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL) Apr 25, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
I loved my Gamecube as expected. Something I wasn't expecting was to bypass my love for Mario, Zelda, and the rest of the Nintendo IP roster when I picked up FE: Path of Radiance. It took advantage of my common sensibilities. Sword beats axe - cool, axe beats spear, equally cool... and so on. Then you add in the grind of leveling up your characters with a max stat growth of 1 per stat, per level. I fell in love with the incremental development of my characters abilities and attributes. The well paced and gradual increase in difficulty level by level.
Then they threw me a curve ball.
Characters that I felt attached too? I wanted to succeed, I wanted to help them succeed in their quest, and I certainly couldn't imagine the loss I would feel should any man or woman fall during battle. The perfect blend of RPG and Strategy.
Skip forward several years to 2013.
My love of Fire Emblem has stayed strong. I've played Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn in succession multiple times, spending hundred's of hours of my life securing theirs. And then it happens... I hear tale of Awakening on the 3DS.
As a true lover of the IP, I did what any reasonalbe adult should do. I bought a 3DS XL and patiently waited for Awakening to arrive on the eShop for download.
It came, I bought, I conquered.
The story is again my favorite part of this game, followed closely by the battle mechanics and support system. I love pairing up my characters, watching their love blossom or just continuing to be awkward together as they reach marriage status. And the (Spoiler) kids from the dystopian future that come to help save the days ahead are welcome and wonderful.
If you have a love or even a like for RPG's and/or Strategy games, you owe it to yourself to play this and these games. Borrow it from a friend, save up some dough, or just relinquish the dough you have. This is worthy.
I am on my third play through and I can't get enough.
this is by far the best fire emblem or tactical game i have ever played and believe me I've played a lot of games this tops them all the ability to customize your own character and the story be around it and when u lose a character you lose them for good this keep you thinking and if your not careful you be restarting alot like me. But its so worth it because you get to do things differently remember always save XD