Rent Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS
view large frontback

Fire Emblem: Awakening


Keep for: $32.99 

Start your 1-month FREE Trial!

GF Rating

1055 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating


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.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating


A True Masterpiece

posted by DragonDan2453 (CHANNAHON, IL) Nov 12, 2014

Member since Nov 2012

Never played Fire Emblem before. After playing this game I became a fan. It is that good. With gameplay exceeding 50+ hours, this is a game I will be playing for a long time.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse

GF Rating

Very Good

Filling a Void for Strategy Games on 3ds

posted by roosteraxe (MILWAUKEE, WI) Nov 6, 2014

Member since Jul 2012

I loved Shining Force on Sega Genesis. So much so, that even though I owned the Genesis Collection on PS2, I bought the Sonic Genesis Collection on 360, just to play those games (although there were some other sweet additions). I haven't really pkayed a Fire Emblem game before this, so I was pleasantly surprised to play a slightly more modern Shining Force. From the map layouts, to character movement, right down to attack strategy, this game plays almost identical to the aforementioned Shining Force. This isn't a bad thing. The game looks pretty good, offers a bit more strategy, by incorporating bonuses for grouping characters and focusses a lot more on story and characters than the Shining did back in the day. There really isn't much to say against this. The only thing I'd change, is adding an attack bonus for surrounding an enemy. It seems odd that I'm stronger standing next to a teammate, but if we're flanking our enemy on all sides, there's not an attack advantage to that. While some choose to rate this game a bit higher, I feel an 8 is appropriate, since the only real new addition to thos series that doesn't exist in most games of this type, is the option of having fallen characters stay dead. It certainly causes you to play more carefully and really strikes the impact of a mistake homem it does however, cause some chrap frustration, when a character with full health, leveled well, is killed in one hit by a lucky blow from your opponent. Since this is optional though, that frustration can be avoided if you choose to. All-in-all, I highly recommend this game to any 3ds owner and really any turn-based strategy fan. It doesn't revolutionize the genre, but it's a great, solid experience on a system that doesn't have much in these types of games.

Was this review helpful? Report Abuse