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.
As a casual gamer who usually gives up on a game after the seventh time of retrying a level, I can honestly say that Fire Emblem is the first game I've played where failing actually encouraged me to play even more. Playing Fire Emblem reminding me a lot of chess, and the principles of it are basically the same. You're a strategist who moves your pieces/units across the field, taking turns with the other team.
I love the story line, and adore the support conversations. The more a pair of units fight together, the stronger their relationship becomes, and can even blossom into love. It was my favorite part of the game just to see what their children would look like, and you can even marry the children to each other as well.
Even if you're not a huge strategy fan, I am confident that this game will pull you in from start to finish. With amazing graphics (seriously, turn on the 3D during animations), writing, and gameplay, there's no way that you can hate this game.