When I played the demo version of this game I instantly became hooked on fire emblem. My main save file has over 100 hours of gameplay. Story line was good, the support conversations, the relationships, having children, the strategic feel to it, the customization of an avatar and having him play a big role into the story was amazing! I love this game. A must play for strategic rpg players alike. I will buy this game most definitely
First like to say that I am a girl gamer (mainly cause I sometimes look to see what a girl's point of view of a game is compared to a guy's lol)
Anyways I thought this game was very well balanced overall.
The battles are easy to figure out and I usually am able to end them within 10 moves or less. Leveling up is also easy to manage as well without making the game feeling too easy or it's cheating.
I absolutely love the cutscenes and really wish that there were more but because it's a handheld gaming system it's understandable.
As for the storyline: I'm a big fan of stories more than gameplay structure so this story disappointing a little bit because I felt it dragged on for the first 10 chapters and was kind of cheesy. Plus it's kind of weird to flip a letter around in a curse word so it took me a moment to figure out what the heck a "dastard" was. I like the story a lot more towards the middle however which is why I gave it a 9 instead of 10.
Overall, it's a very good game and if you like tactic games I'm sure you'll like this one as well.