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A Great Fire Emblem Game for a Newcomer

posted by CrazyGamer2186 (LUCERNE VALLEY, CA) Jul 26, 2014

Member since Nov 2013

Fire Emblem is one of those games that I haven't played but I did decided to dabble with Awakening, the newest installment to the long running series.
For anyone who doesn't known, Fire Emblem has been a series of Strategy JRPG games since the NES days but has only has some of the games released everywhere since the second installment that hit the GBA systems. Since then Fire Emblem has been a game series that everyone wants for their Nintendo Systems and or wants to collect the older ones or even try to do a fan translation for the ones that didn't release outside of Japan. Anyway, since I am a newcomer to the series, I have to say Awakening is a great addition to this series.

Story in Awakening takes place after a thousand years from a game or two earlier. Marth and his crew defeated the evil dragon that they had to face and now got the kingdoms united. Sadly by the time Awakening takes place various kingdoms popped up and only the descendants of Marth is ruling Ylisse, the kingdom the game starts in. Chrom and his team finds you the player character, not knowing who they are and you help him and his crew out for awhile. This turns into a story of trying to keep the peace and then saving the world from a evil dragon, this time named Grima. Story will keep you till the end of the game and has plenty of twist and turns to entertain you. Also even characters have plenty of interactions to even in some cases marriage and children.

Gameplay is typical Fire Emblem flair but more refined. Also more character driven and the RPG system is more skill focused than stat focused this time around for the most part. Also Characters can be talked to and has plenty of interactions that will keep you coming to play the game.

Sound and Graphics are one of the best for a 3DS game besides newer titles like Pokemon X/Y and Zelda A Link Between Worlds. Other than that is all I have to say.
Also this game has DLC to, which is cool to flesh out characters.

Overall this gam

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Best 3DS Game By Far

posted by Gasaraki (CHAMPAIGN, IL) Feb 12, 2014

Member since Nov 2007

I wanted to try this out since of the amazing reviews everywhere and they were all true. The story was great as well as the game-play. Took me 20-30 hours to beat the same and some the easier difficulty's, i couldn't image doing it on the hard ones that's a challenge for someone else.

Only downside was the dlc was about 6 bucks for each little pack so cost about 50-60 for them all so i just stuck with the game which is well worth it.

Overall definitely recommend.

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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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