... And become good friends with the "Game Over" screen because you two are going to be seeing a lot of each other. The enemies are given steel weapons right from the start and will not hesitate to take advantage of any weak spot you may have revealed, starting as early as Chapter 2.
To say that Easy is as it is described is an understatement. The number of enemies are practically cut in half and are all given the crappiest weapons; while you move twice as far, hit twice as hard and earn around three times the experience. Ranged characters can even attack through obstacles.
Tutorials and help windows frequently pop up in case you have never played a turn based strategy game before, which is kind of nice but if your playing this then chances are, you know what you're doing. Victory conditions change as well from "Escape in 10 turns" to simply "Defeat the boss". With this huge curve there really is no need to put much thought into your actions; just don't die.
The controls are pretty solid no matter which way you go so choose which ever one feels the most comfortable for you, I prefer to use my Classic Controller. If you're a Fire Emblem fan or enjoy turn based strategy games you should definitely check this one out.
posted by Standiford (New Philadelphia, OH) Oct 22, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This game is very similar to the original Fire Emblem for the NES, and is just as challenging, and rewarding. It has a good story line, and is a very unique title, as I have not seen very many games like this. The closest thing I can compare it to would be Final Fantasy Tactics, or even Dynasty Tactics.
When I say challenging, I mean very hard. It takes me some time just to get through one battle successfully, simply because if you make a wrong move, you can easily lose a member of your army. The game is totally do-able, and even has a chess-like feel to it.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I love this game. It is easily addiction and fun. Most people would think that these kinds of games are pretty easy and don't require a lot of thinking. NOT TRUE. There are sooo many aspects that can be taken into consideration. For example, in most games if one of your other characters dies, he'll come back later. However in this game, if a person dies, they stay dead. I learned this the hard way when I lost my healer and archer. So you always want to think about how to move defensively. One thing that Nintendo did good was not only the very deep storyline, but also the side conversations that can take place. By taking part in these, you can earn items and characters. Some of them are just to make you understand the characters better. In the game, there are multiple storylines. One story you go to fighting to take back your country and another you're trying to stop a civil war, its diverse and interesting. However there are a couple of complaints I'd like to address. First and foremost is the awful weapons that the vendors sell. Occasionally you'll come across a decent one but its really expensive. Also I kinda don't like how the cinematics are, well, best word I can think is mediocre. I'm basically saying that they could bump up the graphics on them to the quality of the first one of when you start the game. Other than that, this is very solid game. For those who aren't Fire Emblem fans, but are strategy gamers, BUY THIS GAME!!! I highly recommend this to any Wii user. Even though you don't use the motion sensor at all, it doesn't matter. The game is just fun overall and you get a great exprience out of it. I give Fire Emblem: Radient Dawn 5/5 stars