Although it has received some half bad reviews from several places, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is actually a pretty good game and in no way worse than any of the other great previously released titles.
The story is compelling enough to have you guessing about what will happen next and has many plot twist and turns that will absorb you into the game. The tweaked almost all the weapons in the game and added several new ones into the mix. For example, the hit/attack/weight of the weapons are changed in a way that makes the game feel fresh as you have to adjust from the standards of the previous titles. Every character that was in the Path of Radiance returns along with a huge new cast of characters to fill your roster. Along with all of that their is now a new tier of character classes to upgrade to making your units have a total of 60 levels in all.
The laguz return and are more powerful than ever, making it almost humorous to watch their power cleave through the battlefields with ease. plus they can now reach an overall level of 40, but without and class upgrade.
There is so much new content to explore in this game that it will take 50+ hours to complete. If i could even bring myself to say anything negative about this game it would have to be the increased level of difficulty. I played on the normal difficulty setting and even the first 10 (welcome to the game) chapters took 1+ hours a piece to complete. That may have to do some with the fact that i went JUST slow enough through every map to basically make sure that no one had to die in my party (with a few exceptions for the stupid characters).
Radiant Dawn uses the same formula from the previous version on gamecube. There are very few new features. It doesn't use the Wii remote in any new revolutionary way the graphics are the same and the story uses the same formula as in the past. All of this aside, it is a game I still really enjoyed! The formula works. While the graphics and voice acting can be comical sometimes the story is engrossing if you follow it and let its intrigue take you up. The tactical side of the game is not that apparent on the early levels of the game but as your progress learning how to use your units correctly is the difference between succeeding and failure. A very enjoyable game. Nothing is revolutionary but if you like the fire Emblem Formula then you will certainly enjoy Radiant Dawn
well, this was the first fire emblem game ive ever played. and i have to say its the best strategy game ive played in a long time.
yep ... you see that... alooooot. this game has no mercy.right when you first start playing that becomes very apparent. they even start with much better weapons in the begining!
anyways,heres some of the strategizing you can do.
support relationships, (when u have two characters by eachother it powers them up)
xp, bonus xp, skills, skill swaping , promotoions, characters, classes forging weapons. and then obviously battles.
now like all strategy games theres a bunch of different classes and they all have there advantages and disadvantages and its up to you to build a team. flying units. mounted units, transforming units, mages, archers , knights ,swordsmans thiefs ETC....... it has alot of freaking classes. enough said.
but heres a nice little twist. if you let a unit die. there gone for good. not only that when switching between chapters you can only bring so many of your units with you.
heck its very possible to play to the very last chapter and find out you cant get any further because you failed to properly plan your game.
if you only let the few powerful units fight. your going to find out the hard way that 2-3 units cant fight an army alone. you better build your own dang army or game over man.
not only do you need to worry about building your army . you need to worry about resources. your weapons will break in time. depending on how you play. your healing items will to. (ofcourse u always have healing mages but staffs cost money to)
you can forge very powerful weapons to get the edge on the enemy but that cost's your very limited cash. its always a tough call.
now there are few things wrong with this game. like that theres no restart fight option... GAMEOVER MAN!!!!!!!