This game was terrible, and I am surprised it says not for sale because if I owned it I would pay someone to take it off my hands. The first 15 minutes was a waste of time watching intro videos, then it shows you how to battle, etc. with screens that remind me of a PC game. Very low quality, I do not recommend it at all. If I could have given it a rating less than 1, I would have.
Battles are like chess, but harder...I hate chess!
posted by nr_clark (MARLTON, NJ) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
I didn't know what to expect when renting this game. Hopefully this review will help those get the idea before trying it out. I'll make this quick:
In summary, the battle system is super difficult in how you would play it like chess: you make a move, then the enemy makes theirs. I went through each level/chapter dying 80+ times over and over in the process just because one of the members got killed...just one!
I don't know about you...but I feel that the idea of reviving fallen characters seems extremely needed in this situation, especially if the game says "Game Over" just because the white-haired magician girl got slaughtered. The storyline is nice, compelling, a little rough nonetheless interesting...but the battle system is where the game is either love-it or hate-it.
In conclusion, if you are a hardcore game that likes the complex stuff (like the battle system I've stated) then I guess you would like this game. If you're a simple, average gamer like I am (yes, even if you consider yourself an intellectual), you're in for a bad adjusting into this game. Better yet, just go on YouTube and search "Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn Gameplay" and see for yourself!