Critic & User Reviews
One of the Finest Strategy RPGs Available
posted by SwimPants (CHICO, CA) May 3, 2006
Member since Oct 2003
10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
While this gameplay mechanic is present in all of the games in the Fire Emblem series, I found myself caring most about the characters in Sacred Stones. Everything -- from the character design, to the battle animations, to that incredible sound you hear when you strike down an enemy with a critical hit -- is fine-tuned to perfection, raising the quality bar above all of the other entries to the series released in North America.
The game's sound is expertly designed. Sacred Stones has a very likable score, and sound effects that work perfectly to give a real feeling of power behind your characters' attacks.
The gameplay itself is absolutely incredible, with a very well balanced character development system implemented into a great strategy game. The only real fault Sacred Stones has compared to other Fire Emblem games is its lack of side missions (which have been replaced by optional towers and ruins, as well as skirmishes on the world map).
Overall, The Sacred Stones is one of the most satisfying strategy RPGs of all time, and one of the best games you'll find for the Game Boy Advance.
MY SECOND REVIEW
posted by underhill (PIERRE, SD) Jun 13, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The Best Game in the Series
posted by KenVsRyu (REDDING, CA) Jun 1, 2006
Member since Nov 2004
5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Play time: 15 - 40 hours
(Play time depends on how you set the animations, how many characters you level up, and whether or not you complete the side missions/challenges.)
What makes The Sacred Stones such a great game is the freedom to play how you like. The perfect blend of strategy and RPG, Fire Emblem gives you the perfect amount of control and direction. You have the choice of who to level up, and who to use in any situation during the entire game. By the end of the game, you really have a feeling of personal accomplishment when you look at the characters under your command. This, combined with an intricate and well thought out story, creates a truly amazing game.
Sacred Strategy: Fire Emblem
posted by Googleface (BEAVERTON, OR) Dec 6, 2008
Member since Oct 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by Halo304ever (MERRITT ISLAND, FL) Mar 25, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
fire emblem 8 revisetid
posted by nickk4 (LEWISVILLE, TX) Sep 8, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
and i do know theres a lagitu ruins
posted by havochaos (BOONE, NC) Apr 9, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
TOO MUCH TALKING!!!
posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Jun 13, 2009
Member since Jul 2008
Not nearly as good as other Fire Emblem titles...
posted by ChristianX (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Jul 15, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
Play the first Fire Emblem (for GBA) first.
Great Tactic game
posted by SilverKila (BATON ROUGE, LA) Mar 5, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
BEST GAME EVER!!!
posted by WildHorses (NORWAY, ME) Dec 31, 2007
Member since Dec 2007
posted by adrian5265 (BAKER, LA) Nov 12, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
Good game I hope
posted by linkfan5 (FALLBROOK, CA) Aug 22, 2006
Member since Feb 2006
Had me on the edge of mt seat til' the end, but...
posted by 4getregret (TRACY, CA) Aug 12, 2006
Member since Dec 2004
They save the whole world, and Lyon dies. But that's it?! The ending was missing something, like a 20 years after... oh well. This game was good enough for me.
Beautiful From Beginning to Last
posted by A7XGamer (SPRING, TX) May 3, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
Replay Value: about 15-20 hrs.
One of the greatest sequels on the GBA. And most sequels haven't been too good. To start off the graphics are most vibrant you'll see on any GBA game. Especially when it gets into action mode and you get to see the players go at it. The gameplay is top notch and is as good as the original. Maybe even better. The gameplay is the high point of the game. The reason is because it's so easy it's almost genuis. What I mean is that all you have to do is move your people on the board and attack or use magic. Then wait for the enemy to move or attack. It's that simple but don't get me wrong there is still some strategies but not as hard as some other strategies games. The games replay value is great even after you beat it because it has difficulty levels.
One of the best gameboy games
posted by captainvys (PAONIA, CO) Apr 26, 2006
Member since Jan 2006