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I've been playing Fire Emblem games for as long as they've been on American soil, and while the series may have its ups and downs, the general quality of strategic gameplay and prolific storytelling has been consistent throughout. When it was announced that the original Famicon Fire Emblem was getting a DS remake, I was excited to see where the franchise got started. The result is more telling than I expected- Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon stands shoulder to shoulder with its successors, and does a...
I tore open the box with the wildest smile you may ever see from a stereotypical teenager upon arriving home with my recently purchased Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon game. In frenzy I rushed upstairs, skipping steps I dare say, in order to retrieve my DS and enjoy what has become my favorite series of all time! To my delight the graphics, story, music, and gameplay were all there; I felt right at home. However, I couldn’t help but feel empty inside. Upon writing this review I have discovered the ca...
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is basically a 19 year old game. It was the first Strategy Role Playing Game on consoles. It was also never released outside of Japan. As a port of the very first game in the Fire Emblem series, Shadow Dragon does a pretty dang good job of making it not seem like the very first game in the series, but the things that date it definitely take their toll.For those who don't know, Fire Emblem is a series of tactical role playing games on a grid battlefield. Battles play ou...
Fire Emblem started 18 years ago in Japan; when we got our first game of the franchise it was already well over a decade old. By the time we got to experience one of the greatest strategy games ever made, Intelligent Systems had had plenty of time to develop their ability to write a superb story, build up memorable characters, and work with the accessible but deep gameplay. Shadow Dragon is a remake of the 18-year-old game that started the franchise back in the NES days, giving fans of the serie...
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