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4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars Average score of 6 user reviews spread across 11 releases and 27 DLC

Awakening gives strong incentive to buy-in to Nintendo's latest handheld. 1

Although the Nintendo 3DS was in dire straits only a year or so ago, it’s quickly becoming one of the go-to consoles for all sorts of different genres. With hit titles like Super Mario 3D Land and Pushmo, the 3DS’ weak lineup has since become one of its strongest traits. Fire Emblem: Awakening only enforces this with its super-tight mix of role-playing and strategy that feels right at home on Nintendo’s handheld. There was little reason to buy the 3DS before, but Fire Emblem: Awakening makes a s...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Oh, Fire Emblem you have come back and have taken me back to my early gamer days. 1

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones was my first entry into the series when I was about ten years old. It really opened a window for me when I was still relatively new to video games. However, after reaching a level that tried to teach you how to pick out your troops for the first time and introduce you to a fog mechanic that hid your enemies from you I soon found myself a bit scared to pick the game up again especially since the game had permanent character deaths. After, missing out on many othe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go 0

Strap yourselves in - this is going to be a long one. Having read the other reviews on this site and others, I felt obligated to add a review to this site written from the perspective of a hardcore Fire Emblem superfan to discuss the many design decisions that Awakening brings to the Fire Emblem series rather than simply compare it to other strategy games. More simply put, I want to review Fire Emblem: Awakening as a Fire Emblem game rather than a strategy game. This is important because in my m...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Keep It Classic 0

It's simple. Fire Emblem Awakening is a must own game for the 3DS. It takes everything about the series you love and just makes it better. I'm no expert at Fire Emblem but I can't imagine any previous game nailing it better than this. The first thing you will notice is that the graphics are outstanding. The 3D is used to perfection in cut scenes and the models are beautiful. During the combat scenes you can even control the camera, not a big deal but still very nice. Everything looks very crisp...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Awakening is probably the most quality 3DS title we’ve seen since Super Mario 3D Land. 0

Outside of Japan, the Fire Emblem franchise is probably best known for their characters that appear in Super Smash Bros. You know the ones, Marth, Ike, and Roy? What you may not know is that the games in the Fire Emblem series have been influencing the development of strategy games since 1990, when the first game, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi was released in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back then it was revolutionary, being one of the first Eastern-style tactical ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The most recent entry in the Fire Emblem series combines refined strategic gameplay and clearly defined characters. 0

Fire Emblem has never been a popular series outside Japan. In fact, the previous game in the series never even saw an international release. Part of this may be because the series as a whole was never given high amounts of publicity; another reason could be that the slow, strategic gameplay simply does not appeal to the casual audience that Nintendo has always pursued. Yet the quality of the games themselves has never been an issue, a fact supported with the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening for...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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