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IGN-Fire Emblem Awakening Review

IGN:Fire Emblem Awakening is the most fluid and stunning strategy RPG experience available on a portable, and features the best storytelling and production value of any 3DS game to date. The strong tactical gameplay and strikingly diverse visuals are only part of the equation - the strength of the game comes from the strength of the characters. The desire to protect them and progress their individual story arcs drives home the weight of your decisions, and makes you feel more involved and invested than most games ever come close to. I found myself going to great lengths to keep all members of my team alive - not due to the compulsive need to collect all the warriors, but because I truly cared about these people. That’s rare for a videogame, where death is often a temporary and inconsequential occurrence.

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Ranma11269d ago

Must be best fire emblem yet.

JRPG genre is back !

Jobesy1269d ago

"JRPG genre is back!"

Never...went...anywhere.

wishingW3L1269d ago

not only the game's a strategy game but when people say that JRPG's are dead we are talking about consoles not handhelds. The DS alone has a massive library of JRPG's and the same with the PsP.

DivineAssault 1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

mine! i dont trust audreys nintendo reviews but i have no doubt this game is great.. Day 1 for me & on pre order for the bonus..

I would never turn off permadeath.. It would ruin the games charm.. The battle graphics are almost as large in scale as the wii.. Sure its pixelated with less polygon counts but its great for 3ds.. I see they had to compensate for the great battle visuals by making the grids in sprite pixel art form..

Now if only the wii u would make a full fledged FE game.. No doubt they will at some point & im sure it will be stunning! I have & completed every last one of them.. This, metroid, zelda, & starfox are the reasons i will always back nintendo.. Even Kirby is good (the dreamland series only) imo

despair1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

I could swear the score was 9.2 a couple hours ago. Also I agree with Divine Assault (surprising I know) that Audrey Drake overrates many nintendo titles, at least from my personal experience with some of the games.

Edit: Oh forgot to say, this game looks awesome despite my dislike for the reviewer.

AlucardFury1269d ago

I don't question Fire Emblem's quality but Audrey tends to exaggerate the scores for Nintendo games.

TongkatAli1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

9.6 ? Just give it a 9 or 10. The in game graphics don't match with the cut scenes which is kinda disappointing.

cpayne931269d ago

What's wrong with giving it a score between 9 and 10? There's a 10% difference there, big enough to warrant mentioning.

3-4-51269d ago

really?

a 9.1 is not the same as a 9.9

How can't you comprehend that ?

TongkatAli1269d ago

I like Eurogamer review style more.

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