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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 946d ago | review

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. (3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening) 9.6/10

chadboban  +   946d ago
Can't freaking wait!
Ranma1  +   946d ago
Must be best fire emblem yet.

JRPG genre is back !
AlucardFury  +   946d ago
Its a Strategy game....
Jobesy  +   946d ago
"JRPG genre is back!"

Never...went...anywhere.
wishingW3L  +   946d 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  +   946d 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
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despair  +   946d 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.
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AlucardFury  +   946d ago
I don't question Fire Emblem's quality but Audrey tends to exaggerate the scores for Nintendo games.
TongkatAli  +   946d 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.
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cpayne93  +   946d ago
What's wrong with giving it a score between 9 and 10? There's a 10% difference there, big enough to warrant mentioning.
3-4-5  +   945d ago
really?

a 9.1 is not the same as a 9.9

How can't you comprehend that ?
TongkatAli  +   945d ago
I like Eurogamer review style more.
Drithe  +   946d ago
Why cant the Vita have a game like this? :(
TongkatAli  +   946d ago
If the Vita had this game the in game would look like the cut scenes, just saying.
chadboban  +   946d ago
It'll look better for sure, but not THAT good. Those cutscenes are incredible. I don't think I've seen many console games come close to that, with probably Valkyria Chronicles and Ni No Kuni being the closest.
Inception  +   946d ago
@Drithe
You mean Persona 4: Golden who got score 9 / 10 left and right?

Anyway, can't wait to get this game!
and i hope soon SE announce localization of Bravely Default. Don't know why they took so long :(
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Drithe  +   945d ago
There are many good rpgs and srpgs for the Vita. I am currently playing Ragnarok Tactics now. But I have loved the Fire Emblem series for a long long time. I think it is the best strategy game series out there today, way better than even Disgaea.

End of Line.
r21  +   945d ago
Im pretty sure this is a Nintendo franchise. Besides, we've got Disgaea on our side :D Im sure Disgaea 4 is in the works for the ps vita :)
Inception  +   944d ago
@Drithe
Yes it's true Fire Emblem & Disgaea are an SRPG. But they have different creator, which mean different focus and style of story / gameplay. That way, you can't say which one is the best. But again, every people have their personal taste so i respect your choice.
ayabrea93  +   946d ago
looks fantastic. guess that's another game I'll be picking up.

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