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1UP- Fire Emblem Awakening Review

1UP:Fire Emblem remains one of Nintendo's longest-running franchises, and like many other Nintendo series it has changed very little over time. Yet I'd argue that it holds a place in the medium similar to the likes of Dragon Quest, Halo, and SimCity: Games that have defined the baseline of a genre almost perfectly since the beginning and therefore need only modest refinements from entry to entry. Awakening adds plenty of small changes to the series' mix that make for an engrossing title that should enjoy impressive shelf life. I do wish Intelligent Systems would rethink its approach to enemy AI -- why not pit you against more armies that behave like your own and use a defensive strategy to protect their heroes rather than simply bum-rushing your team regardless of the consequences -- and the continuing lack of an in-game reload feature is one of the most hateful game design choices of the current century. Despite these issues, I have no qualms recommending Awakening to any fan of st...

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jc485731272d ago

they are trying to make up for the low score they issued for Ni no kuni.

MmaFan-Qc1271d ago

the reviewer admited himself that he didnt finished the game before shitting out his ni no kuni "review".

1up is irrevelant and shoulnt be taken seriously.

Parapraxis1271d ago (Edited 1271d ago )

I used to really like 1up a few years back, good articles and reviews and the 1up Show was pretty great. (aside from Dan Hsu)
Now they are just horrible, like Kotaku.

DivineAssault 1271d ago

Too bad this game has shipping issues around here.. Nintendo usually launches games on sundays but this one isnt at my local stores yet due to shipping delays