GodisaGeek: "In terms of pure addictive, compulsive playability – Fire Emblem Awakening joins other handheld classics like Puzzle Quest or Advance Wars . It is a game that newcomers could master with ease thanks to the variety of difficulty options, sensible tutorials and logical gameplay, but one that long-time fans will appreciate due to the way it has pushed the series forward with its choice cinematics, sublime presentation and winning relationship mechanic. Despite the many hours I have lost to its charms, it isn’t perfect: some gamers will find it repetitive and certain elements of chance a tad irritating. That said, it represents the best tactical RPG action yet seen on a handheld, and is another fine reason to own a 3DS. More than this, the excellent storylines are clear proof that Nintendo can pack a grown-up, emotional punch just as well as they deliver a whimsical slice of Mario."