NZGamer: "While it is a cool looking game, it's not the best looking on 3DS. While the story is certainly good, it's not the pinnacle of narrative on the platform. There are cheaper games, longer games, harder games, and easier games, too. I should know; I've owned many of them (the 3DS is my go-to system these days.) Of them all, though, Fire Emblem: Awakening is now the game I've played the most. More than any other sentence in this review, perhaps, that tells you everything you need to know. If you like this kind of thing, buy it, love it, and trade me your teams - there's battlin' to be done."