Eliot Fish writes for IGN AU:
"Clearly, it's easier for Nintendo to stick with the crumbly old Fire Emblem formula of the GBA and GameCube days than attempt to innovate or come up with something exciting and fresh for the Wii, which is a real shame. The story, at the very least, could have been written with more style, and the graphics jazzed up to give us a bit of joy to go with our tactical frustration. The old-school controls and clumsy menus are even more evidence that not a lot of thought went into this sequel. At least they added widescreen support. The annoying thing is that Dawn of Radiance still has a strong and addictive strategy game at its heart, if you're willing to put up with all of its shortcomings."