Spanning a dozen titles over nineteen years, the Fire Emblem series is a hallmark of the turn-based strategy genre. Most notably, the games have been regarded as some of the most challenging and unforgiving; featuring battles that can take several hours to win, a huge amount of enemies per skirmish, and permanent deaths for your characters. A single mistake could destroy hours of planning and effort. This franchise seems like a strange choice to be reworked as a more accessible, casual game. However, with special care from both Intelligent Systems and Nintendo, Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon manages to pull this off, though it may come at the cost of alienating older Fire Emblem fans.