In the modern realm of tactics games, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is most definitely a throwback. It's a bit simpler than other tactics games, like Advance Wars and Final Fantasy Tactics, and likely a bit easier. It's still a lot of fun to play through the single-player campaign, if only for the nostalgic value.
For many, the multiplayer won't be worth the effort, but many of the other added features will be welcomed by tacticians both new and old. This is the first chance Americans have gotten to see where this classic franchise got its start, and upon playing it, it's easy to see how it became so beloved.