How 'Fire Emblem Awakening' Saved the Franchise Ten Years Ago

The name Awakening ended up being a better description than anyone realized it would be.

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onisama528d ago

yeah awakening was my first Fire emblem and turned me to a big fan

Rebel_Scum526d ago

Same here but not just for Fire Emblem. It reminded me of a genre I hadnt played since Shining Force on the megadrive that I had forgotten I liked.

GoodGuy09526d ago

Waifus and husbandos basically. I remember people just talking about all the shipping combinations you can do lol. Story was nice as well. Gameplay was a nice update and they made it much more easy and added a no perma death option which were reasons why many didn't like the old fe games.

I wish Nintendo could revive other old and dead ips as well some day.

Sirk7x526d ago

Also didn't hurt that Awakening was hands down one of the best games on 3DS.

TheColbertinator525d ago

Thought Fire Emblem was over then and there. Nintendo has shelved many of their classic franchises but a few key people at Nintendo gave Awakening the green light.


10 Video Game Sequels That Saved Their Franchise

Video game sequels like Assassin's Creed Origins, Doom (2016), and Fire Emblem Awakening were just what these franchises needed to be revitalized.

Immagaiden436d ago

Lmao what’s Halo Infinite doing on this list?

Who would ever say Halo Infinite saved the Halo franchise

SullysCigar436d ago

Thought the same - very bizarre!

RE7 though... my God, what a shift over RE6! That franchise was definitely going in the wrong direction, so RE7 was a welcome return to form.

ModsDoBetter436d ago

Resi 6 was and still is the worst entry in the series.
7 was a great turnaround, despite people’s concerned about the switch to FP perspective.

DMC5 definitely helped the franchise after the whole DmC debacle. Whilst it was a decent action game, it was a far cry from the series and the characters we knew.

AC Origins is my favourite in the entire AC series. Despite the switch to a more RPG style of gameplay - the setting, soundtrack, length, etc were all amazing. sadly followed up by the ridiculously long and “more of the same” Odsyssey.

I don’t feel it’s fair to say the franchise slipped with Doom 3, Doom 3 was incredibly atmospheric and took the game in a different direction but there’s no denying Doom (2016) was sensational.

Halo 4 & 5 were disappointing but Halo Infinite definitely didn’t save the franchise? What?

TheEnigma313436d ago (Edited 436d ago )

I'm going to have to go with SMB 3. I was around when SMB 2 first came out and people hated it. 3 is still arguably the best mario game created.

HellspawnPR1981436d ago

"Halo Infinite"? Worse Halo ever. Whoever made this list just lost all credibility.

Hofstaderman435d ago

In future lists of a similar nature I have a suspicion Final Fantasy XVI will feature.


Ranking the Second Generation of 'Fire Emblem Awakening'

After becoming acquainted with the colorful cast of adults in Fire Emblem Awakening, the story soon turns into a tale of time travel involving the children of all these characters.

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Celebrating 'Fire Emblem Awakening’s' Best First-Generation Characters

Are these the best Fire Emblem first-gen characters? Fire Emblem Awakening is not only filled with tactical battles and intense strategizing, but also colorful characters who sometimes fit into this medieval world and sometimes seem better suited to a slice-of-life anime.

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