Nintendo has done a pretty good job for their first Fire Emblem title on the Nintendo DS. It may not be a new story to the series, but it certainly gives fans some insight on where it all began. The story may be old, but the many enhancements to the simple formula are certainly new. These changes and additions certainly draw out an experience that newcomers can easily enjoy, but veterans may feel they make the game a bit easier.
Along with great Wi-fi features, the experience will certainly last a while. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is a great starting point for the series on the DS, and while it doesn't necessarily do anything drastically new to the franchise, it certainly gives fans an idea of what to expect, should Nintendo bring another FE title to its handheld system.