IGN Reviews Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem returns to GameCu - er... Wii?

As far as classic strategy games go, Fire Emblem pretty much harks back to the beginning of time. The game got its start in Japan 17 years ago on the original Famicom, and has since seen over ten iterations across Famicom, Super Famicom, GBA (the game's USA debut), DS, GameCube, and now Wii. Over the years the systems have changed, but Fire Emblem remains a stead constant, offering the most hardcore strategy gamers out there some of the deepest strategy and difficulty with the most minimal control scheme possible. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for Nintendo Wii does very little to change a formula that's been around for nearly two decades. The involving story is still there, the classic turn-based strategy originating on Famicom Wars (the 19 year old inspiration for Advance Wars) is at large once again, and players of a whole new generation have a chance to experience exactly what Fire Emblem is all about.

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DeckUKold4868d ago

these scores are so............... unleveled

MK_Red4867d ago

Seriously, the game has presentation of a DS and GBA game. Graphics are exactly GameCube as IGN states and there is NO motion sensetive control whatsoever... How ON EARTH does this mean 8/10? It should get 4/10. A Wii game that doesn't use Wii's power, control, graphics or anything...

ChickeyCantor4867d ago

if a game is GOOD as in FUN, then it deserves an 8( or higher), i don't get why you have so many bubbles you seems to be biased in a very wrong way.

WilliamRLBaker4867d ago

it gets an 8 because fire emblem is an amazing JRPG strat game simple as that, it doesn't matter the form it comes in.

PS360WII4867d ago

Yea even if it only has GC graphics and no use of motion it doesn't mean it's a bad game. It's a very solid JRPG with plenty of play time.

ChaosKnight4867d ago (Edited 4867d ago )

Anyone think this was a horrible review? The reviewer gave me NO information on the game that I didn't know. Like a friend pointed out... how long is the game (he does put a 50 hour note at the bottom, but i want to know more detail in that, extras that will extend it)? How big are the maps? What does the reviewer think of the storyline? How are the characters? How is the Art Direction? and how deep is the strategy? meaning how difficult or challenging it is? Seriously... this gives me no information, this is basically a preview in my eyes with a tacked on score... did the review even play through the game?

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