Fire Emblem: Awakening User Reviews

9.5

A Game Worth Playing

The good:

Great Story
Great Gameplay
Funny Characters
Intense Decision making

The bad:

Overused music

Summary:

To tell you the truth, I've been waiting for this game to release here in the US since its release in Japan back in 2012 and the delay it got had only made me less patient. So finally the time comes for me to pick up my pre-ordered copy and I must say, the long wait was well worth it all. Fire Emblem Awakening was well thought up.

Of course the story (like most RPG games) is very well put. After years of peace, the land of Ylisse finds its borders threatened by neighboring Plegia and only Chrom's shepherds, a volunteer army headed by Ylisse's own prince, defends its people from the invading ...

9.0

"May we meet again...in a better life."

The good:

1. Marriage
2. DLC
3. Voice Acting

The bad:

1. Brokenness of Avatar
2. No other option other than "Route the enemy", or "Defeat Commander."
3. Lunatic, and Lunatic+. That is all.

Summary:

This was my first Fire Emblem game I have ever played. I didn't even know this series exsisted before this game. But, thanks to it, I want to play each and every one in the series.

One of the newest mechanics introduced in this game is that you can have a child. (Or children) The avatar can marry any other character of the opposite gender. This usually results in two children if you're a male, but you can only have one child if you marry any of the after-game characters of Anna, Say'ri, or Tiki. For female players, you can only have two children if you marry Chrom.

The story in this game is ...

10

Intense strategy and amazing handheld graphics!

The good:

  • The graphics are absolutely amazing and really take advantage of the 3DS technology
  • The gameplay adheres to standard Fire Emblem mechanics but adds more game styles for those looking for more variety
  • The game is truly expansive and will last you a long time
  • DLC content is available to expand the game even further
  • Highly customizable characters

The bad:

  • DLC content may not be cheap enough for all players

Summary:

Use of 3D technology:
When it comes to 3DS games, one of the most important factors (to me), is the use of the 3D technology in the game. After all, pretty much the only thing that separates the DS from the 3DS is the 3D technology. With poor or inadequate usage of the 3D technology, any 3DS game might as well be a regular DS game instead.

With that being said, Fire Emblem: Awakening does not disappoint. The use of 3D technology in this game is absolutely amazing. With full 3D activated, the graphics in this game's cutscenes are about the same as the graphics on the Gamecube (very similar to ...

9.0

One of the best 3DS titles!

The good:

For starters it's a great start for any 3DS player, the graphics are good, the story is amazing, the gameplay is easy to understand. The game is challenging but can also be made easy for the not-so-hardcore player and keeps you playing.

The bad:

I personally found the lack of proper cutscenes (ingame movies) a bit lacking, there were simply to few of them. The music in the game gets boring fast and the DLC is disappointing.

Summary:

For starters I have never played a Fire Emblem game in my life before so review is written from the perspective of a newbie to the series.


The game starts off with an amazing intro video which still blows me away every time I see it. You can set the mode to Easy-Medium-Hard like with most games but it comes with an extra catch, there's another mode to be chosen after that: Beginner or Traditional. I'd advise everyone not familiar with the series to start with Beginner no matter what other mode you choose. In the game you can gain allies which go with you in battle. If you choose Beginner and...

9.0

the Re-Awakening of a Franchise

The good:

-fantastic story
-fantastic characters
-interesting new mechanics introduced (children characters, pairing up)
-class changing system is implemented far better than in shadow dragon (not perfect, but better)
-Lots of great DLC
-visually beautiful
-plenty of replayability
-lots of new classes to use, with interesting weapon combinations (War Monks, for example, who use both Axes and Staves)
-accessible to new players, while still just as challenging as previous games
-cutscenes are absolutely beautiful

The bad:

-music isn't quite as memorable as previous games
-class/ability balancing issues
-cutscenes are scarce

Summary:

Fire Emblem: Awakening is the long-awaited thirteenth installment of the popular Fire Emblem franchise. The franchise is highly praised by fans and critics alike for its engrossing stories, interesting characters, and challenging, but addicting, gameplay. It is among Nintendo's most popular series. However, the previous game released in North America, Shadow Dragon, was rather terrible, and left both fans and critics disappointed. because it sold so poorly, this was planned to be the last Fire Emblem game ever made if it did not do well. So, there were very high hopes for this game when it ...

9.5

The Most Impressive Fire Emblem Yet.

Summary:



Fire Emblem is a strategy RPG series that, until the seventh entry, had been a Japan only thing. Through a moment of pure genius the creator's of Super Smash Bros Melee left the two Fire Emblem characters in the game, and this sparked interest which led to the localisation of Fire Emblem on the GBA. The rest is history as every game since (save for the second DS game which mysteriously never made it over here) has found its way to Western shores. This brings us to Awakening, which is basically everything a Fire Emblem game should be.

The game has a very strong anime style for its visuals and...

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