Rated 0 out of 10 by CA Fire Emblem
Finally the game is coming. The original NES title was Fire Emblem: Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light, the longest name in the Fire Emblem series. Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon is the first Fire Emblem game ever produced and fans of the Super Smash Bros. series will recognize Marth, the main character. From what i know, Marth is the prince of a kingdom that is overrun. He tries to save his sister, but she gives him her crown and he gets teleported away. Marth's journey is to reach his homeland and free it from tyrrany. I know from Japanese sites that there are characters who have children and you get their kids if their support level is high enough as playable characters. You have to defend a castle/fort at the start of each battle and defeat happens when you lost Marth or the castle/fort is overrun. That's about all i know. This game is going to be great, hopefully they'll release the rest of the Fire Emblem Saga. I really want Geneology of the Holy War and Thracia 776 to come to US shores.
Rated 0 out of 10 by PsiPhiTy I SO can't wait...
It is definately a good time to be a DS lite owner. With great games like Advance Wars DoR, Gauntlet, Moon and now Fire Emblem, I'll be hard pressed to find enough free time to finish any one of them. Fire Emblem comes from a long heritage of turn-based-strategy (TBS) games (8 previous ones). Fire Emblem does with Magic, Swords, Lances and Bows, what Advance Wars Did with Guns, Tanks, Copters and Missles. Between the great graphics and the new implementation of WiFi battles (that's world-wide-online) this game will quickly become a cult classic and an instant hit in no time. The strategy in this game is unlike any found elsewhere on the DS lite system (excepting Advance Wars DS). This game offers once in a lifetime (literally) opportunity to experience strategy on a handheld unlike any thing before it and with a pedigree of quality to boot. Don't miss it for the art, or for the game and don't miss the history in the making. If You Snooze [here] You Looze.
Rated 7 out of 10 by ShotySniper123 Could be better
First of all, I would like to comment on the graphics. At first, they may seem pretty bad or weird, but after a while it grows on you. The AI is pretty good, but sometimes if you leave a lvl 10 unit by itself, it will get killed fast. The challenge is pretty hard until you get generals and heros, etc. I only played on normal, so I don't know if hard is hard, haha. At like Ch.13 I had a lvl 20 general who dominated the field and never got hurt. I never really cared much about Marth even though he is the main character in the game. The storyline was easy to follow, but predictable. If they would have made a continuous play mode like in The Sacred Stones, that would have made this game much more fun and addicting. Not the best in the series but because I never played th Fire Emblem with Roy in it, I don't know if it's the worst. Overall a good game, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has never played a Fire Emblem game, or is new to the series.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Zahl Not the Best, Not the Worst
After playing Path of Radiance I craved more from Fire Emblem. I looked though all of the games available at the time and found this. This game was perfect for me especially since I had just purchased a new DS.
I can tell you, this game is pretty exciting compared to other DS games. It's colorful, thematic and engaging. When it comes to DS games it is in it's prime.
When it comes to Fire Emblem games of course it is basic. Which isn't a bad thing, this is one of the first games in the series.
If you're looking for a great game to play on an old school DS, look no more!
Rated 5 out of 10 by PsychoticYoshi2009 A good rent, but not a good buy.
You need to be very good at strategy games to even pick up and play it. The challenge level are very balanced. The game doesn't do a good job with using the DS's 3D graphics. It only uses sprites. The storyline is understandable, but not very strong. It's too understandable. It needs a few more twists. It's almost impossible to pick up where you left off because you never get a chance to level up, and then you killed by the weakest of enemies. At the start of the game, they might as well say; thank you for your thirty dollars. You should've just bought Guitar Hero III. Every single time you die, you have to go through this whole big report on what you did, so the creators can rub it in your face that you died. The sounds are primitive and seem like they should be on a GBA. Instead of listening to the sound effects, you may as well play charades with a parakete. 5/10. Better luck next time.
Rated 8 out of 10 by BlueAce57 A good remake I guess
This is a remake of the first Fire Emblem game on NES it was on japan only. When I heard of this remake I had hope it had all the great features in the previous Fire Emblem games but only a few made the cut. The good thing about it is a remake and the first Fire Emblem released outside of Japan and for the first time, Updated Graphics, new class units, and Wi-Fi battles and voice chat (If you have friends in your friend roster) so you can challenge people around the globe. The bad thing is there no support system (but there is conversations on some units) no rescuing units, no Assassins, healers only heal by half, and too many units make some of the characters feel like bricks, and to add at that Story mode is decent no much dialogue as the previous ones though So in my case pick up Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon if you are a Die Hard fan or just want a strategy game with RPG in it.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Mr.Stupendous Err. Needs improvement.
Being that I purchased it on the 2nd day it came out, I played it immediately when i got home. Playing many various Fire Emblem games I was quite disappointed. For example, this game is too handicapped, in which the movement it unrealistic. Marth runs 7 spaces which is like really strange being that he is not mounted. Also the graphics attempted 3D, but lacked in the end. Another thing is that Marth didn't get any classing throughout the entire game and remained a lord doing the same moves, which I found really pitiful for him. They changed his picture though after he grew up haha. I would recommend that those looking to buy fire emblem buy some other Fire emblem game like Radiant Dawn or something, because if first timer's play this, they'll get a huge misunderstanding of how awesome this series is. By the way the AI is like really dumb even in hard modes. The only thing I like about this game is having the ability to name my customized weapons into ridiculous things like naming a steel sword Pointy stick, and the last boss, the "shadow dragon" can be easily killed with marth and his falchion.
Rated 8 out of 10 by LEGOFan11 Pretty good!
Hello, Fire Emblem fans! I am a little new to the Fire Emblem video game series, and I think the whole series from what i have seen is pretty cool! I first got interested in getting a Fire Emblem video game after I had played as Marth and Roy from the "Super Smash Bros." video game series (Well, more or less SSB: Melee). But onto the main game. Gameplay is pretty good, if you have ever played Risk Factions or Project X Zone, you'd probably have a good idea how the gameplay is, you control your characters called "Units" who appear on a turn-based platforms/maps. The music is okay, although I do love the Fire Emblem theme song that was borrowed from SSB: Melee, it is also used in this. I felt the story wasn't as good as previous installments of the Fire Emblem series, but if you want to understand Marth's story, this is the game (I might also mention this is a remake of Fire Emblem 3 originally from Japan). There is a couple of things you can do after you're done with the game, such as: leveling up your units, getting new items, replay the story to unlock more units. That's about it! Thanks for reading!
Rated 10 out of 10 by PopcornChickenDude I tell it as it is.
I was so happy when I got Shadow Dragon, I'm a huge Fire Emblem fan! The game is really addictive, and I never want to put it down! All the enemy characters have different fighting styles, so it makes the game a lot more interesting. For example, enemy Maneketes, (Dragon Warriors), never move, which means you have to go and fight them. I didn't like the story line for a couple of reasons: 1. Marth was in it. I like Marth as much as the next Smash Bros. guy, but I didn't understand why they needed to use him again. I thought the same thing for Radient Dawn with Ike. Nintendo, Make more lords! 2. Too...many...characters!!! On some levels, you get 5 more people!! When I was at Chapter 15, I had over 30 characters to play from! I don't have the money to buy 30 people weapons! 3. It wasn't as easy to follow as the others. I didn't really understand the plot line very much, they sped through the plot, so I had to go online to understand the small parts I missed. Over all, I thought that this game was really great, the graphics were really cool, and the sounds were nice. I mark 10 for everything except Story Line, which gets 8. Thank you for reading!
Rated 2 out of 10 by jimmyster Snoozefest
I have played every fire emblem on the Gameboy but the ds versions did not appeal to me. Its boring and very repetitive. Honestly lost intrest after level 2. The GBA versions also were boring on occasions. Repetitive gameplay, boring story (some like it I don't),and very boring cast of characters. I have seen both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn and it seems the repetitive gameplay still exists and the story is boring (but well thought out props to Nintendo).I am planning on buying Awakening many positive reviews make the game seem appealing. Honestly Nintendo could have done better but they were lazy and just remade another previous game.
Nintendo don't get lazy now I could have made a better game then this.