Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
A good game, but veteran fans may find it too easy
FE: The Sacred Stones is the next game in the Fire Emblem series, coming after Fire Emblem, for the GBA. The game has slightly improved graphics over the previous game. One issue is that the new classes have a noticeable difference in animation quality, being smoother and more detailed than the older classes. The game still looks good overall. The characters are all new, and the story is unrelated to the previous game, so prior knowledge is unneeded.
The game has simple turn based strategy gameplay, where you move characters around a grid based map and engage in combat. It is easy for newcomers to get into.
One thing to mention is that veterans to the series may find this game easy. Newcomers may find it hard, as like with most of the series this game has the permanent death system, where if a character is defeated they can no longer be fielded. This is probably the best game for newcomers. This is one of the only games in the series to allow free travel on the map and to level up you characters outside of main story chapters.
The game boasts significantly more postgame content than the last game. With the 'Creature Campaign' feature, after completion of the game the player can resume their completed file and play some extra maps. There are also unlockable characters once conditions are met in the postgame, to find out who those are, you'll have to play for yourself.
It also has a split in the story that adds some replay value. However, overall, the game is much shorter than the previous Fire Emblem.
This game has great music, however, the number of tracks is less than the last games near 100 of them. This game only has about 70. And a few of those are simply fanfare. Though, the compositions seem to be of better quality than the last game, they do not overshadow it at all.
fire emblem. best game boy game of all time!!!!
this game is amazing . no game on a hand held system and can compare to this game. extremely fun and very addicting. if you have not beat this or played it go get it your missing out !!!!!!!!!!!
A game that will remain in your heart
When I first got this I was suspicious on it thinking to myself "For $20 is it really worth it?" I never tried the series before and I was new to it but the cover art of the game drew me in to it like a fish to bait. I got into the car and had to see what it was like and the minute I turned it on just the opening sequence drew me into it. As I started to play I was thrilled, even by the tutorial, because it was amazing on how interactive it was, teaching you everything and letting you learn it instead of just showing you. Then as the tutorial continued you got to play through the story line with it teaching you! It only got better from there with the story line unfolding and the game play getting better. The graphics were interesting and the music was just beyond loving. This game play was the best I have known out of many games. It was more realistic than most that I knew, to where if someone dies in your party, there lost for good! Making you have to stratigize and think more. The fighting and way you moved your team too was immensely interesting and the battle tactics and stages only added to it. This game is truly a great one and any real game lover has to try this!!
One of the most addicting games ever !
10 *'s I got so into it i played it18 hours a day !
A Great Addition
This game is amazing. A great addition to the series, and any RPG Gamer's collection. The game's sounds were pretty great, I remember sometimes just playing when I didn't want to just to listen. The lasting appeal on this game is fairly high, it's fun to replay since it has different stories. The gameplay is really fun, with many characters, many levels, and tons of enemies. The graphics are great. They're old and outdated by todays' standards, but they look really good and they make the game have a rustic feel. I thoroughly loved this game.
Best GBA game ever made
When i bought this game after playing the newer fire emblem games i wasn't sure it would meet my expectations because it was an old-ish game but i was not disappointed at all by the gameplay or story but the graphics took some time to get used to 0_o
Fire Emblem Returns With A Killer
This game was the second to the English Fire Emblem series and basically sets the player in control of a whole new set of characters. Generally, classes and promotions are the same as they were in Fire Emblem, and the graphics generally look the same. Gameplay is still simple, but now, instead of just getting a cutscene and the character's party automatically moving to the next destination, the player can now decide when to go to the next battle. You can also travel back to past towns to purchase goods, or to start battles, such as the Tower of Valni, which is an excellent place to level up the low characters that you will get later on in the game. As in Fire Emblem, the sound is excellent and this game features new catchy "tunes" for you to listen to as you play the game. The story for this game is amazing as is the story in the first Fire Emblem. This game can also be very lengthy, taking several hours to beat one level. The main cause for this is "arena-leveling" or using the arena on a level until all of your units are appropriately level 20. This is not required of the player, but many will find that it is a great way to make some money and get a nice amount of experience. As in the previous game, when characters die, they do not come back to life. They stay dead, so be very careful that they don't die on the level or you will have to start ALL over. This game is a challenge. Personally, I would recommend playing Fire Emblem first, but it is not required as the stories do not connect in any way. All in all, I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who takes an interest in strategy or RPGS. Basically, in a nutshell, that would be everyone from StarCraft players to Oblivion buffs. 10 out of 10 stars.