Rated 10 out of 10 by LuffyZoro Let me get your attention...BACON!!!! Okay good.
I can't decide which of the gba Fire Emblem games I like best. Sword of Seals the 6th one is the first of these and brings the charismatic and nostalgic graphics that each of these three games share. Fire Emblem, this one and the 7th, builds upon the last with more class promotions, items, and longer and more stories. Sacred Stones, the 8th, adds even more to this one with whole new enemy types, a few more classes, etc. If you are a living person, who likes games, stop reading this review right now and go play these three games. Are you gone yet? Shame on you. Anyway leave after this review I guess...seriously thought any one of these games is a classic and deserves your time and passion. You will get into these games and the find yourself trying to maximize characters you connect to, develop strategy, and use the battle preparation screen with vigor and intelligence. These games rock and made my childhood that much better. Go be off.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Stormcaller Best SRPG Ever
Fire Emblem 7 (Blazing Sword) is the best SRPG ever. The gameplay is awesome if you are a fan of turn-based combat. Dozens of classes give you lots of room to customize your own army. The soundtrack is epic to say the least. I often find myself turning on the game just to listen to the music. The graphics are pretty decent as well. While overall the graphics aren't that good scince it is a GBA game, but the combat sprites show a lot of movement and are better than the ones on the DS. Fire Emblem has a high replayability. as well as beging able to chose which of your allies to fight with, there are also three different main character with their own storylines. Lyn's story is the shortest and prepares you for the rest of the game as Eliwood. After you beat the game, you are able to replay the game as Hector, Eliwood's friend. Fire Emblem is my favorite game of all time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Matthungry Fire Emblem is doing Strategy-based RPGs right.
It finally made it to North America!!! Japan has been lucky for so many years to have the Fire Emblem series going since the Nintendo SNES days. Graphics did its best on the 32bit system but looks awful to todays standards. The soundtrack fit in quite well and still have some songs stuck in my head to this day. Storyline is one of my favorites in the series along with the great strategy based gameplay. Fire Emblem on the Nintendo Gameboy Advance, A must buy if you have a GBA.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Luja Best Fire Emblem Of All Time
This was the game that started the series, well, that started the English series. There were several other games prior to this one, but they were all in Japanese, and were never released in English. For those strategy buffs, Fire Emblem is a TBS (Turn-Based-Strategy) and features many levels of varying difficulty. You put yourself in control of team of personalized "soldiers" and move them strategically to accomplish a goal, such as seizing a castle, or routing the enemy. The storyline in this game is great, and for those of you who have played SSBB(Brawl) you will recognize the main character, Lyn, from the assist trophies. The music is amazing and features the original Fire Emblem theme as well as other music that you may recognize such as Marth's Theme from SSBM and SSBB. Overall, I would rate this game around a 9.5 for it's time. The graphics are not TOO great, but they are good enough to still make the game enjoyable. The storyline is easy to follow as well, and for the Fire Emblem fans, you will enjoy it. I will pose a warning. This game is VERY challenging, and will draw on ALL of your knowledge of strategy. This game is easily one of the best TBS's of all time and I absolutely recommend it. (Call to confirm availability at your local Gamestop/EB Games)
Rated 10 out of 10 by Lyndis This game is a great fit for SRPG fans.
This game will attract people who like story and character development. The gameplay is fairly simple, but enjoyable. There are many characters so one is almost always going to find a favorite. The game also has decent graphics for the GBA. The standouts are the character portraits, which are good quality overall. The battle animations are nice to watch, but are very tedious to watch after you get used to them. You'll probably end up turning them off, as the game feels extremely slow if you have seen them already.
One issue some players may have is the Permanent Death system, which means that once a character is defeated, they generally can't be used again. Characters who die during the first ten chapters do come back, however. Some people see this mechanic as very intimidating. The game does have a large selection of difficulties, so most players should be able to avoid issues with the death of characters.
The game also gained replay value by having the option to make story take the point of view from another character on the second play and onward.
The game also has multiplayer, but is very lackluster. It's not worth touching, but it is fun to assemble your most powerful units and make them fight each other.
The game has almost 100 tracks of music, and all of them are good. Some of them are even great. With a variety of character and event themes, the game will keep your interest.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Spencer Woods Fire Emblem Review
Fire Emblem 7, the first of the series to be made in America, is a fantastic game, not just because of title, but because of the smaller things about the game itself. The characters of the game really add to the story. They are easy to relate to and their actions make you attached to them in a way. When Lyn tells of her parents murder in the first chapter, you can feel what it must be like to have that happen. When Eliwood falls for Ninian you can feel the connection. It makes the story seem more realistic than just any other video game. The graphics of FE7 aren't the best, but for a simple GBA game, it's graphics have been very well made for the type of game. As for the story ; it is a well thought out and developed series. It dosen't leave the player unsatisfied that things weren't answered. It was well tied together at the end so no holes were still opened. Gameplay: The gameplay was superb. With differen't maps on every chapter, you never felt like you were in the same place all the time. The terrain acted as a big part of the game as it challenged players to use it to the best of their abilities. The combat scenes were quick and well detailed for the characters as well as their own fighting style. Unless they were the same class, no character shared the same attack style. All in all this game is the first and best of the gba series. With great characters, story, and scenery; this game is one that will be played for many years to come.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheGreenPrince Best Turn-Based Strategy
This game is perfect for introducing new gamers into turn-based strategy, but can also prove a challenge for experienced gamers. If you like turn-based strategy, this game is a must-own.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SpiderSword Blazing Sword burns the competition
I absolutely loved this game. Although I have yet to beat this game, I'm already in love. The old graphics actually look good, the sounds are the best on any game I've ever played, and the gameplay is great. The lasting appeal is good, since they're are 3 different stories. This game is a great addition to any Fire Emblem player, or turn-based strategy RPG's. It's one of the best games out there. Fire Emblem Blazing Sword burns the competition.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 1Pac One of my all time favorite games
I remember when my Godfather bought me this for Christmas back when it first came out. I was like 12 or 13 or something and looking at the cover I was like "...ummm okay?" in my head but I said "Oh wow, thanks!" I was hesitant to play it at first because it looked like an old boring game, but I soon as I played it, I fell in love. I beat it in like a week playing it during class inside of my backpack haha. It's a really good strategy game, not one that makes you think A LOT, but still makes you plan out each move considering that if a character falls in battle you won't be able to use him/her again. The story is also really good and long and doesn't get boring even though I played through it like 5 times. But what I really love about this game is the way you fight and the whole paper/scissors/rock (axe/sword/polearm and the same with magic) style. I also loved the way your characters can interact with one another. I played through it so many times just to see how each character interacts with each other and to see how the game ended each time with the different relationships you can build. For example, I finished the game with Lyn either marrying Eliwood, Hector, and the nomad (can't remember his name) or marrying Eliwood to the dancer chick and the pegasus knight chick. The class system is also really good. I always loved using Guy (the martyr) and "evolving" him to a swordmaster or the thief who turns into an assassin who can kill in 1 hit no matter the damage (even if he does 0 damage). Everything about the game is great, and making the girls really hot is a plus too :D haha
Rated 8 out of 10 by DKandDK Fun but too short and has flaws
The fire emblem series is one of my favorite series. To me this game is kinda short and has flaws. I hate how the shop is in the middle of the battle. I like the convoy following you and you can acess it before battles. I also don't think there is much of a big cast of characters. I beat one part of the game in about 5 hours. The storyline in the lyn section of the game really isnt good and doesnt really make sense.