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by KazeNinja17 The Anticipation Builds
As someone who has been a fan of the Fire Emblem series ever since Fire Emblem Rekka no Ken (Fire Emblem internationally), I'm so excited that Fire Emblem: Awakening is coming to the US! Been following news of this series since it was announced for release in Japan. Cannot wait and I hope that this game manages to meet my expectations of the Fire Emblem series!
Rated 10 out of 10
by GummyBearLOV Best RPG for 3DS yet!
This is my first game for my 3DS XL and I love it! I'm a person who likes Anime and such so I love the art style and the cut scenes are GREAT in 3-D! I'm glad I got this game! I WOULD GET THIS GAME NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREDY! :D You won't be disappointed!.....well, if you don't like anime art style and RPGs then STILL GET THIS GAME ANYWAY! There will be sadness in this game and also surprises but FYI their feet look like hoofs of a horse...idk why but oh well the game is still great!
Rated 10 out of 10
by PokeHolic1 Fire Emblem Awakening is Amazing
Fire Emblem Awakening is by far the best Fire Emblem game i have ever played. It has a great story, graphics, and loads of content even after beating the game you have couple of options like trying out the DLC and playing the unlocked difficulty Lunatic+.
Rated 10 out of 10 by basejumper16 Favorite game on the 3ds amazing
This game is a great rpg for the 3ds because every choice you make leads to life or Death i played the game for hours but sadly dog chewed t up definitley plan to buy another one.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Revlis Incredible..
There are multiple games on the 3DS that are fantastic: Zelda Link Between Worlds, Pokemon X/Y, Kid Iccarus, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and some Nintendo 64 remakes. However, none of them deserve as much praise as Fire Emblem: Awakening rightfully deserves. The plot, characters, music, voice acting, graphics - every single element in the Fire Emblem franchise has been improved immensely. Not only that, but the game difficulty has been much more forgiving as they added in a new feature: casual mode. This allows newcomers to join in a much easier fashion, so do not be afraid of trying this game out if you are a newcomer. As for our veterans in the series, trying out the DLC is a must to see old characters such as Lyn and Ike come back onto the battlefield as well as gaining lots of cash and EXP in the DLC: Golden Pack. With all of that said, there is so much more to experience in the game with endless hours of gameplay and replayability. Without hesitation, this game is the best game on the 3DS that I have played, and I look forward to the new, upcoming Fire Emblem game for the 3DS.
Rated 10 out of 10 by catcrazy Love!
Best game I've played in a long time! The story and gameplay kept me hooked, the graphics/cut scenes were amazing, character development was great...aaah. I could go on. Now I need to go play the other Fire Emblem games! <3
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheSolaceGamer My FAVORITE Game
Let me preface this by saying until this game, I had never been a huge fan of tactical strategy RPGs. I was even late on playing it, only grabbing it a few months after it's release solely because I'm a sucker for RPGs where you create your own avatar, but after getting into the first couple minutes of the game, I fell in love with it instantly. I loved the music, which could make any emotional moment that much more emotional, while it made some of the toughest, teeth-grinding fights that much more epic. I loved the gameplay, how you could pair up certain units together in order to form occasional combos that would take down strong foes that normally could not be done alone. The level-up system was superb, letting you choose a different class once you achieved your maximum potential in one class and still gain higher stats like Strength and Magic without feeling like a weak unit again. But by far, the best part of this game was the story and the character interaction. When fighting near friendly units or when you're paired up with them, these units will grow more friendly with each other, unlocking some touching, funny, and just enjoyable dialogue with each other. Some units will even grow so attached with each other that they will get married. Toss in a time-travel mechanic that lets you recruit the child/children of the married couple from the future, who have shared skills and stats from each parent and you have hundreds of capable options for playing this game. It's been over a year since I got this game and I STILL revisit it every now and then. I'm currently on my fifth play through of it. Overall, if I could EVER recommend any game to someone who's looking for something to play, it would be this.
Rated 10 out of 10 by NicknameAlreadyTaken Fire Emblem: Awakening is a great JRPG for gamers.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is a great JRPG for casual and hardcore gamers. The story line for the game moves at an even pace where there is always something to do (including free DLC characters to fight and extra enemies that spawn daily).
Awakening is a turned based strategy RPG. The player can recruit numerous units in the game, but he or she cannot use all of them in one battle. Instead, the player can select a certain number of units depending on the map that the player is fighting on. The units can wield swords, axes, lances, bows, staves, tomes, and (only certain units can hold these) stones. The game includes a weapon triangle that lets the player know which weapons will be effective against other weapons. Whenever the player decides to attack an enemy, a “stats” screen can appear to help the player determine if he or she is at an advantage or a disadvantage. When battling an enemy, the player and the computer take turns in each round. First, the player moves his or her units on the map, and then the computer will control the enemy units. If the player loses one of the two “special units” (no spoilers here!) or if the player loses all of his or her units, then it is game over. Another option of fighting the player can use is the Pair Up system. The units that are paired together can fight enemies as a team and combine their strengths. The Support System can build unit bonds which can help the units fight better when they are paired together.
Fire Emblem: Awakening also includes different options that the player can take such as the option of marrying a character/unit of the opposite gender through the Support System or deciding not to marry at all. (This is actually a small part of the game, but many people over exaggerate it by calling Awakening a “Waifu simulator”). There is also another feature called the Hubba Tester. This has no effect on game play, but it is something the developers put in for fun. The Hubba Tester will rank the units’ feelings of each other and the outcome can be quite humorous.
The controls are simple. There is a weapon triangle that is introduced in the first part of the game which is incredibly useful (I would recommend trying to base your strategy on which weapons the enemy units use). The player, in battle, can select each unit and move it next to or towards an enemy to attack (the placement depends on which weapon the player’s unit is using). However, once a unit is moved, he or she is stuck there until the end of the turn when the player can move the unit again.
There is a Casual Mode and a Classic Mode. In Casual Mode, if a unit “dies” he or she will move off of the map so the player cannot use that unit anymore in that certain battle. (The player can use the retreated units in other battles). In Classic Mode, once a unit dies, he or she stays dead forever and cannot be resurrected. In addition to Casual and Classic Mode, the player can also set the difficulty of the game. The order from easiest to most difficult is Normal Mode (the first chapters are tutorials for new players), Hard Mode (“For experienced players.”), Lunatic Mode (“For expert players.” The enemies get forged weapons that are considered better than the player’s regular forged weapons), and Lunatic+ Mode (“For Fire Emblem masters.” The enemies are given forged weapons like the ones in Lunatic Mode and the enemies are given skills that are incredibly powerful and/or enemy exclusive). There is a lot of variety of challenges in Fire Emblem: Awakening.
I personally have had a lot of fun with this game that I have not had with a video game in a long time. Even now, I still crack open my Nintendo 3DS to play Fire Emblem: Awakening. The variety of things to do in this game kept me from being bored and made me determined enough to create two extra save files just to see how other options can affect the game. The only true complaint I have about this game is that there are only three save files.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is truly a great game. Since I have not played other Fire Emblem games, I can only review Awakening with no expectations of what this game should have been. The characters may be slightly one-dimensional, but they are lovable all the same. The game play is easy to pick up, and there are different modes that target both the casual gamer and the hardcore gamer. Fire Emblem: Awakening is a game that I will hold onto for many years to play again and again.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Pokeman42 Good
This is the first Fire Emblem game that i have ever played. Totally worth it! I love Lucina in it! Now she is in Smash brothers!