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Fire Emblem - Game Boy Advance

After a long franchise run overseas, Fire Emblem makes its first appearance in the States on the GBA. Pick up travelers to help on your quest in this extensive strategy RPG. Move your units to gain tactical advantage in a rock/paper/scissors system of combat.
  • Release date: 2003
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Developer: Intelligent Systems
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Rating: Everyone (E)
  • Players: 1-Player
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Imperial Khador
This game is an excellent introduction to a venerable tactical fantasy series. Permanent character death adds to an already significant challenge, if you wish to keep all your team members alive. The is a prequel to the first GBA FE game, which did not come here, so I've always felt we miss out a bit in the story, but that doesn't detract from the game itself. Well worth picking up.

Its like Final Fantasy Tactics with perma-death and better character development. This is what I say about Fire Emblem when I try to describe it to someone unfamiliar with the series. Fire Emblem is a very old game series, starting 24 years ago on the Famicon. While it was exclusive to Japan for many years, this game kicked off the series in America. And what an entrance it was! Fire Emblem rocked America with tough-as-nails gameplay, powerful story and memorable characters. Best FE yet.

Black Regnum
A strategy game with a medieval fantasy kind of feel to it. It's like an Advance Wars mashed up with dragons, cute girls (I prefer Nino or Rebecca), and an evil warlock ready to unleash chaos upon the world which creates a memorable experience for a GBA game. It also has many innovations later seen on other SRPGs such as the "perma-death" feature which adds up to the challenge; making it a very solid GBA title.

For many people, mostly those in the west, this was our first Fire Emblem game, released after the interest caused by Roy and Marth in Melee. Though it's not the first in the series, it's /my/ first, and boy, is it a good one. Fire Emblem is THE strategy game series, and though it's best experienced in small doses since it's such a good game, this is a good starting point since it's so accessible.


CGRundertow FIRE EMBLEM for Game Boy Advance Video Game Review
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