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Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance)

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Written by  :  Jester236 (39)
Written on  :  Aug 20, 2004
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Summary

A game this good should have been released years ago in the United States.

The Good

First of all I would just like to say that there arn't that many good Gameboy Advance games out there. Most of the gameboy games out there have very poor graphics, not a good plotline, and is simply not even fun to play. There are a few amazing gameboy games like Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission(i think that that is the name), Golden sun and Golden Sun The Lost Age, and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Firemblem easily joins that list. The games graphics are quite good, at least for a gameboy game. You don't get to build your own character, and you really don't have that much to do with any characters generation. The combat system is straight forward, easy to pick up, but complex enough for more strategic people. Basically the story is that dragons have been locked away for thousands of years, dragons in this case are bad, anywho an evil leader named Nergall is trying to free them to use against the world. The battle graphics are quite good. There arn't that many different weapons. There are a few that get stronger as you buy them in steel and silver classes.

The Bad

What I didn't like about this game is that the leveling up process is almost completely random. You gain a hundred xp, and some if only one of your stats will just automaticly go up by a single point.

The Bottom Line

Buy the game if you like strategic games.