Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GameCube)

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Path of Radiance is the first installment in the Fire Emblem series to have 3D. Set on the Tellius continent, a soldier called Ike rescues the princess of Crimea and finds out that the Daein kingdom has invaded the country. He must guide her with his fellow mercenaries to Gallia. During the journey, the true reasons for the war are revealed.

You command your units across a 3D battlefield with turn-based mechanics. Each turn, you can only move a set amount of spaces over the grid. Turns can be used to visit locations, use items or attack enemies. Each battle is stats-based and has a specific objective. You do not fight yourself, instead you control the items and weapons to influence the stats, and make use of the enemies' weaknesses. The maps have different scenarios, where you have to rescue a certain character, create distractions to move past enemies, or kill certain foes.

The game is heavy on anime-styled story sequences. As with all Fire Emblem games, the characters are unique individuals that cannot be revived when they fall in battle. In order to continue with the story, only the team leaders need to survive. Characters can equip a range of weapons and possess magical abilities. Upon discovering 'hidden purposes', unique abilities can be acquired.

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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube Awarding Experience.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube Then you go to your Base.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube Managing Skills.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube The Tellius continent, with the various Kingdoms.

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイアーエムブレム 蒼炎の軌跡" -- Japanese spelling
  • "火焰之纹章:苍炎之轨迹" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Fire Emblem: Souen no Kiseki" -- Japanese title
  • "Fire Emblem 9" -- Informal title

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central 2005 5 out of 5 100
N-Zone Jan 03, 2006 90 out of 100 90
RPGFan Jun 23, 2005 87 out of 100 87
IGN Oct 14, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Jan 26, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gamers.at Jan 16, 2006 84 out of 100 84
1UP Oct 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 03, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Nov 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Nov 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #3 GameCube Game of the Year
    • 2005 – GameCube Strategy Game of the Year

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