Written by  :  Kevin Johnson (102)
Written on  :  Sep 24, 2004
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

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The Original Langrisser game

The Good

If you like Fire Emblem for GBA, you'll likely love this game, especially if you love a challenge. The battlefields are larger (just look at the second level!), the battles more intense, and there's not that annoying "help" in the beginning stages. The character designs are not as generic (supplied, I believe, by Satoshi Urushihara of Plastic Little fame, among other anime) as FE's.

The Bad

Battles, obviously, are longer than in FE, and that is sometimes a good thing. But sometimes it feels more like just a mad dash across three, four, or five screens just to get to a town. Then, it just seems to leap from battle to battle--only a short text and a brief bit of dialogue (text again, with a static image of the character speaking) and you're underway (again, the second level is a good example of this). And just who is that supposed to be on the cover? He's too old to be the prince.

The Bottom Line

It's easy to see why Langrisser was so popular in Japan, and why the series is still influencing strategy role-playing games like Fire Emblem to this day.