If you liked the GBA Fire Emblems, you are going to love Path of Radiance. Here is a simple review.
The Good Tried-and-true gameplay is a great blend of strategy and role-playing; Riveting, richly woven storyline will hook you and keep you immersed; Lengthy journey spans 30 hours or more--multiple difficulty settings, too; Beautiful soundtrack hits all the right notes
The Bad Unimpressive 3D graphics sacrifice some of the series' old charm; Plays it safe with the formula and presentation almost to a fault
End Result Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance accomplishes what all role-playing games attempt, but very few actually manage to do.
I for one, LOVE this series and have been waiting for a while for this game to be released. I really like the, if a character dies he's gone for good, feature. Makes you choose you battles carefully and stragetically. You can't just leave one person on the sideline and hope he get better, they have to battle for experience to level up.
This is a serious thread for any fans of the series to come and express their opinions. Anybody else a fan of the series here?
i havent played this game yet but i have play fire emblem 1 & 2 for the gba and i was suprised howgood it was. at first glance it seemed alot like advance wars. but after a bit of playing and getting used to it, it was totallty different, i dont need anyones advice to get this game because i already want it like freaking hell (sorry about the off topic posting i just felt it fit because FE is really original) the only annoyance of this game is the wepons becuase of the mass traning i do, it tends to cost alot for wepons replacments... im starting to ramble so im going to finish this post quick with one final statement... FIRE EMBLEM RULES!
I honestly have NEVER ever heard of fire emblem series until 2001 from Super Smash Brothers Melee, when i looked at Roy/Marth's trophies. I don't know what this Path of Radiance is, but since you guys are saying it's an RTS, chances are its good, since i like a lot of RTS games. In reply to Jordan, actually, quite a lot of people are into the RTS genre.
Fire Emblem is most likely underated because it is kind of new; it's not exactly like Blizzard, they're old and has "evolved" quite a lot. Fire Emblem is also from Japan right? That might explain another reason for unpopularity, as, once again, it's kind of new and takes a while to get into the North American continent gaming market. Hoever, i have no doubts the Fire Emblem will become a big series. (Looks cool)
Fire Emblem is not a RTS (Real Time Strategy), just for the record. It's turn based. Warcraft is an RTS, where everything is in real time. Didn't mean to sound ass-holish, it was just bothering me. Continue discussion!
I haven't played any fire emblem games myself but I do often use Marth in SSBM. I also like turn based games like Final Fantasy Tactics if that's what you're saying it's like. From the commercials I am definitely stoked to get the game though, it sounds pretty damn badass I must say.
I bought it Thursday and played through the first 3 chapters so far. Don't expect any gameplay changes from GBA to GC, because there really aren't any. It looks good though. The environment is very green and lush and the character animations are quite smooth. It's fun too. If you liked the GBA ones then you'll like this one just as much.
Ah, the third game of the Fire Emblem series that's been released to the United States, and this time on the Nintendo Gamecube. Of the three games, I like all three equally.
I think that this game should have Dark Magic and all the characters should 'talk' throughout the game as opposed to exclusive cutscenes. Of the two, I think that Dark Magic would be a better comeback because, to me, it would just seem more complete. I also thought that if all the characters talked throughout the game would just be cool, but not necessary.
The one bad thing about PoR is the lack of forks in the Lv up system. The reason why SS was so wickedly sweet was because, unlike its little brother, you could choose which class you would next like. The other thing that sucks is what Briskimj says, no dark magic. That was my favorite kind. =(
i havent played it yet but it looks like it kicks ass, and ive played marth and roy in super smash bros melee and they both kick ass exspecailly when i figured out how to properly use their combo attacks
I disagree that the characters should talk in the game like in the cutscenes as it would be incredibly corny for the most part and the plot of the game is too complex to be easily fit into verbal speech and still fit onto a gamecube disk. this works to the advantage in my opinion as I don't really like spoken cutscenes that much anyway. Also the speech would ruin the atmosphere that some of the music builds up so beautifully. The thing i really like about this version is the weapon forge, and since I am really mature and sophisticated I always give rediculous names to any weapon I make- my favourite being a spear called giant pencil, sharp object or pointy stick. Also I gave Astrid a pink bow which was a powerful as Ragnell!!!
The eariler ones in the series are impossible to obtain in english by legitamate means. They were never localised to english as they were never released there, so the only way to get them is to download an emulator and then the ROMs of the games which have been hacked and had the text translated by whoever made the ROM.
i have the earlier ones in the series on an emulator and there all in japanese but i still know how to play them all even when i can't understand what they say in the game and i still think itis a great game.
I was thinking of buying even though I haven't played the previous fire emblems, playing the characters on super smash brothers made me look into it, and now reading this stuff just makes me wanna get it more!