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Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon (DS)

Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon (DS)
alaScore 86

20 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the controls. The gameplay is also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)

 

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is a remake of the first game in the Fire Emblem series, which until now has never been released outside of Japan. It successfully emphasizes strategic depth and replayability by including numerous tactical control options...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

 

One capability the remake didn't muster is the graphics. Portions of the title glorify the age of 2D art and sprites, but the animated battle sequences are poorly done. The original GBA installment from 2005 has battle sequences on par with this 2009...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon review for the DS

 

Improved graphics; Re-class feature; Great multiplayer; Game flow vastly improved; Danger zone (Que Kenny Loggins)

Touch screen not utilized to its fullest

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

 

The Fire Emblem series has had an interesting path of entry into the Western market. Using the inclusion of Marth and Roy in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a springboard, Nintendo of America released the Japanese Fire Emblem 7- a game that features neither...

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Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon

 

After a dozen or so titles in the Fire Emblem series fans in the States will finally get to see one of those games that never came out over here. Shadow Dragon is a remake of the original Fire Emblem game. That means your favorite characters may die at...

Out of all of the games Nintendo makes it seems like Fire Emblem will never take that next step it needs to. It would have been a lot nicer to see a new game in the series, not a remake from the first game. This is why we have the online store on the...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

 

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon rejuvenates Marth's 18-year-old journey with tactical dexterity and finesse.

Addictive gameplay with plenty of strategic depth ; Full tactical control of your army ; Very challenging, but not unforgiving ; Multiplayer matches and unit borrowing increase replayability ; Good visual face-lift

Artificial restrictions are a little annoying ; Most new recruits are more vulnerable than your regulars

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Review

 

The first DS installment of the legendary Fire Emblem series is a compelling turn-based strategy experience. From Intelligent Systems, the same developer that brought us Advance Wars, it brings a strategy classic up to date for Nintendo's current...

Addictive turn-based tactical combat. ; In-depth character customisation.; Multi-player battles; a first for the series. Substantial re-playability, thanks to all the different optional characters

Weapons wear out, and eventually break. ; No character supports. ; They squandered the chance to use art by the legendary Masamune Shirow

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Review

 

The beloved Fire Emblem series finally arrives on the Nintendo DS, but instead of a new game we get a remake of the original title that started it all. No worries, though, as it was never before released here in America and it's been updated with...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon doesn't offer a revolutionary experience, but it is a highly polished and well-balanced example of strategy gaming. Nintendo did a nice job making sure it kept the challenge the series is known for while at the same time...

Product Specifications

Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. Players alternate turns with opponents, moving their pieces (units) and attacking enemy units on the battlefield. There are dozens of units and different weapons and magic spells, each with its own strategic benefits-high-flying Pegasus knights move effortlessly over varied terrain, fast-moving mounted cavaliers can use swords and lances, unarmed curates use healing staves to mend the wounds of other units and so on. Many groups play a part in a story but undoubtedly the story's protagonist, Prince Marth, will be the focus for most. Marth has been featured in the Super Smash Bros. series and has been extremely popular within those games, but this is his first time starring in a Fire Emblem game in the United States. At Marth's side is a support of fearless fighters, including the brave Caeda, a princess of the Talys kingdom. Other major characters include the evil sorcerer Gharnef and the sole surviving descendant of the royal House Archanea, Princess Nyna.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online / Violence
PEGI Rating:7+
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 6+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Shadow Dragon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fire Emblem

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Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG)