- A young woman named Lin has discovered she is heir to the throne of Rikea. You are her guardian and advisor, as she fights across hostile lands to build an army and battle for her rightful ascension.
- Make plans and defend young Lin's life against the assassins being sent to kill her
- Dominate the battlefield - control dozens of soldiers, as well as powerful wizards
- Control magic and collect items & equipment that will help you defeat the opposing army
- Incredible fantasy elements are at your disposal, from pegasus-riding knights to deadly dragons
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Hone your skills as a military strategist as you battle your way through encounters with wizards and dragons.
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Very simple breakdown: You take control of 3 different lords- Lyn, Elliwood, and Hector- and control them and their friends on different tactical maps consisting of forests, mountains, rivers and plains. Most of the time the objective is the same: Defeat the enemy leader (or entire enemy army) but there are some other mission types to shake things up like 'survive X turns' or 'protect X unit'. Each of your little guys has a job class like warrior, shaman, thief & etc. and most can be further promoted later on after reaching level 10 (provided you've also found their class-specific item).
Each unit can attack with many different types of weapons or magic. And in ol' rock / paper / scissors fashion, each weapon type can best another and get trounced by yet another. So swords will typically dominate an axe-wielder, axes will crush a spear unit, who himself will be extremely effective against sword bearers. Magic is handled in almost the same way, with Light vs. Dark vs. Elemental. On the side you have archer units who completely destroy most flying units like Pegasus knights and Wyvern Riders.
As for the challenge, it's not like it's super hard to win many of these missions it's just that it's really hard to win these missions without getting anybody killed. Trust me when I say I must've restarted any given mission at least 3 or 4 times when one of my weaker characters was unexpectedly killed off during the last turn. Oh man you will hate when that happens. Unlike most other games, when a supporting character gets killed off they stay dead forever, unable to be used in any future battles. Well, this isn't EXACTLY true. I guess it's more like they're so gravely injured they're unable to fight but still live because they can still show up in the between-mission story scenes from time to time.
So you'll have hidden items, magic weapons, hidden shops, battles against an easy opponent just to have some enemy reinforcements show up to wipe out your merchant's tent... It's the perfect critical balance of extreme fun and hair-pulling frustration that really makes for a compelling game. Special mention should also be given to just how well Fire Emblem's presentation is too. Characters have their own large portraits, the HUD is well thought and laid out, and there's even Tool Text Tip help pop-ups on just about everything in the status screen if you press one of the shoulder buttons to explain everything more if necessary.
I originally bought this more than 10 years ago new and as of Dec. 2014 I'm still playing it off and on. Not many games I've been able to say that about this side of Diablo 2.
The characters are all pretty much interesting in this game and there are tons of them to pick and choose on missions. The variety of the units and their personalities are what make this game so enjoyable.
And if a unit dies then its dead. No 1-ups or resurrection in this game. If your character dies then be prepared to never see them again.
This really keeps you on your toes as wounded units need rescuers and backup.
However, this can be a pain to play a mission for over an hour then have the boss kill them in one hit, thus causing you to start the level over again...
All in all this is simple to learn, yet highly entertaining game. Pick it up if youre missing some a challenging and engrossing strategy game.
NOTE: Watch out for illegal copies, Amazon Marketplace is full of them. If the label on the front of the game looks like the front of the box, it is bootleg (A poorly design illegal version).
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The game provides adequate difficulty awhile, living up the series name for difficulty. However the first 10 chapters, dubbed Lyndis mode, are far too on the rails and awhile they prepare you for the rest of the game the lack of freedom can be a bit annoying, especially if you know what you're doing already. The difficulty also lets the game down on one side quest level late in the game, the long ranged berserk staves will be sure to set the player in their place. All this said however the game does provide varying difficulty modes, giving you the option to skip Lyndis' chapter's and an unlockable 'Hector' mode post game. Comparing it's successor, FE: The Sacred Stones, this game is good because it does not require you to grind, nor does it give you the 'towers' to do so. However if you do fall behind you can use the arenas to boost specific unit's levels at the risk of losing them.
The characters in this game are great, they're not as love-able as some characters from later games in the series (see FE: Awakening) however they also do not sit in the anime tropes that newer games divide them into. This gives all the characters a rather unique feeling, keeping you caring for each one when they fall in the field and empathetic for the main lords. Relations between characters are noticeably harder to build in FE7 (this one) than later games (namely the GC/Wii titles and Awakening), meaning you probably won't get too many support bonuses until much later in the game. The support conversations are also a happy compromise, they're not the generic nonsense from the GC/Wii games but they're not quite at Awakening's level either.
The overarching plot of the game isn't anything too special, awhile I feel it tops Awakening, it does fall down compared to The Sacred Stones, and the Radiance games plot wise. However the game more than makes up for it game play wise, it's the original fire emblem formula at it's peak, before it needed shaking up with Awakening.
Overall this is an excellent game, and if you own a DS, GBA, or just anything that plays GBA games you owe it to yourself to play this game, you will not regret it. If you're relatively new to the franchise, but like what you've seen, this game is game will mostly likely blow your mind.
With that said, this review ends here.
Un jeu fake ne vaut pas 40€ mais 10€ grand max. Alors vendre un fake à ce prix là en le faisant passer pour un vrai c'est vraiment malhonnête.
Je remercie tout de même le vendeur pour sa compréhension et pour avoir accepter de les reprendre et pour m'avoir remboursé. Les vendeurs de cartouches fakes font souvent la sourde oreille mais lui a assumé.
The story was a little hard to follow since the game almost never shows the full overworld map and expects the players to know where everything is, but what made me give this game 5 stars is the gameplay. It's addictive, it raises the difficulty smoothly, and it makes you think of youe next move carefully. If you want a great game for the GBA, look no further!
Basé sur un monde héroic fantasy, vous suivez les destins de trois princes et de leurs hommes, les classes de combattant sont nombreuses, et la stratégie joue un rôle essentiel, d'autant que suivant vos actes le scénario évolue, vous pouvez faire ou non des scénarios annexes, qui rapportent (armes, persos) mais difficiles. Les retournements de situation sont légion( arrivée d'alliés, d'ennemis, ou changements de camps).
Mon seul reproche sera la grande difficulté du jeu, pour une fois un guerrier tombé au combat est perdu pour toujours, ce qui rend de fait impossible à réaliser les derniers niveaux, déjà très durs, même si l'on à tous ses hommes à disposition.
Un jeu sublime, malgré sa trop grand difficulté, les novices auront interet à jouer à Shining Force et Final Fantasy Tactics, avant de se ruer sur ce qui est pour moi le meilleur RPG tactique de la GBA. Bon jeu.
Alles wie erwartet und im allgemeinen kann man sich nicht beschweren. Danke fürs Beantworten von meinen Fragen die ich hatte :)
Ein rundenbasietes Rollenspiel war Neuland für mich.
Ich habe eine Weile gebraucht, bis mir das Spielprinzip klar war und jetzt wo ich mich etwas auskenne, finde ich es sehr spannend. Es macht auch gar nichts aus ,dass die Grafik etwas veraltet ist.
Für Neulinge ist es sehr sinnvoll erst einmal die Tipps in den Internetforen zu lesen.
Man sucht sich unter mehreren Charakteren die "Helden" aus, die man am sympatischten findet(ich bin eine Frau, deshalb mag ich natürlich Sain)oder die einfach am stärksten sind.
Das Spielprinzip erinnert an ein Schachspiel, jedoch zieht man mit mehreren Figuren in einer Runde.