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Fire Emblem Awakening Review & Discussion: Is this the best 3DS game?

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Furious Francis reviews the highly acclaimed strategy RPG title, Fire Emblem Awakening, As well as an overall discussion on the game. Check it out below, and remember to subscribe to us on Youtube!

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  • koopzilla

    I would put Fire Emblem pretty far up there, it's a great game, and as I said before that's coming from someone who doesn't even really like strategy games.

    I think my favorite is Super Mario 3D Land though. I see what you are saying about the replay value, but Mario games are always something I will go back and replay multiple times over the years. My most played game by far is Tales of The Abyss, I didn't get that one on PS2, and it's great, I put almost 200 hours into it so far. I don't like it quite as much as Tales of Symphonia, but it's still really good. Then of course theres Ocarina of Time, always a great game, and made even better on the 3DS. I had a lot of fun with Kid Icarus, and Mario Kart 7 too. I don't know if you like Harvest Moon at all, I know it's a pretty niche title, but A New Beginning has quickly become my favorite of the franchise.

    As far as e-shop games go my favorites are Pushmo, and HarmoKnight. I'm not usually too big on downloaded games, but I've got quite a few this time. I like having some old NES games to play on a handheld. I really like the idea of the 3D classics, I wish they would do some more of them. I wish we would get some SNES games though.

    I'm really excited about Pokemon X&Y too, it looks great from what little we've seen of it so far. 3DS is really shaping up to be my favorite handheld, there's so many good games for being rather early in it's life. I am really hoping for a remake of Final Fantasy 6, along the lines of the Final Fantasy 4 remake for DS.

    • Furious Francis

      I still need to play Tales of the Abyss! I've heard nothing but great things about that game. Super Mario 3D Land is my second favorite 3DS game. It really is cool, getting everything in the special worlds was awesome. The remixed difficulty was a nice touch.

      Mario Kart really needs to bring back bikes! My favorite one in the series was the Wii version because of Bikes! Hopefully the Wii U version brings those back. Kid Icaris would be higher on my list if it wasn't for the controls. Circle Pad Pro would have been ideal, but whatever.

      You're right about the 3DS. It is a fantastic handheld, and Nintendo proves once again they are the masters in that space. Did you see how Luigi's Mansion 2 (Jpan name) is killing it in Japan? It's sold about half a million in 3 weeks! Not including the eShop version!

      And you have to remember, that game is made by American developers. So for a American made game to do so well in Japan… is crazy.

      • koopzilla

        Yeah I'm glad to see it's doing well. I just started on it because I wanted to finish up a couple other games before I started, it's really fun so far. My only complaint about it is I miss that second analog for turning while your vacuuming. That's really a small thing though, overall it's a ton of fun. Hopefully we don't have to wait another 10 years for another one.

        I definitely recommend Tales of the Abyss. I've played most of the ones that have actually come out here, and it's my second favorite behind Symphonia. I've played through it 3 times thanks to the grade shop, plus there are a few events and things that only become available on subsequent playthroughs. I love the grade shop in those games, it's something I'd like to see more games do.

  • koopzilla

    Nice video. I wouldn't say it's the best 3DS game, but I like it a lot. That's really saying something since I normally can't stand those types of games, the only other one I like is Final Fantasy Tactics. I've tried other Fire Emblems and just didn't care for them either, but this one is fantastic.

    • Furious Francis

      I really like this game, it would be hard pressed for me to find a game on 3DS that I enjoyed more than Fire Emblem Awakening. Although I love Super Mario 3D Land, Fire Emblem Awakening just has far more replay value.

      Pokemon X & Y might be the game to change my mind. What do you think the best game on 3DS is Koopzilla?