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Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade Review

Nintendo Switch by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo

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"Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade", also known as "Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade", is a tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. This review is based solely on player feedback from Reddit.

Gameplay 6

The gameplay of "Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade" has been described as challenging by many players. The game's hit rates are often lower than in most games, which some players find frustrating. However, others appreciate the strategic depth this adds, as it forces players to carefully consider their weapon choices. The game's character system has also been criticized for having many redundant units with bland personalities. However, some players argue that this is not a problem, as the game was designed with the idea of "iron manning", where not all units are expected to survive.

Graphics 7

The graphics of "Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade" are typical of the Game Boy Advance era. The game features a grid-based map and scenes animated with still images of the main characters. While the graphics may not be as advanced as modern games, they serve their purpose and add to the game's overall charm.

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Storyline 8

The storyline of "Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade" is a prequel to "Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade", set on the fictional continent of Elibe. It tells the story of Lyn, Eliwood, and Hector, three young lords who band together on a journey to find Eliwood's missing father Elbert while thwarting a larger conspiracy threatening the stability of Elibe. The story has been well-received by players for its depth and complexity.

Multiplayer 7

"Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade" offers both single-player and multiplayer modes. While the multiplayer aspect of the game is not its main focus, it provides an additional layer of enjoyment for those who wish to challenge their friends.

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Issues 5

Players have reported several issues with "Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade". One of the main complaints is the game's difficulty, particularly on Hard Mode. Some players feel that the game can be unfairly difficult at times, with enemy imbalance and challenging map design. Additionally, the support system has been criticized for being slow and cumbersome.

Conclusion 6.6

Overall, "Fire Emblem: The Burning Blade" is a challenging tactical role-playing game that offers a deep and engaging storyline. While it has its issues, such as a frustrating support system and sometimes unfair difficulty, it also provides a rewarding gameplay experience for those who enjoy strategic challenges.

Player Quotes

"You will never find a solid general consensus on FE6 because this game contests the player in ways most people don’t find very fun."

"I like the trade off it makes in choosing a weapon for damage vs hit & the Weapon Triangle having some prevalence to help mitigate these issues of hit rate."

"FE6 was built around the idea of iron manning and I think more people should encourage that."

"The last complaint I generally see comes from enemy imbalance on Hard Mode and map design."

"All the characters come back eventually at some point and keep the level ups they have gotten during Lyn's story."

"They come back with a set inventory however, so you're free to use all the resources at your disposal before the end of chapter 10."

"The game is a prequel to The Binding Blade, set on the fictional continent of Elibe."

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Please note that this review is based on the feedback and sentiments of players and does not represent the views of all players.