Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

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    Find a sacred sword and use it to save a kingdom as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon heads to Nintendo DS! For the first time in the classic Fire Emblem RPG series, there is the option of multiplayer action over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, adding a whole new dimension of gameplay and strategic planning that can be shared with friends and fans of the series.

    Using skill, tactical battle-planning and no small amount of magic, players must embark on a quest to destroy the resurrected dark dragon Medeus, who seeks to conquer the entire world. Charging into battle in Europe on 5th December, 2008, the game is based on Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, which was created in 1990 for the NES console but never released in Europe, despite becoming the most popular in the series in Japan. Now the remake of this NES classic has the popular weapon triangle system integrated for strategic enhancement.

    One hundred years since Medeus was slain and the Kingdom Altea founded on the continent of Akaneia, Medeus is back, and it falls to exiled prince Marth to save the kingdom from ruination. Success for Marth and his comrades rests on finding his father’s sacred sword, Falchion, and the Fire Emblem. Only when these are united in Marth’s hands will he be able to confront the dark pontifex Gharnef, avenge the murder of his father and kidnapping of his sister, destroy Medeus once and for all and win back the kingdom of Altea.

    Turn-based gameplay challenges the player’s strategic thinking, with the nature of the terrain, the strength of enemy forces and the positioning of your own units all needing careful consideration. The Nintendo DS’s Touch Screen enables quick placement of units, and the game boasts polished graphics that make the best use of the Nintendo DS system.

    A wide range of characters, with unique powers and integrated storylines, adds depth to the game, which features a range of new side stories and several difficulty levels to suit newcomers and seasoned strategists. Using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players can battle over the Internet or against one another in the same room, using their own characters – with their own special skills and experience. These battles can be enjoyed even more by using the Voice Chat feature during battle. Playing over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection also offers access to a special armoury where players can buy special items that allow them to gain a new class of character and also sell weapons to make money. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection also enables players to loan their battle-seasoned units to other players in order to provide a boost to that player’s forces. Additional units can be uploaded to a server and also borrowed from the server or from a friend by exchanging friend codes.
     
  2. Satangel

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    Why do you make these topics?
    Is it like a Discussion thread for every game you like?
     
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    Who cares its Fire Emblem on December 5th!!! RAWRGH
     
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    That absolutely true, this is my most anticipated game for the DS!
    God, I'll play that WiFi game for sure, even though I suck in these kinda games [​IMG]
     
  5. Hadrian

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    That is the point of this section.

    Discussion.
     
  6. Zamo

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    (Potential) Fire emblem games are part of the reason I bought a DS. So you can imagine how excited I am for this. [​IMG]
     
  7. War

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    The only Fire Emblem I played was one for the GBA. It was really fun! I find it so difficult that your dead allies don't come back though... but I guess that's what makes Fire Emblem a challenging series.
     
  8. Friendo

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    Indeed. Fire Emblem is a nail biter. lol. Whenever it's the enemies turn, I'm always on the edge of my seat hoping no one from my team gets killed.
     
  9. Seven

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    -snipers run off to a killer ballista-

    -CRITICAL- --> Uber unit dies

    WHOOPS! -reset-

    EDIT: Hey guys, remember this?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. fimbulveter

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    Lol. yea i wouldnt let a single one of my units die. I got so used to pressing that power button.
     
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    I think this installment is arguably a lot easier than the others. There are certain maps with save points, so you are able to restart from these points. It makes the arena abuse a lot easier.
     
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    I wouldn't even look at the screen during the enemies turn! [​IMG]
     
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    lol yeah i remember that level Seven doesnt the last of the pegasus knight sisters come their? Either way it is the last one until the final level and i believe the boss of the level in you are talking about is Sonia.
     
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    God, I always hated those secret shops, I could never find them!
    And to decide which character uses which weapon, very hard choice....
     
  15. Raven Darkheart

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    this is what makes the internet great. no waiting till next yr
     
  16. Satangel

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    Indeed, or like with Mother 3, without the internet we would have never had the chance to play this great little gem in English [​IMG]
     
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    I got annoyed after turning it on and off for a while, ended up using a real-time saving for the Sacred Stones. Then I got tired of that, and just let them die. Im like screw them, ill get better units later. I never did though so i regret that.
     
  18. Toni Plutonij

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    I was always amazed how game had instant save......You could just turn the game off, and it would continue right from the move you last did....It was very innovative for me..
    And Fire Emblem is besides Golden Sun and Breath of Fire, my favorite GBA game..
     
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    I had tried this game on the 5-star difficulty and couldn't clear a single chapter.
    I was frustrated....

    Maybe i should beat 776 in SNES first, and then try this game again.