Category: Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem: Back Catalogue

Hello my loves. It has been a little while.

Y’all surprised me by opting for Fire Emblem over Final Fantasy, and I shall oblige. I’ve been working through the older, never-localized FE games, which I’m going to shove into one post because no one can stop me.

Inside: Shadow Dragon, Shadows of Valencia, New Mystery of the Emblem, Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 (but not really), Binding Blade

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Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Blazing Blade was localized simply as “Fire Emblem”, because it was the first FE game to officially come West. I wondered, playing this game, if it was a coincidence that the first FE they bothered to send to English speakers was far and away the best one, or if they knew they had a real gem on their hands and were like, “This shit is how we get American’s money.”

Blazing Blade, FE7, is technically the prequel to FE6, but not only do you not have to play FE6 to understand it, I’d go as far as to say you shouldn’t play FE6, since FE7 is so much better that it kind of sets FE6 up as disappointing. The entire plot also causes the plot of FE6 to make zero sense.

Unforutnately I waited too long to write this review and don’t remember nearly as much about FE7 as I should, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it justice. But this was a really great game, and I heartily rec it. Like I said, it’s far and away the best of the first 7 FEs. It’s not even close.

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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Sacred Stones, FE8, is the third and final GBA Fire Emblem. It’s one of those games where, while I didn’t dislike it, I’m also not sure the circumstances under which I’d recommend it. Maybe like if someone said, “I love the Fire Emblem series but haven’t yet played Sacred Stones, should I?” The answer to that is probably yes. Beyond that, it’s was just so bland it’s hard to really work up enthusiasm for it.

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