My impressions are spread throughout Eurogamer, but to put in a nutshell:|
-The scenario has an unbelievable amount of polish and care put into it that is unprecedented to this point in the series
-The shift of strategy in the title has changed to accomodate the new system of playing linking stats and actions together when near or in the same square on the map. This brings a very welcome spring breeze into the series' feel and mechanics.
-The amount of content is mind-boggling, I don't see how Nintendo expects anyone to complete it all. You can play this one much longer than any Fire Emblem, getting into new fights and progressing characters.
-The downloadable goodies trouble me. It ranges from seeming exploitive and close to the worst examples of the practice so far, to be excellently made and make you think "Well that was worth it." Obviously, since Fire Emblem is a strategy title, downloading the extras comes with the caveat that the player be intelligent enough to realize that they can make the game significantly easier with it and to play responsibly if they are looking for a challenge. There aren't many intelligent enough to realize that, but I can also sympathize with those whiners that Fire Emblem's balance was always a great virtue of the series and losing it, no matter how optional, is walking a line the series didn't have to.
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