Sunday, March 6, 2011
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones~
Man, it felt so old school going back to a GBA game xD But I've still got a few GBA games that need to be beaten, FF5 and the Golden Sun games, so this won't be my last trip back to that era. Anyways, it was fun playing a Fire Emblem game again. Been a while since I last did. I have Path of Radiance on the GC that I beat a long time ago and Radiant Dawn on the Wii that I have played but not beaten. And there's only two other FE games that came out in the US that I don't own which is the first game on GBA and Shadow Dragon on the DS. But anyways, today we're talking about Sacred Stones.
The story is pretty good. Nothing incredibly special but interesting enough. Revolves around a war started by one nation, Grado, to destroy all the Sacred Stones. Which is bad because they keep the Demon King at bay. Otherwise chaos would ensue on the world. But the Demon King happens to be the one orchestrating all this anyways. By controlling the prince of Grado, Lyon. So, pretty much in the game your main characters are Eirika and Ephraim who happen to be the princess and prince of Renais, another nation in this world, and friends of Lyon. They are your Lords in another words. The class in the game that you cannot let die unless you want a game over.
So, in typical FE fashion you recruit units and level them up, class them up, blah, blah. The usual. And if any unit other than your Lords die in battle on a map then they're gone forever. That's just how FE works. They stay dead. Makes it kinda more realistic that way but I'm sure that would annoy some people. You can always reset of course if that happens. But because I'm hardcore like that I have to say I only reset once. And that unit I saved from death ended up dying again on the second to last map anyways xD To which I said screw it then and moved on with my life.
Because of my experience with FE anyways I was able to create a powerhouse team of troops so death wasn't too much of a problem for me. Just keep weak people out of harm's way and yeah. Course it helped that the game provided you areas to level up in. Not every FE gives you an easy way to do that. Path of Radiance gave you extra experience you could allocate to people but yeah. Anyways, the only other thing I'll say is that the final boss was majorly cheap. And if you could save in between the last map and that fight I would have reset. But I didn't wanna do everything on that last map again so I soldiered on. And won. With Ephraim appropriately landing the final blow. So, good game this was. I really enjoyed it. And I really enjoy this series I must say. Look forward to Radiant Dawn comments someday when I get back to it.
Last thing I'll leave you with is a list of all the characters who died on my playthrough xD Enjoy: Vanessa, Ross, Cormag, Duessel, Gerik, Syrene
Bold: Died in the final boss fight