View Full Version : Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

03-12-2009, 09:28 AM
Who else has played through this? I'll avoid spoilers here...

I thought it was pretty bland compared to most Fire Emblems I've played. Solid, though. I miss carrying units! Quite challenging, there are some maps you are just going to have to lose characters.

Wraith Storm
03-12-2009, 04:28 PM
One question!!!

Does this Fire Emblem have the MANDATORY counter attack? I love strategy RPGs but I refuse to play any of them that have MANDATORY counter attacks. I bought both the GBA versions and the GC version and never played much further than the first few battles because of this. Same thing with Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation on the GBA and Crystal Warriors on the Game Gear.

Why can't they use a normal system like Shining Force. You attack the enemy, the enemy *MIGHT* counter attack and the battle is resolved. But in the Fire Emblem games I have played it goes: You attack the enemy, the enemy *WILL* counter attack, I get another attack, battle resolved.

I hate that. Basically, ANYTIME I want to attack an enemy I WILL take damage. That's just completely absurd to me.

So again, my question is... Does this Fire Emblem follow suit with the you attack, he attacks, you attack series of battles? I would really like to play it as it looks great, but i'm not going to buy it if it has the same battle system.

03-13-2009, 10:04 AM
Yes, mandatory counter attacks (unless you are attacking from beyond range or kill them in one hit).

I like this style of strategy, actually. It makes the game much more challenging, using more tactics. Generally the best solution is to let your enemies attack first. There's no multi-hitting magic, and you have very large armies (12-16 generally), so you can present a single unified front of strong characters so that none can be attacked twice in melee.