The unparalleled uniqueness of Echoes

Videogame Review
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nintendo 3DS

Alexander O. Cuaycong and Anthony L. Cuaycong

Fire Emblem Gaiden celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Having debuted in March of 1992, Gaiden as a whole was received rather well by gamers at the time, and was considered a fairly successful entry in the then budding Fire Emblem series. While never officially released outside of Japan, Gaiden has been available to play by avid gamers via the use of emulators and fan translations. While still good, Gaiden’s gameplay has not aged well, and current gamers boasting of no experience with older Fire Emblem games will undoubtedly get frustrated trying it, as by today’s standards, it is both clunky and slow.

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