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Why Did Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn get bad reviews?

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- I saw a couple reviews that said the game had a terrible story. For them to go out of their way to say the game had a terrible story is beyond me. Either they never played PoR, or they didn't get very far in RD to really see things fleshed out. I don't feel that they genuinely thought the story sucked.

- They bitched about it looking like a Cube game.  I was actually quite pleased with the games presentation; particularly the improved battle animations.

- They bitched even louder about it being too hard.  Pussies.

This is what happens when you get Fire Emblem noobs reviewing a Fire Emblem game. The 1up review was penned by a Fire Emblem fan, and look how great it scored. Bozon on IGN rated lower than it deserved simply because it didn't have waggle, which is a contradiction to their stance on games that use waggle in place of a button press. In any event, FE was such an awesome game.



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What website was it that has a FE:RD review where the author prefaced her review with a paragraph talking about how much she hated SRPGs?

Oh, here it is. Destructoid:

I hate tactical games. I hate strategy games, real-time strategy games, and tactical RPGs. I would rather drive screws into my nostrils with the business end of a power drill and, of course, apply a nail gun to my eyes than play a tactics title.

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All in all, it’s kind of a crummy package, I think – but I’ve the sneaking suspicion fans of the Fire Emblem series, or those who love a real tactical challenge, might adore it. The plot’s weak, the characters blab on too much, and the whole deal’s very last-gen, but for the truly dedicated, it’s playable, I guess. Rent it if you're a tactical geek -- everyone else should forget it.

 

Hilarious from the first sentence where she makes it clear that she hates this game before opening it to the last where she suggests that "tactical geeks" should rent this game which will take them 40+ hours to complete.



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famousringo said:

What website was it that has a FE:RD review where the author prefaced her review with a paragraph talking about how much she hated SRPGs?

Oh, here it is. Destructoid:

I hate tactical games. I hate strategy games, real-time strategy games, and tactical RPGs. I would rather drive screws into my nostrils with the business end of a power drill and, of course, apply a nail gun to my eyes than play a tactics title.

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All in all, it’s kind of a crummy package, I think – but I’ve the sneaking suspicion fans of the Fire Emblem series, or those who love a real tactical challenge, might adore it. The plot’s weak, the characters blab on too much, and the whole deal’s very last-gen, but for the truly dedicated, it’s playable, I guess. Rent it if you're a tactical geek -- everyone else should forget it.

 

Hilarious from the first sentence where she makes it clear that she hates this game before opening it to the last where she suggests that "tactical geeks" should rent this game which will take them 40+ hours to complete.

Game reviewers have been in question for a while since they sometimes hire idiots like these to review a game

 




Because there are many reviewers that enjoy putting slobbering hickeys on hind teat.


1. Game Reviewers don't finish games before reviewing and this game is harder then almost any out there. I doubt most of them could get past the first 5 levels.

2. It had no motions controls. One of the things I would really like to see is being able to point at the screen to select a character and select where I was placing him/her. Seems common sense to me. One of the greatest features of this game though was that they did include a controller scheme where you held the wiimote like a reg remote and that allowed me to eat with one hand and play with other!!! Awesome!!!

3. Not as much cgi as I think reviewers were expecting. I would also like to see some more cgi movies in the next game. (or for Fire Emblem do we call them FMV?)



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davidwes said:
1. Game Reviewers don't finish games before reviewing and this game is harder then almost any out there. I doubt most of them could get past the first 5 levels.


2. It had no motions controls. One of the things I would really like to see is being able to point at the screen to select a character and select where I was placing him/her. Seems common sense to me. One of the greatest features of this game though was that they did include a controller scheme where you held the wiimote like a reg remote and that allowed me to eat with one hand and play with other!!! Awesome!!!

3. Not as much cgi as I think reviewers were expecting. I would also like to see some more cgi movies in the next game. (or for Fire Emblem do we call them FMV?)

 

thiat is exactly why reviews are getting harder and harder to trust