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Thirty years is a lot of Fire Emblem, something I can appreciate much more now that I’ve got the original on my Switch. There’ve been changes on changes in changes for the series, but for all of those there’s much that’s stayed the same.

The above video discusses some of those aspects. ‘Tactics’ gets thrown out there but it’s true. Strategies I’ve used for years still applied when going back to Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light. And though it’s metered out a bit differently or can come across as more archaic, things like player choice and customization are still present.

What really stands the test of time, though, is story. The themes and plot of this game might seem simple or retroactively repetitive, but they still hold true. You can experience it all for yourself, localized for the first time in this limited time release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.