If I decided to try out the Fire Emblem Series....

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#1 Posted by roboccs (6907 posts) -

Where should I start? Should I take a look at the GBA games first or the Gamecube one?? I've never played one before and never really got into the strategy RPG genre. But there has been more talk lately about the series and I'm wondering if I should look in to it. I love jrpgs.

#2 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

Where should I start? Should I take a look at the GBA games first or the Gamecube one?? I've never played one before and never really got into the strategy RPG genre. But there has been more talk lately about the series and I'm wondering if I should look in to it. I love jrpgs.

roboccs

I started with Radiant Dawn on Wii and loved it, now I have Path of Radiance on GC and will be jumping into it soon hopefully, why not start with those? Stories are pretty contained, don't need to have played the ones before to get everything, and they're modernized with nice features!

#3 Posted by 3KindgomsRandy (15488 posts) -

I played Fire Emblem and Sacred Stones on the GBA and I enjoyed both of them. Path of Radiance on GC was also good, though I didn't enjoy Shadow Dragon. So I'd recommend any of the first three I mentioned.

#4 Posted by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -
isnt Shadow Dragon a remake of the original?
#5 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

isnt Shadow Dragon a remake of the original?Allicrombie

Yeah and also the only way to get it outside of Japan, outside from imports of course.

I have only ever played Sacred Stones on GBA. It is an absolutely great game and hopefully I will get a chance to play the other Fire Emblem games soon.

#6 Posted by ristactionjakso (5666 posts) -

I only played the original one on GBA and its awesome. Start there.

#7 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
Depends on which system you have...Never had any of the later generations of Nintendo's portables so my first FE game was on GCN. LOVED IT, have completed it 7 times.
#8 Posted by dbz987 (3716 posts) -

I play Path of Radiace first since it is prequel to Radiant Dawn. You probably wont understand some plot points if you played Radiant Dawn before Path of Radiance.

#9 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

Can't go wrong with any Fire Emblem game.

#10 Posted by Minishdriveby (9633 posts) -
Awakening seems like a good place to start since it's essentially a reboot of the series.
#11 Posted by TheSacredFlame (324 posts) -

You can play any title and not go wrong (except for the one on the DS), but I would highly consider playing Fire Emblem on the GBA or Path of Radiance on GC first.

#12 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

I started with Path of Radiance and it's one of my favourite games ever

#13 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
With the exception of Sacred Stones and the first three FE games, the trend is that every two games are connected in some way, story-wise. Shadow Dragon on DS is a remake of 1 and its follow-up never left Japan (a remake of FE3). FE on GBA is actually the seventh game, and it was a prequel to the Japan-only sixth game. Sacred Stones (no. 8) is standalone; Path of Radiance is followed by Radiant Dawn, and even supports data transfer.
#14 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11524 posts) -

I've enjoyed every Fire Emblem except for Shadow Dragon. There's no real order to play them in but I would play Fire Emblem (the GBA one) first, cause it is probably the best.

#15 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Try The Sacred Stones!

Just do it.

#16 Posted by Seabas989 (10046 posts) -

Any is fine except Radiant Dawn since it's a sequel. I'd say go with the cheapest you can find.

#17 Posted by jaypakavelya (270 posts) -

I just paid 50$ for Path of Radiance , its worth every penny , I already owned it in the past and so far it's my favorite gamecube game

happy I got my copy now !!

#18 Posted by lazyathew (3748 posts) -

I'd say start with Path of Radiance, then get Radiant Dawn, the sequal. These are actually among my favorite video game stories ever. And they are the only Fire Emblem stories I really enjoyed. Sacred Stones was OK, but not excelent, and Shadow Dragon was rather generic. (it was originally an NES game) A lot of people like "Fire Emblem" on GBA, though I haven't played it yet. But the Radiant series is truly amazing! Definitly a good start. All the games are good though, at least gameplay wise.

Awakening seems like a good place to start since it's essentially a reboot of the series.Minishdriveby

Oh really? How is a reboot?

#19 Posted by BranKetra (47931 posts) -
The GBA games Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones are very good. Start with those.
#20 Posted by Meinhard1 (6766 posts) -

IMO the GBA games are the ones that best capture the essence of the series.
I mean, they're all great but the original 2D battle animations just so satisfying to watch.
See here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tibhK8tjLyI

#21 Posted by jaypakavelya (270 posts) -

but start with the first one on GBA , it's the best one imo and it's cheaper then the one on gamecube

#22 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8022 posts) -
I would recommend Sacred Stones on the GBA or Path of Radiance on the Gamecube.
#23 Posted by roboccs (6907 posts) -
Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I think I will probably go with the GBA original first because it's on the cheaper side. Plus, I do have a huge appreciation for GBA rpgs, it was just a great platform for rpgs back in the day. So I will eventually jump in to this.
#24 Posted by D3dr0_0 (3495 posts) -

I only played the two GBA games and they were good.

#25 Posted by riou7 (10832 posts) -

The first one I tried was Radiant Dawn on the wii and really enjoyed it.

You should start with Sacred stone on GBA