Tell us about games you are currently playing. "Quick hit" reviews.
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I've wanted to try the Fire Emblem games for a while, but I didn't want to shell out for a 3DS of I wasn't even sure I'd like them. Just found out the Wii U virtual console has two of the GBA (Fire Emblem, aka Blazing Swords & Sacred Stones) games for download. Will update with first impressions later.
I'm still in the tutorial, which is surprisingly long, but definitely welcome since I'm so unfamiliar with this kind of game. I'll hold off on making any real judgments until I'm in the game proper, but first impressions are positive. I like how you can move your units all in the same turn, in any order you choose. It makes strategizing easier than in, say, Final Fantasy Tactics, where turns and battle progression are fixed. Also, I like the straight overhead view more than FFT's cube-y slanted overhead view. It doesn't offer as many opportunities to make strategic use of the terrain, but for me at least it's easier on the eyes and less complicated to move around on.