How Has The Weapons System Evolved in Fire Emblem?

Fire Emblem 2Would you believe me if I told you that past Fire Emblem games didn’t have a weapon triangle system? Well, I’m about to tell you past Fire Emblem games didn’t have a weapons system. Now, whether it was because of the limitations of the hardware or if it was something that Intelligent Systems didn’t think of until Genealogy of The Holy War, or it was because of the many challenges of Genealogy of The Holy War would’ve presented sans one (lengthy battles, more enemies, large maps, an improved support system, etc), who knows. But FE4 was the Weapon System’s debut, and it’s been in every game since then.

Let’s go talk about this feature then.

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Dat Merlinus: A Fire Emblem 6 and 7 Exclusive!

I just recently played Chapter 13x: The Peddler Merlinus in Fire Emblem 7. This map was slightly more difficult than I gave it credit for, and I did make one screw up (man I suck), but in the end, I beat it. But throughout this whole chapter, there was only one thing I could think of.

Why Intelligent Systems, why did you ax this guy?!?

So broken.

So broken.

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Left For Dead: Hard, Maniac, & Lunatic Modes in Fire Emblem

I was looking for something related to this post. Note the "was" part.

I was looking for something related to this post. Note the “was” part.

Tired of the static Fire Emblem modes where all you do is just try and outwit your opponents and you’re usually stronger than them in stats? Actually, you’re probably not, considering most of you just like it the way it is, and you want to keep your players alive. Well, too bad. In past FE games — or mostly the ones that never got released in the West —  there was no difficulty levels, but the game was hard anyways. Starting with the unreleased in the West Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade for the GBA, an option to make it harder surfaced…

Let’s just say since then, things have gotten a bit crazier since.

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Why In Intelligent Systems’ Name Was Lyn Created?

Fire Emblem Lyn

Created this post exclusively to post above Lyn picture. Hot

All right, quick refresher for most of you: Fire Emblem 7 was the first Western released game in the Fire Emblem franchise. It came, it brought forth fans, and the rest is history. But that was 2003. It’s now 2013, and a thought has occurred:

Why did Intelligent Systems bother to include Lyn’s story when, for all intents and purposes, it didn’t serve for much when it came to Eliwood or Hector’s story? So let’s run with a few theories or you tell me why Lyn was created!

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Some of My Favorite Supports In Fire Emblem 7 (GBA)

Fire Emblem 7

One of the many reasons why Fire Emblem 7 is great, and you should have played it when it came out way back when (2003), is the ability to have your characters talk to each other. Well, more like the ability to support each other. Supporting in Fire Emblem 7 had two benefits — the ability to increase your character’s stats, and the ability to achieve different endings with certain characters if you reach A support. Now, there were a lot of supports in Fire Emblem, and no, you had a limit back then so I couldn’t pair up with everyone, but here’s a few of my favorites.

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In Defense of Replaying Fire Emblem GBA….

Lyn Fire Emblem

So ok, based on the votes so far (and just a note: keep voting!), it looks like I’ll be doing my darnedest to cover what I can of Fire Emblem 7 for the Game Boy Advance. I kind of discussed some basic things about this game already, but for now I’m replaying this game, while also playing Awakening in my spare time. It’s times like this where I wish I could get three hours of sleep and still feel good to go…

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Contributor Post – Awakening Players: How’d You Miss Out On Fire Emblem GBA?

So I wrote my first guest post at Link Saves Zelda, run by Ladycroft3. It involves Fire Emblem GBA and Fire Emblem Awakening somehow. Go give it a read!


Here we are with another guest post from Walters, the creator of the FIRRREEEE EMMMMBLEMMM! blog. His blog is dedicated to all things Fire Emblem, claiming to be the only dedicated Fire Emblem blog on! He covers the entire series, not just the series since it’s United States debut, so be sure to check it out after reading this lovely article he has written.

Awakening Players: How’d You Miss Out On Fire Emblem GBA?

Written by: Walters

Fire Emblem GBA

Fire Emblem: Awakening has set the gaming world on fire. With positive critic reviews and strong sales (despite the shipping issue keep in mind), it’s mostly been praised as the Fire Emblem game that has gotten people to check out what Fire Emblem is all about. So…how come now of all times is this series getting popular? Why didn’t it get popular back when, you know, Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance came out a decade ago?…

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