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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken

ファイアーエムブレム 新・暗黒竜と光の剣

Developer

Intelligent Systems

Genre

Strategy

Other Versions

WiiU

Release Dates

02/16/09 Nintendo
08/07/08 Nintendo
12/05/08 Nintendo

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Community Stats

Owners: 238
Favorite: 11
Tracked: 1
Wishlist: 12
Now Playing: 3
 
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) > Opinions (63)

Clyde32 posted 17/12/2014, 10:34
Least favorite fire emblem game.
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spurgeonryan posted 02/07/2011, 07:45
What system has the most rpg type games in it? The DS seems to be filled with them.
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Fededx posted 01/04/2011, 03:41
Great game, I really liked it!
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itachi-89 posted 04/03/2011, 10:54
others maybe is 200, so around 700. its really good for a fire emblem game
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Smeags posted 17/12/2010, 09:19
A restart button would have been greatly appreciated.
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Demotruk posted 12/01/2010, 11:15
Wow, these sales are fantastic, and we don't even have others numbers.

I didn't like the game initially, because I foolishly expected it to be more about strategy, when really it's a game of good conservative tactics. I got back into it though, and it's good as what it is, even if I'd probably prefer a more strategy oriented game.
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valen200 posted 12/11/2009, 08:32
just got it new for 10 bucks. Just need to get ds back from roomate, stupid Scribblenauts.
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Thechalkblock posted 21/07/2009, 08:49
I hate it how I refuse to let anyone die so whenever I make a small mistake leading to a characters death I have to start the chapter all over again.

I love this game :)
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SJGohan3972 posted 01/06/2009, 01:55
Got it, my first Fire Emblem (I own the GBA games but have never touched them - I got a bunch for free at one point) is fun as hell so far. I just got through the Prologue (already had to sacrifice 1 person) - they're not lying when they say this game is unforgiving.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 01/05/2009, 01:26
Sales seem to be moving steady. Wouldn't be surprised to see this hit 750k sometime down the line.
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IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2009, 01:09
Glad i got to know more about Marth and his story. Now where's my Fuinn no Tsurugi DSmake?
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SmokedHostage posted 16/04/2009, 03:56
Beat it a few days ago. Wonderful game! Paladins are a bit broken imo though.
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SmokedHostage posted 11/04/2009, 04:46
I'm stuck at Ch. 24 :\
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Kenology posted 10/04/2009, 01:44
Yeah, smu, Fire Emblem really hooks you. I couldn't get enough of it - was even playing while I was walking from the train station back to my house and I never do that!
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supermariouniverse posted 30/03/2009, 05:20
This is my first FE game, so i don't know how it compares with the other FE games. Still, im completely addicted to this game!
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Kenology posted 27/03/2009, 09:57
@ blaydcor: It's the first FE game ever, it has no predecessors. You mean you like it's successors better. We all do.

Anyways, where's Others data? This may be at 500k already.
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blaydcor posted 27/03/2009, 07:52
I don't hate it, I just don't like it as much as I passionately loved it's immediate predecessors.
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Kenology posted 27/03/2009, 02:15
Awesome game. blaydcor, stop bitchin', dude. Really. It's a remake of an NES game and they kept it faithful to the original. Get over it.
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SmokedHostage posted 17/03/2009, 04:27
@blaydcor

So you hate it because it's not a new FE? Anyway, I'm enjoying it. :P
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 12/03/2009, 02:59
its sad that the sales aren't very good for this. RD did much better...
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blaydcor posted 05/03/2009, 12:11
I actually really like retro games (I've played this games original iteration and enjoyed it), I just did not want to wait 4 years for a new handheld Fire Emblem that is a slight update on a game I've already played with the same cookie cutter plot, plus mid-map save points, class switching, and unit rental.
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blaydcor posted 05/03/2009, 12:00
@Roflinator
I have been playing fire Emblem since before it was ever localized. I'm not some whiny fanboy lamenting percieved casualization.

Furthermore, Intelligent Systems said this game was kept simpler, characters were less developed, etc to draw in new players...make the game less intimidating to new comers.

Not only that, but I'm complaining about it being a remake in the first place. If they wanted they could have EASILY remade the game with several of the series updates: split-class evolutions from SS, rescuing from every game post-gaiden, etc. It was a remake of the first game, but it's still a new game. Look at Metroid Zero Mission. That's how remakes are done.

I'm making a justified complaint. This particular Fire Emblem has inarguably dumbed-down the series.
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Roflinator posted 03/03/2009, 03:02
@blaydcor: Hooray for more of this CASUALS non-sense. This is a remake of the first game, why else do you think it isn't as deep as the newer titles?
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Incandescence posted 01/03/2009, 11:30
Poor sales for a poor game.
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Kenology posted 27/02/2009, 03:22
It's the very first Fire Emblem, blaydcor. It's archaic due to the source material - an NES game. It's still a great game, I'm heavily addicted. I miss mounted units moving after attacking, rescuing allies, shoving, BEXP, etc. But it's all good! Love the game.
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SmokedHostage posted 27/02/2009, 03:14
It doesn't suck.. it's just aged to some. I like it alot though.

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Phoenix_Wiight posted 27/02/2009, 01:43
yo... you do know that this was a complete remake of the first game, thus why the story and characters suck, right?
your conclusion is pretty stupid.
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blaydcor posted 26/02/2009, 07:32
Lamer story, less developed characters, simplified (retro) gameplay....I feel like Fire Emblem has taken several steps backwards with this game. Reaching out to casuals? I want a new FE the caliber of the GBA titles.
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O-D-C posted 22/02/2009, 01:58
My 1st Fire Emblem game that Im playing and I love it.
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Blacksaber posted 21/02/2009, 04:12
I felt like I failed the first few fights since I lost the Captured Archer the Princesses and the Mercenary as soon as I got them >_>
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SmokedHostage posted 18/02/2009, 03:26
I'm liking the retro feel of this game. Not being able to rescue units or get experience from taking enemy hits is tough to get used to.
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SmokedHostage posted 18/02/2009, 02:08
Finally got it!
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SmokedHostage posted 17/02/2009, 04:23
Getting it today. Can't wait. :)
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 12/02/2009, 03:51
man im looking forward to this so much.
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SmokedHostage posted 10/02/2009, 04:49
Only one more week! :)
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nordlead posted 10/01/2009, 01:39
America boxart is now up.
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sjhillsa posted 04/01/2009, 09:07
It's difficult to find in the U.K. All places have sold out. They can't have produced many in the first place.
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silverlunar777 posted 01/01/2009, 10:31
since this game's release in Europe it never charted even in the top 50.

Bomba! stupid Europe... :'C
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dawve24 posted 28/12/2008, 12:48
Finally found time to start this and am loving it.
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SmokedHostage posted 20/12/2008, 01:12
When I say that, I mean did it flop in Europe?
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SmokedHostage posted 20/12/2008, 01:11
Did this game flop?
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nordlead posted 17/12/2008, 11:45
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon now available for pre-order in the US
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BengaBenga posted 09/12/2008, 11:41
Thank you NoE for bringing this game to Europe so early!

It's a great game! Definitely the old Fire Emblem feel. SRPG fans will love it.
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sjhillsa posted 06/12/2008, 02:22
Ordered it today 06/12/08. The American release is coming soon, so you won't have long to wait.
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Senrii posted 05/12/2008, 05:58
Well, I have the game, and it's just awesome.. Like the GBA ones.
But one tip for Americans.. Why not import this one? It's so easy! I import almost all my games from America, because they usually release first in America (ok, in Japan..)..
So, just import this game, it's worth it!
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aiden.cronus posted 05/12/2008, 08:47
Damn u Euros!!

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okr posted 05/12/2008, 02:42
Yes, we will. Thanks
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SmokedHostage posted 04/12/2008, 04:46
I hope you Europeans enjoy this game tomorrow.. T_T
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Roflinator posted 04/12/2008, 08:09
It's coming to Europe soon...and we still don't have a release date for America?

What the hell?
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whacker41 posted 03/12/2008, 06:07
What, it's coming out in PAL regions in 08? Best Thing I've heard all day. I'll have to rearrange my Christmas list now.

Sorry, Sonic, no space for you now.
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reinhold posted 02/12/2008, 06:41
This game's impending release convinced me to finally purchase a DS. Having a good time w/ Advance Wars, but I can't wait for Fire Emblem!
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Phoenix_Wiight posted 10/09/2008, 03:04
seriously,, when are we getting this game?
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Kihniö posted 05/09/2008, 11:51
Jumped big in week 4..
Clearly it has been supply issue
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silverlunar777 posted 01/09/2008, 09:05
Knowing NoA it will be released in 6 months :(
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 31/08/2008, 07:48
Now that's a hard drop if I ever saw one. :x
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Kenology posted 22/08/2008, 12:05
Big drop, but I hear it was sold out. We'll see what week three numbers look like.
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deathcape posted 21/08/2008, 03:15
damn..this game rocks...I got the JP version..cuz I couldn't wait...but DAMN this game rocks!!!

fights look great..kind of like the GBA with some elements from the 3D games

but...seriously..anyone even remotely interested in strategy games HAS to get this @_@
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MeowTheMouse posted 19/08/2008, 01:46
*singing*tananananaaaanaaaaaaa
opps ! wrong place !
love FE
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NintendoMan posted 16/08/2008, 08:55
yes it is
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arsenal009 posted 16/08/2008, 02:36
Is this the remake of the the first one?
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Kenology posted 15/08/2008, 07:51
Me neither. Zelda is my fav series and even that didn't get me to buy a DS just yet. But I'm damn sure gonna get it in time for Fire Emblem! Where's the U.S. date already, Ninty?
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Onimusha12 posted 15/08/2008, 05:35
can't wait for this to come stateside.
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SmokedHostage posted 15/08/2008, 01:12
Solid Opening week. I hope this game has legs.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.27m
Japan
0.29m
NA
0.03m
Europe
0.03m
Others
0.61m
Total
1 147,753 n/a n/a 147,753
2 34,112 n/a n/a 34,112
3 5,494 n/a n/a 5,494
4 21,163 n/a n/a 21,163
5 16,070 n/a n/a 16,070
6 9,247 n/a n/a 9,247
7 6,667 n/a n/a 6,667
8 4,831 n/a n/a 4,831
9 3,262 n/a n/a 3,262
10 2,977 n/a n/a 2,977

Opinion (63)

Clyde32 posted 17/12/2014, 10:34
Least favorite fire emblem game.
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spurgeonryan posted 02/07/2011, 07:45
What system has the most rpg type games in it? The DS seems to be filled with them.
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Fededx posted 01/04/2011, 03:41
Great game, I really liked it!
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itachi-89 posted 04/03/2011, 10:54
others maybe is 200, so around 700. its really good for a fire emblem game
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Smeags posted 17/12/2010, 09:19
A restart button would have been greatly appreciated.
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Demotruk posted 12/01/2010, 11:15
Wow, these sales are fantastic, and we don't even have others numbers.

I didn't like the game initially, because I foolishly expected it to be more about strategy, when really it's a game of good conservative tactics. I got back into it though, and it's good as what it is, even if I'd probably prefer a more strategy oriented game.
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