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Marth Embarks

Today: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Ch. 1.

As I arrive on the eastern coast of Talys, I’m struck by how well I already know my way around a fantasy army. This is our first view of the effects of what will become a pattern of Fire Emblem conservatism. It’s also our first glimpse of the vagaries of translation, and the chapter closes out with the first of many scenes across the series that make me all misty-eyed. Yup, it’s going to be a long journey. Forward!

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Minna, miteite kure.

Fire Emblem: The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Today: We begin The Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.

But first a little positioning in a broader context. The big achievement of Fire Emblem is to make a lot of complex logistical calculations look simple as you ponder high-level questions of tactics and strategy. For this, we have the genius of a small team of truly dedicated professionals to thank.

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