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Hikaru "Jayden" Morinaga-Jaye [userpic]
[SUPER NINTENDO GAME REVIEW] Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo [Part 2]
by Hikaru "Jayden" Morinaga-Jaye (sailorvfan10)
at August 25th, 2008 (01:12 am)
current song: DJ Tiesto - Titanic Rave Mix

[ Part 1 ]

First Impressions

Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo
Part II - Chapters 1 & 2


The title screen. How pretty.

So I started up Snes9x, my SNES emulator of choice as you can see (only way to really play the game now a days) and my patched ROM for Monshou. Funny that it gives me some sort of "check sum" error but goes on as if nothing happened - I'm not sure what that means but I've used two emulators and it does it in both. Anyway, "Nintendo presents..." shows up, along with a picture of the Shield of Seals, and then I'm led to the title screen (shown above).

As far as title screens go, it's just ZOMG AWESOMELY EPIC like the elaborate ones of today, but back then, I'm sure it was considered to be uber. We're just spoiled with the shiny new graphics of today's games. I myself am a child of the Nintendo 64/Playstation 1 era, so I was born in a time where 3D graphics were the "thing" and semi-commonplace. However, growing up with two older brothers made me appreciate the classics like Mega Man and Zelda and all the other 8-bit games. So I can get passed the whole "ZOMG NOT SHINY AND REFINED" graphics.

So I do the logical thing and press "Start" (which would be the Enter key) so I can get started with this epic game of wonder. I, like other people, decided to play the original game before playing Shin Ankoku, Book 1 of Monshou's remake for the DS. I like playing the originals before going on to the ones with the cosmetic face lifts (original Resident Evil > RE-make). But I'm digressing.

PrologueCollapse )

Book 1: Chapter 1 - Marth's JourneyCollapse )

Book 1: Chapter 2 - Pirates of GardaCollapse )

Stay tuned for part three!

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