Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Retro Goat's Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Awakening

While there were plenty of amazing games released this year, both in general and on the 3DS, I just can't justify choosing any other other Fire Emblem: Awakening.

The game had me totally engrossed the entire time, and I played in for a few hundred hours before I decided to touch another game. There really isn't much left for me to do in the game, because I played it until absolutely everything was accomplished.

I've already done a review of it (found here) so I'll try not to talk about it too much twice, but it's definitely one of my favorite games of all time. The characters are memorable, the story is well done and compelling, and it's just a seriously addictive game.

As a little side note, my review of Fire Emblem: Awakening is how Netto and I met. We both won GameFAQs review of the month and payment was delayed, so we were discussing what to do. Few months later, he asked if I wanted to write for his site and I (obviously) said sure!

I really do love this game, though I admit that I didn't play every single title to come out this year. I'm aware that there are plenty of fan favorites from 2013 that I've currently missed, and Fire Emblem is one of my absolute favorite game series, so I may be slightly biased here. Still, it's one of my favorite games period, so chances are that nothing would have changed my decision for my game of the year.

If you haven't checked it out, I would highly recommend any 3DS owner pick this game up. It's one of the best games on the system.