Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube

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  • Summary: Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance brings back to consoles the strategic combat series Fire Emblem from the Game Boy Advance. In this installment, you can control units such as knights, mages, and winged creatures, and use their unique fighting styles to win battles and gain experience. FireFire Emblem: Path of Radiance brings back to consoles the strategic combat series Fire Emblem from the Game Boy Advance. In this installment, you can control units such as knights, mages, and winged creatures, and use their unique fighting styles to win battles and gain experience. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance also includes a detailed story that connects the battles and characters together. Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. With its large expansive game play and large battles around every corner. The game is hard so don't expect to beat it down with out at least sending your Gamecube into orbit at least once.
  2. 92
    Yet another remarkable production by the skilled developers at Intelligent Systems. The series finally returns to the console realm, and its radiance should incite anyone to do one thing: cross the path, and never look back.
  3. A shining testament to the fact that a game doesn't need to be flashy or genre-redefining as long as the gameplay and storyline are top of the line, which they indeed are in this game.
  4. The plot is full of fantasy cliches, so you can expect your fair share of dragons and lost princesses and Black Knights.
  5. Old school RPG is very much alive here, as Fire Emblem charms us with its engaging storyline, uncompromising combat and solid gameplay.
  6. The only flaw is that it didn't go the extra mile -- but with a series of this pedigree, that isn't much to complain about.
  7. Unlike other games of this ilk, there's no movie presentation - you're never fooled into thinking you are taking part in anything other than a videogame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Awesome, but mainly trying to balance out the stupid 0/10 for not being a handheld. The game reintroduces aspects from sacred war (abilities).Awesome, but mainly trying to balance out the stupid 0/10 for not being a handheld. The game reintroduces aspects from sacred war (abilities). The maps are great. The characters are very lovable. Expand
  2. BrianS.
    Apr 5, 2007
    10
    The great storyline and superb art make up for the graphics as always.
  3. MikeG.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    My favorite FE game out of the three so far. There's no greater satisfaction than fully leveling several characters and watching them My favorite FE game out of the three so far. There's no greater satisfaction than fully leveling several characters and watching them own the map :) Expand
  4. Nov 1, 2015
    10
    Best Fire Emblem game ever, and I've played them all (well those released in North America...) It's even better than Awakening in my opinion.Best Fire Emblem game ever, and I've played them all (well those released in North America...) It's even better than Awakening in my opinion. The preparation parts between fights never been more fun than on Path of Radiance, especially the distribution of extra Xp between your characters. And of Course, the story is insanely great, the overall game is polished and deep.

    It's sad that every Top10 Game Cube games seem to pass over Path of Radiance's greatness. In my Top 10, This game is on top of them all.
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  5. J.L.Toledo
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    Just great, fantastic and good story, all new characters like always, and the laguz are the better characters this game has made, you will Just great, fantastic and good story, all new characters like always, and the laguz are the better characters this game has made, you will played again and again, so you can see more support canversations. at first you will see the battles kind of slow but you will get used to it. NIce girls in here specially the mages. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    Amazing game, has a kind of "handheld" feel though. The tactical system is a bit simplier than than the one in Awakening, but the plot isAmazing game, has a kind of "handheld" feel though. The tactical system is a bit simplier than than the one in Awakening, but the plot is definitely much more immersive.
    As my second FE title I found it a bit easier than Awakening (normal, p.d.-on) so I may assume the game can be a great starting point for newcomers,
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  7. CraigM.
    Oct 19, 2005
    0
    Better on the GBA. Same game, but portable.

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#4 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005