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  • Summary: In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, you must help protect the nation of Renais from the invading Grado Empire. Plan your strategy, choose your units, and then lead your soldiers in to battle. The more experience your soldiers gain, the more you can upgrade their abilities. This time, yourIn Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, you must help protect the nation of Renais from the invading Grado Empire. Plan your strategy, choose your units, and then lead your soldiers in to battle. The more experience your soldiers gain, the more you can upgrade their abilities. This time, your soldiers can gain experience by fighting new monsters in the Tower of Valni. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. An ideal handheld game. It's simple to pick up, the quest is long and worthwhile, and there's plenty of replay value.
  2. It is challenging, with enough depth of both gameplay and story to please existing fans, while multiple difficulty settings will keep the title accessible to most everyone.
  3. 90
    A great little game that instantly sucks you into a deep fantasy world of conflict and combat. The learning curve is average for an RPG game, but the rewards are well worth the study time.
  4. A hallmark tactical RPG that is sure to please fans of the series and those who like the genre. [JPN Import]
  5. 85
    It's still a great strategy experience, but because the game has already wowed us in the original 2004 release its lost some of its luster.
  6. 80
    The successful parsing of battle, dialogue, and set-up sessions in Sacred Stones demonstrates again that the GBA might not be a Revolution, but it's something I sure would revisit time after time.
  7. Over-levelling all too easily threatens to undermine Fire Emblem's unique place in the genre. It's a problem easily side-stepped by both choosing an appropriate difficulty level and tempering your levelling, but nevertheless the option is unwelcome. [Aug 2005, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. CoryF.
    May 26, 2005
    10
    This is way better then the first!
  2. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    Amazing game. I was a bit skeptical at first, but when I finally got to play it through the 3DS Ambassador Program, I was floored. This gameAmazing game. I was a bit skeptical at first, but when I finally got to play it through the 3DS Ambassador Program, I was floored. This game is addictive as hell! The replay value is definitely strong in this one. Expand
  3. Stevenho
    Jun 27, 2005
    10
    This is the bestest game I ever played. It has all the thing that I liked.
  4. TylerW
    Aug 21, 2009
    10
    This is the best RPG game for the GBA ever. I mean great visuals exclusive game play everything it rocks.
  5. Dec 8, 2019
    10
    Best FE game. Stay mad, FE7 babies LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
  6. Oct 26, 2017
    9
    While it may not have as good of a story as fire emblem, it more than makes up for it by providing a world map where you can grind, a cast ofWhile it may not have as good of a story as fire emblem, it more than makes up for it by providing a world map where you can grind, a cast of good characters and retains the same charm as of the other fire emblem game on GBA, one of the best strategy rpg as well as one of the best in the fire emblem series. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jan 5, 2007
    7
    An alright game, however, the Tower of Valni simply makes this game no challenge.

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#3 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
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#7 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2005