Fire Emblem is a famous strategy and turn-based fighting game. It is highly appreciated from content to gameplay, graphics, and sound quality. On the GameCube platform, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is the ninth edition of the Fire Emblem Series. Itis the first to use the 3D visual system. The game was rated the best-selling game in Japan at the launch time (April 20, 2005). In addition to the Japanese market, Nintendo also released three other familiar markets as Europe, Australasia and North America (2005).
The Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance’s plot takes place in Tellius Continent. It started with a war between the two nations, Crimea and Daein. While fighting for a mercenaries group, Ike rescued a mysterious girl from the pursuit of a Daein’s soldiers group. The girl revealed her identity to Ike. She was Elincia Ridell Crimea, a Princess of Crimea’s Royal Family. After rescuing the Princess, Ike’s mercenaries were attacked by Daein’s army. Greil (Ike’s father) was killed by the Black Knight. From there, Elincia and Ike determined to build a military force. They want to defeat King Ashnard (ruler of Daein) and his loyal minions, the Black Knight.
Basically, with the strategic elements, this game will bring fierce battles. The players have to have agile thinking to complete. The main character is Ike, and you can recruit more other characters into Ike. An impressive feature is that characters are removed during a battle can’t appear in the next stages. That means you have to ensure your every character’s life. In particular, if Ike is killed in any battle, the game will restart from the beginning.
Therefore, the player has to manage well all of their characters. Then they can use many reasonable strategies to limit the characters’ killing during combat. There are 46 characters to use in the game. Each character has a unique skill system to learn. In addition, the game will bring two main races as Laguz and Beorc. Laguz possesses good physical strength and uses melee skills. They can turn into animals after accumulating enough required energy. Beorc also has the ability to use remote attack skills and magic. Similar to the previous versions, players will be recruited new characters in stages. You also collect many good types of equipment for them. The character upgrade has to do with a plan to ensure an increase in strength and fighting ability. From there, you can engage in intense battles at later stages.