To be honest, before earlier this year, I had never played any of the games in the Fire Emblem series. After trying the Gameboy Advance game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones on my 3DS, I was hooked. Little did I know that Fire Emblem Awakening would be even better and keep me playing my 3DS for months earlier in the year.
This game upgrades the visuals of the series, putting it on par with some of the consoles releases it’s had in the last few years. The social features and replayability of this game is what really makes it hard to put down. Being able to battle random strangers and add them to your team is addictive and fun, if a bit intimidating when you run across a real veteran of the series. Nintendo also consistently supported the game with both paid and free DLC which kept it at a great value for quite a while. Play this one at your own risk, it will suck you in, which is why it deserves the number 5 spot on my top ten list this year.