The original Fire Emblem is great on the Switch, but Nintendoâs retro strategy continues to confuse
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Like many longtime Fire Emblem fans, Iâve never actually played the first game in the series. 1990âs Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light kicked off what has slowly turned into one of Nintendoâs most important franchises, a series that blends tense tactical battles with character-driven storytelling. Itâs not my fault, though: the original game never actually launched outside of Japan.
Three decades later, thatâs finally changing with the release of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light on the Nintendo Switch. Itâs a solid, no-frills port thatâs only $5.99, making it an enticing option for fans looking for a history lesson. But it also points to Nintendoâs increasingly confusing strategy for its large library of classic…