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November 7, 2007 - Excellent - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn strikes just the right balance between depth and accessibility. There are many secrets to discover and many challenges to overcome, but even when the AI consistently sends you packing, victory never feels out of reach.
November 24, 2007 - Good - Although Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn doesn't make specific use of the Wii's motion features and forces you to go at it alone against staggering oppression, you shouldn't discount it. A new Dawn rises for this series, and it burns bright.
November 13, 2007 - Good - Radiant Dawn carries the successful torch of its predecessors without really building upon them. The core recipe is as solid as ever, but a few next-gen tweaks here and there could have evolved the series beyond its last-gen trappings.
December 10, 2007 - Good - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is a game designed for hardcore fans with very few allowances made for people who aren't yet familiar with the series. If you're thirsting for a challenge, you'll find it. If you're hesitant to join up, this isn't your war.
November 2, 2007 - Good - If you're looking for an entertaining, challenging, traditional strategy game, look no further, as Fire Emblem is as good as it gets. Just don't expect anything more than GameCube presentation, visuals, and control for $50.