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Any Shining Force / Fire Emblem style games?

01-15-2010, 11:13 AM
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Any Shining Force / Fire Emblem style games?

Still very new to all this. I like SRPG's and strategy games a lot. Found some very good tower defenses, and Warfare Inc. Good stuff.

Are there any good SRPG's similar to Shining Force or Fire Emblem for the i-devices? Thanks.

(Advance Wars is good too, if there's anything like that.)
01-15-2010, 11:17 AM
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I had the same question a while back, and the best answer I came up with was Mecho Wars.

01-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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The answer is no . There are some similar games, but they lack depth in story and gameplay, so -> No .

Best thing is to jailbreak the device and play Fire Emblem in the GBA emulator.

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01-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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Hmm, I'm surprised there aren't more. Thanks.

I think the i-devices would be an ideal platform for them. But then again, maybe they just take a lot of work to produce, since you have to basically combine an RPG and a tactical strategy game into one. Still, I think a solid SF/FE clone would sell well.

Sega should port Shining Force III to i-devices. It was a Saturn game, so many people never even got to play it, but I read it was really good.

Oliver, not sure I wanna get into jailbreaking. Not yet anyway. I already have lots of resources to play emulated games (my PSP for one) and to be honest, I don't like touch screen controls for traditional dpad/buttons controls. Too imprecise and I hate how your fingers cover up the screen etc.

Last edited by Chocolate; 01-15-2010 at 11:25 AM.
01-15-2010, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
The answer is no . There are some similar games, but they lack depth in story and gameplay, so -> No .

Best thing is to jailbreak the device and play Fire Emblem in the GBA emulator.
How about Battle of Wesnoth?
01-15-2010, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
The answer is no . There are some similar games, but they lack depth in story and gameplay, so -> No .

Best thing is to jailbreak the device and play Fire Emblem in the GBA emulator.
I'd have to disagree and say that Battle for Wesnoth is a great SRPG for iPhone and has similar quality's to fire emblem I actually feel it improves on fire emblem for what I was looking for anyway.

Along with that we have Mecho Wars which will feel familiar to anyone who has played advanced wars.

After those two well then we start to run out of games apart from song summoner by square-enix but it cost a bit much.
01-15-2010, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Autilian View Post
I'd have to disagree and say that Battle for Wesnoth is a great SRPG for iPhone and has similar quality's to fire emblem I actually feel it improves on fire emblem for what I was looking for anyway.

Along with that we have Mecho Wars which will feel familiar to anyone who has played advanced wars.

After those two well then we start to run out of games apart from song summoner by square-enix but it cost a bit much.
There's also Rebirth of Fortune, which is a much simplified version of of FF Tactics/Disgaea style tactical RPG -- shallow, but still polished and fun.

Song Summoner is probably closer to FF Tactics than Fire Emblem.

BTW, this thread should have been created in the Game Discussion section.
01-15-2010, 11:36 AM
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Sorry if it's the wrong forum. Oops.

Thanks for the game suggestions, I'll look at those.
01-15-2010, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
There's also Rebirth of Fortune, which is a much simplified version of of FF Tactics/Disgaea style tactical RPG -- shallow, but still polished and fun.

Song Summoner is probably closer to FF Tactics than Fire Emblem.

BTW, this thread should have been created in the Game Discussion section.
I had never seen Rebirth of fortune before, thanks for showing me that one, would thank you more if you had shown me before i used the last of my credit last night XD. Will def buy next time i get a itunes card.

True about song summoner but I was just trying to name SRPG's that i could remember were decent.
01-15-2010, 11:39 AM
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Sorry if it's the wrong forum. Oops.

Thanks for the game suggestions, I'll look at those.
No problem. Besides, you can't stay mad a Chocolate for long -- it's too delicious.