|Fire Emblem - Tactics Universe Review by: mrfe
Review for Tactics Universe: A Fire Emblem hack
Hey all, I'm reviewing again! I've got Tactics Universe (which I will refer to as "TU"), which is a hack of the RPG series: Fire Emblem. This game is the basis for The Last Promise, another Fire Emblem Hack. While this game is not complete, it provides a great storyline and an in-depth set of characters. The story follows Siegfried and his son, Shon, as they travel the continent trying to free their homeland from the invasive Etrurian army. They have just a small band of warriors, and you get to lead them to victory! The game ends just as the climax begins to occur, but the creator of the game has changed the storyline slightly and changed the title to "The Last Promise". Well, let's get down to it!
Graphics: I really like TU's graphics, though they can't compare to today's systems. The battle animations are very diverse, and the actual graphics are great considering the system. The maps you will play on are very unique, and also very good! I love the graphics in TU, and I rate them a perfect 10/10.
Sound: The game's unique soundtrack is incredible, especially for a hack! With such a different music selection, it's hard not to like! The music is very appropriate for each situation, and doesn't lose value or become repetitive. I really like the music, so give me a 10!
Addictiveness: While TU is not a complete game, I've found myself playing this multiple times! I know I'll play this again soon, and I hope you do too! While I have the least to say about this, that doesn't make it bad. Because of the shortness of the story, I can't give this a 10. But, I'll give a 9.
Story: The storyline in TU is incredible! I can't say enough about this! Blazer (also known as Fire Blazer) is incredible at creating deep and gripping storylines, and I love every single one of his hacks that I've played! This time, the story follows the knight, Siegfried, and his son while they fight for freedom from the oppressing Etrurian army. I love this story, so I'll give a well earned 10.
Depth: This category will be the lowest ranking, not because of the storyline, but because the game is incomplete. I really like TU, and the length of the story is my only bone to pick with blazer. I'll give Depth a 7.
Difficulty: As with The Last Promise, the game starts out easy. But, if you don't use all your units, and well, then you may find yourself stuck at a place where you have to restart the game! TU is a great game for first-timers, and also for those who are considered experts. I can't find a problem with the difficulty, so I feel an 8 it appropriate.
Conclusion: Tactics Universe is a great hack, and if you like RPG's at all then you should check this out! I really enjoyed playing this game, and I think you will too! So go ahead! Check it out!
Graphics 10 Sound 10 Addictive 9 Depth 7 Story 10 Difficulty 8
Fire Emblem - Tactics Universe Description: Tactics Universe takes place on the continent of Elibe--the same continent where the stories of Fire Emblem: Sealed Sword and Fire Emblem [Blazing Sword] occur. Currently, Etruria is invading the land and taking over each region in a massive assault. The other kingdom's have been unable to stop their advance. Lycia is taken over for the most part, most of Sacae is dominated, the nomadic tribes are in turmoil, Ilia has been subdued amidst their own political turmoil, and the empire of Bern is holding off Etruria. However, one man begins a rebellion-- unfortunately his attempts are futile and in an accident where his wife is murdered, he is forced to retreat and go into hiding. Years later, along with his son, a young boy named Shon, the rebel Siegfried creates another rebellion; however, this time he forges new alliances and gains new comrades in an attempt to halt Etruria and help conquer their oppression. Reclaim the plains of Sacae and then continue the rebellion into the heart of Lycia, doing whatever it takes to stop King Louis and his plans for Etruria. Find new friends, fight in new territories, and visit areas that the future heroes of the Blazing Sword are destined to meet in the spin-off hack called Tactics Universe!