After really enjoying Fire Emblem: Three Houses last year, I wanted to go back and explore the series. So I decided to play the remake of the first game for the Nintendo DS. The only problem is that fans of the series don’t like Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. At a glance, the game didn’t seem so bad. In fact, the Metacritic score for the game is a respectable 81. Besides all of that, I’m enough of a weirdo that my interest in any given video game is not so easily swayed by consensus—or lack thereof. I chose to play the game. However, I did so in a way that was increasingly removed from the original game, which raises a question.
Did I actually play Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon?