Ever wondered what the first game in the series was like? Ever wanted to play as Marth? Unfortunately, the end product becomes somewhat disappointing...
-Alright music: it's not gonna blow you away, but it's not bad.
-3D models animate fluidly enough: At least the models look neat when the land a blow or do a second strike.
-Plays like Fire Emblem...
-It's at least fun to play in a car ride.
-The ability to ship long battles.
Sounds ok so far, right? Well, I'm gonna tell you the cons that make it ok.
-Poorly implemented characters....: You thought that I forgot about characters, huh? Well, that's because they don't do much outside their introduction and support conversation. In older/later titles, it fleshed them out more. In here, they just didn't care because it still thinks it's the NES game.
-Very NES story: I heard the story for the original game was groundbreaking in Japan. Here it really shows it's age.... It sort of happens and it's full of filler.
-Ugly rendered backgrounds: The 3D models aren't anything to write home about, but they're ok. The backgrounds is another story.... Because the 3D and 2D is there, it makes it look ugly and out of place.
-If you don't raise your characters, you're F***ED: You better look up a guide and find out which characters to take with you on the journey. Because you CAN'T waste time with characters with shi++y characters. That, and you need to train in whatever arenas the game provides you. It's gonna be long and annoying.
Verdict: It's not very hard to find out why people would consider this a bad entry to the series. I found it fun in some areas, but even my fire emblem bias can't escape the feeling of "not trying to change a dated game". You're better off with sacred stones or renting this.