There is plenty of criticism directed at Fire Emblem's presentation these days, and rightly so, for any non battle elements (of which there are many) are riddled with cheap onscreen text which will have you prodding the 1 and 2 buttons with increasing frequency to skip past all the bunkum story.
Having said that, the gameplay is as solid as it has ever been and doesnt dissapoint. What does is the hair rippingly annoying spawning of enemies behind your lines, making tactics irrelevant beyond a strategy of not moving until all the enemy reinforcements have appeared.
But for all these problems, for those who enjoyed the Gamecube parent game, this is just about worth while. Familiar characters are a joy to use once again, and as gut wrenching to lose in combat.
One for the fans, for others interested in Fire Emblem, there are better places to start.