Do I need to play the previous games to get this?

#1Nidhogg151Posted 2/16/2013 2:39:56 AM
I purchased one (or maybe even two) of the previous GBA games, and I really don't remember the story at all (I don't think I got very into them honestly). However, this game looks very interesting to me, so I'm thinking about getting it. I'm concerned I won't know any of the story outside of the vague bits I remember from the GBA games, and what I remember from SSBB. I thought I read that this takes place a long time after any of the previous games though.

So can I jump into this game knowing everything I need to know, or am I going to have to get my old GBA game(s) out and replay them?
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#2kukingina2Posted 2/16/2013 2:40:34 AM
no need the game is stand alone
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#3Is_CorruptedPosted 2/16/2013 2:42:49 AM

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#4MC_STAAVYPosted 2/16/2013 2:43:55 AM
This series is kind of like the Final Fantasy series in the sense that they have different characters and different worlds in different games. Well, to an extent I guess. The only stand alones are 8 and this one, so this is not entirely true.
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#5Nidhogg151(Topic Creator)Posted 2/16/2013 2:48:07 AM
Cool thanks. I'll pick up this game tomorrow then. It's just as well, I went and found my GBA games after typing this and I only have the regular "Fire Emblem", and it looks like something got spilled on it so I don't know if it'll even play. Which sucks cause I typically take good care of my old games (my Pokemon Yellow and Gold versions which were right next to the Fire Emblem game were in mint condition). So I probably would have been screwed if I needed to play them, unless they have them released for the E-Shop.
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#6evilvideogamerPosted 2/16/2013 4:02:56 AM
Nah you're good. Some of the Fire emblems are linked like the gamecube one the Wii one, but this one is a totally new plot so you are good.
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#7DairunPosted 2/16/2013 4:03:53 AM
It's fair to mention you'll miss some in jokes with the DLC and a couple of characters, but it shouldn't hamper your overall enjoyment.
#8Rizaadon007Posted 2/16/2013 7:49:34 AM
There are some references to Shadow Dragon and it's Japan-only sequel, but it doesn't matter cause most of it is explained in-game.
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