Nintendo is a household name at this point. From Mario to Pokemon, multiple generations cherish their key franchises. Video games, much like music, or movies, or any other form of entertainment become ingrained into pop culture as time goes on, and in the hearts of those who play them at key times in their lives (i.e., how I described Animal Crossing in my retrospective). Some of Nintendo’s smaller franchises such as Metroid or Pikmin are started to garner larger amounts of success, but yet still those lesser known children of Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi are beginning to be outdone by what was once a minuscule asset to the company*; Fire Emblem.
The Fire [...]