Well, 60 hours later and I have finished up Fire Emblem: Awakening on hard classic mode. I had not played a game that long in probably at least 3-4 years. Games these days usually wear on me quickly, but especially RPG's since they are usually incredibly time consuming and I don't have as much time to play games anymore. That said, this game was truly one of the best RPG's I've played in forever (especially among SRPG's). It's the new pinnacle for the series and I already can't wait for the next installment. It never got old and I did a ton of extra stuff (which I simply don't do in games anymore unless I love them). With Final Fantasy taking a dip in quality the past couple of years, Fire Emblem has kind of taken the mantle as my favorite series. I bought a 3DS for this game and it was totally worth it! If you haven't played it and like SRPG's, Awakening is a must play. The new options and gameplay additions are absolutely fantastic. The core gameplay stays the same, but they always add in new nuggets to improve the experience. It's not a revolution, but an evolution (and an incredibly addictive one). If it wasn't for the fact that I have Metal Gear Rising to play, I would probably replay this game with stuff carried over into a new record right now.