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Fire Emblem Heroes Review

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Fire Emblem Heroes is the latest Nintendo title to take the mobile world by storm. It’s been received well by both fans, and newcomers to the series. How good is it though? Read on to find out what I think of it. 

There’s a lot to like about Fire Emblem Heroes. At it’s core it’s a real Fire Emblem Lite and it helps introduce new casual gamers to the series. It’s a pretty big download for a phone game and I recommend downloading it over your local internet connection instead of using up your data to download it.

Fire Emblem Heroes is a free to play mobile game ,that combines every hero from every Fire Emblem game ever made. There are a ton of characters in this game, but obtaining your favorite ones isn’t easy. In order to obtain new heroes you’ll need to use a special type of currency that you can earn by playing the game or by using your wallet and paying real cash.

Thankfully, Fire Emblem Heroes isn’t pay to win. You can speed up your progress by spending some cash or you can just play the game and get the heroes as you earn them. I re-rolled my file until I got the perfect lineup to start my game with. Starting off with 2 5 star heroes and 2 4 star heroes isn’t bad in my opinion.

The graphics are really nice. This is definitely one of the best looking Fire Emblem games out there. The sprites, artwork, and style look great. The animations aren’t bad either, but don’t go in expecting the kind of quality you’ll get on the 3DS.

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The biggest negative I have is the small battlefield sizes. I can only use four characters in battle. I’m used to having massive battles that can take anywhere between 20-60 minutes to complete in other Fire Emblem games. Battles here aren’t very interesting when compared to previous games.

There are different modes to play besides the half assed story mode, but having four on four battles can only keep me entertained for so long. Playing Fire Emblem Heroes is a good game for casuals to jump into and play for a little awhile, but if you want the real experience you need to buy one of core games in the series.

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What you do get out of Fire Emblem Heroes is being able to use all of your favorite characters in one game, great graphics, good, simplified gameplay, and a kick ass soundtrack. If really small battles isn’t your thing you probably won’t like this game. I got about 6 good hours of fun out of this game and I might even a few more before I’m done with it.

3.5/5

Note:

I rate mobile games on a complete different scale then regular games. My mobile game scores range from 1 star to 5 stars while my core reviews go up to 100. 

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6 Comments

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    CheapBossAttack
    Feb 06, 2017 6:08 am

    I had no idea you could restart over and over until you got better starters. Shit. My roster kinda sucks and I’m 2 hours in to the story. Might bite the bullet and give it a reinstall instead.

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      Drakulus
      Feb 06, 2017 12:31 pm

      Took me awhile to figure out that I could reroll my saves too. I ended up getting some nice units around my 14th try lol.

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    The Otaku Judge
    Feb 06, 2017 12:25 pm

    I do wish that you could command more units in battle. Sucks when the enemy gets to use five guys against your four.

    My friend code in case you are interested is 6805841032.

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      Drakulus
      Feb 06, 2017 12:30 pm

      In a way having only four units adds to the challenge, but I do wish I could use at least 6.

      Thanks for the friend code. I’ll add you when I log in 🙂

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    Mr. Panda
    Feb 08, 2017 5:11 pm

    Excellent review! Actually, the smaller map size is one of the few “shortcomings” that I liked from the title. Fire Emblem games are great, but I usually have trouble having the stamina to get through one of those mind-exhausting maps. I’ve played a bunch of the recent games, but Heroes is the first time where I don’t feel super stressed while playing. Perhaps it’s the lack of permadeath or the fact that strategy doesn’t always matter if you have wonderful 5-star heroes. But I’ve been enjoying it as a casual fan of the series.

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      Drakulus
      Feb 08, 2017 7:16 pm

      I can see how smaller maps would be better for casual fans of the series. Not everyone wants to manage 10+ units on a really large battlefield :).

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