I caved and bought a copy of Fire Emblem Warriors from Ebay and it finally came in the mail yesterday. I’ve been playing it nonstop and it’s great fun so far.
Fire Emblem Warriors is a game that I’ve always wanted. I love the Fire Emblem series. It’s one of my all time favorite game series and when that Tokyo Mirage Sessions happened I couldn’t help but wonder what a full blown action Fire Emblem game would be like. Fire Emblem Warriors is my answer to that question and it’s really good.
Fire Emblem has never looked better than it does here on the Switch. It’s nice to see Chrom in glorious 3D. The gameplay is a major step up from what we usually get from Koei and the I love how they mixed metal with the classic Fire Emblem theme songs of yesteryear. This game has more Fire Emblem elements then I originally thought it would. The level up screen, History Mode, and way I get to command every character on my team is Fire Emblem. I can even use Master Seals to promote my favorite characters to their next class. There’s a camp mode that allows me to equip new weapons, and customize my heroes and unlock new skills for them to use in battle.
The gameplay is where this game shines. It’s fast paced and offers me hours of fun. I prefer this game to Hyrule Warriors. Maybe it’s because I prefer Fire Emblem over The Legend of Zelda, but I think this game is much better than Hyrule Warriors.
The combat system for mounted warriors is amazing and I hope it carries over into future games from this company. Frederick is a beast on horseback and demolish everything with ease. I do have a few complaints already. I’ve noticed a few clone characters so far and I hate that. Chrom and Lucina fight the exact same way. The only difference between the two characters are their ultimate attacks. I don’t know if they get different combos as I level them up because I’m still early into the game.
Another thing that bugs me is characters like Lissa being an axe user instead of a Cleric like she is in the 3DS game. Why not give Lissa a unique fighting style with a staff instead of completely changing her class? I understand the whole weapon triangle thing, which is an awesome feature in this game by the way, but giving her a staff wouldn’t have broken the game in any way. It’s just a nitpick though. I do love mowing down enemies as Lissa with her big ass axe and using magical abilities to zap them into submission too.
Fire Emblem warriors is great. I love it, my brother loves, and my wife loves it. We’ve been taking turns at it all day long and I’m pretty sure we’re going to continue to play it when I’m done writing this. The performance is great, the gameplay is great, the characters are great, and I’m even enjoying the campaign mode. The campaign’s not great, but it’s not terrible either. I’m glad I purchased this game and I plan on putting a bunch of hours in it before I’m done with it.
What do you think of Fire Emblem Warriors?