Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, or Echoes for short, is the latest game entry in the Fire Emblem series that released on May 19th, 2017. It actually goes back to the roots by essentially recreating Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game of the franchise that was only released in Japan in 1992. What made that one special was how it did things differently from the others like having dungeons. Now everyone can experience the great story and gameplay worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS.
I highly recommend Echoes, though if you are completely new to Fire Emblem, you may want to start with Awakening and Fates first to get a better idea of where the franchise is mostly headed. Echoes has a harder difficulty reminiscent of old Fire Emblem games, so keep that in mind. Without further ado, let’s get started.
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Fire Emblem Fates is the latest game in the Fire Emblem series that came out in February 2016 for the United States. It is a tactical, turn-based role-playing game. I meant to have my review done sooner, but it just took me awhile to beat the games. In Fire Emblem Fates, all three paths are fun to play and have something special going for each. I think my favorite out of the three is between Conquest and Revelations… sorry Hoshido. Anyways, Fire Emblem Fates is another great addition to the Fire Emblem series with its unique approach that is worth playing.
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Fire Emblem If is now changed to Fire Emblem Fates for the west. I’m unsure how I feel about the English voices (especially male Kamui), but other than that this trailer is making the long 2016 wait even more painful. It keeps looking better with every update… I need this game. Anyways, here it is:
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When this game was first announced, the “trailer” only showed a cast of characters from both the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series in their original artworks and then at end there was something supernatural happening in a modern city.
Then it was awhile (three years?) before having any sort of updates, so many people believed the project was canceled. There was at least one post on GameInformer and other sites saying that “it’s on schedule” but nothing else besides that.
With the last Nintendo Direct, we finally got a real trailer confirming its existence and showing off some cutscenes and gameplay. There are many who are excited while others have concerns, like how it looks more like the Persona series than anything else. How do you feel about it? I’ll tell you some of my thoughts… Read the rest of this entry →
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! And don’t forget about A.B.E.! Codename S.T.E.A.M. flourishes in its weirdness as you encounter historical and literary characters alike as you go against the alien menace. Like I said in the first impressions, it is worth getting because it has mostly solid gameplay and a relatively good story as well. The comic book art-styling was a great choice to use because it works with everything. Here I’ll give you its rating and tell you more about the game. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry →
I’ve been watching the trailer for the new upcoming Fire Emblem game over and over again, noticing more and more things each time. Other fans are doing the same thing, considering that speculation on all fronts has already begun like a forest fire. Thanks to my friends on GI, I got to see an interesting video. It covers a lot of stuff that perhaps wasn’t quite caught yet or thought about before.
GameXplain does a good job of trying to line up the dots and coming up with realistic theories. I can’t wait for more to be released about Fire Emblem, but in the meantime, check this out:
One of the best parts of the Nintendo Direct was the announcement of a new Fire Emblem game. The trailer is beautiful to say the least. As a big fan of the series, I can’t wait for more information to be hopefully released in the coming months. You can watch it by clicking here. To look at more screenshots… Read the rest of this entry →