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  • Summary: Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will faceTwo kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges. Expand
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Jun 8, 2016
    95
    Another great addition to the Fire Emblem series, the newest chapter offers amazing visuals, an entirely captivating story and engrossing gameplay. Neither veterans nor newcomers should miss a change for one of the best offerings for the 3DS.
  2. May 12, 2016
    94
    Fire Emblem Fates is excellent, and we enjoyed the Conquest edition a bit more than Birthright. The battles are even deeper and more complex, and the storyline is more original and less predictable.
  3. Feb 22, 2016
    90
    An excellent follow-up to its memorable predecessor, Fire Emblem Fates offers accessibility for the newcomer and strategic depth to the veteran in any of its versions and it's a remarkable and flawlessly executed sequel that sets the bar very high for future releases of the franchise; however, newbies must beware from the infernal difficulty of the Conquest version, which is relentless and unforgiving, only fit for the seasoned enthusiast.
  4. May 25, 2016
    90
    This is absolutely the better of the two retail Fire Emblem Fates releases, and while I could muse on the differences between this and Fire Emblem Awakening for an age, the verdict broadly pans out as Conquest being on balance is equal to Awakening. That's an achievement in itself - it was, after all, named our favorite RPG of 2013. Conquest lives up to that legacy where Birthright doesn't quite manage to.
  5. May 5, 2016
    85
    Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is proof that less can be more. Harder, more intense and balancing a better plot between the two games, it’s Fire Emblem at its purest.
  6. May 12, 2016
    80
    Conquest is very lucky that its gameplay and localization are so excellent, because its tired story leaves much to be desired.
  7. Feb 17, 2016
    70
    Conquest is a great game, and I fell for its hardcore lean at times, but when I was backed into a corner after a series of hard fights with no resolution but to lower the difficulty, I wished I was playing Birthright instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 97
  2. Negative: 13 out of 97
  1. Mar 27, 2016
    10
    Even if this game has some content removed, this is easily one of the best 3DS of all time, even better than Awakening. the core elements thatEven if this game has some content removed, this is easily one of the best 3DS of all time, even better than Awakening. the core elements that make fire emblem a great series are there, the gameplay is awesome, the difficult is more than welcome, I want to be challenged and this game gave me than challenge. The Nohr folks are funnier than the Hoshido Folks, certainly the european settings are more fitting to the series. Don't let the nerdrage fool you, this is a must have for the 3ds Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2016
    10
    Do you like hard games that are strategic? Look no further this game is for you. You will get dozens upon dozens of hours on content out ofDo you like hard games that are strategic? Look no further this game is for you. You will get dozens upon dozens of hours on content out of this games. Its perfect for people on a budget that could only afford a handful of games a year. Thhis game will eat up your time. Perfect distraction for when on the go. Expand
  3. Apr 18, 2021
    9
    Game: Fire Emblem Fates Conquest
    Genre: Strategy RPG
    Developer: Intelligent Systems Publisher: Nintendo System: Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    Game: Fire Emblem Fates Conquest
    Genre: Strategy RPG
    Developer: Intelligent Systems
    Publisher: Nintendo
    System: Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    Year of Release: 2016
    Length of Playthrough: 56 Hours

    Total Score: 92/100
    Value Score: 9.2/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 9/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 7/10
    • Music: 8/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 9/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Great story and character interactions
    +Self contained story with a choice that affects characters being available or not
    +Marriage system in tact from Awakening
    +Art and character design as great as Awakening
    +Customizable town system
    +Sidequests available that are free and also from marriages

    Cons
    -Voice acting limited compared to Awakening
    -Full story divided into two other games and as separate DLC
    -No maps to grind for money or exp unless you buy them as DLC

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    Series Scorewise comparison sake

    Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS): 94
    Fire Emblem Fates Birthright (3DS): 93
    Fire Emblem Fates Conquest (3DS): 92
    Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia (3DS): 90
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  4. Mar 1, 2016
    9
    Challenging, more subtle story, definitely worth playing through for any Fire Emblem fan.

    Problems may include the localization not being
    Challenging, more subtle story, definitely worth playing through for any Fire Emblem fan.

    Problems may include the localization not being as great as it could have been.
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  5. May 28, 2019
    8
    i'm not a long time fan of the series, so I haven't really felt the heavy disappointment some of them did, but I was always a fan of thei'm not a long time fan of the series, so I haven't really felt the heavy disappointment some of them did, but I was always a fan of the strategic gameplay of Fire Emblem and I was glad to play this particular game. it was engaging and interesting as far as gameplay and some of the character relationships go, though I'll say, a lot of characters, especially the main one, leave things to be desired, and they come off pretty Mary Sue-ish, but the feel of the game and the challenges it present aren't half bad and I had quite a lot of fun playing through it. i was still sold on the addition of same sex relationships and I hope Fire Emblem will keep doing that because Niles' romance was amazing. Expand
  6. May 15, 2016
    6
    When the only purpose the story serves is to introduce the the next level, the game becomes increasingly dull and bland. By Chapter 18, I hadWhen the only purpose the story serves is to introduce the the next level, the game becomes increasingly dull and bland. By Chapter 18, I had no desire to complete the game. The story was not captivating, and only a handful of characters were likable or particularly interesting.

    Comparing this game to Awakening, Awakening had much more likable characters with distinctive memorable traits. Although the writing was rather inconsistent and poorly structured, the events themselves were rather interesting at times. In Conquest however, the entire story(or at least of the part I played) is basically some dull prince and his army following the orders of an old and evil king, who is also their father. The story never went anywhere in the 18 chapters I played, and I didn't feel inclined to find out whether this changes or not.

    In terms of gameplay, Conquest is an improvement in every way. The maps are well designed, and have their own flavor to them. Pair-up was nerfed, and combined with the new blocking system, makes the game feel alot more strategic.

    All in all, Fire Emblem Conquest was a disappointment, and I found far more enjoyment in its predecessor.
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  7. May 21, 2018
    0
    I bought this game due to good reviews. I feel as if I've been duped because it lacks a soul. The story is so generic and bare, and theI bought this game due to good reviews. I feel as if I've been duped because it lacks a soul. The story is so generic and bare, and the horrible voice acting sounds just like it's been copied from Pokemon. I may have enjoyed the game if I was 12, but no. I highly recommend against this game Expand

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