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  • Summary: Requires full version of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest or Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mar 4, 2016
    95
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a fantastic way for concluding the incredible war story that enveloped the Hoshido and Nohr Family. Albeit it can be played without the need to have completed neither the Birthright nor Conquest versions, it is highly recommended - save this one for the last so you can enjoy at its fullest all of the contents and augments that are exposed here. Easily a great way to conclude with this memorable tale.
  2. Feb 17, 2016
    90
    It's a great middle-ground overall, really. Players can still grind like they can in Birthright (a mechanic that's eliminated from Conquest), but the difficulty is more in tune with the other release.
  3. May 12, 2016
    90
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation offers more of the same fantastic gameplay found in Birthright and Conquest. Fans of the series will be well served by the extra campaign, and for anyone that’s already played through at least one of the other storylines, it’s an essential addendum to one of the 3DS’ finest titles.
  4. Jun 8, 2016
    90
    Revelations is another great addition of 3DS, offering engaging gameplay and beautiful visuals, while its biggest asset is its captivating story. As such, it is highly recommended to approach it after you complete Birthright and Conquest, the previous two chapters of this saga.
  5. Jun 23, 2016
    90
    Overall, it’s impressive that the model works – a branching story that acts as ‘either/or, then both’ could feel like a cash-in quite easily. The fact that each version of Fates manages to offer something unique is an impressive feat. I hope it doesn’t become an ongoing trend in the series, but as an experiment with the formula it feels just right.
  6. May 12, 2016
    89
    Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is a game that strikes an incredible balance between narrative, combat and creating an family first and an army second.
  7. Mar 21, 2016
    70
    Despite its flaws in narrative presentation, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is far and away the definitive experience for people who have fallen in love with the characters of the trilogy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Mar 10, 2016
    10
    For me, this isn't a 10. It's a 9.5

    As it stands, of the three iterations, Revelation is the one that most closely resembles Awakening, as
    For me, this isn't a 10. It's a 9.5

    As it stands, of the three iterations, Revelation is the one that most closely resembles Awakening, as it brings together every character, weapon, item and mechanic from both versions. This makes for some great support conversations, more customization, and it helps expand the long term value of the game by a lot.

    While most reviewers agree that Revelation stands in the middle ground when it comes to difficulty, I have to disagree. I think Revelation might just be the easiest of three, for the most part, not entirely. I'd say for newcomers, hard difficulty might be a pretty viable option. For hardcore players, I'd say lunatic on your first run might pretty doable, more than Birthright, and definitely more than Conquest.

    It may not offer a story as epic as Conquest, but it does present us with its unique take on the story, more characterization, new villains, and some pretty impressive twists. My only negative would be that by the end of the game, the maps start becoming a bit repetitive, but that's about it.

    The censoring of the game did bother me, but I'm not about to dock off points unfairly for such a great game.

    TL;DR If you liked Conquest or Birthright, go buy this one. Now
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  2. Jun 1, 2016
    10
    This is in my top five games of all time. Revelation is a must own for any 3ds owner. Everything is perfect in this game. The stages areThis is in my top five games of all time. Revelation is a must own for any 3ds owner. Everything is perfect in this game. The stages are wonderful, the characters are well thought out, and the localization isnt even bad, the deal with localization is people are little brats ( only because i cant curse on here ) and wont accept there are differences between the cultures of the good ol' US of A and the land of the rising sun (Japan). 10/10 Expand
  3. Mar 14, 2016
    9
    Having almost every character from both routes just felt great. The story holds up well enough, the addictive gameplay kept me hooked forHaving almost every character from both routes just felt great. The story holds up well enough, the addictive gameplay kept me hooked for hours upon hours, unlocking the vast amount of supports was entertaining, creative map design, good music. All in all just a great game. Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    A very fun and enjoyable game, but far from the best Fire Emblem game. I still recommend for any fan of the series.
  5. May 12, 2016
    7
    There's not much to say about this game. It combine the characters from both Birthright and Conquest. The story somewhat weird. The battleThere's not much to say about this game. It combine the characters from both Birthright and Conquest. The story somewhat weird. The battle music not as good as Birthright or Conquest. Just play it when you want more of Fire Emblem Fates or after you beat Birthright, because it's difficulty more like Birthright rather than Conquest. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2020
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fire Emblem Revelation is my least favorite FE game. It’s not without its pros, however. The class system in Fates is excellent, and Revelation has the most customization of the three. The soundtrack is very good and the overall aesthetic of Valla is very pleasing, and about half of the cast is super likable. But then, you look at the bad side of Fates. All three paths have bad stories, ranging from just mediocre to literal garbage. Revelation easily has the worst one. They shoehorn in this curse where if you talk about Valla outside of Valla, you just fade away. It’s only there to give the avatar unnecessary struggles. And, everyone sucks up to the avatar, it’s prevalent in other FEs, but it’s the worst in Fates. They’re all head over heels for them but as soon as they side with the other nation, everyone suddenly hates the avatar. And the whole last 10 chapters of the game take place in Valla, and about half of them could be cut out because they feel like filler or they’re just super bland. However, Revelation has, in my opinion, the worst map design in any FE. Chapters 24 and 25 are prime examples. In 24, you have an NPC guiding you. They give you two sets of instructions, and they’re right the first times, but eventually they tell you to open a certain door. If you open that door, all your units within a certain space have their HP reduced to 1, including the unit that opened the door. So, it’s pretty much a guaranteed reset if you care about keeping everyone alive. In 25, you have your units split into two groups. There are two elevators that transport your units across several rooms. But, the elevators are very finicky, and if you aren’t careful, your already smaller groups could be broken up. Not to mention the enemies. They’re all big problems. They have Swordmasters and Master Ninja, the two dodgiest enemies in the game, and high power Spear Masters and Onmyoji just to also throw you off, not to mention Kinshi Knights and Mechanists, both bow wielding classes to threaten your fliers. Once you break three chains, you gain access to the room with the boss. However, they’re not alone, and the chapters objective is to defeat the boss, so once you can access the room, you can weave your way through the generic enemies and make your way to the boss, killing them in one round of combat. Such a difficult chapter, only for the “boss” to be weak and easy to deal with. So, Revelation has a garbage story, some pretty awful maps, and I didn’t even mention the playable characters. Look, there are plenty of good characters in Revelation. Oboro is one of my favorites in the entire series, and just about everyone is entertaining. But then there’s Peri. If you like Peri, that’s good and all, but I see no merit. In Fates, everyone has one single character trait and that’s it (there are some exceptions). Peri’s is that she loves to kill people... innocent people. It feels like the “I’m not like other girls” but in real life, who loves murder documentaries and staying up too late, but she’s also dumb and infantile. She talks in a baby voice and says stuff like “Say goodbye to your intestines!” A lot of people say she’s the worst FE character, and I can agree. Peri’s the worst offender of one note characters, but there are plenty others, like Arthur having abysmal luck or Orochi being a fortune teller. They aren’t offensively bad, but just kinda predictable. Now, with all the bad out of the way, I wanna focus on the good. Fates has one of the best OSTs in the series, some of my favorites are “Road Taken”, “Warmth is Gone”, and “Thorn in You”. There aren’t any bad tracks, some may be bland, but the majority are great. Heck, Revelation’s endgame chapter is phenomenal, something nobody expected. After nightmares like the elevator chapter, you’d expect to hate the endgame, but it’s arguably the best endgame chapter in any 3DS Emblem. Valla is very pleasing to the eyes, with vibrant colors and a soothing soundtrack to match the aesthetic. While I say that Revelation is the worst FE, that doesn’t make it awful. It has some stinky chapters here and there, but it also has some good ones, like 16 and the aforementioned Endgame. While some characters suck, there are also a lot of good ones that you get attached to. Revelation is the weakest Fates game, but like I said, it’s not without merit. Expand
  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. Expand

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