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  • Summary: Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle,Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. Take direct control of known and original Fire Emblem characters, issue them strategic commands in the midst of battle, pair up heroes to unleash stunning attacks, and more. Unlock new playable heroes, each with their own unique moves, special attacks, weapon types, and voiced dialogue in this large-scale action game from the Hyrule Warriors team. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 19, 2017
    80
    Fire Emblem Warriors is one of the best designed musou games of the recent years thanks to its strategy touch, which is great for this genre. If you are thinking about buying this version of the game, go ahead if you don’t own a Nintendo Switch, because you will not be disappointed.
  2. NF Magazine
    Oct 30, 2017
    75
    Fire Emblem Warriors on the New Nintendo 3DS is almost as good as its big-screen sibling. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 65]
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    75
    Fire Emblem Warriors on 3DS is a great port of the Switch game. The visuals are less good, but the gameplay is smooth and entertaining.
  4. Oct 19, 2017
    70
    Fire Emblem Warriors offers the same content as the Nintendo Switch version but with obvious and technical shortcomings of the new Nintendo 3DS / 2DS hardware.
  5. Eurogamer Italy
    Oct 23, 2017
    70
    Fire Emblem Warriors is an hack & slash musou developed by Omega Force and produced by Koei Tecmo. It shares the DNA with Dynasty Warriors series, but the game is set in Fire Emblem universe. The strategic component is well developed and the fan service is very good, though the game feels tedious in the long run, and technically speaking we saw much better on the Nintendo Switch.
  6. Oct 20, 2017
    70
    The essence of the game is almost totally intact, and we had just as much fun playing through the quest on Nintendo's older system as we did on the Switch. Naturally, if you're in a position to choose between the two then Switch is the obvious choice, but should you be a New 3DS owner who hasn't yet upgraded, you're not really missing out – Fire Emblem Warriors is just as engaging and entertaining on Nintendo's ageing handheld, even though you have to endure some rather weak visual assets and basic character designs.
  7. Oct 20, 2017
    55
    Fire Emblem Warriors on 3DS isn’t a bad experience at all, but any gamer with the option of purchasing the Switch version instead would be foolish to pick this up. The lower character count, vastly downgraded graphics and less ergonomic design of the 3DS all factor together to make this a less-worthwhile version of a game that only dedicated Fire Emblem or Dynasty Warriors fans should buy, even in its best state.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Dec 19, 2017
    9
    un nuevo warriors la verdad que esta muy bien aunque le falta profundidad al juego, después de un buen tiempo se vuelve cansado y repetitivoun nuevo warriors la verdad que esta muy bien aunque le falta profundidad al juego, después de un buen tiempo se vuelve cansado y repetitivo pero en términos generales cumple con su cometido Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2017
    9
    Si eres fan de la saga Fire Emblem, notaras que tiene muchisimas cosas similares a la saga, como la asignacion de habilidades, customizacionSi eres fan de la saga Fire Emblem, notaras que tiene muchisimas cosas similares a la saga, como la asignacion de habilidades, customizacion de armas, el mismo triangulo de las armas de la saga, hasta algunos eventos durante la historia principal son un cliche de los juegos anteriores, si te gustan los juegos de tipo muzou te encantara este, la optimizacion al 3ds trajo consigo unas caidas de fps graves pero es entendible debido a la velocidad del juego y la cantidad excomunal de soldados, ademas de las particulas de muchos de tus ataques, ademas con la adicion de las voces en japones como contenido descargable gratuito es un plus a su fabor, se extrañan algunos rostros conocidos pero es de entenderse que se centra mas en fates y awakening, en resumen es un muy buen titulo y adictivo para los fans de la saga, si no eres fan de la saga pero te gustan los muzou es 100% recomendable Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    8
    Uno de los mejores muso que jamás he jugado, expande en todo lo desarrollado en hyrule warriors y le lleva al siguiente nivel, la estrategiaUno de los mejores muso que jamás he jugado, expande en todo lo desarrollado en hyrule warriors y le lleva al siguiente nivel, la estrategia es palpable y es muy exigente. Sin embargo muchos personajes se parecen mucho entre sí como los jinetes de Pegaso, sin embargo sus diferentes estadísticas marcan la diferencia al momento de usar estas unidades. No es un juego perfecto y a ratos puede ser muy repetitivo, pero el nivel de contenido que tiene es más que aceptable y la cantidad de referencias a fire emblem Fates es increíble. De tener mejor historia y no caerse tanto en algunos personajes tendría mucha mejor nota.
    Lo recomiendo si eres fan de fire emblem.
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  4. Oct 26, 2017
    8
    This game is a refreshing entry into the 3ds line up, and manages to stay true enough to the switch game for all the gameplay mechanics toThis game is a refreshing entry into the 3ds line up, and manages to stay true enough to the switch game for all the gameplay mechanics to work. The 3d details are scaled back as are the number of enemies on screen, but the zerg combat is maintained and your warriors dance all over the screen when doing their attacks. It boils down to a zerg hack and slash with some strategy elements familiar to fire emblem fans thrown in to make things interesting. IMO the game is great for the 3ds offering a more complex game then most on the platform while still maintaining an easy pick up and run play style. Many difficulty level tweaks can make this enjoyed at many skill levels, too.

    For a 3ds game I think it is top notch.
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  5. Oct 31, 2017
    6
    Una buena saga que merecia mas atencion de los desarrolladores lastima que no se pulieron.
    Gráficamente la version de nintendo switch
    Una buena saga que merecia mas atencion de los desarrolladores lastima que no se pulieron.
    Gráficamente la version de nintendo switch merecia algo mejor
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  6. Oct 24, 2017
    6
    Fire Emblem Warriors follows the recipe of similar Musou crossovers while managing to implement a surprising number of mechanics from the FireFire Emblem Warriors follows the recipe of similar Musou crossovers while managing to implement a surprising number of mechanics from the Fire Emblem franchise to make it a unique experience. While many of these features are interesting initially, they ultimately fall short and often become flaws instead of features.

    The weapon "triangle" is an excellent example. Early on picking which units to deploy and where feels a lot like preparing for a battle in Fire Emblem, making sure to place someone with Armorslayer near Knights on the field and keeping my air units away from Archers. However about halfway through the main story-line many of the characters are already so overpowered on Normal difficulty that you can just force your way through any match-up.

    Special moves and Awakening moves are cinematic showing the character pulling multiple enemies in before obliterating them. They pulled in the faces of the character attacking in a tear-away style, similar to skill activation or critical triggers in the Fire Emblem games. While this is exciting and fun to watch the first couple of times, it becomes more of an annoyance after a couple hundred goes, especially when the animation takes 10 seconds and the mission has a time limit as time continues while the animation plays.

    Unfortunately another aspect brought in from the games is the fact that the "Main" cast of characters are severely overpowered compared to less important ones. The Royals from FE:Fates are indicative of this problem, particularly Ryoma. His Astra skill increases attack speed, making him a permanent member of any battle once it is unlocked because you will want to max his bonds with as many characters as you can to spread the Astra love.

    On that note, the bond system is included in this game. In the Fire Emblem games pairing up characters would allow them to form relationships, have interesting and unique dialogue, improved stats when paired in battle, share classes/skills, and in some cases have children. FE:W misses the mark here, with only the highest bond rate having any interesting dialogue. Skills are share-able and you earn the items needed to unlock them by increasing bonds, which is at least convenient.

    The bond system actually has a problem that I think the weapon system also suffers from, which is a lacking user interface. Keeping track of bond levels is something I have yet to find a solution for in-game, I have already lost track of who is a B or a C with my Ryoma. In FE:Fates you can view a character and see the relationship levels with other players in a menu, as well as a bubble on the screen while deploying units, either option would have been appreciated here but seems to be missing. The weapon system does let you view skills on weapons, however it is non-intuitive and requires either equipping the weapon first or going into the skill removal/fusing options in the Smithy. This is only made worse due to the skills having different names that barely make sense. In Hyrule Legends skills we fairly clear, Materials+ increases material quality drops while Rupees+ would increase the amount of rupees dropped. FE:W instead has skills like First Class which increases weapon drop quality, Divining for materials, and Power Up which is probably the worst because it doesn't have anything to do with the weapons power or damage and instead affects the number of slots on a weapon drop. Baffling.

    FE:W does at least one thing right, gone are the boss fights from Hyrule Legends and the annoying mechanics that came along with them. You will not have to worry about waiting 4 minutes for a stupid dragon to open his mouth so you can finally throw a bomb in. In fact there seems to be a complete lack of bosses in general, with only one enemy that could be considered a "boss" in the main story. The stun system is a lot more streamlined as well this time around, offering the player more opportunities to stun an opponent and perform a special attack.

    Music and sound are what you might expect from a crossover title, pulled in almost directly from the original games with maybe a few remixed tracks. Honestly it is hard to hear the music because of the frantic and constant chatter of characters while objectives are being updated and attacks unleashed.

    Graphically the game is inferior to Hyrule Legends, especially when alternate costumes are unlocked for characters. It is very clear that these costumes were not optimized for the smaller screen and generally render oddly and have an ugly appearance to them. This was also true in Hyrule Legends to a degree, but is much more noticeable here. The plus side being that there seem to be more enemies on the screen much of the time.

    Overall it is a decent game and if you are Musou/FE fan worth a try. However if you have no attachment to Fire Emblem, give this game a pass and make an investment in Hyrule Legends instead for a better overall experience.
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  7. May 6, 2019
    0
    Unplayable. If you have to get this game, get the Switch/Wii U version, it runs horribly on the 3DS (with drops to 20 fps) and anyone foolishUnplayable. If you have to get this game, get the Switch/Wii U version, it runs horribly on the 3DS (with drops to 20 fps) and anyone foolish enough to buy this on the 3DS will be very disappointed with how much lag and slowdown is in this game.

    This is a Warriors game, and good performance is a must in order to enjoy it properly. You have been warned.
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