Fire Emblem Warriors is a very fun game marred by a only few issues, some of which were probably unavoidable. The basic hack-and-slash gameplay is as solid and polished as any Warriors game, and the new innovations based on the Fire Emblem series add a lot. The game honestly feels like Fire Emblem almost as much as it feels like a Warriors game. If you’re a classic Fire Emblem fan like me, don’t let the roster keep you from buying the game. If you like Dynasty Warriors but don’t know Fire Emblem, there’s still plenty to enjoy here.
I reallly enjoyed playing this game form start to finish. Never been a Warriors fan other then the Zelda ones but this was great. Being a huge Fire Emblem fan this didnt let me down. Looks and plays great. Great job Nintendo
Far from being the braindead musou we have learned to expect and love, Fire Emblem Warriors is not just a Hyrule Warriors reskin either but a new, exciting take at the genre. The strategy elements work wonderfully and add layers of depth to a spin-off which captures the spirit of the Fire Emblem franchise surprisingly well.
An attempt to blend Fire Emblem with Dynasty Warriors might seem an odd idea. Where’s the common ground between a tactical RPG and an over-the-top slasher, right? It actually worked out pretty well, as the game managed to retain Fire Emblem’s atmosphere. If you’re a fan of the series and not allergic to Dynasty Warriors’ formula, give it a try. [13/2017, p.36]
Despite all the complaints though, I can’t help but recommend Fire Emblem Warriors to Warriors fans. If you enjoyed Hyrule Warriors, you’ll enjoy this just as much, and if you’re not really a Warriors fan, then this probably won’t convince you, even if you adore Fire Emblem.
I found this game to lack any substance or story, I also found it to be as disappointing as Hyrule warriors.
Most of the main content is interesting, but when you beat the game, good luck to get any type of fun.
The warriors in this game are chosen randomly, whilst the cast in hyrule warriors made sense, the cast in this game has Tharja and some other boring characters that you probably never asked to have.
Basically, it's Hyrule Warriors, but with Fire Emblem characters, disgusting!
I thought this was a pretty weak game and here's why, I also used Hyrule Warriors as a comparison because that makes the most sense. Quick side note as well, if you love Fire Emblem or Warriors games, you'll still like this game and should probably pick it up despite all the flaws.
1. The character roster is abysmal. Hyrule did better in making it a celebration of the series whereas FE left out literally the most popular FE characters like Ike and Roy (according to the most recent heroes popularity poll). They had a lot of excuses for this but none of them actually held water.
2. The number of unique characters is actually not very high and that's masked by clone characters. After not counting clones we go from 23 to 15.
3. The story is really bad. There's no sugar coating that. The original characters fall very flat and are very predictable, also the Shadow Dragon characters are a complete afterthought showing up with no introduction or reason for them being there. Lyn and Celica aren't even included in the story.
4. The map design is really bland. Hyrule looked gorgeous and the maps had character, it made me feel like I was in Hyrule. FE had the potential for being in actual FE maps but instead we got "generic desert map" and "generic castle map" that really could've fit into any generic rpg.
5. History mode was interesting but Hyrules 8 bit boards were more fleshed out. FE's history mode has really really poor rewards. You have to complete so many battles for what? A skin? That's pretty bad. Hyrule gave us new skins, weapons (that changed movesets), and permanent health upgrades.
6. The support system is almost non-existent despite being a selling point of the game.
The only thing this game has over other warriors games is the friendly AI because you can command your troops, which isn't small in a game like this. It's really nice to be able to do that and make sure your friendly officers don't die.
I know it seems like I'm a Zelda fanboy but I've only ever played Links Awakening and Fire Emblem is my favorite franchise with Warriors being my second. Honestly I've enjoyed this game because it's a crossover of my two favorite games but realistically it's a 4/10 and I hope they do much better with the sequel.
SummaryClash 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 mo...