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  • Summary: In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet yourIn a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny—to collect Emblem Rings and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos.

    Team up with iconic heroes from past Fire Emblem games

    Summon valiant heroes like Marth and Celica with the power of Emblem Rings and add their power to yours in this brand-new Fire Emblem story. Aside from merging appearances, Engaging lets you inherit weapons, skills, and more from these battle-tested legends. The turn-based, tactical battle system returns with a fresh cast of characters you can customize and Engage to carefully craft your strategy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 105
  2. Negative: 0 out of 105
  1. Jan 17, 2023
    100
    Fire Emblem Engage feels like a step backward in ways that this writer appreciates. Gone are the lessons, and in their place is a genuinely affecting story with plenty of whimsy and epic tactical conquests. It's a great way to kick off the year for the Switch, and also happens to be one of the best-looking games on the platform, too.
  2. Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Fire Emblem Engage is another stellar entry in this storied franchise, but it's also one that takes a noticeably different stance than its most recent predecessor. It's all about the combat this time around, at the expense of the relationships and romance that made Three Houses such a fan favourite, so if you're looking for that social element here, you're bound to be left feeling at least a tad disappointed. However, for those jonesing to get down and dirty with some sweet turn-based tactical action — action that's embedded in a satisfyingly OTT, beautifully presented anime narrative — this is as fine an example of the genre as you'll play this year.
  3. Fire Emblem Engage is one of the early surprises of 2023. Nintendo has managed to make fans of the genre happy with a great JRPG game.
  4. Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Fire Emblem Engage is focused on making the series’ enduring turn-based tactics more compelling, more exciting, more stunning – and the game does an excellent job at that. Smart new mechanics add much to the feel of battle, and once your army begins rolling through enemy forces across the continent, it’s hard to stop.
  5. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    Engage is the perfect gateway to the series, and a festival of good memories for those who already lived adventures with Marth, Celica, Sigurd and the rest.
  6. Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Well focused combat system, very classy flavored, and nicely designed maps can't fully overcome a lackluster story and forgettable characters. It is very good as an strategy game, it´s a bit lacking as a Fire Emblem.
  7. Jan 17, 2023
    50
    Fire Emblem Engage resurrects the weapon triangle to great effect, making the turn-based combat feel like a game of death and dares, while an unmemorable cast of characters and an unexplored world sadly drag behind it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 327
  1. Feb 6, 2023
    10
    The game is 9 but I give it 10 to counter all those zeros from review bombing.
  2. Jan 23, 2023
    10
    He disfrutado bastante el juego, más que el 3H en su momento, puesto que la dependencia al calendario y la obligatoriedad de recorrer todoHe disfrutado bastante el juego, más que el 3H en su momento, puesto que la dependencia al calendario y la obligatoriedad de recorrer todo para socializar me canso muy rápido. De todas formas, Fire Emblem Engage cuenta con una historia cliché de las que me encantan, buenos personajes y por fin al avatar le dan desarrollo, lo cual no pasaba en otras entregas de la franquicia, mapas increíbles, buenas animaciones, y diseño de arte que envejecerá como el vino. Muy recomendado. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2023
    10
    While the story is much less gripping, the return to form of "there's the evil dragon, go kill it" feels refreshing in an odd way. TheWhile the story is much less gripping, the return to form of "there's the evil dragon, go kill it" feels refreshing in an odd way. The gameplay is some of the best of the series we've had so far, with the Emblems providing a nice layer of stratagy to the game. Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2023
    9
    Simplistic but good story. Gameplay is more like a traditional fire emblem game which is not a bad thing. Theres less down time in betweenSimplistic but good story. Gameplay is more like a traditional fire emblem game which is not a bad thing. Theres less down time in between missions and less focus in tasks in between battles. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2023
    6
    A Fire Emblem game that sacrifices everything the series has in service of combat and mass-market appeal. If this is your first Fire Emblem,A Fire Emblem game that sacrifices everything the series has in service of combat and mass-market appeal. If this is your first Fire Emblem, you might greatly enjoy it's expressive combat, beautiful colour direction, and high production values. Maybe even getting interested in the prior games via the Emblems. If you're a returning Fire Emblem fan though, you can very well be disappointed by the absolutely hollow story, ill-fitting character designs, sorry excuses for Supports/Bonds, and constantly reminded of the better games that came before it via the Emblems.
    Fire Emblem Engage tries to capture a broader, outside audience, completely forgetting what made both the veterans and the 3Houses crowd like it in the first place.
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  6. Jan 24, 2023
    4
    The game play is fun and plenty tough. There's a whole lot of extra stuff that doesn't really add anything to the game and will be quiteThe game play is fun and plenty tough. There's a whole lot of extra stuff that doesn't really add anything to the game and will be quite cumbersome for those looking to max out. Worst thing about the game is the story though. The characters are all forgettable and the dialogue for support is completely soulless. If you've plaid every other tactical RPG out there you could get this one, but that seems pretty unlikely. Wait for it to go down in price if you want this one for your collection. Also say one DLC being the only way to get the heroes from the last game is pretty disgusting. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2023
    0
    the vetical drawing of the game is too navie, and the plot is too bad!it’s a disaster

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