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  • Summary: War is coming to the continent of Fódlan. Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer's Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented byWar is coming to the continent of Fódlan. Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer's Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose? Expand
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  1. Positive: 98 out of 102
  2. Negative: 0 out of 102
  1. Sep 18, 2019
    100
    Whatever path you choose, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is an absolute blast. It’s the best Fire Emblem title since Awakening, and it goes straight onto my list of must-play Switch games.
  2. Jul 31, 2019
    96
    It has a great division of labor between its school and battlefield segments. The characters are all quite likeable. The three storylines are different enough to beg additional replays, as is the promise of knowing everyone has unseen potential to become the units you want them to be. It’s a fantastic game that will easily become one of the NIntendo Switch’s most memorable titles.
  3. 95
    I have never beaten a sixty-hour game and immediately wanted to jump back in for round two. Fire Emblem: Three Houses pulls you in with its rock-solid grid-based combat. But it keeps you invested by offering rich characters, deep squad customization, and an enthralling story that keeps you guessing. It’s is easily the best RPG of 2019—so far.
  4. Jul 25, 2019
    90
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is an inspired innovation of a time-tested franchise, providing the same tactics fans love in a much more inviting package.
  5. Jul 25, 2019
    90
    The most ambitious videogame in the Fire Emblem series, with three campaigns and more than 100 hours of gameplay. If you want RPG tactical turns, this is one of the best options.
  6. Jul 25, 2019
    88
    For me, Fire Emblem is just the right mix of brains, excitement, love, suffering and tactical thinking.
  7. Jul 25, 2019
    60
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is not a bad game - it starts off strong and for some reason systematically unpicks everything by the time you’re 30 hours in. The battle system is fairly impressive but still carries some of the flaws the series has had for the past decade, and the writing of the central cast feels like a step back compared to the 3DS series’ entries.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 944
  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    Perfection. The people who give this game any less than a 9 is a complete moron especially if all the critics can't see the epicness fantasyPerfection. The people who give this game any less than a 9 is a complete moron especially if all the critics can't see the epicness fantasy in this masterpiece ! Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very Good game I love first srpg 10 of 10 And I play first fire emblem series I loved fire emblem

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  3. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    Que hermosa experiencia es este juego, la manera en que logra que te encariñes con tus estudiantes, que sientas el deseo de hacer que les vayaQue hermosa experiencia es este juego, la manera en que logra que te encariñes con tus estudiantes, que sientas el deseo de hacer que les vaya de lo mejor en la vida, de protegerlos, etc. Sin duda un juego excepcional. Expand
  4. Aug 3, 2019
    10
    Loads of great characters and character development, interesting story with secret routes and endings based on what house you choose. EngagingLoads of great characters and character development, interesting story with secret routes and endings based on what house you choose. Engaging battles and good music plus all the actual dlc with content that's coming and no dumb micro transactions. This is a great game you need on your switch. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    This is a game that focuses greatly on its strengths.

    Fire Emblem has always been a series about fun strategic combat with a varied cast of
    This is a game that focuses greatly on its strengths.

    Fire Emblem has always been a series about fun strategic combat with a varied cast of personalities at your command. If it had some weak points, it would be that the main plot would often feel contrived and bland, but this game doubles down on its strengths while lessening the impact of its weaknesses. Combat is now more varied than ever, with a stronger emphasis on customizable progression. As a professor, you have the ability to greatly influence the rate your characters learn skills and improve in specific areas. You can also choose battalions for your characters, a new addition to this entry, that adds more skills to use in combat. No other srpg just flows better and feels as fun to play. It's very enjoyable and engaging throughout the full 40+ hour campaign. Or I should say campaigns, since this game is highly re-playable with its branching stories. Also, the colorful cast of characters have somehow become even more colorful than before. Characters are now fully voiced and interact a lot with each others through conversations. It is a lot of fun to learn the history and personalities of each and every character through these, and some are quite surprisingly interesting the more you find out about them.

    Unfortunately, its weaknesses are still present, even if they're less glaring than before. The overall plot will still feel convoluted or just silly sometimes, when the game is begging to be taken seriously. But again, because the other areas of this game are just so enjoyable it does not lessen my enjoyment of this game in the slightest. If you have liked any of the past entries of this series, you will enjoy this game greatly as it adds to their strengths. Highly recommended to any fans of the tactical rpg genre as well.
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  6. Jul 29, 2019
    9
    So many games of this scale use NPCs as plot devices to put together a story. Others use annoyingly frequent cutscenes for characterSo many games of this scale use NPCs as plot devices to put together a story. Others use annoyingly frequent cutscenes for character development. However, Fire Emblem Three Houses is the first game I've played where the NPCs are the main force driving the story forward. The characters are amazing, and character development happens through conversations. It reminds me of stardew valley in that regard. Characters are deep and their emotions are genuine. The phenomenal VA makes this game absurdly immersive.

    I have never been a big fan of turn based combat or strategy focused games, but the combat in this game is simple enough to be enjoyed by anyone, and complex enough to be enjoyed by hardcore fans. I actually care about the characters, making battles all the more serious. I want my characters to succeed and stay alive because I can actually care about them. No other game has succeeded in that goal.

    The performance is solid, although the textured are low-quality. However it's hard to dwell on these low-res textures because the character models are so absolutely fantastic.

    I love this game so much, and chances are you will too.
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  7. Jan 5, 2021
    0
    a shounen anime with some unrealistic poorly written characters and some stupid villains and a story filled with flaws

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