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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: 48 out of 72
  2. Negative: 2 out of 72
  1. Nov 20, 2017
    90
    The marriage between the Warriors and Fire Emblem franchises has yielded one of the deepest and most engaging games the Warriors series has done to date.
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    80
    Fire Emblem Warriors delivers with enjoyable gameplay that blends mechanics from both Fire Emblem and Warriors games into something unique and unlike anything else on the Nintendo Switch.
  3. Nov 13, 2017
    80
    Hyrule Warriors may be one of my favourite games on the Wii U, and while I wasn’t as engaged in the characters and world of Fire Emblem Warriors, I loved every minute of the game both on N3DS and Switch. While the game is still fresh and will have several DLC and updates in the months to come, if you have any interest in a musou game, this is easily the best and smoothest on the Switch so far.
  4. Fire Emblem Warriors is more than just a Warriors game with Fire Emblem personalities in place of classic Chinese historical figures. It manages to retain a distinct Fire Emblem flavour despite dishing out a style of action that is arguably the polar opposite of what Fire Emblem fans expect.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2018
    75
    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]
  6. Oct 30, 2017
    70
    Although it won't go down as an especially memorable title, there's a lot of fun to be had with Fire Emblem Warriors. The interesting usage of all the aspects from the tactical RPG series certainly added to some freshness to the standard Musou formula, and it was great to see a lot of the characters given the high-definition treatment and the interactions between them are sure to please a lot of fans.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    40
    Fire Emblem has the potential to make a great partner, but this badly made and painfully simplistic crossover is as disappointingly dumb as all the other Dynasty Warriors games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 89
  2. Negative: 16 out of 89
  1. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    One of the best switch games so far. Plays far smoother than Hyrule Warriors ever did, and obviously looks better too. A must buy for any fanOne of the best switch games so far. Plays far smoother than Hyrule Warriors ever did, and obviously looks better too. A must buy for any fan of the series. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2017
    10
    I loved Hyrule Warriors and Legends, but I hated the adventure mode. I live Fire Emblem Warriors and love the History Mode. FEW improves uponI loved Hyrule Warriors and Legends, but I hated the adventure mode. I live Fire Emblem Warriors and love the History Mode. FEW improves upon HWL and adds a lot of fun innovation. The weapon triangle is key to this game. I makes each map fun, allows you to plan who to use and how to take down the enemy most efficiently. I found the maps to be better. What I mean here is not the style of the maps but the challenges. In history mode you may be battling and then three enemy forces storm your base. Such twists add a level of challenge and keep you on your toes--especially when you have to check what weapon those troops are and you have to send a dominant weapon to defeat them. Great fun, I love it. I character designs are great and I love all the Fire Emblem sound effects. Yes, the characters are from the 3DS games. But, I like those characters and enjoy playing as them. Also, DLC pack 1 is very nice, I like it too. Don't listen to those who say "it's JUST hack and slash." There is more depth here than some reviewers state. Enjoy! Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2017
    9
    As a newer fan of Fire Emblem, (Awakening was my first completed game), I really love the cast. I know most people were hoping for moreAs a newer fan of Fire Emblem, (Awakening was my first completed game), I really love the cast. I know most people were hoping for more variety in characters from classic games, I however couldn't be more pleased. The graphics are really pretty overall, I noticed a few flaws in the background textures but everything else is crisp and clean. I love the option to choose performance over quality, hope it shows up on other titles. Lots of content and maps to play on, hours of fun to be had. I would recommend playing on hard, the game can feel a little easy on normal. This is my second Warriors game, and most likely won't be my last! Can't wait for Olivia in March! Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2019
    8
    Una gran entrega del género Musou para los fans de los combates innecesariamente espectaculares. Si bien no es un Fire Emblem tradicional,Una gran entrega del género Musou para los fans de los combates innecesariamente espectaculares. Si bien no es un Fire Emblem tradicional, toma varios elementos como el triangulo de armas y una parte de estrategia para sacar adelante un buen título. Si están esperando un táctics por turnos, huyan lejos de este título.

    Lo Bueno:

    - Una enorme variedad de personajes jugables.
    - Una forma distinta de jugar con los íconos de Fire Emblem.

    Lo Malo:

    - Es necesario farmear mucho para mejorar a un grupo reducido de personajes.
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  5. Nov 7, 2017
    7
    A Musou game that includes interesting improvements from its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors, but also new flaws.
    I like how 4 characters can be
    A Musou game that includes interesting improvements from its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors, but also new flaws.
    I like how 4 characters can be alternatively controlled in game and how they can be told what to do to improve the sense of strategy. The game wonderfully implements Fire Emblem features like the affinity system and the class changes, which makes it feel like a true Fire Emblem spin-off.
    On the other hand, the storyline is quite disappointing in terms of difficulty, so especially those who played other Warriors games should play on hard mode right from the start and enjoy the extra gold and XP, while feeling some (still quite little) sense of accomplishment. Hopefully the FE-emblematic "lunatic" difficulty unlocks at some point after completion. I also find the absence of larger and trickier bosses to be lacking in this game and makes the whole experience more dull than Hyrule Warriors. The voice acting is fine during the battles and story cut scenes, but becomes quickly quite annoying in the menus, especially while unlocking a bunch of crests. Similarly to Hyrule Warriors, playing in multiplayer mode (2 players on the same Switch) considerably reduces the soldier spawn rate but most annoyingly regularly reduces frame rate.

    Overall, the content seems a little thin, especially compared to the last entry in the series, but hopefully the upcoming DLC will fix that by also bringing some more challenge into the game.
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  6. Jun 13, 2020
    6
    I have fluctuated back and forth with this score in part because some parts are absolutely excellent and other parts were meh. I like theI have fluctuated back and forth with this score in part because some parts are absolutely excellent and other parts were meh. I like the controls and the strategy behind the certain levels of play. I think the cutscenes were pretty solid as well on a graphic level.

    My two key issues are the graphic details on the game (which is very terrible at times) and the storyline is pretty thin. It's a bit disappointing on that end.
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  7. Oct 20, 2017
    0
    As an actual Fire Emblem fan, the game is very bad. Besides the fact that it's missing many fan favorite characters, the models look uglyAs an actual Fire Emblem fan, the game is very bad. Besides the fact that it's missing many fan favorite characters, the models look ugly (Hyrule Warriors looks better despite being older and on a weaker system) and the gameplay is tedious and mediocre. All in all it's a poorly made cash grab and Koei Tecmo should be ashamed of themselves. Expand

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