Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Review – A Good Franchise Now Brought to the Latest Console

It has been three years since the previous Fire Emblem title and fans are getting angst for the next installment of the franchise; luckily, those fears can now come to rest as there is now Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. However, this latest game from Nintendo’s famous turn-based strategy game is barely what you can call an “evolution.”

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Review - A Good Franchise Now Brought to the Latest Console

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Presents Itself 3-Years After Its Predecessor Has Been Released

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is one of the two parallel games (the other being Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest) that were released simultaneously. Both games are solely for the Nintendo 3DS and both of them tell the same story but with a different perspective shown within each title.

Regardless of which Fire Emblem title you purchase, you will still be treated with the same type of visuals in a turn-based RPG-style of gameplay. Furthermore, it is what many fans of the franchise are looking for in the game. However, in Birthright, it is clearly aimed for a different type of player than that of Conquest. It offers a more “forgiving” experience as compared to the other title of the same game. It gives those gamers who are new to the series a chance to know what’s in store for them when they play the game.

Even though the plot and the main character are completely different (one that you can even compare between night and day when comparing to the games’ predecessors), there is still that nostalgic feel that you get especially when you have played Fire Emblem Awakening that was released in 2013.

While that nostalgic feeling will stay throughout the entirety of the game’s plot, fans are happy to know there are new features within the new game. It includes a new Dragon Vein ability, for one, in which it will allow players to change certain map features quickly. With this new feature, players are able to uncover hidden paths more easily, and they can use it to create storms to impede enemy units. You can even use it to open up healing spots for your allies to take advantage of.

There are other features that makes a return in Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright from Awakening such as Casual Mode. In this mode, it allows defeated units to return after the battle has ended instead of having them permanently disappear from the roster. Even though a lot of elements within Birthright can inhibit a sense of déjà vu, but this is still a solid entry to the whole Fire Emblem franchise.


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