September 28, 2020

Fire Emblem Heroes Review – Open the gateways between worlds

Fire Emblem Heroes is a new offering from Nintendo for your smartphone or tablet.

It took them a while to get on board with free mobile games, but now it seems like they are giving it their all.

While it may not be the famous Mario or Princess Zelda continuing their big break into mobile technology, the Fire Emblem Heroes RPG franchise is another hit offering from their substantial catalog.

This game offers online only play, with a few different gameplay options for you to choose from.

I had a great time building up my characters, stacking up orbs and doing battle.

The turn based combat model was really fun to play. I thought that the amount of depth offered by this format really gives it a lot of replay potential.

The combat revolves around the weapons triangle, and it works along the lines of rock, paper, scissors. Your weapons face off against the oppositions, and the strongest wins. It can be difficult to balance the strengths in your group, but this just adds to the challenge.

It is not just a matter of having the strongest weapon. The element of team building was a great addition on Nintendo’s part and it makes for a much more engaging game.

The terrain is also part of the strategy. There are many different places that you have to do battle, like rivers, breakable walls and mountains. Knowing how each member of your team will fare is sometimes tricky and this can be frustrating too.

But if it wasn’t a challenge I would have gotten bored.

The game only functions when you are connected to the internet. For me this was ok, but I could see how it could be a problem.

If you don’t have constant access to cheap data service, this aspect of Fire Emblem Heroes could be a bummer.

The graphics are really nice, and looked great on my phone. The intro to this game was really dramatic and over the top, but I still watched it a few times.

I am such a geek!

I found that I really liked playing in single player mode, and boosting up my characters was addicting after a while. I never think that I will get hooked on these RPG’s and then I always end up playing them a ton.

To be honest it was a lot more fun than some of the other mobile game I have been playing recently, and I find myself coming back to playing it while I am on the tram coming home from work.

Overall Nintendo really did a great bringing the Fire Emblem Heroes franchise to the mobile market.

I don’t know that I love how much time I have put into this game, but at least I am enjoying it!

About Fire Emblem Heroes

The new Fire Emblem Heroes was launched by Nintendo in 2nd February 2017. It’s a free to play mobile app, which needs you to use a number of strategies. In this game, the heroes of the Askran Kingdom fight Princess Veronica and the Emblian Empire, which wants to rule all the world. You (as a summoner) arrive just in time and you have to control Heroes to join the army in order to battle.

The Gameplay

In this game you have have a team of four characters, like warriors, arches and healing spells, and each member has its own skills, strengths and weapons and styles to attack. Each unit can move only a certain amount of squares and you need to take turns by moving your units on the board. Your goal is to try to win your opponent’s die before they win you over. ; it resembles a chess game. You need to positioning your team around the board, which is full of choke points and various restrictive walls. You need also to make use of different maps, by applying distinct strategies. You have to collect Orbs, by completing various chapters in story mode. In addition, you can also select the color of your hero; blue, green or colouless. It’s a simple game and you can learn it very easily. But you need to have certain strategies in order to be able to master in Fire Emblem. The first levels are more easily, but as you move on to more advanced levels, the game becomes more difficult .For example, once you go through the first few chapters in Story Maps, you have to unlock other kind of mdes, like Arena Duela, Special Maps, Training Tower and many more. When you move towards chapters 6 and 7, you game time can be severly limited due to the increasing number of units requires. Remember also that every battle you have to fight, it takes some of your energy. Keep in mind, though, that once you lose your energy, you need to wait to refill it (which usually takes around four hours) or you need to use some premium currency, in order to be able to move on with your game.

Graphics & Design

The graphics of this game are simple, but also very impressive. The animation and sound of this game are absolutely incredible. sound design are great. Fire Emblem Heroes ultimately works as well as it does as a mobile title and this is mainly because it has a casual-friendly design. While the special mechanics of this amazing game are straightforward, it focuses on depth through combat and various character collection.

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