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    • Fire Emblem Warriors

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (529 out of 555)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Tecmo Koei
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    • Genre: Action and Adventure|Role Playing
    • Release Date: 10/20/2017

    Synopsis


    Work your way through a whole new kingdom with beloved characters in Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch. This immersive game lets you pick a favorite hero from across the series, including Xander and Corrin, and pair them up to play or switch them out mid-battle in Fire Emblem Warriors.

    Features


    Play and experience a new kingdom with original characters colliding with heroes from across the Fire Emblem universe

    Battle as fan-favorite Fire Emblem heroes, such as Chrom, Corrin, Ryoma, Marth, Xander and more, each with unique moves, special attacks, weapon types and voiced dialogs

    Pair up two hero characters to form a single unit that can unleash devastating combos, and switch between these heroes mid-attack

    With the classic weapon triangle tactically choose and switch between Fire Emblem heroes to gain the advantage in combat against countless enemies

    Enjoy amiibo functionality with all previously released Fire Emblem amiibo figures and with upcoming Chrom and Tiki amiibo figures



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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 555 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best Warriors game thus far

      Posted
      Etheus

      Fire Emblem Warriors is a near-perfect marriage of two seemingly incompatible franchises. This entry into the Warriors genre takes inspiration from several of the Fire Emblem series' most iconic mechanics. The Weapon Triangle improves the strategic depth of the Musuo genre by encouraging the player to form a well rounded team and pay attention to the locations and advantages/disadvantages of their allies. The Pair Up system removes an ally from the battle to greatly boost the player's hero - allowing the player to choose between more damage output/survivability and greater map coverage. Class promotion adds a greater sense of progression to the Warriors formula. The support system encourages players to vary their teams between matches to improve allied bonds and unlock later conversations that bring more depth to the characters. All of this is complemented by a more streamlined, effective ordering system, which allows the player to determine where each of their AI allies would be most useful at any time. As the Warriors series is objective-focused, this is an enormous improvement to the formula. Map objectives become less of a frustration and more of an opportunity to make the most of the AI companions - who are far more useful in this entry than in any other game in the genre. Fire Emblem Warriors is also the most polished Musuo game to date. While the roster is comparatively small and has quite a few clone character templates, each character feels fun, polished, and effective. There are no underpowered characters. There are no characters that feel lackluster to play. Even traditionally clunky, boring combat styles in the Warriors series (like cavalry), feel fluid and fun to play in Fire Emblem Warriors. This is a remarkable achievement which points towards an admirable attention to detail by Koei Tecmo. That said, the game isn't without its issues. It is popular to criticize the roster, as this is the most controversial facet of the game with the Fire Emblem community. Older lords like Ike, Alm, Roy, Eliwood, Hector, Ephraim, and Eirika are entirely missing. Questionable inclusions like Cordelia and Frederick beat out more unique, important characters. This is a subjective matter, however, so I would not consider it to be a negative point for the game. More objective issues tend to be much more minor. Namely, the spammed voice dialogue on character crest upgrades, buying/selling/upgrading weapons, support ranks, and other such features are incredibly annoying and cannot be disabled. Most players will likely mute their televisions while attempting to do anything in the camp. The level up notifications are authentic, but also break the flow of gameplay; thankfully, the level up notifications can be disabled. These are all surface level issues, which, while baffling, don't significantly impact the gameplay experience, in my opinion. Overall, I would say that this game deserves praise. It's a large step forward in quality and innovation for a largely underrated, if somewhat stagnant genre. This game is a must own for any Musuo fan and the best possible entry into the genre for any player who is on the fence. Pros: Increased tactical depth compared to past Warriors games The most polished Warriors game to date Every character is effective and well-designed Lengthy story mode and a wealth of history mode content - great value for money Local co-op Cons: Repeated voice dialogue for character upgrades and other camp features will quickly become obnoxious Abundance of cloned movesets Lacks online co-op Controversies: Questionable roster - may not ideally represent the Fire Emblem community's wants. Your mileage may vary.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It's good, but a bit of a mixed bag.

      Posted
      Snotnarok
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      Hooo this game is a mixed bag... It's your typical Warriors/Muso game, you hack and slash your way through tons and tons of dudes while trying to take/rescue forts or handle other objectives. This game obviously revolves around the fanservice of Fire Emblem, something I'll get into when I talk about the story which ...is a massive negative to me. The combat is fairly shallow, you have a heavy attack + strong attack, special attack and a super mode. You can change characters on the fly and use items to heal as well as manage some gear. Don't expect Devil May Cry 3 level combat, enemies mostly horde around you and stare you down while side stepping left and right and rarely attack. The generals and such are the ones to watch out for, but even then, on hard mode I was finding myself failing only because of map restrictions. I'm making the game sound bad but, with the huge hordes and large war scaled combat the real focus is running around the map completing objectives WHILE killing tons of dudes. Think of it as a beat 'em up but on a massive scale. There's a good variety of characters but they seem to share the same moves depending on the class they are. There is the weapon triangle where some characters weapons best enemies better or worse depending on what/who you're using. Even on hard it's not that impactful I don't feel, especially if you switch characters on the fly. I'll start with the negatives: The 'story' mode is fine enough for gameplay but the actual story connecting all the events together is so comically bad it's like your average or lower fighting game. Characters breaking out into fights for the dumbest reasons only to join up as allies right after. I mean really dumb reasons. You find one character, help them out then their sibling thinks you kidnapped them and now it's a fight to the death. You win the battle and everything is peachy! ....Minus the fact you cut down 1000+ of their army because of this brain dead misunderstanding. Characters that fans probably really like are reduced to one dimensional characters who can't wrap their head around basic situations. Yes, I know it's supposed to be a big fanservice free for all but it's ....paaainful. The english voice acting is pretty bad, some voices are alright and I think I know some of them from the Tales games, Xillia & Berseria and those voices are fine but for the most part voices are either bad to just alright...There is Japanese voices but you have to download them because ...more cartridge space=more money for the dev. So it's a hefty download if you want the Japanese voices and I didn't like much of the voices either. Most of the girls sounded like a cliche desu girl. Lyn being HIGHLY surprising on how they made her sound. I'm not against the girly desu girl voices ...when there's some variety, which I don't feel there is here. The real issue with the voices is they do not, ever, shut up. Every menu action, every upgrade you buy, every item you sell , every menu selection is followed by repeated dialog over and over, and over, and over. I don't care if you like the voices or not, this will grate very fast. I do not know what they were thinking. Anyway, on to the positives. The game has 2 modes for gameplay performance: graphics & performance modes. Graphics is 1080p/30~fps vs 720p 60~fps, being this is an action game the performance mode is the only right way to go. It runs much better than Hyrule Warriors on WiiU because of Switch's superior hardware and these options. This is especially apparent in 2player mode which I HIGHLY recommend you play on performance mode, the framerate stays above 30 this way and honestly with the split screen I don't think you'll notice the visual downgrade on performance mode. There's also more enemies on screen in 2player mode vs Hyrule Warriors which seemed to struggle to get the bare minimum amount on screen to complete the challenge quests. That is not to say that the enemy count/pop in/etc is GOOD in 2player mode, it's good enough to have some fun with a friend. Honestly they should have had a local multiplayer mode at the very least but they didn't go for that. I played a few hours co-op and had a much better time than Hyrule Warriors in co-op at the very least. Honestly, it's probably the best way to play the game. You can cover a lot of ground and enjoy some fairly mindless combat with a friend. There's some good post game stuff here that I think is done WAY better than Hyrule Warriors. The game is pretty good, but do not buy this for the story, do not buy this because you think your character is going to be super cool in the game (they'll likely shock you with how dumb the story makes them act). You get this for hack and slash fun. And its' a good time for that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Mixed bag.

      Posted
      Snotnarok
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Hooo this game is a mixed bag... It's your typical Warriors/Muso game, you hack and slash your way through tons and tons of dudes while trying to take/rescue forts or handle other objectives. This game obviously revolves around the fanservice of Fire Emblem, something I'll get into when I talk about the story which ...is a massive negative to me. The combat is fairly shallow, you have a heavy attack + strong attack, special attack and a super mode. You can change characters on the fly and use items to heal as well as manage some gear. Don't expect Devil May Cry 3 level combat complexity, enemies mostly horde around you and stare you down while side stepping left and right and rarely attack. The generals and such are the ones to watch out for, but even then, on hard mode I was finding myself failing only because of map restrictions. I'm making the game sound bad but, with the huge hordes and large war scaled combat the real focus is running around the map completing objectives WHILE killing tons of dudes. Think of it as a beat 'em up but on a massive scale. There's a good variety of characters but they seem to share the same moves depending on the class they are. There is the weapon triangle where some characters weapons best enemies better or worse depending on what/who you're using. Even on hard it's not that impactful I don't feel, especially if you switch characters on the fly. I'll start with the negatives: The 'story' mode is fine enough for gameplay but the actual story connecting all the events together is so comically bad it's like your average or lower fighting game. Characters breaking out into fights for the dumbest reasons only to join up as allies right after. I mean really dumb reasons. You find one character, help them out then their sibling thinks you kidnapped them and now it's a fight to the death. You win the battle and everything is peachy! ....Minus the fact you cut down 1000+ of their army because of this brain dead misunderstanding. Characters that fans probably really like are reduced to one dimensional characters who can't wrap their head around basic situations. Yes, I know it's supposed to be a big fanservice free for all but it's ....paaainful. The english voice acting is pretty bad, some voices are alright and I think I know some of them from the Tales games, Xillia & Berseria but, voices are either bad to just alright...There is Japanese voices but you have to download them because ...more cartridge space=more money for the dev. So it's a hefty download if you want the Japanese voices and I didn't like much of the voices either. Most of the girls sounded like a cliche desu girl. Lyn being HIGHLY surprising on how they made her sound. I'm not against the girly desu girl voices ...when there's some variety, which I don't feel there is here. The real issue with the voices is they do not, ever, shut up. Every menu action, every upgrade you buy, every item you sell is followed by repeated dialog over and over, and over, and over. I don't care if you like the voices or not, this will grate very fast. I do not know what they were thinking. Anyway, on to the positives. The game has 2 modes for gameplay performance: graphics & performance modes. Graphics is 1080p/30~fps vs 720p 60~fps, being this is an action game the performance mode is the only right way to go. It runs much better than Hyrule Warriors on WiiU because of Switch's superior hardware and these options. This is especially apparent in 2player mode which I HIGHLY recommend you play on performance mode, the framerate stays above 30 this way and honestly with the split screen I don't think you'll notice the visual downgrade on performance mode. There's also more enemies on screen in 2player mode vs Hyrule Warriors which seemed to struggle to get the bare minimum amount on screen to complete the challenge quests. That is not to say that the enemy count/pop in/etc is GOOD in 2player mode, it's good enough to have some fun with a friend. Honestly they should have had a local multiplayer mode at the very least but they didn't go for that. I played a few hours co-op and had a much better time than Hyrule Warriors in co-op at the very least. Honestly, it's probably the best way to play the game. You can cover a lot of ground and enjoy some fairly mindless combat with a friend. There's some good post game stuff here that I think is done WAY better than Hyrule Warriors. The game is pretty good, but do not buy this for the story, do not buy this because you think your character is going to be super cool in the game (they'll likely shock you with how dumb the story makes them act). You get this for hack and slash fun. And its' a good time for that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect On-The-Go Switch Game

      Posted
      Christian
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      The reviews have been generally positive, if not thrilled, about this follow-up to the Wii U's Hyrule Warriors (featuring Fire Emblem characters rather than those from the Legend of Zelda franchise). That said, my experience has been universally praiseworthy. The game includes, from the start, at least a hundred hours worth of content. Some of this could be considered 'grinding,' but the moment to moment gameplay is consistently engaging due to the great performance and strategic twists. Unlike virtually any other Musou/Warriors game, your allies in this one can actually be effective on the battlefield as you direct them to secure key points on a map or defeat specific opponents who are weak to their weaponry. For better or for worse, ignoring your allies and objectives will often result in a lost battle; this does lead to more compelling play, but prevents the kind of mindless battling that the series is known for - adjust your expectations accordingly. Perhaps the most surprising fact is that Fire Emblem fans will find much to recognize in this game despite it more generally resembling standard Musou/Warriors mechanics. Immediately recognizable are the characters - though the roster can reasonably be criticized for focusing on three core games (Fire Emblem Awakening, Fates, and Shadow Dragon) - but small touches resemble Fire Emblem as well. Maps resemble those in the classic strategy games, characters are represented in menu screens by pixel art from the respective titles, and level up moments or special attacks feature sound effects and a pop-up image of the character like one would find in the Fire Emblem series. The most important element is the strategic depth, though, which becomes critical enough in the postgame that the player feels he or she is actually playing a Fire Emblem strategy game in which he or she gets to complete the skirmishes manually. If you can't tell, I love this game. One final detail that reveals the developers' respect for their audience is the inclusion of a choice between playing in Performance or Quality modes when docked; Performance mode presents the game in a 720p resolution at 60 frames per second, while Quality mode presents the game in a 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. I prefer the former, and don't find that it contrasts poorly with the game's established 30 frames per second in portable mode. Those with a bigger television, less sensitive to frame rates, or more sensitive to resolutions, will likely choose Quality mode. The availability of the choice is a very nice one, though!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fans of Musou(Warriors) and Fire Emblem will like!

      Posted
      dagaz
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      If you like Musou(Warriors) and Fire Emblem Franchises, ...well...this is your game :) I'm all about gameplay, and this has what I expected and a little more in that aspect. Pros: + Giving orders to controlled/uncontrolled troops.....this is nice. This kind of existed in 'Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete Edition', but since you there's more named troops in your army, you can tell them to attack, guard location, guard other named troop, pair/unpair with another named troop, heal other named troop....its nice having a lot of options :) especially when win/lose conditions change during battle. This makes the more difficult mission swing to an even scale based on how good of Commander you are. + Pairing System to make your controlled and uncontrolled troops more powerful + The Double Special (Double Musou) attacks are flashy & fun. + The Crest System is a copypasta of the Hyrule Warriors, but still a nice implementation of using items you gain from battle. Helps you augment your troops to have a better advantage over the Weapon Triangle system. Cons: - Story.....not that I had much faith in the beginning to be WOW'd by the story of another Musou game, but It's there, it drives the narrative, sets the stage for each battle (since battles are the more likable feature). It's far-fetched and and put's unimaginative effort into how different FE characters exist in the same timeframe. Whatever, It's not a big deal to me, but those who like story, I believe you'll be disappointed. - No Online Multiplayer or Online Co-Op.....Wasn't in Hyrule Warriors, and it's not in this game. There's still 2 player couch play as long as you have an extra controller...it seems you can get around that by handing a joycon to player 2 but there's only one analog stick for movement, not 2nd for camera control...so I can imagine that's a little frustrating. All-in-all, a good game. If you already have Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild, then I recommend to pickup as your next title for your Switch library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fun Warriors game!

      Posted
      Crentist
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      If you've played a Warriors game then you know what to expect. Tons of enemies to hack and slash your way through and use your specials to wipe out a bunch of them at once. This one has two-player co-op after the first three missions. The frame rate can chug a bit, but their is an option for performance to turn down the visuals for a bit to get a higher frame rate-- though I wouldn't say it reaches 60 fps when playing co-op. Their are still some time when enemies would not be as populous in some areas if there are too many in the other player's area. Despite all that, the game is fun and still feels rewarding after tearing through thousands of enemies. The main differences between this game and other Warriors games are that the characters are obviously Fire Emblem themed. The weapon triangle also appears in this game, but with only a few exceptions, you don't need to worry too much about. You can also pair up two units together on the battlefield and they add a few extra benefits, including raising their support to get rare materials. You can also send your other characters commands to take over a base or to run away if things get too perilous for them. There are also quite a bit of missions to do in the History mode after completing the main story. Their are some collectables in the main story that you have to revisit and some on higher difficulties. You can also upgrade your characters a lot, and you will need a lot of materials dropped by the enemies and some received by characters through support leveling up. Overall, this game is fun to play with a friend that will make you feel like the hero you are playing without too much difficulty. It has a lot of things to unlock after the main story if you wish to pursue that, and DLC is to be released in the future. Pick it up if you want a great Warriors experience with some Fire Emblem themed characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great game for Warriors and Fire Emblem Fans

      Posted
      metayoshi
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      If you have played any Dynasty Warriors (Musou in Japanese) game or Hyrule Warriors, you kind of know the basic gist of the game. However, the Fire Emblem crossover allows this to be a lot more tactical, which makes me like this game a lot more than what Hyrule Warriors did for Zelda. The game allows you to pause the game, and command units to move to certain areas of the map, whether to defend a fort, capture a fort, or heal another character. It's basically like a semi real time strategy Fire Emblem game, where you can personally control a select few characters during the battle. You can switch any time between the playable characters, which is necessary because the classic Fire Emblem weapons triangle comes into play here. Need to take over a fort with a polearm defender? Switch to your axe user and take it over, while you can command your sword user(s) to move towards forts that give them an advantage. That's the basic gist of Fire Emblem Warriors, and it's executed very well. The last few comments I'll make are that the story is definitely on the weaker side, especially since they're crossing over characters from multiple Fire Emblem games, along with the fan service that came with Fire Emblem Awakening and Fates on the 3DS. Whether you think of that as a plus or not, it's up to you, but I'm personally not a fan of the deep otaku fan service, and I'm able to just push through it because the gameplay is just so good in this game. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a healthy mix of strategy and action, especially if you're a fan of the more recent Fire Emblem games. I don't think the Fire Emblem series and Warriors series could have been crossed over any better in terms of gameplay.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing "Warriors" Game

      Posted
      Pazer
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      Do you enjoy playing Dynasty Warriors? If yes, keep reading if no just stop, this game isn't going to change your mind. Also, for Fire Emblem fans, this game is not going to make you think as hard as a traditional Fire Emblem game. The features they brought over from Fire Emblem work well to allow your decisions over your army to feel like they matter more than a normal dynasty warriors game, but that isn't saying much. Fire Emblem Warriors ties a lot of features into a typical warriors game. My favorite of which is the high control-ability of your AI officers. You can direct your officers to defend, attack and even heal the various objectives on a map and they'll actually succeed! Gone are the days your named officer outright loses to a generic officer forcing you to run all the way across the map to secure an objective. As long as you are paying attention to the weapon triangle (Sword > Axe > Lance > Sword for anyone who isn't familiar with fire emblem) then you can confidently command your allies and manage objectives at a very respectable speed. Having said that the AI is still tragically bad when you actually are within eye sight to watch them. They will still attack at typical Dynasty Warrior speeds of once every 30 seconds or so making you wonder how they could ever conquer objectives as fast as they do when you aren't there to watch them. Outside of the AI the player controlled game play is very much dynasty warriors standard. Find your favorite character and combos and beat the tar out of everything you see. The campaign is about 10-15 hours long and I haven't finished the post-campaign content which requires replaying the campaign maps with new objectives.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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