Fire Emblem Fates Birthright 3DS Review

Graphics

The graphics in fire emblem fates looks stunning for a 3d’s title. The game still has the 2-D sprites which look great too but they have improved the 3d characters by a mile and the new character textures just look stunning. Overall the game was greatly improved in terms of graphics which is a good thing. 85/100

Music 

The music in fire emblem fates is very soothing and relaxing to listen to. Each and every soundtrack sounds great and it literally hypes me up every time i prepare for battle. The battle theme is fantastic too probably the best fire emblem battle theme in my opinion. 87/100

Controls

I am not a very  big fan of tactic rpg’s and I must confess i do find them a tad bit confusing but even though i find fire emblem fates a bit confusing it still feels like I know what I am doing. Anyways the control’s in fire emblem fates is  great and while it can be very confusing for some you can still understand what to do and as you play through the gameplay you would start to understand how to play the game properly. 83/100 

Story 

The player will take on the role of an Avatar who was born to Hoshido royalty, but raised by the Nohr royal family. On the brink of war, the player must choose whether to follow the destiny tied to their birthplace or the fate bound to the country that raised them. Siding with the Hoshido kingdom will involve the player defending it from the invading Nohr kingdom. Aligning with the Nohr kingdom will involve the player in a revolution within the Nohr kingdom. There is an option to not align with either path; this will reveal a new story responsible for the events of Fire Emblem Fates. During the events of all three paths, the Avatar faces many problems along the way, forcing them to make hard choices throughout the story, some of which result in the death of certain characters.

Having come of age, the Avatar is sent by Garon on missions against the Hoshidan army. They end up going to Hoshido after their companion Gunter falls into a chasm when Hans suddenly attacks him. Wandering in shock, they are captured by Rinkah. Recognized as one of the Hoshido royal family, the Avatar is brought to meet their relatives at the capital city, along with Azura. Nohr soldiers then attack the city, with a hooded assassinwho attempts to kill the Avatar. Mikoto, the Avatar’s biological mother and queen of Hoshido, shields them at the cost of her life. In the aftermath, the Avatar comes into possession of a legendary sword called Yato, said to belong to the one who will save the world.

In the opening battle between the two kingdoms, the Avatar’s two families meet, and the Avatar is forced to choose between Hoshido and Nohr. In the Birthright and Conquest routes, the Avatar chooses either  their hereditary or adopted family respectively. This causes them to be denounced by the other side, and they are gradually forced to fight them. In the Birthright route, the Avatar helps their Hoshido kin defend their country from invasion by the Nohr. WhileCamilla and Leo are spared after their fights with the Avatar, Elise is killed when she attempts to stop the Avatar and Xander fighting. Broken, Xander lets himself die. 85/100

Cinematic’s

The cinematic’s in fire emblem fates is outstanding. I was very shocked when i saw the cinematic’s in this game. This game probably has the best cinematic’s out of any 3DS game it just looks stunning in my opinion and makes the game more enjoyable. 92/100

Gameplay

The gameplay in fire emblem fates is fantastic, yes i hate tactical rpg’s but the gameplay in this game makes me forget it’s a tactical rpg because i love thinking about what i am going to do next to beat the enemies. The family tree for fire emblem fates Birthright is great but i do prefer conquest family tree because of the dark feel it has. The gameplay in fire eblem birthright is a lot easier then fire emblem conquest. The romantic routes in the game are fantastic and it reminds me of fallout a lot. Fire emblem fates birthright is still very grindy and it can be challenging but it’s not as grindy as fire emblem conquest which is fine. Overall the gameplay is great and birthright is a lot lighter and cheery then conquest. If you love a challenge get conquest and if you enjoy a lighter challenge get birthright. 88/100

Content

Fire emblem fates is a very grindy rpg so you definitely won’t finish it in one day. The game has a bunch of unforgettable content and the romantic routes is a little nice touch to the game. I did not play awakening so this is my first fire emblem game and to be honest i was not disappointed. This is fantastic and even though I have never played a fire emblem game playing this game already makes me a fan i legit cannot wait for the next installment. 87/100

 

Verdict = 607/700 = 87% = A = Outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. I am currently playing through Conquest. I agree that Birthright is the easier of the two.

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