2010-2020: Reviewing This Decade of Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem Three HousesYes it’s not 2020 at all, and there could be a new Fire Emblem game or spinoff announced for 2020. BUT with Three Houses’ release and DLC coming down the line for it, I feel it’s safe to say this decade of Fire Emblem has wrapped up. Guess that means it’s time to take a look back at one of the most harrowing but most successful decade for the tactical RPG franchise.

The Numbers (13)

Remakes: New Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Mainline Games: Awakening, Fates, Three Houses
Spinoffs: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Warriors
Misc: Super Smash Bros (Wii U, Ultimate), Fire Emblem: Cipher, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, Project X Zone 2

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The Fire Emblem Fates Review

Fire Emblem FatesFor the 14th installment of one of Nintendo’s best series, Fire Emblem, Fates made promises to the player on January 14, 2015. It kept some promises and broken others. Despite some questionable localization decisions, storytelling, and DLC transactions, there’s a ton of fun to be had with this game.

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Avoiding Fire Emblem Fates Spoilers is Like Trying To Avoid Paying Your Monthly Rent

FEIt’s nearly impossible to do so, unless your landlord sucks, you got scandalous pictures, or you’re all chubby chubby. That last one’s hard to do.

Still, I’ve been reading as much about FE Fates without getting spoiled much on a lot of things, and based on what I hear, sounds about as ambitious an effort that IS has put forth since FE4 or FE10. Reading this Iwata Asks is really, really fascinating stuff too.

So, aside from the skinship stuff I’ve heard so far, I’m hyped for this addition to the Fire Emblem franchise. Maybe if we’re lucky they can sneak this in at the end of 2015, or before Christmas or something.

(Oh, and please, for those who have played the game in JP, no spoilers!)