We took a final look at Fire Emblem Engage ahead of its January 20 release date for Nintendo Switch and found a loving tribute to nonexistent nostalgia. Previewed by Kalani Newman.
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Foreign 's favorite anime chess simulator is Back and better than ever as I played Fire Emblem engage it felt great Returning to the classic turn-based Strategy combat that we haven't seen Since 2019's three houses what Immediately stood out to me was the Visual upgrade in the overall Presentation of the game it looks super Clean in 2022 plus the more I dove into The single chapter I was allowed to play The more I realized how fun and Innovative gameplay has become with each New entry in the franchise however what I'm left wondering is whether or not Developer intelligence systems is too Reliant on a Nostalgia that may not Exist with many fans What was Apparent from my time playing a Near final build was that the game is Practically done or rather anything you Would expect from a finished Fire Emblem Game is there and looks beautiful to say The least there's an intention to detail With how the game is presented that Feels new for the series something about The animation when your units prepare For battle is a nice Touch compared to The still images of games past and the Action creeps even more into anime fight Territory every time I see it I also loved how all of your units stats Abilities Etc are visible on the bottom
Of the screen instead of having to Navigate through multiple menus this Made for the Tactical aspect of combat Easier to plan out knowing immediately For example who would outspeed who The most advertised additions to Gameplay are the 12 emblem Rings which Summon Lords from fire emblem's past to Help with the battles by providing stat Boosts weapon options and much more In practice it felt reminiscent of the Pair up mechanic introducing Awakening But this time as an equippable item Every unit gets a design mashup when you Engage with each Ring's Lord and the Ones I saw had me wanting to try out Every combination possible this also Might be good news for those who have Strong opinions about the design of the Main character how the emblem Rings Affected My overall strategy felt Familiar yet different enough that it's A welcome change to the core of Fire Emblem combat yeah Since these emblem Rings summon Different main characters from the History of Fire Emblem it begs the Question will people play specifically For this concept A Fire Emblem game Wasn't brought to the West until the Seventh one the Blazing blade yet Intelligent system seems expectant of Players to Rejoice over the return of Older characters such as sigurd and leaf
Beyond those who play the mobile version Heroes and those who poked around the Bonus modes of the past couple Installments these names are most likely Unfamiliar as a fan of this series I Enjoyed the concept and use of the Emblem ring so perhaps this is the Introduction to the vast history of Fire Emblem characters that aren't just sore Users that is needed for a wider Audience I managed to beat the entirety of Chapter 5 in the time that I was Allotted to play and my conclusion is That if the rest of the gameplay is like This demo then engage will be one of the Best playing Modern Fire Emblem games The story on the other hand remains to Be seen I can at least say for sure that I can't wait to get my hands on the rest Of it when it drops on Nintendo switch On January 20th for more from the world Of Nintendo don't miss the latest clip From the Super Mario Brothers movie and For everything else in the world of Gaming and entertainment stick with IGN