Fire Emblem Engage

released on Jan 20, 2023

Become the Divine Dragon and save the continent of Elyos!

Summon valiant heroes like Marth & Celica alongside a new cast of characters and engage in turn-based, tactical combat against a great evil in this new Fire Emblem story.

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Game is pretty mid (actual definition). Mechanically it's fun the first time around but very exhausting on repeat playthroughs. Mostly this game is way too long for what it is narrative wise and a good chunk of the endgame maps are WAAAAAAAAAAAY too long. Which sucks because I think early game the maps are really fucking good. The soundtrack is also a low point for me, because the last 2 games had some of the best soundtracks in the whole franchise, but this game just kinda uses the same motif over and over at nauseum.
The overworld is also MUCH worse, it's not as customizable or brief as My Castle but also not as in depth or narratively engaging (lol) as Garreg Mach, it's this weird middle ground where it's kinda just bad in both areas. It's a time sink that doesn't matter that much and could have just been replaced by a menu. I do like some of the characters like Hortensia, Goldmary, Alfred, and others, but I'd say a good 75% of the cast is kinda just there. Overall the game just kinda makes me sad since I think it def could have been better.

idc what people say i had a BALL playing this

I love this game. Fire Emblem Engage is easily one of my favorite games that I have played this year. There are a couple of draw backs but it doesn't take away from the experience especially if the user enjoys combat. I played this game 3 times, 1 time in hard mode, and the last 2 times in Maddening Difficulty. I'm currently on my 4th, about halfway in.

good game didn't finish it but sure will get back to it

Classic FE. Waaaaaay better than 3H in my opinion

I don't like the nostalgia pandering, the engage mechanic as a whole, and maybe im just tired of the fire emblem franchise at this point. Tired of working hard to clear a map for the "reward?" of talking to/dating anime cutouts and being told evil bad good is good