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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

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Release: / 2022/June 24
Publisher: Nintendo/Koei
Developer: Omega Force
Genre: Action, Adventure, Genres, Nintendo Switch Categories, Role-playing, Strategy, Switch Reviews, Tactical
PEGI: 12+
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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the latest game in the Fire Emblem and “Nintendo” Warriors series.

The games have, so far, combined Nintendo and the Warriors gameplay successfully. So how is Three Hopes? Is it a good game? Will Fire Emblem fans like it?

Here is our review of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes for the Nintendo Switch!

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is set in the same world as Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The three houses and all of the same characters return along with a brand-new main character. This time, the main character is a mercenary who happens upon the leaders of the three houses.

It doesn’t take long for him to be recruited into the school from Three Houses and for him to pick a house. Depending on what house you pick, you’ll encounter different characters and see different events take place. Three Hopes has as much replay value as Three Houses.

Not only that but Three Hopes feels like a true Fire Emblem game.  The story and the characters feel right in line with Three Houses. And the Warrior style battles, while not Three Houses like, still feel like a Fire Emblem experience with strategies for some battles and weapon and ability choices having a real impact on how you fight.

The button combo system works very well, and the game’s job/level up system is a lot like Three Houses. Three Hopes has the best Warriors battle system so far.

Building a Base

That said, the best thing about Three Hopes isn’t the story, characters, or the combat. The best part is your base where you can walk around, talk to characters, take part in special events, and upgrade characters, equipment, and even the base itself.

There is so much to do out of battle. Like Three Houses, Three Hopes does limit you some with points to spend on events and training. Still, you can shop and talk to a lot of the characters at the base apart from the points.

The base is extremely impressive. Yes, Three Houses had this too but this base is something you would not expect in a Warriors game. The developers went the extra mile with Three Hopes.

Usually, in Warriors games, there will be a world map where you do everything. Three Hopes has a wonderful world map too! This is where you pick your battles, but you can sometimes stop by houses to pick up bonuses or find special events available via the map. There are a lot of optional or special battles too. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is a fantastic game. It looks great too.

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the best looking Warriors game. It looks just as good as Fire Emblem Three Houses, especially the characters. The battlegrounds could look a bit better and have more variety but even so, this game looks excellent.

As for the game’s music, it’s what you’d expect from a Fire Emblem game: epic and intense at times. There aren’t any tunes that really stick out but it’s all very well done. And the voice acting is spectacular. If you loved the voice acting in Three Houses, then you’ll be more than happy with it here.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review – Conclusion

If you liked Fire Emblem Three Houses at all, then you’ll want to play Three Hopes right this second. While it doesn’t have the traditional Fire Emblem battle system, it is still a very deep and very worthy sequel to Three Houses. It is also a must-play for any Fire Emblem fan.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes is the best Nintendo “Warriors” game so far and one of the best Fire Emblem games available.

The combat isn’t the traditional turn-based strategy affair but if you give it a chance, it should win you over and the story/base gameplay will absolutely capture the attention of Fire Emblem Three Houses fans. Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes is a fantastic game.

Thank you to Nintendo Canada for providing a digital code for this review. Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes is now available via retail and on the Nintendo Switch eshop!

 

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