Thank God it’s Friday! How was everyone’s week?
Joining in on Miketendo’s #FireEmblemWeek, I’m still riding high on the Fire Emblem hype that’s come with the announcement of all the new games. Did anyone else get Fire Emblem Heroes for mobile devices yet? Or do some of you prefer the full games, like in my list down below? Please note that I have not played every Fire Emblem game to date and that the below list is just my personal favorites.
5. Sacred Stones
The Sacred Stones was my first foray into the Fire Emblem world, and I’ve never regretted it. I remember picking this up from Toys R Us ages ago and, while I was a little apprehensive of the perma-death aspect of the game, I still decided to give it a go. It was a fantastic challenge, especially when I made myself restart battles whenever one of my soldiers died or I hadn’t managed to recruit a character to my army. I’ll always be thankful to this little game for introducing me to one of my favorite game series!
4. Path of Radiance
Path of Radiance is the Fire Emblem game that sticks out the most in my mind. It was one of the stories that I really dived into and I found myself being completely invested in the characters and the war of races and kingdoms that was a pivotal point in the story line. The various character classes, especially the laguz, were my favorite part of this game.
3. The Blazing Sword
The first Fire Emblem game to make its way west, The Blazing Sword introduced the franchise to this side of the world. While it wasn’t the first Fire Emblem game I’ve played, it was still one of my first experiences with Fire Emblem, and it was a delight to learn all about some of the most famous characters in the franchise, like Lyn, Hector, and Eliwood. Having the characters occasionally talk to you, the avatar, was awesome too!
Conquest is ahead of Birthright mostly due to the added challenge that it brought to the Fates trio of Fire Emblem games. The battle maps had a plethora of different clear challenges aside from the usual rout all the enemy, such as escape with all your units and survive for a certain number of turns. I enjoyed this side of the story a bit more as well, as well the character classes and weapons.
Awakening’s story line really captured my attention. Zombies (okay, so they’re called Risen), time travel, heroes from the past and future, and the avatar having an active role in everything going on. There wasn’t a character I didn’t enjoy raising in my army, including the children units, who had a role in the plot itself as well. It also had my favorite version of my favorite character class, thief and assassin! The customization of the avatar and reclassing ability for the units in the game give Awakening one of the best replay values of the franchise.
What are some of your favorite Fire Emblem games?