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Fire Emblem Warriors Review

Back when Hyrule Warriors came out, it blew my mind away. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to actual feel like Link was fighting an army of bad guys. This game, in essence a spiritual sequel to that game, continues many of the great parts (combat, forts/base capturing) from the first game, but comes up short in what I liked most about Hyrule Warriors. Hyrule felt amazing because you had these different bad guys from different era’s team up in kind of this Legion of Doom group and the story was amazing for what I was expecting. This game had cheesy dialogue, unbelievably peppy and optimistic characters (to the point of “this doesn’t feel remotely how a normal human would respond to this situation”), and just not really that great of a story.

Spoiler alert!!! Did anyone really NOT see the Darios going evil thing coming? That was more obvious than the DNC being rigged against Bernie. But the game treats you almost like a kid the whole time. Every world ending moment can be instantly erased with a “come on guys, let’s not give up!” comment, which is ludicrously horrible writing. Hyrule Warriors had much better writing. Aside from the story, the game had fantastic controls, graphics, and I really loved the art style they chose for this game. It was a blast to play (all 12 hours or so it took me to beat it casually, which is kind of short for a full priced game). Overall, this was not an original experience, but it was fun and was too quick to get old or repetitive. Here’s to hoping they focus a bit more on setting/story/dialogue for their next Nintendo game (which I’m sure will come).

Originality:  8 /20

Graphics:  10  /10

Art Style:  15  /15

Story:       15 /30

Music:       4 /5

Controls     5 /5

Is it fun?  15  /15

 

Total –

72 / 100

 

Non story–  81 / 100

 

 

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – 100

Warhammer: Total War = 98

Zelda Skyward Sword-98

Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle - 96

Shovel Knight – 95

Shadow of Mordor = 95

Zelda Breath of the Wild - 94

Hyrule Warriors – 93

Batman: Arkham Asylum - 93

Zelda Minish Cap – 92

Bayonetta 2 = 91 NR

Bayonetta (Wii U) – 91 NR

Zelda Oracle of Ages – 91

Metroid Fusion – 91

Paper Mario – 90

Overwatch – 90

Zelda Twilight Princess – 90

Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon - 90

Guildwars 2 – 89

Mario and Luigi: Dream Team – 89

Shadow of War - 88

Pokemon X – 88

Kid Icarus Uprising – 88

Darksiders 2 - 88

Fire Emblem Awakening – 88

Super Mario Odyssey - 87

Portal 2 – 87

Portal – 87

Assassin’s Creed 4 Wii U – 86

Zelda Windwaker HD – 86

Mario and Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story – 86  

Mass Effect - 84

Super Mario Maker = 84

Dishonored - 84

Animal Crossing New Leaf – 84

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark - 84

Paper Mario Sticker Star – 83

Rome 2: Total War - 83

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds-83

Mario and Luigi Paper Jam - 82

Batman Arkham Knight - 81

Batman: Arkham Origins – 81

Mario and Luigi: Super Star Saga – 80

Trine – 80

Zelda: A Link to the Past – 78

Civilization 6 – 77

Mass Effect 3 – 77

Xenoblade Chronicles 3ds - 76

Mass Effect 2 – 76

Mr. Shifty - 74

Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 74

Black Ops 2 - 74

Rome: Total War-74

Yoshie’s Wooly World – 73

Super Mario 3d land – 72

Diablo 3 – 72

Fire Emblem Warriors - 72

Just Cause - 71

Paper Monster Uncut (Wii U) - 70

Red Alert 3 – 70

Xenoblade Chronicles X - 70

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze - 68

Snake pass - 66

New Super Mario Bros. U – 66

New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 57

Assassins Creed 3 – 57 NR

Player Unknown Battlegrounds – 53

Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition – 53

Mighty Gunvolt Burst - 47

Puzzles and Dragons Z: Mario Edition - 46

Kirby Squeak Squad – 43

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3d – 42

Yoshi’s New Island - 27

Project X Zone - 18

 

NR means Not Recommended based on inappropriateness.

 

Non Story – A score that has nothing to do with story, for those of you with less narrative concerns.