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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes - Initial thoughts

So I am about 9 hours in so far, on chapter 5 doing the Black Eagles route, and I am having trouble getting invested in it. Fire Emblem Three Houses is in my top 10, I spent 440 hours in Fodlan. I loved almost everything about the game. I always thought it would be amazing to get a Warriors spin-off set in Fodlan, and when we were first shown this game in February, I was beyond excited.

My initial hope for Three Hopes was for it to be an alternate story where all Three Houses combine for a 'good ending' for all the lead characters. But the way that it is split into three again, it just feels like a much inferior alternative to Three Houses. So far, I just feel like important plot points in Three Houses are revealed so quickly it feels insignificant. I don't quite feel the stakes that I felt playing Three Houses. 

Also kind of disappointed by the lack of S-support conversations... I know it is a trivial complaint. But it seems strange to not include it.

Gameplay wise this does not disappoint at all. I have loved this style of game since I was introduced with Hyrule Warriors. I hope to see more Nintendo IP get the Warriors treatment.

Maybe I am being too critical. I am only on chapter 5 so far. Maybe it ends well... But those are just my thoughts.

What are your thoughts on this game?



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FarleyMcFirefly said:

So I am about 9 hours in so far, on chapter 5 doing the Black Eagles route, and I am having trouble getting invested in it. Fire Emblem Three Houses is in my top 10, I spent 440 hours in Fodlan. I loved almost everything about the game. I always thought it would be amazing to get a Warriors spin-off set in Fodlan, and when we were first shown this game in February, I was beyond excited.

My initial hope for Three Hopes was for it to be an alternate story where all Three Houses combine for a 'good ending' for all the lead characters. But the way that it is split into three again, it just feels like a much inferior alternative to Three Houses. So far, I just feel like important plot points in Three Houses are revealed so quickly it feels insignificant. I don't quite feel the stakes that I felt playing Three Houses. 

Also kind of disappointed by the lack of S-support conversations... I know it is a trivial complaint. But it seems strange to not include it.

Gameplay wise this does not disappoint at all. I have loved this style of game since I was introduced with Hyrule Warriors. I hope to see more Nintendo IP get the Warriors treatment.

Maybe I am being too critical. I am only on chapter 5 so far. Maybe it ends well... But those are just my thoughts.

What are your thoughts on this game?

For the most part, my feelings were along the same lines. Unfortunately, if you feel that way now, I doubt your opinions will change as you play it more. The gameplay is good if you like Warriors, and while the overall story fell a bit flat, there are some good character interactions to enjoy. I had a fairly good time once my expectations were lowered.



Not sure what you expected. These are still the same characters, so you already know them and consequently all the "revelations" in the story will be less impactful than in Three Houses, because you've experienced these twists and turns of events before.

I've finished the Black Eagles path and am now halfway through the Blue Lions path. There's not much that has really bothered me yet. One thing is the once-per-playthrough item that you can give to just about any character, the other thing is the leveling up mechanic for combat skills (those used by pressing R+Y or R+X). I wish these skills would work like in a pool for all characters, so regardless of who used them, they would level up for everyone else too; or that the AI-controlled characters in combat would use these skills on their own based on a general strategy setting. But as it is, it's already very time-consuming to level them up for a single character.



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