Review: Fire Emblem Engage explained to parents (preview)

What parents need to know

Fire Emblem Engage is a turn-based tactical strategy game. Summon classic characters from the Fire Emblem series and recruit them to your team. Fight to protect the four kingdoms of the fallen Dragon and preserve the peace of the continent of Elyos.

Our full review is available here.

Fire Emblem Engage Boxart Share ScreenRelease date: 20 January 2023

Developed by: Intelligent Systems
Published by:Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

Game Type : Tactical role-playing game

Average duration of a game: 1 hour

Estimated total duration of the game: to come.

Themes: War, politics, fighting, magic, fantasy.

Business model:
Just need to buy the game once.

Languages available:
Texts: French and English
Voice: English only

Number of players:
1 player

Available:
– in digital format (download on the console)
-in physical format

The game was provided for review by the publisher. It does not influence our opinion.
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Violence, fear, nudity?
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Many fights between the main characters and hordes of monsters. Characters may get hurt, appear tired, or die. Effects of fire, ice, electricity and wind in some attacks. Some characters have quite a scary appearance.

Difficulty
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To come. Games in the Fire Emblem series usually offer the following features:

  • Several levels of difficulty.
  • Two game modes: beginner mode and classic mode. In the beginner mode, units defeated in combat get up once the battle is over. In the classic mode, defeated units are lost forever.
Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The game uses a turn-based system. There are no button combinations to press at the same time, and the player can take all his time to enter the controls. However, the game sequences between fights require walking in an environment where you have to control the camera. Having to orient the camera with the right stick constantly can confuse people who are not used to 3D games.

Minimum reading level required
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Great story elaborated with many dubbed dialogues. To understand the mechanics of the game, you have to read many tutorials.

Language level used
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All the language of combat, destruction, provocation, friendship, courage.

Positive message
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The female and male characters fight on equal terms. However, the female characters have more revealing clothing than the male characters.

Additional costs ?
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For now, the game is paid for acquisition, but the publisher is used to offering multiple extensions (DLC) to its games after release.

Principle of the game

You participate in bird’s-eye view battles in which you decide what actions to perform for each of the characters, one at a time. You start with a dozen characters in your team. As you progress through the game, you get new ones. You can focus on battles that advance the main story, but you can also do optional fights that give certain bonuses (money, rare items, etc.).

Local game mode

To come. At the moment, the only game mode announced is the main story.

Online game mode

To come.

Trailer

More information about the game: Official page of the game on nintendo’s website

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