Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jul 262019

I’ve never played a Fire Emblem game.

The closest I’ve come is about 30 minutes I played of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

I don’t remember disliking the game, but I was in the mood for something shorter at the time, so I quit and never went back to it.

(Although I switched to Metroid Fusion, which I didn’t finish until last year, so who knows?)

While checking my 3DS Activity Log (a feature I wish Nintendo would bring to the Switch, since it’s far superior to the vague time tracking the Switch uses), I noticed I also played about 30 minutes of the demo for Fire Emblem Awakening. I don’t remember it at all, but since I didn’t buy Awakening, the demo must not have won me over.

Now Fire Emblem: Three Houses is out, and it’s getting stellar reviews.

The game is getting so much praise, I’m tempted to pick it up and really give the Fire Emblem series a try. Of course, I’m mainly interested in the story and characters, which I’ve seen positive feedback about so far.

What do you think? Should I pick up Three Houses as my first Fire Emblem game?

If you want posts like this delivered straight to your inbox, enter your email in the box below to subscribe!

  12 Responses to “Should I play Fire Emblem: Three Houses?”

  1. I have played a few Fire Emblem games, mostly the Wii one. I always got so paranoid about the permadeath but I enjoyed the strategy, story, and the character relationships within the game.

  2. Well, I’m asking the same exact question you are, except I have played earlier Fire Emblem games, and don’t know if Three Houses will be closer to the games I like, or the games I loathe.

    (Click my name to read more about my scenario… which prominently links your post as the first hyperlink.)

    In any case, you should play fellow Intelligent Systems title Paper Mario: Color Splash first.

  3. […] three weeks ago, I asked for opinions on whether I should play Fire Emblem: Three Houses and mentioned that I’d tried Fire Emblem: […]

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>