Review

Fire Emblem Engage is a great strategy game, but can’t quite match Three Houses

The long-awaited Switch follow-up largely strips back its social life for a fast-paced, action-heavy adventure

Key Credits
Genki Yokota (Producer), Nami Komuro (Writer)
3 / 5
Fire Emblem Engage is a great strategy game, but can’t quite match Three Houses

Fire Emblem Engage is a great strategy game, but we don’t think it’s a great modern Fire Emblem game. Whether the reverence for the social elements of Three Houses came as a surprise to the team or not, the dearth of those moments in Engage makes it feel like it’s missing half of its core at times. While the anniversary cameos will please the hardcore fans at first, we worry that, much like the weak social aspects, their largely minor impact on the game itself will disappoint.

  • Excellent turn-based combat
  • Plenty of variety
  • Well designed characters and locations
  • Thin social elements
  • Weak dialogue
  • Uneven difficulty curve
3 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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