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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review - Omega Force's best game in years won't convert everyone

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is Omega Force's finest musou yet. Find out why in our full review.

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes might be the finest musou you can play today, but is that enough?

The Fire Emblem: Three Houses universe that Three Hopes inhabits also allows for a fun blend of medieval-inspired weapon-based combat alongside more fantastical magic abilities, and unleashing a team-up attack where your spell caster sends enemies into the air while your melee characters deal huge damage is just as fun the fiftieth time as it is the first time.

Building a better soldier

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review - Omega Force's best game in years won't convert everyoneFire Emblem’s inclusion of magic makes it feel chaotic and flashy.

You’ll need all of your abilities, too, because aside from rank and file soldiers, you’ll also do battle with tougher officers, named characters, and demonic beasts.

While the latter won’t give next week’s Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak a run for its money, these monsters have set weaknesses to certain weapon types. In early missions, you can wail on them with a sword and push through their guard, but it’s not long before you’re hot-swapping between characters to bring them down.

It’s understanding these mechanics that will help you turn our double-digit combos into triple and quadruple digits, and building those combos and burning through missions more quickly will earn additional XP.

As in Three Houses, this levels your warriors and unlocks additional abilities and stat buffs to help them survive encounters. It’s worth noting that, no, Permadeath isn’t on by default, but Three Houses veterans may enjoy the additional spice it offers to tougher encounters.

7.5/10

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is Omega Force’s finest musou yet, with a fun tactical layer added to the sword-swinging gameplay that keeps fans coming back.

Three Houses fans will love the chance to spend more time with that game’s characters, too.

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch


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