Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Review we attempt to uncover the fates of the three powers in a different story set in the universe of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Command vast forces in real-time battles that blend the strategy of Fire Emblem with action-packed Warriors-style gameplay to unravel the diverging paths of Fódlan’s new future

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 13.4GB download size.
  • Action fighting gameplay.
  • Japanese and English voice-over language.
  • Can rebind controls and Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • 3 difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Two game modes – Casual (fallen units respawn) and Classic (permadeath to units).
  • Two play styles – Slow and steady or quick and efficient. Affects what tutorial and story pop-ups you get, level-up screens, etc.
  • 8 save slots.
  • Beautifully animated cutscenes.
  • Male or female avatars.
  • Text conversations can be fast-forwarded, auto-advanced, and skipped. You can hide the Ui and/or show a full-text log.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Multiple choice encounters.
  • Auto saves regularly.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The game plays like the Dynasty Warriors games.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • Combo counter.
  • You can lock onto elite/captain enemies.
  • Build up special attacks.
  • Clear easy read Ui.
  • Loot and items will drop from enemies.
  • The impressive amount of on-screen enemies.
  • Bookmark saving is just a fancy way of saying quick save where it’s deleted upon loading.
  • Strongholds are controlled by a team and killing the captain has you take control and get the healing buff.
  • At any time bring up the moves list that shows a video demonstration.
  • Stun gauge is on every elite enemy and depleting this from attacks allows you to then finish them.
  • Class and affinities take effect and can make fights easier or harder.
  • Instantly swap between characters in your group.
  • Vulneraries are used to restore health.
  • Minimap along with a big proper map.
  • Assign team members to fights/objectives or use auto battle.
  • Loot and items drop from enemies.
  • The awakening gauge fills as you collect tonics and execute a critical rush and once full and activated, you become Invincible with stronger attacks and bonus combos.
  • Earn EXP and increase your stats.
  • MVP is the award given at the end of a battle and the MVP gets a bonus exp.
  • Use combat arts and magic to earn exp and level them up. (basically special moves)
  • Camp – in between battles you have a free roam camp to engage in conversations and answering encounters correctly will reward support points that increase your bond and make them better in battle.
  • Pick your house from Leicester Alliance Golden Deer, Arestian Empire Black Eagles, and Holy Kingdom Of Faerghus Blue Lions.
  • The House you pick dictates the olaystyle and the team you have available.
  • Treasure chests can appear in a battle, find the key to open it, use a character to break it for fewer rewards and if the enemy gets to it then they can steal it all.
  • Bonus optional side missions can be triggered.
  • Monster fights are awesome, on a Monster Hunter scale, the monsters are huge and they have layers to them but they are satisfying.
  • Combines fast paced action with a more tactical approach.
  • Amiibo support.
  • Saves from other Fire Emblem games will give you bonus rewards.

Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes Review Cons:

  • Long initial load time.
  • Plays like so many other games in the series.
  • Slow starter with a lot of pop-ups and story drops.
  • Combat is button mashy.
  • The a slight slowdown in places.
  • So much to take in and keep a track of.
  • A lot of story cutscenes and interactions.
  • If you give up on the story for whatever reason, you will still have a lot of skipping cutscenes to do.
  • The camp staff is kinda plain and just a checklist.
  • When interacting with people they don’t actually move towards you or anything.
  • The game loop is very repetitive.

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Fire Emblem Warriors Three Hopes:

Official website.

Developer: KOEI TECMO

Publisher: Nintendo

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!