Review: Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes – Musou Magic That Ranks Among The Best

Dynasty Worriers.

With the success of the likes of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Persona 5 Strikers and, of course, 2017’s Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch, it should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that Omega Force, the developer behind the long-running Warriors franchise, is intent on continuing to serve up more zany crossovers that mix its spectacular Musou mayhem with aspects of whichever series it happens to be teaming up with this time around.

The first Fire Emblem Warriors was a mostly successful melding of Warrior’s signature mass brawls and the relationship-building and strategy elements for which Intelligent Systems’ tactical RPGs are best known. Now, some five years later, we’re being treated to a follow-up that takes the entire cast of the hugely popular Fire Emblem: Three Houses and flings them headlong into hack-and-slash battle. Is it mostly more of the same? Well, yes — Musou gonna Musou — but crucially this second bite at the cherry fixes the first game’s biggest flaw by providing a twisting, turning narrative that’s a huge improvement over the serviceable but uninspired story delivered in 2017.

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