Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Deep, strategy-focused RPG has violence, skimpy outfits.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+


My son told me this game was not violent, and HE LIED!!! This game has alcohol, and allows kids to visit A BAR!!! This is a very violent game, and involves stabbing people and death!!! Also, characters curse very often, and the female characters are basically naked!!! My son is punished now, and I flushed the game down the toilet. DO NOT BUY!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

I don't get what the complaints are about

The fatigue system doesn't make the game harder since consumables are abundant (plus you only need one to refill your entire party at a Statue of Mila). Character outfits aren't "skimpy", and even on Classic mode character deaths are merely a formality so long as you properly understand when and where to use Mila's Turnwheel. Frankly, Echoes isn't a hard FE game, but it does gradually increase in difficulty as the game proceeds. Oddly, I found that only the Terrors enemy type acted with any intelligence, and even still, enemies will occasionally hesitate to finish off already vulnerable units. Simply put, its a good game worth a look for any fans of earlier FE games, or of FE Heroes. P.S.: use a pitchfork and reclass Boey into a mercenary in chapter 2. you'll thank me later.

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