Parents' Guide to

Fire Emblem Warriors

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun yet flawed action role-playing vs. thousands of foes.

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Only hardcore fans of this game's core franchises may get something out of this title, because they'd be willing to overlook some of its issues. It's not bad -- laying waste to thousands of soldiers with well-timed chained attacks is gratifyingly fun -- but repetition, technical glitches, and questionable AI take away from the overall experience. Indeed, it's the epic battlefield combat sequences that will keep you glued to your Switch or 3DS, especially as you experiment with different heroes, paired fighters, and special abilities. Familiar Fire Emblem characters look more mature in this Dynasty Warriors-influenced battle game, and will be exciting to use in these kinds of large-scale battles. The game looks great, with so many soldiers or creatures all tossed in the air simultaneously, but you can expect the frame rate to slow down considerably to process all of this action. Oddly, some cut-scenes cause the game to slow down, too.

Another issue is that after you complete a few missions, you'll likely get a sense of déjà vu. That, along with some awkward camera angles and less-than-intelligent artificial intelligence (AI), makes the game feel less polished. What's particularly frustrating about the dumb AI -- with your allies who don't do what they're instructed to do -- is the fact that there's no multiplayer option in this game. Fire Emblem Warriors isn't horrible. It's genuinely fun at times. But overall, it's a slightly above-average brawler that attempts to borrow the best from Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors. But it could've been a much better experience, perhaps with more time to polish it.

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