Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest


Tyler Jorgensen

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is one part of a larger story that covers all three games. The other two games are Birthright, and Revelation. Conquest and Birthright have physical copies as well as digital copies. Revelation is the only game of the three that is only sold through the Nintendo Eshop. The story of Conquest follows you siding with Nohr in the war against Hoshido. You fight the people who you once considered family and try to bring an end to the war. There are some parts of the larger story that you will miss if you only play this version of the game.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is a strategy game that has you picking and choosing who is going to fight what or who is going to retreat. Fire emblem is known for a feature where defeated units are forever unavailable in the next chapter. You can still choose this difficulty (known as Classic), but Fates has made it so that you can play on a lower difficulty where defeated units will return in the next battle. Conquest has no grinding, This makes it harder because you have to be careful who you let get all the experience during the battles. They did this to make Conquest feel more like the original games in the series. That is why if you have never played a Fire Emblem game before I recommend you play Birthright first instead of playing Conquest.

Conquest follows its predecessor Fire Emblem: Awakening in allowing you to create your own character. This character can be male or female and you can decide how they look and sound. Also, like Awakening, you can get married and have kids and build relationships. Depending who the parents are for the kids can determine what stats they have and what skills they can learn. These units can only be unlocked when their parents get married.

All in all, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest is a must-play for anybody who is looking for a challenge and an engaging story with fun gameplay. Anybody who owns a 3DS should pick this game after they have finished Birthright. That is why I am giving this game a 9.4/ 10. I am looking forward to completing the story of Fates in Revelation and Birthright.

Pros: You get a large cast of cool characters, You can have kids, You can alter the map.

Cons: You only get half of the real story, you need the buy the other two games to get a better idea of what’s going on in the game, This game had a lot of cheap deaths in it.