Fire Emblem: Awakening First Impressions

Fire Emblem: Awakening First Impressions

After finishing Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for the 3DS and starting the mobile phone game, Fire Emblem: Heroes, I was told to go play Fire Emblem: Awakening for the 3DS. It’s my first true Fire Emblem game, and I’m so far loving it. Then again, Awakening is a very popular Fire Emblem game to love.

The Game

In Fire Emblem: Awakening, you play a tactician who awakens in a world that is foreign to them. Depending on what you choose, your character can be male or female. Mine is a female with red hair. For right now, I’ll call her Robin the default name. Robin finds herself in a field, surrounded by Chrom, Lissa and Frederick. She has no memory of herself except for her name, and that she can fight. Despite Fredrick’s warnings, Chrom makes Robin his tactician for fighting battles.

Robin finds that Chrom and Lissa are the prince and princess of Ylisse and are the siblings of Emmeryn the Exalt aka Queen of Ylisse. Even though Emmeryn does nothing but to try to bring peace to her country, there are many who would rather wage a war upon it. Luckily, there is a time traveler who also comes to help who goes by the name of Marth. Beyond that, I don’t know what’s going on or what will happen.

The Feels

So far, I’m really liking Fire Emblem: Awakening. The game mechanics are strategy based and so far are easy and fun. Plus, the story is intriguing. However, the thing I love most about this game is the support system. It’s when characters who fight out on the field next to each other, start to form a bond. There’s a ranking system of the closeness and fondness each one of them has for each other. Unfortunately, girls can’t marry girls and same goes for boys and boys.

However, it’s fun to see the different interactions the characters have between one another. After fighting Chrom in Fire Emblem: Heroes, I developed a bit of a crush on him so I automatically had Chrom and Robin fighting along side each other until Chrom dropped the “love” word. They just can’t get married yet due to war.

However I love experimenting with the other characters as well. Right now, I’m loving the interactions between Miriel and Kellam and Miriel and Stahl. They’re vastly entertaining and Miriel preforms little experiments on both of them.

Thus, this is what I’ll be doing for the next month or two on my 3DS. Yes, I’ll be fighting wars but I’ll also be match making. Who knew that match making would be so much fun?!

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