5 MUST-PLAY Games of 2023 so far

5 MUST-PLAY Games of 2023 so far

 

Number 2. Fire Emblem Engage

 

5 MUST-PLAY Games of 2023 so far

 

Compared to other entries in Nintendo’s tactical RPG franchise, the latest installment in the Fire Emblem series has generated mixed reactions. While Fire Emblem Engage offers solid gameplay akin to anime chess, the writing and character design fail to match the high standards set by 2019’s landmark entry, Three Houses. As a result, the game serves as a litmus test for players seeking different elements in the series post-Three Houses.

If you prefer the series’ tactical combat at its most streamlined and efficient, then Fire Emblem Engage may be the game for you. However, if you’re looking for a storyline with the same level of meaningful intricacies and character development as Three Houses, it may fall short. Despite this, Fire Emblem Engage remains one of the better games released in the early months of 2023. Time will tell if it will hold up in gamers’ minds as the year progresses and game of the year ballots begin to circulate.