If you ever doubted whether Nintendo would survive the mobile gaming market, then its latest Fire Emblem Heroes game would put all your doubts to rest.
Fire Emblem Heroes is the latest mobile game from Nintendo, free-to-play for iOS and Android right now. We’ve been playing the game non-stop since Fire Emblem Heroes was unleashed on the world a few days ago.
Platforms: Android and iOS
Reviewed On: iPhone 7 running iOS 10.2.1
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Release Date: 7 October 2016
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Nintendo has been on a roll with releasing good mobile games like Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run in the last few months, taking note of the trend towards mobile gaming. As massive as the mobile gaming market currently is, many mobile games could feel repetitive and unoriginal. Enter, Fire Emblem Heroes. Not since Pokémon GO did we care this much about a mobile game.
Fire Emblem Heroes is the perfect mobile adaptation of Nintendo’s successful strategy-RPG series, Fire Emblem. In Fire Emblem Heroes you are able to summons Heroes from the Fire Emblem world and develop their skills to combat opposing players. If you’re a fan of the Fire Emblem franchise, you will love Fire Emblem Heroes. The mobile version has a similar touch to it, and you will soon find yourself addicted to Fire Emblem Heroes. From the cheesy, yet catchy soundtrack to the graphics, have been optimised for mobile in Fire Emblem Heroes.
The characters in Fire Emblem Heroes are a lot of fun. Each hero has been crafted beautifully and has her or his own backstory, personality, and special skills. You will recoginse some of the Heroes from the Fire Emblem franchise, and also discover new Heroes created by artist Yusuke Kozaki, known for his work on Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. The characters in Fire Emblem Heroes really shine and makes you want to try every one of them out. As you play along with the different Heroes, you will discover a bunch of unique and fun skills, developed over time, making Fire Emblem Heroes addictive to return to.
What makes Fire Emblem Heroes stand out in terms of a mobile, strategy RPG is that you actually need to strategize your moves by evaluating the pros and cons of Heroes’ weapons and skills. You even need to evaluate the battle map itself, in order to gain an advantage over your opponents.
Players are given a cute tutorial and into from one of the Heroes. We had Anna, the Commander in Chief of the Order of the Heroes before being thrown into battles. You soon learn that Fire Emblem Heroes is all about the classic good v evil vibe, with a very awesome geeky gaming twist.
You need a lot of space on your device for Fire Emblem Heroes, and initially the game spends a lot of time downloading big amounts of game data. You obviously need a constant connection to play Fire Emblem Heroes, and because of its size and heavy graphics, you need a pretty good connection at that.
Fire Emblem Heroes is a stunning mobile game. You will return not only for the creative characters, but also for the easy-to-follow, yet challenging gameplay. Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile game that has truly been optomised to be played in your palm and never feels like a cheap mobile extension of an established franchise. The downloading times can get a bit frustrating, but if you have a good connection this won’t be an issue for you.
With a gripping main story, along with other exciting modes where you can build up your allies, battle opponents, train your Heroes and much more, you will find yourself going back to play Fire Emblem Heroes.