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  • Summary: In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet yourIn a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny—to collect Emblem Rings and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos.

    Team up with iconic heroes from past Fire Emblem games

    Summon valiant heroes like Marth and Celica with the power of Emblem Rings and add their power to yours in this brand-new Fire Emblem story. Aside from merging appearances, Engaging lets you inherit weapons, skills, and more from these battle-tested legends. The turn-based, tactical battle system returns with a fresh cast of characters you can customize and Engage to carefully craft your strategy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 101
  2. Negative: 0 out of 101
  1. Dexerto
    Jan 17, 2023
    100
    Fire Emblem Engage feels like a step backward in ways that this writer appreciates. Gone are the lessons, and in their place is a genuinely affecting story with plenty of whimsy and epic tactical conquests. It's a great way to kick off the year for the Switch, and also happens to be one of the best-looking games on the platform, too.
  2. Nintendo Life
    Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Fire Emblem Engage is another stellar entry in this storied franchise, but it's also one that takes a noticeably different stance than its most recent predecessor. It's all about the combat this time around, at the expense of the relationships and romance that made Three Houses such a fan favourite, so if you're looking for that social element here, you're bound to be left feeling at least a tad disappointed. However, for those jonesing to get down and dirty with some sweet turn-based tactical action — action that's embedded in a satisfyingly OTT, beautifully presented anime narrative — this is as fine an example of the genre as you'll play this year.
  3. Vandal
    Jan 17, 2023
    90
    Engage is a fantastic tactic RPG with an excellent gameplay, exquisite level design and interesting new additions to celebrate more than three decades of Fire Emblem.
  4. Digital Trends
    Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Rather than following up on 2018’s hit Fire Emblem: Three Houses by repeating its exact playbook, the new tactical RPG is a quick regroup for the long-running series. It looks to reinforce its core combat hook with new systems, like adding extra armor plating onto an ax-wielding knight. It may seem like a step back at a glance, but it's more a lateral move that ensures the series can safely fight its next battle.
  5. Gamereactor Denmark
    Jan 30, 2023
    80
    If you love addictive strategic gameplay with as much challenge as you want, then you are guaranteed to have a party with Fire Emblem: Engage.
  6. Meristation
    Jan 17, 2023
    80
    Well focused combat system, very classy flavored, and nicely designed maps can't fully overcome a lackluster story and forgettable characters. It is very good as an strategy game, it?s a bit lacking as a Fire Emblem.
  7. GamesRadar+
    Jan 17, 2023
    50
    Fire Emblem Engage resurrects the weapon triangle to great effect, making the turn-based combat feel like a game of death and dares, while an unmemorable cast of characters and an unexplored world sadly drag behind it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 303
  1. Feb 5, 2023
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Incredible gameplay, all new, fresh and fun, but respectful with the franchise. Actually, it's a real tribute to Fire Emblem, a gift to the fans. Beautiful game, good new mechanics and hours of enjoyment. Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2023
    10
    This an awesome FE game, its story may be the classic hero journey like in Shadow Dragon and Awakening but it's a nice breath of fresh air toThis an awesome FE game, its story may be the classic hero journey like in Shadow Dragon and Awakening but it's a nice breath of fresh air to return the roots of the series instead of multiple routes with big drama like 3H, sometimes it's just nice to lay back and enjoy the gameplay with a simple but nice story :) Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2023
    10
    While the story is much less gripping, the return to form of "there's the evil dragon, go kill it" feels refreshing in an odd way. TheWhile the story is much less gripping, the return to form of "there's the evil dragon, go kill it" feels refreshing in an odd way. The gameplay is some of the best of the series we've had so far, with the Emblems providing a nice layer of stratagy to the game. Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2023
    9
    FE: Engage has the best gameplay I've seen in the series thus far. The story is predictable as everybody has said 1000x over but that isn't aFE: Engage has the best gameplay I've seen in the series thus far. The story is predictable as everybody has said 1000x over but that isn't a huge distractor for me. The support conversation are some of the most fun to watch (depending on who is paired up). Everybody from Brodia on is significantly more interesting than the characters before. Ignore donations if you don't plan on doing skirmishes. The amount of customizability is amazing and while SP is hard to come by, this feels like an intentional choice for balancing reasons. If you can get past a mediocre story, this game will be a treat. Expand
  5. Jan 21, 2023
    6
    A step forward for the series in the technical aspect, but in the story and the sense of it they are 2 steps back, the cinematics many timesA step forward for the series in the technical aspect, but in the story and the sense of it they are 2 steps back, the cinematics many times do not make sense in relation to the gameplay, they feel very random at times and sometimes with zero coherence, in general, it cost me much more to play it than the last games like three houses or echoes. Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    4
    After awakening, I played every games except Echo, and Engage was the worst one .The only plus point of engage for me is that there are moreAfter awakening, I played every games except Echo, and Engage was the worst one .The only plus point of engage for me is that there are more yuri elements, but the character creation is poor. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2023
    0
    the vetical drawing of the game is too navie, and the plot is too bad!it’s a disaster

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