Let’s Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Part 8

Flayn has gone missing! Our search for her leads us to the creepy underbelly of Garreg Mach, along with a potentially-deadly encounter with the Death Knight! While we search for our missing student, we discuss the Nintendo Direct in great detail, reminisce about the days of video game magazines, and ponder what our game of this decade could be!

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Paralogue – The Forgotten

Paralogue – Land of the Golden Deer

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Reasons Why Fire Emblem: Three Houses May Not Be the Best in the Series

Riding a wave of critical acclaim and positive word-of-mouth, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is shattering franchise sales records all over the world. Becoming the best-selling game in the series is an inevitability at this point. But does that make it the best?

It might be when it’s all said and done. However, I’m reluctant to give it the crown just yet. As much as I love it, here are some factors that could prevent it from being the undisputed best in the series.

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The Fire Emblem Series Tier List

Fire Emblem may be a modern phenomenon to many, but the franchise’s history goes way back. Even excluding the Japan-only releases that make up roughly half of the catalogue, you’re still left with 10 mainline games and multiple spin-offs. Those alone might make Fire Emblem one of Nintendo’s deepest franchises in terms of quality and volume.

Though I don’t think there’s a bad game in the series per se, there are certainly titles that stand out from the rest. It’s always been a goal of mine to rank them, but it’s been a long time since I’ve played some of these games, and I don’t want to do the legwork required to confidently place them on a numerical list.

Instead, I’m going with a tier list. Unless stated otherwise, there’s no particular rankings within each tier. As of right now, here’s how I’d rank the mainline games in the Fire Emblem series!

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Let’s Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Part 7

Flayn has gone missing! Our search for her leads us to the creepy underbelly of Garreg Mach, along with a potentially-deadly encounter with the Death Knight! While we search for our missing student, we discuss the Nintendo Direct in great detail, reminisce about the days of video game magazines, and ponder what our game of this decade could be!

Highlights

Chapter 6 – Rumors of a Reaper

Discussing the 9.4.2019 Nintendo Direct

Reminiscing on Video Game Magazines

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Let’s Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Part 6

The Lance of Ruin has been stolen! We’ve got to get it back from Miklan, but he’s willing to give it all up to keep it! As we work our way through to House Gautier, I share some of my hands-on impressions with the Link’s Awakening remake, Luigi’s Mansion 3, buying tickets for Overwatch League, and discuss some news for upcoming Switch games!

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Chapter 5 – Tower of Black Winds (The Gautier Inheritance)

Hands-on Impressions of Link’s Awakening

Hands-on Impressions of Luigi’s Mansion 3

I Saw the Nintendo Switch Lite IRL

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Let’s Play Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Part 5

We have our sneaking suspicions that a plot to assassinate Rhea is actually a decoy for something else! Jetta, Claude, and the Golden Deer are ready to stop the perpetrators as they try to commit their actual crime! Also…the Church of Seiros may not be as on the up-and-up as we once thought.

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Chapter 4: Assault at the Rite of Rebirth

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Boss Rush Episode 17

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A few weeks after the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it’s still the one big thing the Boss Rush crew still wants to talk about! We go in-depth on our thoughts of this hit strategy game, covering everything from its updated battle system, to its heavy emphasis on relationship building, to our strategies for wooing waifus and husbandos!

We also touch on some other games we’ve been playing, including Cat Quest, Pillars of Eternity, and WWF No Mercy. Finally, we end the show with a wish.com related game! Can you guess the prices of these gaming-related items! After that, we just browsed the site for half an hour and died laughing the whole time!

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How the Setup of Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fundamentally Changes its Combat

The most obvious change that Fire Emblem: Three Houses has brought to the series is the more involved way in which you manage your life off of the battlefield. Instead of restocking your items and triggering support conversations from menus, you’re character is controlled in a fully-rendered hub-world. This system gives everything a much stronger sense of place, while the additional activities you have give you a means of making even deeper connections with the cast. I had so much written on this topic that it ended up forming the basis for my review.

That doesn’t mean the combat has been left alone. Under the hood, there are some sizable changes that make it differ from other Fire Emblem games in recent years. Not sure whether the changes came about because of the story, or the story changed to reflect the mechanical differences. Nevertheless, I thought it would be cool to highlight how they feed off each other to create a unique battle experience.

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The Newbie’s Guide for Starting the Fire Emblem Series

Are you curious about the Fire Emblem franchise but too intimidated to dive in? I don’t blame you. Spanning across multiple consoles – along with roughly half of the games in the series never making it outside of Japan – it can be confusing to know where to start.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start at all. With just a little nudge, you could join us on the Fire Emblem hype train! Hopefully this guide can clear up some questions you may have with regards to starting your journey into the series.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Live Stream – Part 4

Catherine arrives on the scene with her ridiculous hero relic sword! After cutting down the bandits, we investigate a potential assassination threat on Rhea, and I get my first opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea with someone! Along the way, we try our best to have a spoiler-free conversation about our thoughts on Fire Emblem: Three Houses now that I’ve finished my non-streaming file!

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Is Fire Emblem: Three Houses the Best Fire Emblem Game?

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