Fire Emblem Heroes is a new offering from Nintendo for your smartphone or tablet.
It took them a while to get on board with free mobile games, but now it seems like they are giving it their all.
While it may not be the famous Mario or Princess Zelda continuing their big break into mobile technology, the Fire Emblem Heroes RPG franchise is another hit offering from their substantial catalog.
This game offers online only play, with a few different gameplay options for you to choose from.
I had a great time building up my characters, stacking up orbs and doing battle.
The turn based combat model was really fun to play. I thought that the amount of depth offered by this format really gives it a lot of replay potential.
The combat revolves around the weapons triangle, and it works along the lines of rock, paper, scissors. Your weapons face off against the oppositions, and the strongest wins. It can be difficult to balance the strengths in your group, but this just adds to the challenge.
It is not just a matter of having the strongest weapon. The element of team building was a great addition on Nintendo’s part and it makes for a much more engaging game.
The terrain is also part of the strategy. There are many different places that you have to do battle, like rivers, breakable walls and mountains. Knowing how each member of your team will fare is sometimes tricky and this can be frustrating too.
But if it wasn’t a challenge I would have gotten bored.
The game only functions when you are connected to the internet. For me this was ok, but I could see how it could be a problem.
If you don’t have constant access to cheap data service, this aspect of Fire Emblem Heroes could be a bummer.
The graphics are really nice, and looked great on my phone. The intro to this game was really dramatic and over the top, but I still watched it a few times.
I am such a geek!
I found that I really liked playing in single player mode, and boosting up my characters was addicting after a while. I never think that I will get hooked on these RPG’s and then I always end up playing them a ton.
To be honest it was a lot more fun than some of the other mobile game I have been playing recently, and I find myself coming back to playing it while I am on the tram coming home from work.
Overall Nintendo really did a great bringing the Fire Emblem Heroes franchise to the mobile market.
I don’t know that I love how much time I have put into this game, but at least I am enjoying it!