Fire Emblem Capturing everything there is to know
In Fire Emblem Engage, 1000 years have passed since the four kingdoms teamed up with each other and with heroes from other worlds (aka from other Fire Emblem games) to seal the Fallen Dragon on the continent of Elyos. As evil prepares to awaken again, you appear as Alear the Divine Dragon, a chosen hero who can bring back heroes from other kingdoms and seal the dragon of chaos once more. .
Like the other Fire Emblem games, Engage will be a turn-based combat strategy game with a bunch of original characters that you can upgrade and customize to your liking. Your time is split between tactical tile-based combat and a central area where you can interact with other characters. In Engage, this non-combat part is a floating fortress called Somniel, but think, we’ll be back to Somniel soon. First, let’s dive into combat.
Fans of the traditional Fire Emblem game are delighted, Engage will bring back the Weapon Triangle, a rock-paper-scissors mechanic that has been altered in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Sword against ax, ax against spear, spear against sword. Taking advantage of the weapon triangle causes a break, making it impossible for the defending unit to counterattack during that skirmish. Weapons outside the triangle such as bows, daggers, and spellbooks are very weak against physical attacks. Fire Emblem Engage also removes weapon durability. When you find or buy a weapon, you keep it. This change could mean less time managing a unit’s inventory and more time fighting enemies and chatting with teammates.