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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Nintendo
May 19, 2017 - Nintendo 3DS
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

84%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.8 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Easy Allies
4 / 5
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
7 / 10
Polygon
6.5 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

On the battlefield, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shades of Valentia is a delightful look into the simpler combat of Fire Emblem's past. Elsewhere, it carefully guides the series forward into new territory. There's not as much depth as I expect from this series, but whether I was exploring 3D forests, shrines, and caves in a series first, or learning first hand why Fire Emblem's early entries are considered a formidable challenge, it was usually good old-fashioned fun.

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A revival of a 1992 Famicom game that never made it out of Japan, there's more to Echoes than a mere history lesson.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The perfect jumping on point for both new players and those wanting to fill in the gaps in Fire Emblem lore, although the game lacks the depth of more modern entries.

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Far from the quick-and-dirty update it might have been, Shadows of Valentia is no Awakening, but an enlightening and worthwhile history lesson.

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Provides the challenge hardcore players seek, but the experience comes with its fair share of frustrations

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Shadows of Valentia commits to its dated systems, for better and worse

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Fire Emblem Echoes' combat and exploration work so well that you won't lament the absence of the series' recent dating-sim whims.

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