Fire Emblem: Revelation is an excellent third act that shouldn't be missed.
Revelation, the excellent third branch in the Fire Emblem Fates story, might be relegated to download-only (unless you own the Special Edition), but it shouldnít be missed. This entirely unique turn-based tactics campaign is a fantastic trifecta of imaginative battle maps, bountiful and engaging character interactions, and challenging yet accessible combat. Things really take off after a rough start to the story, and great customization and balanced difficulty make it a great investment for anyone who enjoyed Birthright or Conquest and was left hungry for more.


The best thing about Revelation is how it brings together the casts of both Birthright and Conquest. Thatís exciting for three reasons. First, thereís unique and enjoyable character dialogue not found anywhere else. Some of these encounters, like the barbed quips exchanged by the pedantic Leo of Nohr and the prickly Takumi of Hoshido, are downright hilarious. Others are genuinely sweet Ė my favorite moments involved Princess Sakura shyly conversing with the stoic Prince Xander. Itís easy to fall in love them all Ė which you can actually do by pairing up constantly and attaining an S rank (the highest available) with an ally of the opposite gender. That not only unlocks steamy romantic dialogue that can cross faction lines, but will give you access to all the children produced from unions in both Conquest and Birthright, adding more useful members to your army.

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