This fantastic tactical RPG is a great entry point for people new to the series.
I realized how amazing Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is during a particularly nerve-wracking moment: My samurai had been cut off from the rest of my war party and was alone, with half health, against a much stronger enemy paladin. With permadeath turned on, there was a very good chance I could lose him forever. Things looked bad, but I couldn’t give up.

Holding my breath, I first moved my swordsman to a square of terrain that gave him extra speed and health, equipped a duel katana that would nullify the knight’s more powerful spear, and sprang into action. It was a gamble, but I was betting on my samurai’s Vantage skill, an ability that allows him to strike the enemy first, even when attacked. My bet paid off: the paladin fell in one swift stroke, and my samurai lived to fight another day.
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