With mere days to go before Fire Emblem Fates is released, reviews have finally begun to crop up across the internet. Fates has seen a fair amount of controversy around localization censorship, but that does not seem to have detracted from the overall experience presented. Both Birthright and Conquest sit at a cool 87 and 89 respectively on Metacritic. Compared to Fire Emblem Awakening‘s current score of 92, the difference is minimal enough to make the claim that Fates is officially just as good as Awakening, if not better according to some of these reviews.
Birthright and Conquest will be available for purchase this Friday, February 19th. If you are not picking up the Special Edition, which includes Revelations, the third part of the trilogy will be available next month as DLC.
Without further ado, here are some of the current reviews:
CGMagazine — 9.5/10 (Conquest)
Destructoid — 8.5 (Birthright), 9.5 (Conquest)
Game Informer — 9.25 (Birthright), 9.25 (Conquest)
Game Rant — 4/5 (Conquest)
GamesRadar — 4/5
Game Revolution — 3.5/5 (Birthright)
GameSpot — 8 (Birthright), 7 (Conquest), 9 (Revelations)
IGN — 9.4 (Birthright), 9.5 (Conquest)
Nintendo Everything — Thumbs Up
Polygon — 8.5