A Critique on Fire Emblem Three Houses Part one

Adonis Richards
4 min readJun 16, 2023
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Some great video games tell compelling stories. Fire Emblem Three Houses is said to game for me. It is a tactical turn-based RPG developed by Intelligent Systems and Koei Namco for the Nintendo Switch. It is the story of three houses warring for control of their land.

Fire Emblem is a series of Tactical role-playing games based on medieval times. Three Houses is the 16th entry in the critically acclaimed series. To break it down even further, imagine chess, but with characters, you can empathize with.

The most notable feature in all of the games is the permadeath feature. This feature makes it so that if an ally character falls in battle, they are gone for the rest of the game, barring some key players that still appear in cut scenes. This feature adds to the strategy, forcing players to think several times about sending a unit to specific locations.

The Story

Three Houses tell the story of a character named Byleth (essentially you) navigating through the land of Foldlan (This game’s country/ location) and choosing their fate based upon the house (country in Fodlan) they select.

The houses follow three leading lords: Edlegard, Princess of the Adrestian Empire. Then there’s Dimitri, Prince of the Holy Kingdom of Fargeus. Lastly, there’s Claude, Heir to the…