A beginner’s guide to Fire Emblem

With its 30th anniversary, a lot of people have been talking about the long-running strategy franchise, and many are being introduced to what it has to offer. So where do you start if you want to get into the series? What’s the next step if you enjoy Three Houses or mobile hit Fire Emblem Heroes, and where do you go after that? We’re here to help you answer those questions.

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Trials of Mana proves that anything can happen

The Mana series hasn’t had the best track record for localizations. Square Enix released the first outside of Japan as a Final Fantasy game. The mobile games never had a chance outside the region. The greatest tragedy was Seiken Densetsu 3, an entry with a customizable party, cooperative multiplayer and storylines that changed depending on who you followed. While Secret of Mana, its predecessor, and Dawn of Mana, its successor, both received localizations, that one didn’t.

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A beginner’s guide to Star Ocean

Star Ocean is one of those series that did, and still does, things that others don’t. Think of it as a JRPG for fans of series like Star Trek. The casts regularly involve people from more advanced civilizations getting involved with those who are still growing, even though there are various measures in place to allegedly stop that sort of interference. As a result, we get energy weapons, cyborgs, magic and people who can turn into cats. It is a lot to take in, and Michibiku is here to help you on your way into this ocean of stars.

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