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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Hatena Satena deserves a larger audience

Some games stand out; everything about them is compelling in some way. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, they end up lost to the sands of time. Perhaps it is because they belong to a genre that isn’t among the most popular. They could be trapped in Japan. Maybe there are even issues with a developer or they were released at the end of a system’s cycle. Hatena Satena, a nonogram game with Minesweeper elements from Hudson Soft, is one of those stellar titles that became a victim of circumstance.

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Hamster Paradise Advanchu is a surprisingly accurate assessment of hamster ownership

There can be a certain expectation from pet simulation games. People might think there needs to be an opportunity for constant activity from such games. Titles like Nintendogs spoiled people, since the dogs were always in motion, ready to accept attention, eat, go for walks and participate in activities. But certain games get that actual pet ownership isn’t like it. Namely, Atlus’ Hamster Paradise series tend to understand that it can be a spectator sport and realize that is okay. In particular, Hamster Paradise Advanchu gets what these little critters are like.

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