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Games Like Fire Emblem?

04-21-2016, 09:41 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 217
Games Like Fire Emblem?

I feel like I've played them all. FFT, XCom, Ravenmark, Wesnoth, Kingturn, Partia, Eustrath, et. al. I've loved each of them, but none have quite scratched that itch, although Partia and Eustrath have come close.

What I'm looking for is something more true to the source, or an actual port. Perma-death of the individual characters, good story, tactical combat, the whole nine yards. Is there some hidden gem I'm missing?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
04-22-2016, 04:35 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 1,085
If you've tried Partia and Eustrath, you've played the closest, and I agree, neither one quite has "it". You could also give Princess & Knight a go, or Swords Of Anima, but honestly, I doubt either of those will scratch the itch either.

For all the fairly good Advance Wars clones there are on iOS, I wish one of them would take the same step Intelligent Systems did and use their engine to make a Fire Emblem-like. But it's a much more difficult project, I'd imagine, and I think it's out of reach of the average indie plying their trade on mobile.
04-22-2016, 04:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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How about warbits?
04-22-2016, 06:27 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
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Not really Fire Emblem, but Banner Saga puts strategy together with a nice setting. For more no frills strategy, there's Skulls of the Shogun.
04-22-2016, 04:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 217
Thanks guys. I've played Banner Saga (twice now), and I loved it.

I'm sure I'll give warbits and the other three you all mentioned a go, and I'm sure I'll love them. I'm also sure they'll not be quite what I'm looking for.

I agree, Shaun! I think a true "spiritual successor" would do very well on ios. That, and it almost seems a perfect fit for a touchscreen build. It is a major undertaking, though, fraught with a lot of risk, as the developer for Partia can attest to.

Last edited by ludka33; 04-22-2016 at 07:48 PM.