Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The day of bloodshed is nearly upon us, as war is about to break out in Fodlan. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is finally ready to launch tomorrow. With extremely positive reviews coming out today, it seems like you can’t go wrong regardless of which of the game’s three houses you pick. However, that doesn’t change the fact that you can only pick one. So which one will it be?

For me, it’s an easy choice. From the beginning, I’ve been steadfast in my love for the Black Eagles. For one thing, the Black Eagles specialize in axes and black magic, both of which I’m quite fond of in RPGs. Though any character, with enough training, can utilize these weapons in battle, the Black Eagles’ natural inclination towards them should help realize their full potential sooner.

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t talk about the characters themselves. I think the Black Eagles have the best waifu candidates in the game, though since you can recruit students from the other houses, this doesn’t matter too much. But of all the characters introduced until now, Edelgard is my clear favorite. Given her position as head of the Black Eagles, I’d be surprised if it’s possible to persuade her to join another side. Combined with everything else, this seals the deal in favor of the Black Eagles.

This isn’t to say I’m not interested in the others, and in time, I will eventually play the Blue Lions and Golden Deer routes as well to get the full Fire Emblem: Three Houses experience. The characters and cultural differences are sure to keep things fresh well past the first playthrough. I can’t wait to see how things change!

But how about you? The game’s three leaders need your support, so which house will you be supporting and why?

Steven Rollins
Steven has been involved in video game reporting for over five years now. In his spare time, he can be found speedrunning, writing fanfiction, or watching as much anime as he possibly can.


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