Welcome to “Games To Know Me,” a series where Sidequest writers tell us about the games that have affected them! Inspired by Chris Leddy’s viral tweet, we’ve asked our writers to think about five games that are important to them and why.
The world is at war, ruin is coming and there is probably some big evil dragon behind it all. You lead a band of heroes with your tactical ability to victory, making bonds of friendship along the way. That is what Fire Emblem is all about: using the characters you bond with to save the world—well, sometimes it’s about dating people, but that’s a whole other story. Your trust into a fantasy world with stunning outfits reflecting the cultures of the characters and reflecting their personas.
Fire Emblem is a franchise that sets the standard for strategy role playing games. A world filled with characters fighting for their ideals in a conflict that generally ends with a big dragon. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises ever and, while I did not love the most recent entries (the multiple versions of fates) change in direction, I still adore the series. So when Fire Emblem on mobile was announced they had my attention. Naturally I’ve dived deep into this game, clearing every normal story mission, most hard, and half the lunatic missions. That said there is another, Phantom of the Kill (PotK), a mobile game in the vain of Fire Emblem I also played during this stretch of Fire Emblem time. How does a game inspired by Fire Emblem for consoles compare to the “real deal” made for mobile? Let’s find out shall we? (more…)
Nintendo Switch information was finally released on January 1, 2017. While there was a ton of information dropped, we can expect even more news to be released over the coming days as Nintendo does streams, developers share news, and so on.
Avengers Academy is a free-to-play mobile game, though it’s more of a waiting-for-timers game in my experience. Unlike a lot of my friends on here I don’t like Avengers Academy, well, as a game. The business model is just too awful, and I can’t find myself invested in real time-based gameplay loops that cause me to spend money if I fail. I say all this because I am going to spend the rest of the article praising it. I’ll be taking a look at the A-Force event in the game that introduced two canon queer characters to the game, as well as allowed Loki to express their gender. Avengers Academy is what I dream of for Marvel and manages in small beats to do queer representation better than a lot of the comic book industry. (more…)