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The easiest main series Fire Emblem game is "Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright" then "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia".

My reason for picking these two is because it is possible to fight random enemies again and again for experience to raise character levels. This is not a normal feature of the Fire Emblem series, as they are infamous for not allowing players to develop characters through repeated battles like japanese role-playing games. In classic Fire Emblem games, you must decide who defeats which enemy because the experience gained from defeating enemies leads to that character's growth. In Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you can repeat battles as much as you want.

My second reason for picking these two games is because they give you the ability to never lose your characters. Once again, the Fire Emblem series typically does not allow characters to ever return once they die. Once a character dies, they are dead for the entire playthrough. So, in these two games you have the ability to prevent permanent death. If a character dies, they will simply be unable to act for the rest of that battle.

These are two very important factors to consider as a new player to the series. If you want a classic Fire Emblem experience, I recommend playing "Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest" for Nintendo 3DS or "Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade" for the Gameboy Advance.

If you want the simplest Fire Emblem experience, however, I highly recommend "Fire Emblem Heroes" on Android and iOS. It is a simplified version of the Fire Emblem games that includes a great majority of the characters from all games across the entire series. A lot of long-time Fire Emblem fans enjoy this game and many new Fire Emblem fans have become interested in the series because of it, including myself. It does not have permanent death and allows players to repeat battles to raise character levels. Fire Emblem Heroes is free and is coveted for being easy to play without resorting to paying money.
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Just found good price for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Standard 3DS edition $25:
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Used good by warehousedeals $20:
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Bought it when it was $30. Past price protection, oh well. Good deal for those who haven't grabbed one!
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For someone who has never played any Fire Emblem games, which is the easiest? I'm more interested in the story than challenging tactical gameplay. TIA!
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I just beat this one. It was quite good. They really changed the mechanics so it's not like your typical fire emblem game. Storyline was not bad, but there was a lot of grinding in this one (especially on hard classic mode). Took about 50-60 hours for me to get through the game.
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For someone who has never played any Fire Emblem games, which is the easiest? I'm more interested in the story than challenging tactical gameplay. TIA!
The easiest main series Fire Emblem game is "Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright" then "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia".

My reason for picking these two is because it is possible to fight random enemies again and again for experience to raise character levels. This is not a normal feature of the Fire Emblem series, as they are infamous for not allowing players to develop characters through repeated battles like japanese role-playing games. In classic Fire Emblem games, you must decide who defeats which enemy because the experience gained from defeating enemies leads to that character's growth. In Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you can repeat battles as much as you want.

My second reason for picking these two games is because they give you the ability to never lose your characters. Once again, the Fire Emblem series typically does not allow characters to ever return once they die. Once a character dies, they are dead for the entire playthrough. So, in these two games you have the ability to prevent permanent death. If a character dies, they will simply be unable to act for the rest of that battle.

These are two very important factors to consider as a new player to the series. If you want a classic Fire Emblem experience, I recommend playing "Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest" for Nintendo 3DS or "Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade" for the Gameboy Advance.

If you want the simplest Fire Emblem experience, however, I highly recommend "Fire Emblem Heroes" on Android and iOS. It is a simplified version of the Fire Emblem games that includes a great majority of the characters from all games across the entire series. A lot of long-time Fire Emblem fans enjoy this game and many new Fire Emblem fans have become interested in the series because of it, including myself. It does not have permanent death and allows players to repeat battles to raise character levels. Fire Emblem Heroes is free and is coveted for being easy to play without resorting to paying money.
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The easiest main series Fire Emblem game is "Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright" then "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia".

My reason for picking these two is because it is possible to fight random enemies again and again for experience to raise character levels. This is not a normal feature of the Fire Emblem series, as they are infamous for not allowing players to develop characters through repeated battles like japanese role-playing games. In classic Fire Emblem games, you must decide who defeats which enemy because the experience gained from defeating enemies leads to that character's growth. In Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, you can repeat battles as much as you want.

My second reason for picking these two games is because they give you the ability to never lose your characters. Once again, the Fire Emblem series typically does not allow characters to ever return once they die. Once a character dies, they are dead for the entire playthrough. So, in these two games you have the ability to prevent permanent death. If a character dies, they will simply be unable to act for the rest of that battle.

These are two very important factors to consider as a new player to the series. If you want a classic Fire Emblem experience, I recommend playing "Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest" for Nintendo 3DS or "Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade" for the Gameboy Advance.

If you want the simplest Fire Emblem experience, however, I highly recommend "Fire Emblem Heroes" on Android and iOS. It is a simplified version of the Fire Emblem games that includes a great majority of the characters from all games across the entire series. A lot of long-time Fire Emblem fans enjoy this game and many new Fire Emblem fans have become interested in the series because of it, including myself. It does not have permanent death and allows players to repeat battles to raise character levels.
That information is exactly what I was looking for, thank you! Since Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is on sale I will start with that one... unless it's a continuation from Fates: Birthright, and I should start with Fates: Birthright to better understand the story in Shadows of Valentia?

Also, I played Fire Emblem Heroes for a few hours but I'm not a fan of the gacha pay-to-win system in those kinds of games. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, so hopefully the real games will be even better Smilie
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For someone who has never played any Fire Emblem games, which is the easiest? I'm more interested in the story than challenging tactical gameplay. TIA!
Have not played this one yet but the very last 2 for 3DS are awakening and fate . They are both easy to play. My 10-year-old son can finish it.But it also has a hardcore mode if you choose to try. The series is known for good story and beautiful cutscene. Any of these 3 should be good for you.
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That information is exactly what I was looking for, thank you! Since Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is on sale I will start with that one... unless it's a continuation from Fates: Birthright, and I should start with Fates: Birthright to better understand the story in Shadows of Valentia?

Also, I played Fire Emblem Heroes for a few hours but I'm not a fan of the gacha pay-to-win system in those kinds of games. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, so hopefully the real games will be even better https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
All Fire Emblem games are stand-alone stories like the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series. At most, you will encounter the children or relatives of characters in previous games. If an older character does make a return, they make very few references to previous games.
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I can't figure out how to send you a private message (I'm on mobile, maybe that's why?), so I apologize for getting off topic. Have you played Tokyo Mirage FE#? I've been wanting to play it for a while since I got a refurbished Wii U at a decent price, but the game never goes on sale anymore lol. If I remember correctly, it's like a hybrid Fire Emblem game?
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For someone who has never played any Fire Emblem games, which is the easiest? I'm more interested in the story than challenging tactical gameplay. TIA!
For a first Fire Emblem game, I strongly recommend Awakening. It serves as a great introduction to the series, it has one of the better stories (much better than Fates), and it's as easy as you want it to be. My teenage daughter who has never played a strategy game in her life was able to beat it on Easy without issue.
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I can't figure out how to send you a private message (I'm on mobile, maybe that's why?), so I apologize for getting off topic. Have you played Tokyo Mirage FE#? I've been wanting to play it for a while since I got a refurbished Wii U at a decent price, but the game never goes on sale anymore lol. If I remember correctly, it's like a hybrid Fire Emblem game?
It's really not. It's a more standard turn-based JRPG, as opposed to a Strategy RPG, with characters inspired by Fire Emblem. It has a very different feel than Fire Emblem, and you likely wouldn't even know that it had Fire Emblem characters if not for their names (they look really different).

It's a really good JRPG, though, and the setting and theme and presentation are really refreshing. I highly recommend it.
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That information is exactly what I was looking for, thank you! Since Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is on sale I will start with that one... unless it's a continuation from Fates: Birthright, and I should start with Fates: Birthright to better understand the story in Shadows of Valentia?

Also, I played Fire Emblem Heroes for a few hours but I'm not a fan of the gacha pay-to-win system in those kinds of games. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it, so hopefully the real games will be even better Smilie
I would strongly recommend Awakening for a first FE game and a purer Fire Emblem experience - I think it's the best into to FE.

Shadows of Valentia is significantly different from standard FE. It's more old school, more difficult, doesn't use the weapon triangle - it differs from standard FE games in many ways.
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For someone who has never played any Fire Emblem games, which is the easiest? I'm more interested in the story than challenging tactical gameplay. TIA!
Echoes has the best story of "recent" fire emblem games(it's actually a remake of an older title). If you like story, do NOT touch the Fates games.
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