The powercreep is real. That coupled with scummy business tactics means don't download.
Shady Practices incoming 1/5
While i have enjoyed the game to varying degrees since launch i cannot ignore the developers trying to introduced shady practices that are not consumer friendly as of 10/19/2017. Where as 3-4 new units where introduced in a summoning banner where the chance to obtain them was slightly higher, now 1 new unit is packed with older units and of the same summoning orb making it more difficult to obtain the new more powerful units. This is blatant money grubbing as the unit could have been added on the previous banner which only included 3 new units but to draw more money in from its playerbase they singled out one unit into a separate banner.
If you had heard good things from this game and how its fair and not as greedy as other gacha style games i would have agreed prior to this date. Now the game will undoubtedly spiral into the direction of other disgusting gacha games. Save yourself the trouble dont pick this game up.
Greedy Gacha 1/5
Bait and switch Gacha. Very greedy company
Blatant power creep and bottomless money pit 1/5
By TKD Kim
You’re encouraged to spend money for single characters that can’t reach their functional capacity unless you sink hundreds of dollars into them, and new banners with stronger units are released constantly and with no warning, invalidating you previous purchases and forcing you to spend more to remain somewhat competitive. Being anywhere close to F2P relegates you to limited single player content.
Greedy Cash Grab 2/5
When this game first game out, I really loved it. I still like the gameplay, but recently there’s been more and more power creep and blatant attempts by Intelligent Systems to mine more and more money from people’s pockets. Recently, a new unit Ayra was added to the game but the way IS added her was completely scummy. They added her on a separate focus banner with a shared unit color when there was already a banner that would’ve suited her well to begin with. It was obviously a bait banner/bait and switch tactic to fool players into spending more money. I have uninstalled the game for the time being and I urge other players who are upset about Intelligent System’s tactics to do the same or vote with their dollars: do not spend money on this game! Don’t fall for their tactics because it’ll only encourage them to keep doing these practices.
5 stars game if you are comfortable spending $200 per month 2/5
Loved the game until today when it's clear that the company has zero respect for the players. Have spent close to 200$ on this game and up to this point it was worth it. However I would stop spending a single buck until the company acknowledges its mistake. Because this game won't last long as players who are either literally running out of money or those who share the same feelings as I do stop spending. They make 90% of their money off of whales but the whales are gonna stop spending soon too when there are no other people playing the game anymore.
It’s good 5/5
Black Knight was free and he’s broken so everything is okay with me
A bit frustrating 3/5
For a while now I've been trying to get at least 4 star or more. I've only been getting 3 stars. Everyday I play this game in hopes of getting something. ANYTHING. "You want Ike? Cool here you go! Your 14th Hinata!" "You want (F) Corrin? Neato! You got your 36th Shanna!" ...Today's my birthday and for weeks I was hoping that maybe, Just maybe I could get more than that 30/100% chance. "Happy birthday! By the way, you have 4 orbs today and some feathers." "Cool I'll just go beat a level with all my jacked 3 stars... Now I have 5 orbs, and red." The fog is covering the area and I hear a voice. "Happy birthday!" The fog clears up and my 15th hinata stands before me. Thanks Nintendo for all these wonderful 3 stars. No 5 stars for me apparently!
I keep getting 700+ MB updates almost every day
Worth, my money 5/5
By Lee Kong
Even when there's nothing to do I still can't stop playing it.
Update glitch 2/5
By Jason1995 24
An update glitch has occurred on my iPhone 6 where every time I open the game it asks me to install the update each time. Until this is fixed it’s not worth even playing anymore. It hampers my ability to play and continues to annoy me even after I reinstall the app.
I have waited for a long time
Latest update requires daily data downloads 1/5
Ever since the last update, I need to d/l game data every time the app loads. At 700+ MB, that’s basically unplayable. Delete and reinstall did NOT solve the problem. HELP.
I’m missing orbs 2/5
I literally just purchased an orb pack of $12.99 and i haven’t received the orbs, it says there an error and that I should restart the app, but when I do the same thing pops up. I love this game but this is a pretty bad first impression on trying to get someone to buy things from it
Great game, even f2p 5/5
Fire Emblem Heroes is the most generous gacha game I’ve ever played. The currency used to summon units is orbs. You use 5 orbs to get a ring of 5 different summoning orbs. The color is these summoning orbs is the color of the unknown unit it contains. You get to pick 1 to get the unit it contains. you can then get 3 more of them for 4 orbs each, and the last one costs 3 orbs. Additionally, you get to summon 1 unit from each banner for free, meaning you can get 5 units for 15 orbs at the start of each banner.
When you first start the game, you have the main story to play on 3 difficulties, and each level gives you an orb. From clearing all the story and paralogue levels currently in game you get about 300 orbs. So at the start of the game you have plenty of orbs to get a nice variety of units.
There’s a 6% chance to get a 5 star unit from each orb, and for every 5 units you summon without getting a 5 star, the 5 star chance goes up 0.5%.
Even without summoning 5 stars you can still build a good team. Many top tier units are available as 3 or 4 stars which you can then promote to 5 stars because a unit promoted to 5 stars is the same as one summoned at 5 stars (Although each unit has one stat that, at lv40, is 3 higher than normal, and one stat that’s 3 lower than normal). An amazing green unit available at 3 and 4 stars is Nino, a terrific offensive mage. Eirika is a great red unit available as 4 stars because her legendary weapon helps her buff her teammates. One of the most powerful and meta-defining units in the game, reinhardt, is also available as a 4 star.
Additionally, there are events that give not only orbs but also some exclusive units. A 5 star Masked Marth was a reward from 2 different Tempest Trials events for reaching a certain score. Masked Marth is a clone (exact same stats and legendary weapon) of the very popular unit Lucina. The Black Knight was the reward for the most recent Tempest Trials, and he is also very good with good attack speed and defense as well as a legendary weapon allowing him to counterattack ranged enemies. Tempest Trials events also give a bit over 40 orbs in rewards, if you want to grind that much for them (the final reward is earned at 100k points, but the 5 star black knight and masked marths were at 30k. If you did the third hardest level twice a day for the whole 2 weeks you’d hit 28k so getting and a 4 star version of them was given for 6k points so they aren’t hard to get).
There are also Grand Hero Battles which are maps that are added for about a week that give a unit for completing them. Some GHB units are very good such as Xander, Legion, and Camus.
It is worth noting that promoting a unit to 5 stars takes 20k feathers. Currently I get enough feathers to promote a unit to 5 stars every week or 2 depending on if there’s a Tempest Trials event active, but it’s a bit slower at the start.
It’s also worth noting that it’s rare for a unit to be directly better than another in every situation. This is because units of the same type have the same stat total. The base bst (base stat total) for a level 40 unit is 158. Being a ranged unit is -10 to bst, so mages and archers have 148 bst. Being cavalry is -4 bst (because of their improved movement over infantry). Being armored is +10 to bst (because of their more limited movement). A few units are combat veterans in the games they come from and have better stats at lv1 but their lv40 bst has a penalty of -4. A few units have no combat experience before the events of the game they are from, and have a trainee bonus of +4 bst. Additionally, the 7 units in the game with the skills sing or dance, which they can use on an ally who has already moved that turn to allow them to move again, get -8 bst. Because of the way this works, one unit that is better than another in a certain stat will be worse in a different stat. The tier lists for this game are just an attempt to gauge how well a unit’s different stats work with each other and how useful they are against units you commonly see in arena mode. But it is possible to build any unit you like and make them work.
I love this game! Highly recommended!!! 5/5
By Poldi Chen
Perfect game can't praise it more! Since I knew Celica would be added to the August Tempest Trails banner, I have saved 85 orbs for the only red balls. Fortunately I got my princess. What's more, on the next day I successfully summoned Swimsuit Corrin by my first try. As a non-paider player I deeply feel satisfied and grateful. Its appearance rate is real and seems like bigger than it says. Thanks Nintendo so much. Hope continue to give us a more wonderful game.
I got Amelia with 8 orbs. Thanks!
I got young Tiki with my free summon. I am so lucky!
Couldn't show more gratitude to Nintendo. In the new updated version, everyone can get one of four Brave heroes for free! I chose Lyn. But I also want Ike. Please give me more luck.
Please grant me one of special heroes!
Got Male Corrin with free summon and got Fae and Jakob at 4.25% of special heroes banner. Still thanks sincerely. What if a special hero came home! Please!
Finally I got Black Azura!!! I am so satisfied! Thank you!
In the banner of World of Holy War, I summoned Sigurd and Deirdre with 4 orbs! I am blessed!!! Thanks!!!
I have to download every time I open the game 4/5
When I open the game, the update screen prompts me to download 705mb each time. Nothing is staying. I’ve been playing for a while and I love the game. It’s genuinely fun. However, this is infuriating. Can you please do something so that I can get back to enjoying the game?
So fun 5/5
Kind of confusing at first but very fun and engaging
Game is pretty generous so far in giving out orbs. Which it should as the gacha is pretty bad. Rates are okay, HOWEVER, due to IV's and needing dupes to feed for skill inheritance, it is a lot worse than it seems to be. Still have not gotten Ike.
The story in this game is meh, nothing like granblue or fate grand order. Gameplay is where it shines tho. Tactics game is great on the phone although larger map should be introduced later in the game.
Game has a lot more content now than when I first started. Before I gave this game 1 star because terrible gacha rates but at least they give out a lot of orbs. Still no Ike or azura tho. Good thing I got a random hector when looking for summer tiki (which I did not get)
Edit: game lost 2 stars because it keeps making me download 640mb over and over again. Extremely annoying. I have space on my phone as well.
Literally every time I open the game it says it requires an update and it’s the same thing every time. I’ll play it at a time and then within a couple minutes later it needs another update.
Amazing. Thank you for the updates! 5/5
Quests are easier to see, shortcuts to the battles are very convenient, UI feels better than before, and I love the free summons! Keep it up!!!
I speak for everyone when I say this 4/5
I feel like a unit trading system would greatly improve the system. For example, in the recent festival dancers update I got the unit my sister wanted and she got the one I wanted. Trading would solve this problem but you would definitely need to limit the trading to 3 per day or something like that. This is my only complaint. This game is great already but it would make everyone happy to see it grow even more. Thanks!
Love the game but... 5/5
When on a focus summon there seem less likely to put out orbs of the color focus characters your trying to summon and after 100+ orbs a single 5 star Roy is all I got
Lots of potential 5/5
As a ginormous fan of the Fire Emblem franchise, I was excited when Nintendo announced a mobile game for the App Store. At first, it felt like a small game that anyone could enjoy, regardless of past experience in the strategy genre. However, this game has come such a long way, and is now one of my favorite apps! However, I think that you should be a little more focused on releasing new characters. I would like to see units such as Sumia, Selkie, Kaze, Python, Kliff, and Ophelia. Also, I'm okay with releasing special costumes for characters, but could y'all please not spend so much time on them? I felt like 3 months were waisted with the summer heroes.
Now I’m starting to get frustrated about this.
Just about every day the first time I open the app it tells me I need to download a 670.4 MB update. It’s the same 670.4 MB update every time. It takes forever to download, and I’m getting sick of having to wait for it to download every day. I don’t know why it’s making me download the same update every day, but it’s ridiculous. It needs to download, and stay downloaded. Not make me re-download the same thing all the time.
Highly Addictive 5/5
This game is amazing, yet highly addictive! If you want something that will make you never want to stop playing, then look no farther than Fire Emblem Heroes!!
Too Many Downloads 1/5
By Ex Go player
Everytime I open up this game it’s says I have to download 670.4 mb of space of my phone and then that takes a good 15 minutes and I have to go through this same process everytime I try to place this broken game. It kills the entirety of the game for me when I to worry about closing the app just because of these downloads
I just downloaded the game cause I watched my friend playing it, and it looked cool. So I downloaded it. But when I tried to open it it crashed right away. I don’t have a jail broken device, I have plenty of storage left and I’m on iOS 11.0.3
Just what happened? 2/5
So, I was enjoying this game everyday since it came out but somehow my data got cleared and there’s no way to recover it? Even if linked to a Nintendo account? I had around 150 characters and a good 20 that were level 40 and 5 star heroes. Guess it’s time to uninstall and move on. Way to have a flawed system that makes you restart after playing your game for months and spending real money to buy a few orbs before a summon event expired.
Great game 1/5
I love this game, however with the new update the game just keeps crashing, PLEASE FIX
Request for Japanese Voices 5/5
I absolutely love this game! What would make it even better is if you guys added japanese voices & subtitles to the game! I like the English don't get me wrong, but I feel like japanese voices will make it better!
Just good as promised 5/5
Best game of the year
Fan Service 3/5
Fire Emblem lovers will love that they can now play a fire emblem game on their phone; however, from the view of a stand alone game, FEH is a bit of a failure.
Players looking for a good strategy centered game may find themselves eventually disillusioned and disappointed. While their is a decent amount of creative play to be had with the employment of your units, certain patterns and characters emerge over and over in both the arena and in other modes. The game suffers from power creep and a poor balance of characters. No matter what skills you try to buffer some characters with, they will never outperform the more favored units (i.e. Calvary).
The game is expensive and brutal to non-paying players. Sure, there at first may seem to be a good supply of free orbs, but sometimes getting the actual characters you want can send cost soaring. Just watch any YouTube video of a FEH summoning session and you will most likely find someone who spent a lot of money for a lot of orbs.
Some players may like the themed characters, but personally, I find it degrading and odious. Lyn fighting with a candlestick in a wedding gown or Corrin in a bathing suit. This may entertain otaku who have a fetish for anime women, but the rest of us would like to see these characters keep their warrior garb in tact (pun intended).
The game could be vastly improved in the same way that so many other of Nintendo’s franchise games for mobile phones could be improved, better multiplayer capabilities. Being able to challenge live players would bring a whole new dimension to the game that AI just simply can compete with.
Constant Updates?? 1/5
Huge FE fan and been largely impressed and thrilled by FEH since practically day one. It may not be perfect, but overall it’s a lot of fun and the sort of app you come back to on a daily basis. (And I say this even as an Ike fan who still hasn’t been able to summon an Ike...)
But lately the app is nigh unusable???
I understood pushing big 670mb+ updates last week, right around the time iOS 11 updates were rolling out, and correctly assuming that also meant FEH was planning an App Store update. Having two updates like that within three days instead of just one was kinda weird, but okay, fine.
But now we’re up to what, the 5th? 6th? Huge 670mb update? Every time I try to open the app, it’s asking for another massive update. Not all of your users are on blazing high speed internet, you know—I’m personally lucky to eke out 1mbp/s. Which is normally fine to play FEH and even go through the occasional huge update, but not multiple times a day! You can’t just cater to people on highspeed internet. I’ve spent money in FEH and I’m as big a fan as any, I deserve the same access as anyone else.
I couldn’t even login at ALL yesterday—for whatever reason, which I’m assuming is due to your servers, it takes twice as long to download updates for this app as it takes to download something else of the same size. I spent 8 hours downloading that update, fell asleep, woke up, and ANOTHER update was being pushed out! I can’t collect orbs, can’t work on quests, can’t participate in the gauntlet... I finally got on after the second update and played for a little while, only to check back a half hour later and there’s YET ANOTHER 670mb update! What gives???
At least allow us the option to temporarily bypass updates, instead of making it where “update or be completely unable to access the app!!” This isn’t even the first time these stupid updates have cost me the chance to collect orbs/shards/etc. for an entire day—when the App Store update was coming out, FEH urged me to update and wouldn’t let me use it, even though the update wasn’t actually IN the App Store for a good 24 hours after the game locked me out.
Seriously, get these updates under control, of what’s the point of trying to play the game in the first place? Not like I’m able to access it most of the time now anyway.
Love the fire emblem series 5/5
Already wasted how much on this game and yet Im still addicted to it....send help please
Recent update bug??? 2/5
By Cayla Lorraine
Recently on the latest update I have encountered a bug every single time I open the app that makes me download the same 670.4mb mini update or whatever and it has stopped me from even wanting to play the game. It’s just such a long and unnecessary wait when I’ve updated it multiple times a day every day. Until this is fixed I am not going to attempt to play the game again and it’s really disappointing because I thought this was such an amazing game with great potential.
Fire Emblem Review 3/5
The character restrictions are a turn off for me. You can only have 4 characters for each story. I wish I had a you can full party team including a healer, mages etc. But I guess since we’re playing this game on mobile devices it’s impossible to have more than 4 characters per story?
ADD IN HERO TRADING, PLS! 4/5
I really want hero trading because I’m constantly wasting orbs as soon as i get them for a Reinhardt, and i always get a crappy units! Please add this in. Other than that it’s excellent (except RNG)
Great game, huge frequent updates 3/5
This game is excellent but usually three to four times per week there is a 600MB or larger update. Watch your data plans.
Still Can’t play bc update glitch 1/5
Keeps saying there’s an update and redirecting me to the AppStore, but when I go to the AppStore there isn’t an update, now I cant even play. Has been doin this for a few days now and I keep getting new notifications about new events that i now have to miss not to mention orbs ive been missing out on because of this update bs
Try to look in settings 5/5
I had a problem with the update too
But, I was tempted to give up and delete it after doing every possible thing , I even had to email from the app support
They gave advice which literally was every thing I just did, I went to settings and accidentally hit something and it showed disable app, it will delete it but keep save data don’t think I just held the app and pressed x
When I tried it, it showed 1.8.0,this is a tip for people having the same trouble, If you don’t figure it out we’ll miss out on some good events then. It is a great game
I enjoyed play it and with constant updates is always something To do,give a try u will love it.
Let me update pls 4/5
By Incognito K
I don’t know what’s going on but I sure would love to update my game ;;:))
Summoning Awful Heroes ad nauseum 3/5
I’ve generally enjoyed this game quit a bit. Nintendo does a good job of trying to keep content fresh by updating the interface, modes of play, and available characters.
But, and this is the reason for the lower rating, this game is a nightmare when it comes to getting units that are worth anything. If you don’t get a specific group of very powerful units, you simply won’t be able to complete much of the game, or play competitively in the arena.
Summoning with orbs generally produces such a frustrating collection of the same, terrible units, that I can’t bring myself to spend money on this game; you would have to spend ALOT to get the rare units you need to be competitive. Despite the vast array of units you could get during a summons, you almost always get one of about 15 nearly useless units, over and over again. I would rather see the star ratings on the units go down again, as long as the variety of who was summoned went up.
10/9: Game keeps telling me to update when there is no update available in the App Store. Cannot play game at all due to this. Haven’t been able to open game for two days.
10/10 edit: Update finally dropped but don’t see any kind of compensation for the malfunction so only bumped it up to three stars.
Update not available on ipad2 3/5
By Active PT
Please fix thanks
Great, but 1% threshold ruins it 4/5
When I played voting gauntlet for the first time it seemed perfect, you are popular you win, but with the recent update, being popular backfires making it hard to win the Gauntlet it is random, and I dislike that