Dear Fire Emblem: Three Houses, when you say “normal,” I think you mean “easy.”
I’m nearly 30 hours into Three Houses, roughly halfway through Nintendo’s ambitious strategy game about a trio of student groups swept into a complex web of dark magic and manipulative politics. I love it, and my precious students mean everything to me, giving Three Houses an emotional weight previous Fire Emblem games have lacked. But I also have a problem: the game’s battles no longer mean anything. My students may regularly confess to having confidence issues, but in the field of war, they (and me) have nothing to fear, as they can nearly one-shot whatever comes their way. They’re machines of death.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne8bjz/either-im-a-strategic-genius-or-fire-emblem-three-houses-is-too-easy