5 games to play if you liked Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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2. Persona 5 (PS4, PS3)

Previous games in the Fire Emblem series focused pretty heavily on relationships between your team-mates, that is really nothing new. Fire Emblem: Three Houses introduced a calendar where you have to plan activities and balance between building relationships while also grinding out battles to make sure your students are able to keep up with what the story demands along with arguably deeper introspective into the characters in the game and how they relate to each other.

While it’s hard to say if the developers of Fire Emblem: Three Houses were directly inspired, the more social aspects of this particular entry in the series, where you walk around an area and talk to other characters and give them items along with events that boost your relationships and have to adhere to a schedule on a calendar bear more than a passing resemblance to the Persona series, which since the third entry has had mechanics where you follow a calendar and have to balance a schedule of training and building relationships.

If the parts of Fire Emblem: Three Houses you enjoyed the most were the social-building aspects you should definitely try the Persona games out. I picked Persona 5 precisely because it’s the only one any modern platforms, but it’s also definitely the most stylish and arguably best entry in the series yet. If you are willing to wait a little while, Persona 5: The Royal, an expanded version of the game with a new party member and other original content will be coming out in the Spring of 2020.