Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
The most recent Fire Emblem release, a remake of an old NES game that never made it out of Japan, introduces a few changes that makes Fire Emblem just a little bit friendlier than before without taking o too much edge. Weapon durability doesn’t need to be tracked, and a limited-use ‘rewind’ tool lets you redo that 85% hit chance that you missed, or bring back that character that was just killed because four attacks with a 40% chance of landing all hit them. It also sands o some of the parts that made Fire Emblem Awakening so good, including the relationship system, but this means that there’s much less for a new player to keep track of. Echoes is excellent in its own right, and will get you suitably prepared for Awakening. Just remember that the series absolutely must be played with permadeath turned on to properly enjoy it.
Series best: Fire Emblem Awakening