From /u/Radiant_Robert on Reddit:
"I know I haven’t played the game yet, but I just can’t help but feel like this is a huge disappointment to players who enjoyed the games before this one. Everything just seems like such a departure from everything that made Fire Emblem the series it was. The bright colors, the cartoony animations, the over-the-top anime crit animations - it just doesn’t FEEL like Fire Emblem.
It really feels like they’re dumbing down this strategy game by adding these other elements to appeal to a broader demographic, like these conversations between characters in the middle of battle to “build suppport”. How does that even make sense?? Can’t wait for it to have a direct effect on gameplay.
Based on what I can derive from the lore, it doesn’t even seem like the main character is a prince, but instead is the son of a “Marquess” (whatever that means), hailing from some kind of good-guy league of city-states? What’s so wrong with just some simple war between kingdoms? Do our good guys really have to be so good that they don’t even have a monarchy? It’s like they’re stripping away all the good fantasy tropes that made me love the series in the first place.
And don’t even get me started on the characters, who just look like terrible expies of all the most popular FE1 characters. The exceptions to this are almost worse in comparison, from the little girl in heavy armor all the way up to and including the main lord, who just decided that he needed to be cool and different by having red hair. RED HAIR.
And his name. We’ve had Marth and Sigurd - names that call back to myth and legend, inspiring imagery of a world of magic, dragons, and epic conquest. Nah, forget all of that. Let’s just name the kid Roy. ROY. That’s the kind of name you’d expect from your dentist, NOT from a legendary hero.
I’m sorry, but this just doesn’t FEEL like the Fire Emblem I know and love. Kaga’s legacy has been defiled, the series is dead, and I will never be able to enjoy video games ever again.
EDIT: Fuck they’re putting him in the new Smash Bros. Can’t wait for this special little redhead boy who’s game hasn’t even come out to be an overpowered piece of shit."