Fire Emblem Engage: should I choose male or female Alear?

Fire Emblem Engage is the latest entry in the long-running strategy RPG series from Nintendo and Intelligent Systems, and like previous Fire Emblem Three Houses, you can choose whether your character is male or female.

The question is whether it is better to make your Alear male or female for self-insertion or role-playing purposes. It made a difference in Three Houses, but is it here in Engage?

Should you choose a male or female character – Answer

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, players were limited in their romance options based on Byleth’s gender. Many characters could not be romanticized by the same gender, leaving some disappointed.

This is not the case in Fire Emblem Engage. All characters can be romanced regardless of Alear’s gender, meaning you don’t have to make your Alear one gender or the other to romance the character of your choice. Engage marks the first game in the series to allow this kind of freedom, and it surely won’t be the last.

Aside from appearance and voice, there is no difference between the two Alear options in Fire Emblem Engage. So the answer to “Should I choose a male or female character?” is to choose the character that suits you best and seduce whoever you want! There’s a lot more to learn about this Nintendo Switch exclusive. Check out GameSkinny for more Fire Emblem Engage guides over the next few weeks.

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