Two Protagonists, Two Armies
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia tells the story of Alm and Celica, two children destined to save the continent, although through different means. The pair has known each other since childhood, and their fates are intertwined. Where Echoes is really unique, however, is in the fact that it splits its main story between Alm and Celica equally.
The two protagonists explore separate parts of the map, although their stories do intersect occasionally. The interesting thing about this is that they each have separate armies that require a little different strategy. Alm’s army is much more focused on physical defense and attack, while Celica’s is filled with magic users and healers. This adds a little more variety into the game as you’re training two different armies, seeing different support conversations, and exploring separate parts of the map.