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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fire Emblem RPG Meets Rhythmic Song & Dance

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    Tokyo Mirage Sessions takes its characters' craft to heart. Every fight is a stage, every attack a performance, and the entire thing is paced so well that the act never truly wears thin. It trades on dungeons and combat in the style of the Shin Megami Tensei series (complete with shadowy demonic enemies bent on consuming our world) while borrowing a heap of fantasy lore from classic Fire Emblem games, then draws both into the gleaming world of pop stardom in present-day Tokyo. This mashup might seem absurd, but the end result is absurdly good. In spite of some of its source material, Tokyo Mirage Sessions feels as much like a magical girl anime (think upbeat teens with jeweled transformation lockets and overly sincere catchphrases) as anything else — particularly in the beginning. Just to set the stage, the main character is recruited by a talent agency alongside a group of wannabe singers, models and actors. They struggle to improve themselves and land increasingly better gigs, broadening their skills and their public visibility.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Crossover

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    A crossover game with Shin Megami Tensei and Frie Emblem, what more could you want?

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Tokyo Mirage: #Persona of Fire

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    Similar to the Zelda and Dynasty Warrior love child with the collaboration of Nintendo and Tecmo Koei comes this game, Tokyo Mirage #Sessions FE. Unlike the Zelda/Dynasty Warriors product titled Hyrule Warriors, this game takes a different approach and takes two very different (Japanese) role playing games (JRPG), one a character driven JRPG, Persona/Shin Megami Tensai and the other a strategic role playing game with turn based attacks, Fire Emblem. The outcome is truly unique. The battle system is more closer to Persona and that is probably the highlight of this game. The battles are super fun. The story might not appeal to those who prefer very dark and more realistic tones like the Watch Dogs or the Last of Us, but it will definitely peak interest in those who like anime, pop culture, social media, and wacky pseudo surreal plots and landscapes. I found there to be a good balance of goofy anime tropes and the artistry of the game world. Not too much can be said for the story, which also falls into the sorta pseudo surreal realm, similar to Persona. This game echoes parallels with Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed and The World Ends With You. It's a very funky and hip game. This game captures the millennial generation to the bone in a colorful anime world. The story might be the only thing that will turn off some people, but I imagine the obvious anime cover art would to that for that audience. The story isn't really too bad, it felt accessible and not a lot of games connect Pop Singers with fighting dream demons. Everything feels very polished and I hope before the Wii U becomes a piece of memorable of the mid twenty-tens, more games like this are produced. This game really adds something the Wii U was lack, which I guess, sadly is a lot of things :( To tidy this review up, I'd even recommend this to people who are not too into hyper anime themed games, as long as they enjoy turned based battles because that's where this game really shines. Normally grinding is a choir, but I didn't really feel that way in this game.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great modern JRPG

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    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is one of the best reasons to own a Wii U. Its colorful art style, modern Japanese setting and catchy soundtrack set it apart from other offerings on the console, while its beginner-friendly battle system slowly evolves to become a complex experience the player always feels comfortable in. The game can feel a bit linear at times, the localization isn't exactly perfect and it isn't exactly a completely new take on the JRPG formula, but the game's unique themes and fun, stylish dungeons kept me interested and helped me overlook some otherwise immersion-hurting flaws. There's a lot of "Persona" in this game; if you like that series, you'll love this. There's also a lot here to offer for those unfamiliar with the HS sim/dungeon crawler, too. In summary, if you're a fan of JRPGs, you'll be a fan of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Fun Mashup

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    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a collaborative title, bringing Nintendo's Fire Emblem and Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei series together in one candy-colored package. The game itself is a turn-based JRPG in the style of SMT and Persona, but it incorporates characters and enemies from the Fire Emblem universe in interesting ways and to generally great effect. The combat is bright and fun, the characters are likeable, but the game sometimes feels a bit lightweight when compared with any of its parent titles. Still, it's infectiously upbeat and incredibly "anime." Perfect for Wii U owners who love J-POP, idol culture, and unabashedly "Japanese" entertainment.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good for someone who enjoys Persona

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    This is a good game if you enjoy the Persona series. It has all the standards you would expect from that type of game. Hard battles, twisted story, odd characters. The adding in of Fire Emblem characters didn't bother me at all (then again I never touched that series so I had to ask someone if some of the characters I was seeing where from there). All in all a well done mix. This isn't to say this game isn't flawed....first, there is no English voice, only Japanese. Normally I wouldn't mind this, but the subtitles in several spots are either missing or get in the way of things, making the game a bit hard to play, or annoying as you miss what enemies are saying to you. Second, some parts of the plot don't seem to make a whole lot of sense till you go and look up what they were before coming here. The censorship of the game has caused a hiccup in a few spots, that is annoying. So all in all a good Japanese Persona style RPG game, but for those who don't already play these games, I wouldn't give this a try as your first. For those that do play in this series a lot, go on and give it a try.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic storyline

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    Pros + Combat is balanced (not too easy or too difficult) + Being able to see the turn order for the current turn as well as the next turn during battle. + Able to switch party members during battle. + Battles give plenty of exp, yen, and materials so you don't really need to grind often. + Clever use of bottom screen for enemy info during battle and messaging allies outside of battle. + Likeable characters and a decent plot. + Lots of costumes Cons - The main character MUST be in the party at all times and you can only have 3 party members. Fortunately the main character is pretty good, but there times when it would have been better to not use him.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Marred by Publisher's Localization Insecurity

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    First off, this is a great game. If you're a fan of Persona or the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series, you will like this as it is 100% Atlus goodness. The translation was also done by Atlus, but with a bad catch... Nintendo of Europe which was responsible for enforcing it's arbitrary 1st party publisher policy on Atlus has resulted in a series of arbitrary and bizarre censoring/edits on the original Japanese version of the game for N.America and Europe. Had the game been published by Atlus, the game would have been brought to fans uncensored, just see SMTIV and Apocalypse and Persona Dancing All Night as proof. Because of that flaw, I deducted 1 star. Still, on its own merits the game is fun and the setting of modern, JPOP-py Shibuya is fun and lighthearted, but still as challenging as any other SMT game. A definite buy for RPG fans!

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the best JRPGs this generation

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    Absolutely phenomenal battle system that strongly incorporates both Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei heritages. The story and setting are much more poppy and cheerful than you might expect coming from those series, and characters aren't quite as well developed as the Persona games. However, as long as you can stomach the JPOP/anime cliches then this is a deep, rewarding game that is well worth your time. I'd love to see them take this game's systems and place them in a darker game more like the mainline SMT series. That also would be an amazing experience.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A beautifully weird game

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    Graphics and art direction are vivid, colorful and overall very pleasing. Even if anime isn't typically your thing, there's an unquestionable beauty to this game. I'm not big into jPop music - but I found the music to be solid and not annoying as I had feared the music in this game could be. Combat and battle are where this game really shines. Though this is a turn-based RPG, you get some very active battle that demand a lot of immediate interaction. There's some pretty dazzling attacks and combos that come together. It never gets stale - which says a lot for a JRPG type game.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Formulaic but Excellent

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    Five stars may be a bit too much, but going by Best Buy's review system, this game definitely qualifies as Excellent. Easily one of the best looking games on the Wii U (and looks great regardless of platform), the game exudes style. The plot proceeds about how you'd expect and the fire emblem elements are mostly side notes, but the whole package is presented so well it's hard not to love. Combat is an expansion on the Persona style systems with some simplifications that arguably make it better. Highly recommended and a must for anyone looking for a new JRPG to play.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ok

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Cool collector's edition item that you have to own.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing JRPG

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    Ever since I first heard Atlus was making an RPG that was similar to Persona, I knew that I was going to get it and it hasn't disappointed me at all. While I know the game isn't for everyone and many people I know didn't pick it up due to how flashy and "pop-like" the game is, it truly is a great game. It has my favorite turn-based combat of any RPG I've ever played and while the story isn't anything special so far, it's still enjoyable. The songs in the game are memorable and its quickly become my favorite game for the Wii U.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very interesting and simlar JRPG to Persona series

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    I am a long time SMT/Persona fan, thats the reason I bought this game. Even though this game has the Fire Emblem aspect in it, it is still a very much Persona game. I really like the art style, although it is a little bit niche and too-Japanese, might not be the taste for a other people. Character development is good, combat is also very interesting. The difficulty is a bit hard, given the Normal difficulty I still need to grind quite a bit to be able to defeat the chapter bosses later on. Overall I am happy with my purchase.

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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Average

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    Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is a fairly average JRPG from developer Atlus, and published by Nintendo. Gameplay is turn based (my favorite) and is easily the best part of the game. You control a party of up to three people and gameplay revolves heavily around taking advantage of an enemies weaknesses to create chain attacks (called sessions). During your turn, you can swap out a character for a backup character without losing your turn. This is very similar to how Final Fantasy X worked. Overall I find the gameplay to be quite enjoyable and is by far the best aspect of the game. The story and character development is pretty meh. The main theme of the game is the idol culture of Japan which won't connect well with many outside Japan. The content of the story segments just seems very basic, and fairly predictable. Ultimately it's better than what you see from the ultra niche JRPGs (think NISA titles) but decidedly worse than something like Trails in the Sky. For those looking at this game because it was first billed as "SMT x FE" should be warned that the final result has very little to do with either properties. The only similarity to SMT I see is the spell/skill names and affinities (for example Zio is lightning, Bufu is ice, etc). There are some similarities to the mechanic systems of FE like the weapon triangle, random stat gains, and character class names (Lord, Pegasus Knight, etc). The Mirages also share names with some FE characters (eg: Chrom). Some notes on the localization. The audio in the game is 100% Japanese, and there are several areas where there are no English subtitles (for example in combat). The majority of the story content does have English subtitles and of course all the menu interfaces are in English. Due to being published by Nintendo of America instead of Atlus, the game does suffer from some significant censorship beyond what is normal in JRPG localizations (usually only ages are altered). Overall I'd say it's worth picking up if you're a turn-based RPG fan and really enjoy that style of combat. If you play RPGs mostly for story I would be more hesitant, maybe watch some let's play videos and watch how it starts out to see if it's interesting for you.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cool Crossover

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    Not many people would have thought a Fire Emblem x Persona crossover was possible, but Nintendo proved us wrong. A lot of work went into this game, and it flew under a lot of peoples radar. A sleeper pick for sure.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It Should Have Been More :/

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    The blending of two fairly serious series dealing a lot with death and war shouldn't be so... Tokyo Pop. It seems much closer to a Persona game and the storyline is quite weak. That aside, it has some of the best combat I have ever encountered and the ability to level up your characters and weapons the way you can is quite enjoyable. If you can forgive the flair, it is a very fun game

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A great game with lots of content

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    If you've played any of the Persona or Shin Megami Tensei games, you have some idea of what to expect. I'm more of a Fire Emblem fan, which is why I decided to get this game. Overall, I think its a great cross-over between the two series. I would personally have liked to see more Fire Emblem game play elements brought in, but it is definitely more that simply a re-skin of the Persona franchise. There is easily 60-90+ hours of content, depending on your level of completion. The characters are fun and funny and the level of challenge feels just right.

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Underneath this game is a Persona.

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    Since its the same folks who made Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. You can expect a lot of similarity between this and persona. In fact, it plays like Persona or Shin Megami Tensei. If you like those two games, you wouldn't have any problem with this. The theme would be singing and idol, but underneath it all, the gameplay mechanic is there. I like it for the presentation down to party menu!

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best of both worlds

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    I'm a big fan of the Fire Emblem games but have had only a passing familiarity with the Persona franchise so I was a little leery about picking this up. I needn't have worried, this is a great game that will appeal to any turn-based RPG fan. The combat starts off fairly tough, gets easier, then ramps up again; the music doesn't overstay it's welcome and the art is pleasing to the eye. If you've got a WiiU, this should be in your library.

    I would recommend this to a friend