There are strange collaborations between genres in many videogame titles, but the latest one to hit the scene is Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. It is a unique crossover that melds role-playing game with a musical theme. However, don’t take this bizarre combination of categories fool you as this newly released game is practically one of the best Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs) for the year 2016.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Brings in the Music, and Fighting
Even though Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE has a title that offers the most obscure clues with regards to its gameplay, this was a title that was originally announced back in January 2013. But back then it had a different title as it was called Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. During that time, there was no clue as to what form it would take and, as such, what kind of gameplay would it deliver. But it is safe to say that practically no one would have expected the musically-themed title of Persona that donned the Wii U as Fire Emblem characters are known to equip swords and lances rather than microphones.
For all its worth, this game is not called something like Persona feat. Fire Emblem, even though the Shin Megami Tensei series is the parent franchise from which Persona is derived, they do have a fairly similar battle system.
To start, the setting is set in modern-day Tokyo (as it is quite obvious in the title). The game revolves around the entities called Mirages, who are obviously Fire Emblem characters in disguise that have arrived in an alternate dimension called Idolasphere in order to take out the “Performa” (see where did that come from?). The Performa is an energy source that are coming from pop stars, idols, opera singers, and other similar entertainers.
If you’re confused about the plot of Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, then don’t worry as there are a lot of people in the gaming community that didn’t understand all of its concept at the start either. However, dive into the game and you will be brought with a charming, earnest nonsense that can pull you in right from the get-go. And even though the cast of characters are quite bland, they do deliver a sort of oddity in them that is also endearing enough to carry you along throughout the game.
To summarize things, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE is a crossover between the Fire Emblem and Persona titles, and it proves to be a spectacular experience from start to end. Even though the characters to appear to be a bit on the dull side, this is a surprisingly good mash-up of both titles that delivers great promise.
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