Story - 86%
Graphics - 74%
Audio - 73%
Gameplay - 78%
Replayability - 81%
I really didn’t know what to expect from this game when I started it but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The game type is like Final Fantasy, a real JRPG game, but it takes place in modern Tokyo instead of being set in a fantasy world. It make use of real locations like Shibuya and Harajuku.
The plot is about the city being attacked by creatures form an alternate dimension called the Idolosphere. Some of these creatures called Mirages siphons off energy from humans called Performa. It is basically talent and personality.
The story focuses on a group of young humans who become allied with some friendly Mirages. The Team are then recruited by Fortuna Entertainment: a talent agency, but secretly Fortuna is dedicated to preventing invasions from the Idolosphere. So to the public this talented group are Pop stars and in secret, agents saving our world from invasion.
The gameplay of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is similar to most JRPG like Final Fantasy and with the help of the ally Mirages the humans can transform into a Carnage form. There are different classes to select and develop for your team members. Battles takes place in turns and every turn you will be able to take one action per team member. Options will differ between, attacks, spells, using items or skipping the turn. There are also combos or session attacks you can perform, which can turn the tide of any battle.
The story is interesting and quite different from what you would expect especially with your team being pop stars. The game was envisioned by Koari Ando from Nintendo as a crossover between the Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei series and the production took about five years. The Western version also uses the original Japanese voice track with subtitles which adds some originality to it.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is definitely an interesting game and a lot of work and thought went into it, a great title for any JRPS fan.
Reviewed on: Wii U
Available on: Wii U
Age Rating: Teen+
Publisher/Developer: Nintendo / Atlus
Estimated RRP: +/- R700
Release Date: 24 June 2016
- Great Idea
- Turn Based JRPG
- I would like an option for English dub audio