Back in 2015/16 Atlus and Nintendo joined forces for a crossover of there Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series for the Nintendo Wii U, out of the collaboration came Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯ FE. At the time it was a bit of a sleeper hit but was received well by fans and was later chosen for best game on the Nintendo Wii U!
Fast forward to 2020 and we get an Enhanced port aptly named Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯ FE Encore. Tokyo Mirage is a full Japanese dub(with english subs….just the way we like our Anime) game and features new story content and new party members not featured in the original game. One funny thing that has happened is that, with the simultaneous release of the game(so instead of releasing it first in Japan then few months later the rest of the world) Nintendo opted to go with the Western Localization of the game….which upset there Japanese fans. The reason for a Western Localization release is due to age restrictions in Japan is totally different to what we have here in the West.
The game features beautifully animated cutscenes and the song selection(seeing as this game is about singing) is great to listen to. The songs is also a reason why the game only features Japanese voice over, as it would have taken a full extra year to get English singers to perform the songs! Tokyo Mirage features a classic turn based RPG system(at its base) and to me it feels alot like the Persona series(gameplay wise) which I Love!! The characters is not as deep and complex as what you would get in a Shin Megami game but still likeable and relatable.
Overall I am really pleased with Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯ FE Encore, it is a JPRG from Atlus and Nintendo….who would not love it! The gameplay is smooth, the cutscenes is beautifully animated and awesome songs. I would recommend this to any Turnbased RPG or JPRG fans or if you a Atlus games fan. This is your local mad scientist signing out….