Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is your classic Japanese role-playing game. This was part of a Wii U title in 2016. It is nice to see that Wii U’s top games have not been forgotten. The game is now being revived for another go on Nintendo Switch. Since the game was launched towards the Wii U’s last days, not many players might have had the chances to give it a go. Atlus developed the Persona series and Intelligent Systems. They are popular for the Paper Mario RPGs and created the Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore between them.
It is a common enough idea that a crossover of two recognised series could potentially affect the game. However, it really does not have that great an impact. Since the developers have made sure that the game runs on its own path and works independently, it does not matter if the players are unaware of either of the games or series.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore
The game is set in modern-day Tokyo. Itsuki Aoi is the main character in the game. The game opens with him waiting for his friends at a pop star audition. Suddenly, Mirages or alien-like creatures attack the place. Before this, there have been several disappearances and these creatures are behind it. They suck all the creative energy called performa out of the humans.
At this time, Itsuki exhibits a unique ability to transform the attackers into allies. The Mirage attacking Itsuki turns into Chrom while Tsubasa, a fellow auditioner’s attacker, takes the form of Caeda, a character from the Fire Emblem series. It turns out that Ituksi and his friends have amnesia. This is where you enter the game. Now, it is up to you to find out what happened and save them all. All of Ituksi’s friends have their own Mirage counterparts. The game here is not only stopping Mirages from continuing wrecking nuisance but to do this while maintaining a pop star career.
Graphics and Gameplay
The Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is colourful and vibrant, with a heavy anime backdrop. Every detail has been carefully crafted and attended to. You will notice the character’s designs, their clothes and costumes, and the environment and surroundings itself look neat and extraordinary. The fighting scenes are all about loud explosions, colourful confetti, and splendid effects. The audio and sound effects are amazing. It will let you comfortably tune in to the feel of the game. Besides fighting with Mirages, the characters can also roam around Tokyo, meet friends, attend lessons, and go to gigs.
Anime fans will love the game as will the JRPG’s lovers. The lead character, Itsuki, is a pretty plain character. It would have been better to see the lead with a vibrant personality. Since the player is supposed to take on Itsuki’s character, it is understandable that he didn’t receive much in terms of a personality, but nonetheless, it would have been an interesting game.