Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
And the 2016 Award for Most Incomprehensible Name in Video Games goes to...
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is tough to label, which is probably why it ended up with a name that looks like an auto-corrected drunk text. Let me break it down: Mirages are monsters, sessions are attack combos, and "#FE" refers to Fire Emblem characters and elements that cross over into this Shin Megami Tensei spinoff. (Tokyo is a city in Japan, of course.) TMS#FE is a turn-based RPG that's beautifully cel-shaded and stylish as hell, a breath of fresh air for the genre that will definitely appeal to Persona fans.
Admittedly, the setting is a little strange. Instead of the typical fantasy or sci-fi backdrop that traditional RPGs are so dependent on, Tokyo Mirage Sessions revolves around the Japanese pop idol culture--essentially the entertainment industry. Many RPG staples get a makeover to fit this theme: special attacks become special performances, battles are fought on stages in front of audiences, and you gain new abilities by leveling up your Stage Rank. It's a bold choice, one that has divided US gamers, but there's a solid RPG packed inside this J-pop candy shell.
If you're a Wii U owner who's been dying for an RPG, or if you've ever wanted to play a video game that's basically a bunch of anime TV opening sequences, you're going to love Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
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