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[Gamer Time] – Tokyo Mirage Sessions

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Tokyo Mirage Sessions was originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. That gave people a lot of ideas concerning what kind of game it would be. Would it be a strategy RPG? Would it be a traditional JRPG where you control Chrom, Ike and Marth?

Well, the game we got was neither of those things. Don’t worry though, what we did get is an addictive JRPG in the vein of Atlus’ Persona games. You balance trawling through dungeons for loot and working for a talent agency in Tokyo Mirage Sessions and exploring the life of a JPOP star who casts spells is pretty refreshing.

Battles move along at a super addictive and rewarding pace.

Battles move along at a super addictive and rewarding pace.

The Fire Emblem elements come into play mostly as style choices, but the game flips the script to make it something special. The game is pretty lighthearted as well. While it does have its dark moments, there is a tongue in cheek sense of humor that keeps things from getting too heavy.

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You learn new abilities by dapping up your mirages. Wuddup Chrom!

Check out the video review to see the games unique aesthetic in action. Also, follow me on Twitter @SpiegelDFE to see more JRPG related stuff.