Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Reviews

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Recommended
Apr 1, 2022

As JRPGs go, one could do far worse than this peculiar hybrid of two esteemed franchises (but, truth be told, one could do far better too).

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

Time hasn’t aged this game one bit; I still found it as adorable as I did back in 2016. It is great that TMS is now available to a wider audience and hopefully will it get the sales it deserves. In my opinion it is not only the best JRPG on the Switch, but stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of all time.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2020

For fans who are looking for an amazing RPG experience, and for Shin Megami Fans who have yet to dive into the world of Fire Emblem, this is an amazing entry point to familiarise yourself with it’s lore. While it’s completely different from what is expected from a standard Fire Emblem, it is what we’ve come to expect from ATLUS and their incredible creativity. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is an essential for any JRPG lovers, and Nintendo Switch owners.

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Liked-a-lot
Mar 10, 2020

In conclusion, if you enjoy Japanese pop culture, bright colours and generally being made to feel quite light and fluffy whilst fighting off bad guys, give this a go. And if you aren’t into any of those things, give it a go too! You might come to love them, if only for a little bit at a time, just like me.

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10 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2020

Everything in Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is tied up in a neat little bundle of a JRPG. It neither overstays its welcome or is too short. It can cater to casual players without an enormous time sink needed for grinding, but also shine for players that want a harder difficulty.

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Unscored
Feb 24, 2020
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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore takes you to meet the world of entertainment and idols of Japan, with battles full of powerfull songs and light shows, as you save the world from the dangerous Mirage. If you have 50 hours of your time to invest in a JRPG and you love the world of JPOP, then, there's no mistaking!

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RPG Fan
Top Critic
89%
Feb 13, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions' deep battle system, light-hearted story, bright aesthetics, and catchy J-pop soundtrack are JRPG bliss.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2020

It only slightly improves upon the original, so it might not be worth double dipping, but for newcomers, it’s a real treat. Honestly, it was worth picking up for myself, because the original couldn’t play on the Wii U Gamepad. Now fans can have Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE on the go, and they’ll have dozens of hours to kill with this title.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2020

Aside from the ridiculous lack of an autosave feature, I absolutely adored my time with this bright and colorful game. If I wasn't admiring the gorgeous aesthetics, I was bopping to the catchy soundtrack. And on top of that, the combat system proved to fun enough to keep me engaged from start to finish.

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3.5 / 5.0
Feb 9, 2020

While the game won’t appeal to those seeking the tactical gameplay of a classic Fire Emblem, anyone who didn’t jump onto the idol train last generation could do far worse than picking up this Encore, especially with a dearth of other games in a similar vein on the Nintendo Switch.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2020

A sequel would do wonders for Tokyo Mirage Sessions. It would be fun if ATLUS took it in a similar route to that of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. Without diving into any spoilers, we could see Fortuna Entertainment years down the road with a new cast of playable characters as the Mirages are breaking into our world once again, and throughout the story, we could run into many of the previous playable characters from this game and have them join our party as cameo members for an Idolasphere dungeon or something. Sound too good to be true? It probably is, and my biggest fear is this is a one and done series. But I hope not. There’s so much to love here, and even though it’s a few years old and doesn’t look nearly as modern as some of the other games coming out in 2020, it’s still one of the best JRPG experiences you can find on the Nintendo Switch.

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Liked-a-lot
Feb 7, 2020

Persona 5 is considered one of the best games ever for me. The style, the characters, the gameplay, the story, the variety, all this has made it a great title for me, which not only JRPGs will have to measure up to in the future. So I was all the more curious to see how Tokyo Mirage would do in comparison. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore does not quite reach the quality of Persona 5. However, it is a wonderful game for all those who like the crazy Japanese setting. The thrilling story, the varied, sometimes amusing, sometimes serious side missions, the partly quirky companions, the easily understandable and yet tactically mature combat system, the individual graphic style, which reminds of Persona and yet goes its own way and the modern soundtrack, which should not only please friends of J-Pop or K-Pop, make Tokyo Mirage one of the best roleplaying games on the Switch.

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4 / 5
Feb 7, 2020

Shin Megami Tensei plus Fire Emblem equals to awesome.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore's incredibly colorful style brightens up your day. The addicting JRPG gameplay keeps you occupied for hours, and the soundtrack will remain stuck in your head for months to come.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 5, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore may not offer too much of an upgrade for those that dove deep into the Wii U version but everyone else will find an entertaining story featuring a great combat system and excellent soundtrack.

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Feb 5, 2020

All in all, I’m still very much a fan of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE after beating Encore. It’s basically the same game, just with a bit of extra content thrown in and some minor quality of life improvements such as the Quick Session option and faster load times. While I was ultimately unimpressed with the EX Story, I still appreciate being able to play one of my favorite Wii U exclusives on my Switch portably. If you’re a fan of Japanese culture and love crazy RPGs full of heart, you owe it to yourself to play Encore. Now I just have to cross my fingers and pray we get a true sequel that improves on this already fantastic experience.

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Unscored
Feb 4, 2020

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is a great remaster for one of the greatest JRPG available on Wii U and a great way to experience it (In case you didn't have the chance of playing before), but the story still doesn't make much sense some times and some of the mechanics have been refined by ATLUS in other games of the genre.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2020

With more story, extra unlockables, and the battle improvements and additions; Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore stands as an across-the-board improvement for an already worthwhile JRPG.

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Expansive
Jay Jones
Buy
Feb 1, 2020

I’m so glad that this game has been given a new lease of life on Switch. It’s not always perfect and it may not be what you expect, but it’s still another great RPG that definitely feels more at home in a portable world than on the big screen. If allowed, this one can be a real crowd-pleaser.

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