Parents' Guide to

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Japanese RPG with violence, strong focus on pop celebrity.

Game Nintendo Wii U 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Too much Boobs Too Much Curse

Boobs Jiggling around, F--K in one scene S--t quite often and it had to censor lots of it just to meet West standards

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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If you love traditional role-playing games and have an appreciation for the peculiarities of Japanese pop culture, you're probably not going to play many games more entertaining than this one. Fans of Japanese RPGs will find much of the experience pleasantly familiar. The story is loaded with teenage friendships and melodrama and borrows liberally from Atlus' popular Shin Megami Tensei role-playing games in its themes and tone. There's also a healthy dollop of the Fire Emblem franchise (hinted at in the #FE part of the game's title), noticeable in some of the mirages we meet -- who originally appeared as Fire Emblem characters -- as well as a couple of quick recognizable musical phrases, such as the five-note ditty that accompanies a character leveling up.

But what will keep most people coming back night after night is the game's intricate turn-based action and imaginative Idolosphere design. Players are unlikely to soon forget, for example, manipulating the sleeves of a series of three-story-high dress costumes to run through them and access higher or lower levels of a labyrinthine dungeon. And combat is never dull, thanks to a progression and upgrade system that makes it feel like players are learning new skills every two or three battles. It seems there's always something new for us to figure out how to use, whether it’s a weapon, session combination, or skill. Had Atlus done a better job of localization -- the entire game is voiced in Japanese, and the characters' cult-like embrace of pop celebrity will seem on the verge of zealotry to many Western players -- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE might have had even broader appeal. As is, the niche audience at which it's targeted will have little reason to complain.

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