Hey, I Played Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

When it was originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem in January of 2013 via a Nintendo Direct, the now aforementioned Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE gave fans a different expectation than the finished product. When pictured together, the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchises invoke simple ideas of how the themes or gameplay merged together would be. Most thought that the game would be a strategy RPG in the vein of Fire Emblem with either a grim post-apocalyptic setting like the SMT series, or just characters from both franchises mixed together. Three and a half years later, what ended up hitting store shelves is more of a mashup between Atlus’ other big franchise Persona, any mahou shoujo or magical girl series like Sailor Moon, and a J-Pop idol series ala Love Live! School Idol Project.

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