It Has Serious Style, and a Bopping Soundtrack
That image up above, yeah it’s from the main menu of Tokyo Mirage Sessions. An animated menu that really nails the tone of the overall game, and that sense of style permeates to every aspect.
Before Persona 5 blew everyone away with its slick animations and absurdly good style, Tokyo Mirage Sessions laid the groundwork, and now the Encore version on Switch is giving the game a second chance.
As you explore the streets of Tokyo crowds are painted with rainbow silhouettes, dungeons are all themed after musical ideas/performances, and the real-world locations are painstakingly recreated in digital form (like the Shibuya 109 department store).
The game’s aesthetic is wonderfully bright and cheerful, something you don’t often see taken to the extremes it is here. Along with that cheerful aesthetic comes an equally upbeat soundtrack.
Big moments in the story are highlighted by pop songs, as you’re main characters are all working to become idols. It’s all energetic bubblegummy music, which is a perfect fit.