Just looking at the game you can tell it's a generic budget title. Probably got the score it deserved, but I haven't played it, and never will, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Tokyo Mirage Sessions looks a lot better visually and that's on vastly inferior hardware. I doubt there was any (or much) bias against Japanese games or jrpgs... Fire Emblem Fates scored 88% and Tokyo Mirage Sessions scored 82%.
Instead of taking your opinion with a grain of salt I took it as invaild.