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  • Summary: The highly stylised and critically acclaimed Nintendo DS game "The World Ends With You" is coming to Nintendo Switch.

    When the main character, Neku, suddenly encounters the mysterious girl Shiki, he gets caught up in a deadly game he'll be erased from existence if he can't complete a
    The highly stylised and critically acclaimed Nintendo DS game "The World Ends With You" is coming to Nintendo Switch.

    When the main character, Neku, suddenly encounters the mysterious girl Shiki, he gets caught up in a deadly game he'll be erased from existence if he can't complete a series of twisted tasks.

    Tear into each rhythmic battle using the game's traditional touch controls or Joy-Con controllers for a fresh style of combat! The action-RPG will also include a sizeable new scenario that gets right to the heart of the story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    100
    Gaming needs more entries like The World Ends With You: Final Mix. Perfection in entertainment isn’t about lacking a single negative aspect, but rather how those blemishes are overcome, and how the work makes you feel. The game has issues as it fails in areas that could potentially cripple it for some. But at the end of the day, I believe it to be worthy of a perfect score. Deserving the highest praise, The World Ends With You: Final Mix can, and should, be listed among the best titles in the history of the medium.
  2. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    The World Ends With You: Final Remix isn't just a long title. It is one of the best DS games reborn on a modern console. The music, the visuals, and the gameplay are all incredible, and having this cult classic come back to life is a blessing. This is an incredibly stylish RPG that demands your attention.
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    83
    The Switch version of The World ends with you is a nice one, albeit not perfect: the price is too high and we're still wondering why the Pro Controller is not supported in TV mode. Still, what we have here is one of the best JRPG of the DS era, which is a lot to say by itself.
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    80
    TWEWY is a very unique game JRPG fans cannot miss. Control-wise we don’t like the this version that much, but other than that, it has aged pretty well.
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    77
    The World Ends with You certainly stands out from its RPG peers by offering a unique art style and a battle system that makes great use of the Switch's control methods. That being said, I highly recommend keeping this sucker undocked.
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    For anyone still having avoided or otherwise missed the original release a decade ago, a willingness to look past the temporary frustration of its controls notwithstanding, The World Ends With You: Final Remix remains, in both gameplay and story, as splendid a JRPG as it’s always been.
  7. 60
    On paper, The World Ends With You would have been perfect for a Switch adaptation, and it still could be. There hasn’t been any indication of post-launch updates to fix the controls, but in a less cynical view we can be glad they’re not selling Another 7 Days as a separate expansion. But Final Remix is something rare: the Switch port of a classic game that would have been better served happening on 3DS if they wanted to replicate the original experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    If you didn't get a chance to check out the original TWEWY on the DS, absolutely give this a look. If you did, go for it anyway because it'sIf you didn't get a chance to check out the original TWEWY on the DS, absolutely give this a look. If you did, go for it anyway because it's a great game even now.

    A bold art style catches the eye and holds it, with great character design and amazing enemy design. The mix of animals with tribal-style tattoo limbs/features is creative and both new and pleasing to the eye. The Switch version allows for noting a number of details missed in the origianl, simply because it's now in crisp HD and so much easier to see small things.

    The music is a great mix of things, with subtle changes as you go. Several fantastic numbers, and generally works very well.

    Speaking of music, it's a constant theme through the game from the positions that a few characters hold to the naming of the Noise.

    The game has an engaging cast of characters with beautiful interactions that manage to seamlessly blend fluffy, snarky, humor, and heard-wrenching. They feel like actual people, and like people who are interacting. Even the background characters have little things that make them more than just "Generic Background Character #2943415".

    The attention to detail from the movements of the characters when idle to the little blurbs the shopkeepers say as you buy things from them help give the game the feel of an actual place. And, speaking of, it's a pretty solid representation of the actual Shibuya in terms of how it's laid out. Obviously names changed for legal reasons and other things added since it's fictional, but still.

    There's a number of themes in the game, deeper than simply "save the world". Themes of dealing with other people, of trust, friendship, individuality, cooperation, freedom, family... So many things are explored on a number of different levels and it's honestly just fantastic.

    It sucks you in and doesn't let you go, and you don't have a problem with that.

    As for the technical things like gameplay... The DS version was innovative, using just about every input method on the system including shutting the DS to take on a certain optional enemy. With the changes they had to adapt it a little--removing one of the EXP types and reworking the distribution of the remaining 2, for example, with the lack of the Mingle feature. The lack of dual screens is a sad loss, of course, but the mobile port solved that with a method of play that was challenging in it's own right. And the Switch port adds a co-op mode! (Or, in all honestly, a "pretend you're two people but you're actually just one person using co-op mode" option).

    Psych activation is in a number of ways, I strongly suggest using it as a handheld if you can! You have a number of ways to use your attacks--pressing empty space, tapping empty space, tapping enemies or obstacles, rubbing empty space or enemies, pressing Neku (your main character), slashing enemies or across the screen or across Neku, dragging across empty space... And more. Each Pin has a Psych, which you use to attack, evade, defend, and heal yourself in real-time combat. There's several families of skills that use a different input method like the ones just mentioned and they have their own stats.

    And that's not even getting into the evolution trees! Using them differently--such as in battle or while the game is off (that's right, there's a type of EXP for not playing the game--or messing with the system clock to time travel)--will either master them, or possibly allow them to evolve depending on the Pin itself. Better grab a chart because there's a lot to keep track of. Just be sure it's a Final Remix updated chart, ones for previous versions aren't accurate thanks the reworking of the EXP system to remove Mingle EXP.

    Overall, the game was a 10/10 when it came out, and it's aged just fine. It's still a 10/10.

    If you were on the fence and looking for a game to make that Switch worth while, this is absolutely that game. If you just need something else to play, give it a shot.

    The World Ends With You, so embrace a new and innovative experience to expand your world!
  2. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    A lot of elitists like to complain about the controls as a big deal-breaker, but really, the controls are the same as they are in the originalA lot of elitists like to complain about the controls as a big deal-breaker, but really, the controls are the same as they are in the original if you're using touch controls. You still tap, slash, and press with the best of them, and while the motion controls can be tricky to pick up, they still work fairly well, and are best played in Co-Op with a friend in my opinion. And really, if you ask me, the new controls actually are not only better for game play, but also integrate with the story far better. In the original, I usually just set my partner to auto-battle and ignored them, hoping luck would get me the stars I needed for the fusion attacks. In Final Remix, I now actively work with my partner to take down enemies, using attacks that compliment theirs to power up together, which far better fits into the game's theme.

    It's a remaster, not a port, with the graphics and music updated to stunning HD, while the story stays exactly the same as the wonderful original. In addition, there's new story content, new mechanics, new pins, and new remixes of the original amazing soundtrack. You're paying full game price for a full game, and that's really the end of it. If you played the original and want to relive the experience, buy it. If you're new to the game and are playing for the first time? BUY IT. You definitely won't regret it.
  3. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Se trata del port para mobiles y tablets el cual se hace especialmente incomodo de jugar en su modo portátil e insufrible dentro del dock, aunSe trata del port para mobiles y tablets el cual se hace especialmente incomodo de jugar en su modo portátil e insufrible dentro del dock, aun así me veo incapaz de puntuar mal este clásico de NDS el cual luce genial en versión Final Remix.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    8
    As good as I remember from the 3ds, now on a bigger screen. Great story, characters, art, and music, backed with nice game mechanics. I highlyAs good as I remember from the 3ds, now on a bigger screen. Great story, characters, art, and music, backed with nice game mechanics. I highly recommend playing with touch controls and in handheld mode rather than using the joycons, since using the joycon cursor feels quite clunky when activating psychs compared to using the touch screen.
  5. Oct 12, 2018
    7
    On one hand, this game is a lazy port of the mobile/tablet version of TWEWY that has the cheek to cost £40. Squenix couldn’t even be botheredOn one hand, this game is a lazy port of the mobile/tablet version of TWEWY that has the cheek to cost £40. Squenix couldn’t even be bothered to add a proper control scheme - you’re forced to use touch controls in handheld mode, or some god awful, tacked on pointer controls in docked/tabletop mode...

    On the other hand, this is still TWEWY, one of the greatest RPGs ever made. The gameplay still holds up alright, even with the awful controls. The story is great (complete with hip dialogue that was so zeta cool back in 2007), the characters are fantastic and the soundtrack is GOAT level.
  6. Oct 13, 2018
    0
    Full price for an enhanced port of a DS game with terrible joy con controls.. Was it too hard to rework them and make more enjoyableFull price for an enhanced port of a DS game with terrible joy con controls.. Was it too hard to rework them and make more enjoyable experience overall with the gameplay?

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