Review by Giratinalga

Reviewed: 05/29/08

One of the most original games made to date, as well as the best DS Game by far.

Saying The World Ends With You is an incomprehensibly masterpiece of a game is an understatement. The World Ends With You, created by a joint effort between Square Enix and Jupiter, is possibly the greatest DS Game made to date. Never before on the DS have you seen such an incredibly imaginative, beautiful, deep, and compelling RPG such as this one. So let's divulge intto this game, shall we?

(Warning: Possible Spoilers)

Story: 8.5/10

TWEWY offers an immersive and deep storyline that will keep you hanging on your seat from start to finish. The environment, based on the city of Shibuya (Japan) looks EXACTLY like the real thing. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll feel just right throughout this story. There is also the fact that the story has this incredible atmosphere around it that just sucks you in. Of course, the bad points of the story is that it has characters that are "love or hate", and of course, Square has added some parts to it that can confuse most gamers, especially the ending, which is poorly told. Dialogue isn't that bad, though there are some characters that can sometimes be annoying.

Sound: 10/10

One of (if not) the best parts of TWEWY. All the soundtracks differ from each other and offer a wide variety of choices, so wide that one can have some soundtracks they love, some they hate. What's better is that you can choose to buy these from the numerous stores in Shibuya, and you can even choose to set it as a default song for the pause menu. This is one game that you'll want headphones for.

Gameplay: 9/10

The Gameplay in TWEWY is one of the deepest and hard to master in any RPG I've played before.....and that's not a bad thing at all. Players collect certain "pins" that activate psyches, or some sort of effect, through certain uses with the Touch Screen unique to each Pin. Heck, some even use the DS's Mic to use them. There are, however, some minor problems with the gameplay. First, some pins use the same manner of Touch Screen to use its psyche, therefore one has to arrange their pins, which can get cumbersome since you have to hold certain buttons and use the stylus at the same time. Second, battles can get hectic and increasingly difficult, mainly since you have to pay attention to both screens. The Auto Play for the Top Screen is not reccommended, as the CPU AI is slow to react, can't block, and only does one straightforward combo.

Graphics:8.5/10

Not much to say here........the graphics are a nice blend of 2D and 3D to make a beautiful looking game. However the art style of the game is a love or hate, and it also re-uses some seen in Kingdom Heart's.

Lasting Appeal:10/10

One of, if not, THE longest game on DS. With a story that can last up to 20 Hours, and ALOT more to do after that, which could land you 40Hours easy. There;s also a cute mini-game that;'s multiplayer to play with your friends, though it's only multi card. either way, it's LONG.

TWEWY is a game that DS owners owe to themselves to buy, whether or not they are a fan of this genre, and will be remembered by many for years to come as a classic.

Overall: 9.5/10

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Product Release: The World Ends with You (US, 04/22/08)

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