Review by Godstriker8

Reviewed: 09/25/08

I'd rather the world end than this game.

Hey, I’m Neku Sakuraba the main protagonist in The World Ends With You. I'm stuck playing this game called "The Reapers Game". If I fail to pass these games I’ll get erased from life permanently. But hey, it's not too bad, I also get a partner to help me along the way.
You want to hear my story? Read on...

As you read above, I’m stuck playing this thing called the "Reaper's Game". Although I get a partner, she can get on my nerves at times. It's a very long journey, I found myself disliking the first parts of the game, but near the end of my quest, things get very interesting in my home town of Shibuya. Of course this Reaper Game isn't a walk in the park. I have to battle these things dubbed the "Noise" which are negative vibes if that makes sense. How do I battle them? Well...

I have these things called "Pins". Each of them grants me special attack that I can use in battle. There are many pins out there (Over 200 to collect!) so I always have a fresh set of tricks at my disposal. I can't take all of the credit though, because as I’m battling the Noise on one plane, my partner is killing the Noise on a separate plane. Destroy Noise in one plane, and they'll disappear in both. I like to call my plane the "Touch plane" and my partner's is the "Top plane". Our adventure isn't just about battles. We also have to do field work in...

Shibuya is a pretty hip place. Tons of trends and clothes to buy and wear. Each district has their own trend. Every time I put on the hip trends, I get so psyched, I SWEAR I get an attack boost. But with bad clothes, come bad vibes...I also have a pretty big appetite. After eating a...Hot Dog perhaps? I should probably digest it by doing battles. After digesting the food, I have the energy to make my attacks even more powerful! Of course, what's a good adventure without music?!

Since I’m always wearing headphones, I’m pretty much always listening to music. My soundtrack is pretty good with such hits as "Twister" and "Lullaby for you", and tons of J-Rock. I dunno about you, but when I hear those guitars blazing, I’m ready to battle! Oh, I forgot to mention my moves or "controls" is you will...

I think I handle pretty well. I can always be on the move, and in battle all of the right pins work without failure. My partner is too lazy to do anything by herself, so when I'm pulling off crazy combos with my "Psychs" on the "Touch Plane", On the "Top Plane" I’m shouting "Left! Right! Up! Down!" to order my partner to attack, jump, or block. Overall, I think we can do any action we want without fail. Also, I forgot to mention...

We look REALLY good. We're really well detailed, and the town of Shibuya has all of these fancy Skyscrapers and shopping malls. Our clothes are pretty artsy, and there are tons of people crowding my vision there's like up to 50 I can see at one time. So my adventure is definitely no slouch when it comes to the visuals. Well it's about time for me to rap this up...

Buy my game! It’s getting rare so you might wanna run out and get it now. There’s also a handpicked soundtrack available for download on iTunes. Overall, it has action, good music, excellent visuals, and above all it stars ME in it, so buy all the copies you can, so I can get a sequel!

Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

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

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