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  • Summary: You can't save the whole world. It's going to be eaten by a mythological demon with the head of a fish. But as a puppet that absorbs all it touches, you can try to rescue as much of Earth's greatness as you can before the end arrives. In the beginning, you roam the Earth, capable of absorbing only the tiniest of objects. A glass marble you collect becomes your head, and a pair of jellybeans becomes your hands. Small creatures overwhelm you, with rats kicking you around and golden retrievers threatening to stomp you to pieces. But with every object you collect, your puppet self grows larger. Eventually, you'll become a towering behemoth with fire engines for arms and the ability to absorb entire buildings. The Wonderful End of the World takes you through 12 unique locations, with over a thousand treasures to gather before the end comes. Steal some sweets from the candy store, where gummi fish swim in a blueberry river; visit a surrealist library to find that the words have literally leapt out of their books; and explore the Megalopolis, where you'll watch a lively end-of-the-world parade and then gobble it up before making your way to grab the tallest skyscraper ever built. [Dejobaan Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. The Wonderful End of the World has everything going for it. It's a fun game with a distinctive look and a fun soundtrack. It's a bit short, but the levels are replayable as you try to unlock the bonus level or try for perfect A+ grades across the board.
  2. Fun. There's nothing else like it available on PC, either. [Apr 2008, p.86]
  3. A shameless rip-off, but still a wonderful, wonderful end to a busy day - if only for that chripy title music. [Apr 2008, p.114]
  4. While it's derivative of Katamari, that style of gaming hasn't exactly been beaten to death, and rolling around the map with a keyboard and mouse feels better than you might expect.
  5. What TWEW lacks in elegance and originality, it makes up for with flashes of imagination and brilliance that have been lacking in the inspirational franchise. [Oct 2008, p.63]
  6. Jan 19, 2011
    With its familiar but poorly implemented game mechanics, The Wonderful End of the World comes across as trying to be a PC take on the Katamari series. But for the USD$9.99 price tag, you're better off saving the money for something else.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 2, 2012
    i love the game. esse jogo é ótimo, um jogo diferente, baixe a demo antes de comprar para não fazer quenem esses 4 retardados que negativaram o jogo Expand
  2. LachlanS
    Apr 24, 2008
    Imagine Katamari without the frustrating controls and with quite a bit more creativity, realistic 100% game-completion goals and decent music. If you haven't played Katamari Damacy, just imagine a FUN gameplay experience that is different from anything you have ever played. The downside(the only reason I rated 9 and not 10) is that the game is quite short for its price. I got about 5 hours of gameplay... HOWEVER! Unlike Katamari, TWEotW doesn't drag out beyond the point where it stops being fun. I could have replayed for at least another 3 hours before getting sick of it. Overall, I'm happy that I paid for it and supported a very talented independent game developer, who will hopefully create awesome full-length games some day. Expand
  3. tuéyk
    Jan 19, 2010
    I really like this game, mainly because I loved beautiful katamari on the xbox but it is not available on pc. Well Dejobaan Games must've realised this and decided to make people like me very happy. The game is a tad different to katamari but it is a welcome change. The graphics are not bad but far from good, the resolution is lower than what i am used to and there doesn't seem to be a way of changing it. The music score is beautiful and very relaxing I find. This game would've rated higher if it had sharper graphics (which is a lame reason I know) and if it was a little longer. Although for the price I paid and the fun I have had out of it i guess I am just being a jerk. If you're a fan of katamari, or you're just looking for a fun game to play without too much stress then get this game. It really is fun. Expand
  4. AWG
    Jun 23, 2013
    I allow myself to quote an other user (LachlanS) from 2008: If you haven't played Katamari Damacy, just imagine a FUN gameplay experience that is different from anything you have ever played".
    After 5 years this statement is still 100% true.
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    Well Dejobaan Games have created yet another truly absurd title to add to their game releases. I must admit I did have a little fun with this. Its premise is simple; eat things that are smaller than you to gradually grow in size… Yeah, it’s casual simple fun! I got about an hour’s enjoyment from this title because there aren't that many levels and it’s just more of the same thing over and over again! Would I purchase this for £5.99 absolutely not, it doesn't provide anywhere near enough value for that; but picking it up in the sales for a couple of quid to pass a rainy afternoon will certainly not feel like a waste of money! Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2012
    I did enjoy this game for the small amount of time it lasted. Completed all the levels in 1 hour. Completed all achievements for the game in under 3 hours. I mainly enjoyed this game because it is a Katamari clone. It's easier to control, which makes the game a bit easier as well. There are only 10 levels in the game and most of them are very easy. The level design and clipping are quite bad in this game; i'd often find myself running over object but not have them get picked up. I'd also sometimes find myself pushed outside of the level by mysterious objects which left me to have to restart. You can also easily get stuck in the small, confined areas of the game. The music was also pretty good for the game. Overall it was an enjoyable game, but nowhere near as good as Katamari is. Expand
  7. Jun 2, 2011
    Absolutely shameless (and shameful) rip-off of the Katamari games, without the humour, wit and charm. The game is also way too short. What a disgrace. Expand

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