In short, NEO The World Ends With You is massive. It’s a grand, modern epic with impeccable writing and almost as impeccable style that’s got as much heart as it does twists and turns in the plot. This is easily one of the year’s finest RPGs.
NEO: The World Ends with You is way too cool, way too fun, and way too good. For fans of the series, this is a sequel that goes above and beyond 14 years of hopes and expectations. For newcomers who have never even heard of the Reaper's Game, this is one of the most genuine, polished, and stylish games I've ever played. Personality and style ooze out of it constantly, and in a post-Persona 5 world where society is starting to clamour for more immersive and all-encompassing JRPG masterpieces, this might just be the next big thing.
NEO: The World Ends With You gives players a tremendous soundtrack and a ton of content, and once the combat clicks, it's a genuinely good time. However, that comes with the caveat that players have to invest roughly 10 hours before the game really starts to be fun, and then they still have to deal with its repetitiveness. So as long as fans can put up with those issues, they will get a lot of game time out of NEO: The World Ends With You.
- combat is unique. Charging attacks and timing them one after the other to build up an ultimate move feels great. The variety of moves gives depth to the combat in general.
- they brought back the custom level adjusting which gives players a lot of control over how hard they want their experience to be, which is great.
- the story and characters were very well written. The dialogue was very hip, and full of present day online references. I also liked how the characters weren't afraid to throw some curse words around. It felt more organic especially for the more hot headed characters. This should be adapted in more games.
- the music tracks were of course phenomenal as always, and played at the right time to inflict the most emotional impact.
- I liked how they brought back the old characters slowly one by one, keeping me drawn in to want to know who will appear next.
- voice acting was very well done.
- i'm glad i can buy clothing even if my style isn't high enough, and still get the base stats.
- the last ultimate move the game gave me was a little bit too OP. It was super powerful and refilled my health every use.
- the hub world got way to repetitive. As well as the progression outside of combat. Felt like I was just trying to get from point A to point B, wait for some dialogue, then repeat. I can only handle so much going back in time. Eating at restaurants was only able to give a tiny bit of variety when traversing the hub world.
- there were points where I felt they dragged a story event on for too long.
I paused this game after reaching the 3rd day of the second week. I still do not know if I'll play it back again or leave it be, because it was getting sooo ripetitive. I LOVED Persona 5/5R and I for sure wouldn't recommend this game to people who liked them too, they are similar only in a few aspect but you won't find the dynamic scenarios and fights of Persona here (and many other things of course, but it's the fight that I'm not enjoying at all in this game).
Background musics are amazing, and I also enjoyed every part of the map which is, unfortunately, very small and that doesn't give you sense of progression during the story. This game has different good things for sure but they just don't work together for me, I'll try to give it a second chance in the future.
Now I played the switch version of the first game and loved it, but this one seems to have lost its magic. The gameplay ****, the artstyle doesnt translate well to 3D, and the story just kinda stinks. Shiba is the only character I really liked and thats because hes funny. Music is still pretty good though.
Summary"Only the possibility of you can change our fate". A long-awaited new story in The World Ends with You series has arrived. Rindo comes to the grim realization that his life is on the line when he is forced to compete in the so-called "Reapers' Game." There's no telling how this tale will unfold—but it's up to you to find out! Put your ps...