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  • 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"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 psychic prowess to the test as you duke it out on the stylishly animated streets of Shibuya. Features: Delve into a vividly illustrated Shibuya, animated with style, music and monsters. Collect and wield hundreds of Psych abilities to battle surreal threats. Investigate the world around you and beat the "Reapers' Game" to survive. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Aug 9, 2021
    100
    NEO: The World Ends With You captures everything that made the original special and surpasses it in every way. With a great story and incredibly addicting combat, players joining the Reaper’s Game will be hooked from start to finish and beyond.
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    93
    NEO: The World Ends With You is the groundbreaking sequel of a classic game, and it lives up to their name. A good plot full of twists, interesting characters and the best soundtrack that you will find in a videogame this year are some of the ingredients that make NEO: TWEWY a great game that any JRPG fan should enjoy.
  3. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    NEO: The World Ends With You does a wonderful job recapturing what made this formula work so well on the DS, but in a more approachable way. If there’s one game in this duology I’ll ever find myself revisiting, it’ll definitely be this one. Few other games come close to conveying this kind of rebellious style in every aspect of its design, and NEO completely lived up to what I wanted from a TWEWY sequel.
  4. Aug 3, 2021
    85
    Some minor flaws aside, Neo: The World Ends with You greatly fixes the hot mess of a control scheme from its predecessor and delivers a worthy sequel with excellent art and storytelling. Constant changes to gameplay and twists in the story will keep you engaged throughout.
  5. Jul 31, 2021
    80
    Fans and newcomers alike are going to be enthralled by NEO: The World Ends with You, that rare belated follow up to a beloved cult classic that manages to live up to, and even exceed, the original.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    80
    NEO: The World Ends with You is a sequel worth waiting for.
  7. Jul 29, 2021
    58
    A bit of style over substance is an apt summation of Neo: The World Ends With You. Dedicated fans of the original game will doubtlessly be able to overlook the aforementioned issues, and it’s a credit to the game’s strengths that its downsides don’t completely derail the overall experience. It’s… a mixed bag. If you’re looking for a new anime action game, “Neo” is an absolutely fine way to get your fix. It’s just hard to imagine that people will remember this game with anything close to the adoration that so many players had for the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Aug 4, 2021
    10
    14 years later and the sequence exceeds all expectations. The original game on DS was such a shock, such a surprise, it left the industry14 years later and the sequence exceeds all expectations. The original game on DS was such a shock, such a surprise, it left the industry speechless. The original TWEWY made a lasting impression on just about everyone who played it and we’ve waited a decade and a half for the sequel we were sure would never come. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong. Somehow, this have exceeds the original in almost every way. The localization is hip and relevant, the aesthetic is adequately pop and just barely on the right side of “trying too hard”. The voice acting is mostly expert, the combat system is simple to pickup but challenging to master and the soundtrack…MY GOD THE SOUNDTRACK… is a nuclear mix-drop. I don’t know how Square did it, but they did it. I haven’t been this happy about a game in a long, long time. Stunned silly. Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2021
    10
    It made me happy lol.
    Story is pretty good (even if maybe not on the original's level), gameplay is super nice, characters are likeable, music
    It made me happy lol.
    Story is pretty good (even if maybe not on the original's level), gameplay is super nice, characters are likeable, music slaps, graphics and aesthetic is really appealing, overall based.
    Only thing is that it's pretty long compared to the OG but w/e.
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  3. Jul 28, 2021
    10
    A literal masterpiece. 100% would recommend. However, do play the first game first. The story won't make very much sense if you haven't playedA literal masterpiece. 100% would recommend. However, do play the first game first. The story won't make very much sense if you haven't played the first, but if you do, this game is amazing. Worth the wait 100%! Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2022
    9
    Took me around 75 hours to finish this game at near 100%.

    This was such a fantastic experience albeit the characters are a little
    Took me around 75 hours to finish this game at near 100%.

    This was such a fantastic experience albeit the characters are a little forgettable.

    This really was all about plot, music and gameplay. The plot was bonkers and totally surprises you constantly. I was always entertained and interested to see what happens next or what twist is going to be thrown at me.

    Weirdly the villains (the reapers and other competitors) I felt had better character development then the characters you play as. You could feel growth in the world, environment and some of the minor antagonists with how their dealing with the situation in a more identifiable and drastic way that's easier to latch onto as meaningful. You get that with the characters you play with as well but to a lesser extent. I never really liked any of playable characters. They felt sorta tropey and a bit too chill about their situation. It was hard to relate to them and what they were doing. It was a high stakes situation but they really just didn't make it feel like it. I think the rewind mechanic in this games plot is maybe what sucked the life out of the character development that you'd get from tension. Being able to and having it known you can just rewind time just makes everything feel super laid back. I think that's maybe why the minor side antagonist characters felt more meaningful, you actually got a sense that the stakes were high for them and they couldn't rewind time.

    The music was fantastic and of course that's subjective to taste but I had such a good time with the variety.

    The gameplay was amazing too along with the RPG mechanics. I had a lot of fun with load outs with abilities and clothes. The collectathon stuff was fun too, i really enjoyed the wide variety of pins and the gameplay loop to collect them all. The difficulty sliders were a nice touch too. I really enjoyed being able to force underlevel yourself because it is sorta easy to out level your environment and having that option to reduce your level really gave back that challenge.

    The conclusion of this game also was fulfilling and didn't feel cliffhangery unlike the first game. You could finish this game and feel complete. I don't think they will make a 3rd game in this universe so that's a huge bonus that this ended so conclusively.
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  5. Dec 10, 2021
    8
    Jugué al juego original hace años, pero no soy tan fan del mismo como muchos que lo consideran una obra maestra (aunque puedo entender conJugué al juego original hace años, pero no soy tan fan del mismo como muchos que lo consideran una obra maestra (aunque puedo entender con él). Quede con la espinita clavada de no terminar el post-game, espinita que me he quitado resarciendome en esta segunda entrega, review de la cual escribo tras sacarme el 100% del juego esta vez.
    Voy a empezar por lo bueno, por lo que hace único a este juego así como a su predecesor (ya adelanto que es una digna continuación), y el motivo por el que para muchos esta es una de sus sagas favoritas de JRPGs. Y no se trata de una única cosa:
    Música y estilo artístico es para darles de comer aparte, estamos ante un juego que rebosa originalidad por todos lados y que posee una personalidad propia. Lo mismo ocurre con sus sistema de combate en tiempo real, diferente del original, pero igual de bueno (o mejor para mi gusto). Y sumandole a todos los apartados dichos se encuentra la historia: esta rompe con lo que nos tienen acostumbrados muchos otros rpgs del genero (los smt: devil survivor son los unicos juegos que se le asemejan), donde no tenemos que salvar el mundo, si no sobrevivir en un juego macabro dentro de una realidad alternativa del mundo donde estamos atrapados, intentando ganarlo y escapar de vuelta al mundo real mientras desentrañamos una trama con una profundidad mucho mayor que toma temas de la transcendencia de la existencia. En este punto hay una diferencia entre el twewy original y neo: mientras en el original la historia se centraba en el personaje principal (neku) y su evolución a lo largo del juego (extremadamente bien llevada), en esta ocasión la historia se centra más en las interacciones entre los personajes, ya que nuestro protagonista apenas evoluciona a lo largo del juego casi hasta el final (y esto no es malo, ya que esta hecho a propósito y existe un motivo a nivel argumental). Creo que ambos son realmente excelentes en todos estos apartados, y ya que te guste más uno u otro depende de cada uno. Ah, si, y dentro del gameplay fuera del combate tenemos puzzles espacio temporales más otras muchas movidas muy variadas que dan frescura a todo el juego.

    Ahora bien, ¿porque no le doy más nota y porque no me parece una obra maestra? Existe un fallo bastante gordo que tenía el twewy original y que también tiene este. Si lo que voy a decir no te supone problema, ves a comprarte el juego que lo vas a gozar como un enano. El gran problema de este juego es que, por muy bueno que sea su sistema de combate, es que existe un momento en que genera cansancio. Esto suele ocurrir cuando llevamos aproximadamente un 50%-70% de avance en la historia. En este punto los combates se vuelven muy repetitivos y falla la variedad, sintiendose pesado... además a esas alturas para obtener recompensas decentes en los combates, debemos encadenar buena cantidad de ellos, significando que un error que produzca una muerte pueda suponernos repetir media hora de combate puro y duro... Cuando estamos cerca del final del juego esto desaparece, culminando de manera excelente. Siempre que no vayamos al post-game, el cual es altamente descafeinado (reutilización de assets e historia chorra). Por lo demás el juego es excelente, y si vas solo a la historia principal, seguramente no notes este gran fallo que tiene el juego.
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  6. Aug 21, 2021
    7
    Если 14 лет назад оригинальная игра для NDS произвела фурор, как своим сеттингом, так и боевой системой, но на сегодняшний день продолжениеЕсли 14 лет назад оригинальная игра для NDS произвела фурор, как своим сеттингом, так и боевой системой, но на сегодняшний день продолжение уже не производит такого эффекта, особенно разочаровывает последняя, конечно, концепция Switch не такая как у NDS, но львиная доля очарования оригинала была от боевки. Expand
  7. Aug 21, 2021
    0
    выглядит конечно, дааа, некст ген, боёвка тоже крутая в одну кнопку и аниме сюжетиком, спасибовыглядит конечно, дааа, некст ген, боёвка тоже крутая в одну кнопку и аниме сюжетиком, спасибо

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