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  • Summary: The highly stylised and critically acclaimed Nintendo DS game "The World Ends With You" is coming to Nintendo Switch.

    When the main character, Neku, suddenly encounters the mysterious girl Shiki, he gets caught up in a deadly game he'll be erased from existence if he can't complete a
    The highly stylised and critically acclaimed Nintendo DS game "The World Ends With You" is coming to Nintendo Switch.

    When the main character, Neku, suddenly encounters the mysterious girl Shiki, he gets caught up in a deadly game he'll be erased from existence if he can't complete a series of twisted tasks.

    Tear into each rhythmic battle using the game's traditional touch controls or Joy-Con controllers for a fresh style of combat! The action-RPG will also include a sizeable new scenario that gets right to the heart of the story.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Nov 6, 2018
    100
    Gaming needs more entries like The World Ends With You: Final Mix. Perfection in entertainment isn’t about lacking a single negative aspect, but rather how those blemishes are overcome, and how the work makes you feel. The game has issues as it fails in areas that could potentially cripple it for some. But at the end of the day, I believe it to be worthy of a perfect score. Deserving the highest praise, The World Ends With You: Final Mix can, and should, be listed among the best titles in the history of the medium.
  2. 90
    Fantastic. A unique ARPG packed with a brilliant story, fun gameplay, and a fascinating premise, everything about it screams instant classic. Don’t sit out on this one, especially if you can get around the initially jarring control options.
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    80
    TWEWY is a very unique game JRPG fans cannot miss. Control-wise we don’t like the this version that much, but other than that, it has aged pretty well.
  4. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    Due to it’s weird control issues, The World Ends With You: Final Remix could be hard to recommend to most players if not for everything else it does so well. It’s fantastic story and characters, beautiful designs and unique gameplay more than make up for the occasional wrist strain, but just be warned going in that it’s not like any other title you’ve played.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    75
    Still a solid RPG with interesting mechanics and an engaging story, living up to its reputation. Even playing all these years later, it still feels very fresh with its own unique identity. While the Switch version is still fun, it’s far from a great port, and the extra content is pretty disappointing.
  6. Nov 2, 2018
    70
    If you have missed the initial release of The World Ends With You, Final Remix is a great opportunity to experience the story of this excellent JRPG for the first time. However, be aware that the battle system controls in this edition are the worst... "Noise" of the game.
  7. 60
    On paper, The World Ends With You would have been perfect for a Switch adaptation, and it still could be. There hasn’t been any indication of post-launch updates to fix the controls, but in a less cynical view we can be glad they’re not selling Another 7 Days as a separate expansion. But Final Remix is something rare: the Switch port of a classic game that would have been better served happening on 3DS if they wanted to replicate the original experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    10
    A lot of elitists like to complain about the controls as a big deal-breaker, but really, the controls are the same as they are in the originalA lot of elitists like to complain about the controls as a big deal-breaker, but really, the controls are the same as they are in the original if you're using touch controls. You still tap, slash, and press with the best of them, and while the motion controls can be tricky to pick up, they still work fairly well, and are best played in Co-Op with a friend in my opinion. And really, if you ask me, the new controls actually are not only better for game play, but also integrate with the story far better. In the original, I usually just set my partner to auto-battle and ignored them, hoping luck would get me the stars I needed for the fusion attacks. In Final Remix, I now actively work with my partner to take down enemies, using attacks that compliment theirs to power up together, which far better fits into the game's theme.

    It's a remaster, not a port, with the graphics and music updated to stunning HD, while the story stays exactly the same as the wonderful original. In addition, there's new story content, new mechanics, new pins, and new remixes of the original amazing soundtrack. You're paying full game price for a full game, and that's really the end of it. If you played the original and want to relive the experience, buy it. If you're new to the game and are playing for the first time? BUY IT. You definitely won't regret it.
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  2. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    If you didn't get a chance to check out the original TWEWY on the DS, absolutely give this a look. If you did, go for it anyway because it'sIf you didn't get a chance to check out the original TWEWY on the DS, absolutely give this a look. If you did, go for it anyway because it's a great game even now.

    A bold art style catches the eye and holds it, with great character design and amazing enemy design. The mix of animals with tribal-style tattoo limbs/features is creative and both new and pleasing to the eye. The Switch version allows for noting a number of details missed in the origianl, simply because it's now in crisp HD and so much easier to see small things.

    The music is a great mix of things, with subtle changes as you go. Several fantastic numbers, and generally works very well.

    Speaking of music, it's a constant theme through the game from the positions that a few characters hold to the naming of the Noise.

    The game has an engaging cast of characters with beautiful interactions that manage to seamlessly blend fluffy, snarky, humor, and heard-wrenching. They feel like actual people, and like people who are interacting. Even the background characters have little things that make them more than just "Generic Background Character #2943415".

    The attention to detail from the movements of the characters when idle to the little blurbs the shopkeepers say as you buy things from them help give the game the feel of an actual place. And, speaking of, it's a pretty solid representation of the actual Shibuya in terms of how it's laid out. Obviously names changed for legal reasons and other things added since it's fictional, but still.

    There's a number of themes in the game, deeper than simply "save the world". Themes of dealing with other people, of trust, friendship, individuality, cooperation, freedom, family... So many things are explored on a number of different levels and it's honestly just fantastic.

    It sucks you in and doesn't let you go, and you don't have a problem with that.

    As for the technical things like gameplay... The DS version was innovative, using just about every input method on the system including shutting the DS to take on a certain optional enemy. With the changes they had to adapt it a little--removing one of the EXP types and reworking the distribution of the remaining 2, for example, with the lack of the Mingle feature. The lack of dual screens is a sad loss, of course, but the mobile port solved that with a method of play that was challenging in it's own right. And the Switch port adds a co-op mode! (Or, in all honestly, a "pretend you're two people but you're actually just one person using co-op mode" option).

    Psych activation is in a number of ways, I strongly suggest using it as a handheld if you can! You have a number of ways to use your attacks--pressing empty space, tapping empty space, tapping enemies or obstacles, rubbing empty space or enemies, pressing Neku (your main character), slashing enemies or across the screen or across Neku, dragging across empty space... And more. Each Pin has a Psych, which you use to attack, evade, defend, and heal yourself in real-time combat. There's several families of skills that use a different input method like the ones just mentioned and they have their own stats.

    And that's not even getting into the evolution trees! Using them differently--such as in battle or while the game is off (that's right, there's a type of EXP for not playing the game--or messing with the system clock to time travel)--will either master them, or possibly allow them to evolve depending on the Pin itself. Better grab a chart because there's a lot to keep track of. Just be sure it's a Final Remix updated chart, ones for previous versions aren't accurate thanks the reworking of the EXP system to remove Mingle EXP.

    Overall, the game was a 10/10 when it came out, and it's aged just fine. It's still a 10/10.

    If you were on the fence and looking for a game to make that Switch worth while, this is absolutely that game. If you just need something else to play, give it a shot.

    The World Ends With You, so embrace a new and innovative experience to expand your world!
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  3. Nov 14, 2019
    9
    Es un album de música perfecto que también viene con un jueguito de regalo. Es el mejor repertorio de música que he escuchado en unEs un album de música perfecto que también viene con un jueguito de regalo. Es el mejor repertorio de música que he escuchado en un videojuego. El gameplay es diferente a todo lo visto antes y el uso de pines en conjunto con la pantalla táctil para atacar y coleccionar mantienen todas las batallas entretenidas buscando por un set que represente tu propio estilo. La historia cumple su propósito y te mantiene en intriga deseando conocer lo que sigue. Los personajes principales son carismáticos y tienen su personalidad y papel muy bien definido. El estilo visual y presentación es fuerte y memorable. El punto débil es que jugar con los Joycon uno solo puede resultar un poco confuso, aunque en mi opinión ha sido un reto bastante divertido de superar. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    Se trata del port para mobiles y tablets el cual se hace especialmente incomodo de jugar en su modo portátil e insufrible dentro del dock, aunSe trata del port para mobiles y tablets el cual se hace especialmente incomodo de jugar en su modo portátil e insufrible dentro del dock, aun así me veo incapaz de puntuar mal este clásico de NDS el cual luce genial en versión Final Remix. Expand
  5. May 11, 2021
    7
    +Really good and interesting story
    +Unique and varied soundtrack, although it isn't for everyone
    +Well written characters and good character
    +Really good and interesting story
    +Unique and varied soundtrack, although it isn't for everyone
    +Well written characters and good character designs

    -Clunky & sometimes frustrating gameplay (on touchscreen)
    -Food system forces you to wait real hours to gain stats
    -Certain sections have really obvious filler

    Twewy is an unique experience that isn't for everyone. I had to force myself to play through the first 1/3 of the game before I started liking it.

    The story is the best part, but the combat is just mindless swiping. The combat uses Pins, which gives you abilities you can use in fight, but it's not really obvious in the beginning which pins are good or bad. For example: certain pins remove your ability to dodge while using it, which is a big problem in boss fights.

    The difficulty is moderate, but you can change the difficulty freely.
    I also found that if you don't use the food system (Where you can eat 3-4 food items per real day which gives you extra stats) makes it so that you deal chip damage to bosses.

    Overall, it's an alright game but not the best jrpg ever made

    Keep in mind that this version just an upscaled version of the mobile port with a co-op feature and an extra stage, but it's 30€ more expensive
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  6. Sep 4, 2020
    7
    Jeu franchement sympa. Les musiques sont vraiment bien mais sont un peu répétitives. Le fait de devoir collectionner les badges (qui nousJeu franchement sympa. Les musiques sont vraiment bien mais sont un peu répétitives. Le fait de devoir collectionner les badges (qui nous permettent d'effectuer des attaques) et les utiliser est plutôt sympa, pour essayer de trouver lequels correspondent à certaines situations. De plus, on sent que Kingdom Hearts : Chain Of Memories a inspiré le jeu puisque nous pouvons nous faire des decks avec des différents badges et s'adapter par rapport à notre style de jeu. Et le choix est assez grand. Très bon point.
    Par contre le jeu est très répétitif et les missions se ressemblent. Le scénario se suit plutôt bien, pas de quoi casser 3 pattes à un canard mais les personnages sont assez attachants et l'intrigue est assez intéressante.
    Néanmoins, on sent que le gameplay a été conçu pour la nintendo DS (je n'ai pas joué à la version DS). Cela reste jouable mais c'est vraiment imprécis. Et les combats sont assez bordéliques. J'ai plusieurs fois pété un plomb car je n'arrivais pas à invoquer mon partenaire, alors que je pensais faire le mouvement. De plus, il y a une chose que je comprend pas : Pourquoi ne peut-on pas controler Neku (le personnage principal) avec le joystick du Joycon en combat ? Obligé de pointer le curseur en appuyant sur B pour qu'il se déplace. Je trouve cela très peu ergonomique.
    Côté durée de vie, cette version Final Mix s'en sort bien : l'histoire peut se terminer en une vingtaine d'heures, et plus encore si vous souhaitez davantage de badges ou réussir tous les défis endgame.
    Jeu très sympa mais qui pêche par sa maniabilité. La Switch n'est adaptée pour. Ils auraient pu faire en sorte que l'on puisse aussi jouer avec une manette pro. Privilégiez le tactile qui s'en sort mieux.
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  7. Aug 6, 2020
    0
    The story Is good but the controls (only touchscreen) Is total **** Terribile. And the game don't save before the finale boss. The game don'tThe story Is good but the controls (only touchscreen) Is total **** Terribile. And the game don't save before the finale boss. The game don't deserve a low rating, but this ****ty controls are **** unforgivable. Expand

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