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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 17, 2019
    95
    World End Syndrome takes the standard visual novel game and adds graphically stunning illustrations to heighten the creepy factor as you unravel the mysteries behind Mihate Town.
  2. May 23, 2019
    90
    World End Syndrome offers a gripping mystery about undead and lost folklores, yet also a touching story about the hidden trials of those who suffer in silence.
  3. Jul 3, 2019
    90
    World End Syndome is a visual novel masterpiece. The story is gripping and evocative, blending fun romance and tense murder mystery together incredibly well. The characters are sharp and beautifully illustrated, and the way their personalities and backgrounds developed over the course of the game was equally well-done. Best of all is the smart save system that keeps track of your progress and does a great job of encouraging you to keep coming back for the full story.
  4. Jun 29, 2019
    80
    The story signposting and interaction model are sophisticated enough that your patience through the linear prologue will be well rewarded. If you do feel like walking away after 8 or 10 hours, then the game will hand you a neat get-out at your first proper ending, which won’t leave you feeling like a quitter. Overall, polish and craftsmanship elevate a lightweight but amusing story to something that really stands out. For visual novel freshmen, it could even be your first crush.
  5. Jun 17, 2019
    70
    World End Syndrome is an absolutely gorgeous visual novel, let down by a few gameplay ideas that simply don't work.
  6. 70
    World End Syndrome does more than enough as a visual novel - it's hard to put down, well written, and the art is gorgeous. I just hope people don't give up the first time, when the "bad ending" it mandatory. In hindsight it's a brilliant way to introduce the depth of choices that come after that scene, but it's the most poorly executed trick the game has up its sleeve.
  7. 65
    Overall, if you are already a fan of visual novels as a whole, Worldend Syndrome will probably be successful at drawing you in. If you’re not already a fan of the genre, it isn’t likely to change your mind. Between the lengthy prologue and the slightly disappointing shift in gameplay that comes after it, Worldend has a lot of potential for its storytelling that it constantly seems to put just out of reach in order to pad out its length and starve the player of interesting information until the very last second, before repeating the same process over and over again.

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  1. May 10, 2019
    10
    World End Syndrome is a visual novel that tells a story about the supernatural, murder, mystery, and romance. Playing as a character who hasWorld End Syndrome is a visual novel that tells a story about the supernatural, murder, mystery, and romance. Playing as a character who has faced a recent tragedy in his life, so you relocate to a new town and stay in your uncles mansion. During you time at this new location you will attend school and meet a slew of interesting characters. Each character has a different personality and they stayed interesting the whole play through. About 3 hours into the game, you will be given a choice, but there is only one option. Picking this one option leads to the bad ending of the game, which is nuts! and a perfect way to get players excited. Reloading your save, there is now a second option, which allows you to move forward regularly. From that point on, you will decided where you want to go each day, who you want to see, what errands you want to complete, and much more. Giving you a sense of choice that is lacking in some other visual novels. Ultimately the goal is to reach the end of the calender's and get the good ending, which will require trial and error, but the game cross saves data so if you complete a mission and then load an old save, that mission will still be completed. The visuals are perfect, as well as the sound effects. The dialogue is on point and the translators did an excellent job. The character models are unique and the ladies look great. The romance segments are interesting, and mature. Overall this is a great VN and I would highly recommend it. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2019
    10
    World End Syndrome is perhaps the visual novel with the most gorgeous character and background art that I've ever read/played. The protagonistWorld End Syndrome is perhaps the visual novel with the most gorgeous character and background art that I've ever read/played. The protagonist of this captivating story has just moved to a seaside town for a fresh start. He joins the mystery club of the local high school, a club that is mainly devoted to the research of an old legend of the town, and realizes soon that all is not what it seems in the peaceful town that is his new home. The visual novel has several interesting routes, surprising plot-twists and a diverse range of endings. Definitely my new all-time favorite vn. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2019
    9
    Lovely game, beautiful story and great characters. It won't be for everyone but a great experience for those who feel they may enjoy it
  4. Jun 2, 2019
    8
    En tant que grand fan de Muv Luv, la série des Grisaia et d’autres Visuals Novels où la drague fait partie de l’aventure, je ne m’attendaisEn tant que grand fan de Muv Luv, la série des Grisaia et d’autres Visuals Novels où la drague fait partie de l’aventure, je ne m’attendais vraiment pas à grand chose de World End Syndrome. Et pourtant, le jeu m’a perturbé, bousculé, dérouté. L’histoire est passionnante à suivre, et la narration est servie par une mise en scène visuelle et sonore supérieure à la moyenne des autres jeux du genre. Le côté séduction du jeu est parfaitement bien mené et vos cinq prétendantes sont toutes réussites et bien écrites. Certaines scènes vous bousculeront vraiment émotionnellement. C’est la force des Visuals Novels, associé le meilleur d’un bon roman avec la qualité visuelle, sonore, et de mise en scène d’un bon manga ou Anime. Attention cependant, le jeu est uniquement en anglais, et vu la quantité de textes, une bonne maîtrise de la langue est requise. Expand