Product Type: Square Enix Nintendo DS games
Newest Review: ... where he must fight monsters and take part in a sinister competition to stay alive. I won't spoil the plot here but needless to say that it... more
The world ends with you... if you don't buy this game
The World Ends With You (DS)
Member Name: painfull2006
The World Ends With You (DS)
Disadvantages: Still waiting for a Twewy 2
This was a spur of the moment buy for me, i had just bought a DS light and wanted a new game for it and there was a distinct lack of good games out at the time.
I wasn't expecting much from this game, i hadn't heard great things in the magazines i had read, there wasn't much hype about it either, all i knew was it was made by Square Enix (The makers of the final fantasy series) so like most of there games it was at least worth trying out.
The first aspect of the game that i really likes was the artwork, that is generally what made the game so great to play, the game is set in Shibuya (A ward in Tokyo) all characters are like characters you would see in an anime or a manga, the buildings loom over the top of the screen at either side giving a nice 3D feel to the scenes.
The story is another of the games great factors, i really got sucked into it you take on the role of Neku (neckoo) you are then trapped in an alternative dimension, forced to play the Reapers game in order to get back everything you must.
The Reapers game lasts 7 days, each day having its own mission and time limits (don't worry the time limits are just for show) you need to complete the missions or face being erased by the reapers, the reapers try and stop you by deploying "Noise" which are monsters that do there bidding for them.
In my opinion the combat system is a gem as well but some critics argue otherwise, so i guess its either a love it or a hate it situation. You control Neku on the bottom screen, you equip him with different 'Pins' that give him different attacks, you do these attacks by doing different motions on the touch screen, for instance, if you drag around the screen with some pins you create a trail of fire, if you slash across and enemy you will hit him, if you slash up in an empty space you create a pillar of ice, there are lots and lots of different pins that all do different things, its up to you to find out which work better together and suit your play style
The top screen is also used for combat, you control the other member in your team with the D pad or the A,B,X,Y buttons, you press the left or right on them to make the party member attack in that direction, you then chain together the different symbols (a circle, a plus sign and a wavy equals sign) to create a combo which covers both screens and also heals both party members (Who share a health bar on the right)
It can be tricky to start with controlling both screens but you can set it so the computer takes over if you do nothing.
If im completely honest, this is one of the best games i have ever played, possibly my favourite, it is just so much fun, hard to put down, the story is long as well and there is a huge end game mission after the last boss to keep you going back to it, im currently on my third or fourth play through and still loving it.
So why are you still sat here reading this review? Go buy it!
Summary: A must buy, easily the best DS game out there to date