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I must admit something. I am completely biased. I love this game.
That was my review.
So, I first played the original DS game back when it came out in 2008. I'll admit that I had some trouble (only getting through the first 3rd of the story before discarding it — partially due to personal problems), but I liked what I played of it. 10 years later, and I've discovered one of the battle songs has been a persistent Ear Worm, which I couldn't place.
Aesthetically speaking, the game itself has a unique Urban Fantasy anime style (which I didn't see again until Splatoon, of all games), an amazing soundtrack and the gameplay is addictive in a way that has both depth and breadth in the battle system. I've never played the mobile version (which the Switch port is based off, as it shifted the gameplay to work on one screen). On the whole, it's a good game, and that doesn't need reiterating (check out the other reviews on here).
So, what does the Switch version offer? The bonus content is just as compelling as the main story, and provides a Sequel Hook (come on Squennix, don't leave us hanging!), the remixes and new tracks are fantastic, and the option to play on a large screen is...there, I guess.
The only bugbear is the gameplay; you can play the Switch in portable mode, which functions more or less like the mobile version. I mostly played it in full screen mode, which uses a Joy Con as a pointer (with a button to move the curser to the middle of the screen and another to represent pressing):
All in all, the Switch version doesn't offer that much more if you've got the DS or mobile version already (the bonus story content's all over the internet now), but if you've lost/traded in your copy and want to play again, are playing for the first time, or happen to be a massive fan and want to support the franchise, this is the definitive version.
This game is unlike no other I've played, in terms of both story and the uniquely innovative gameplay. The World Ends With You has a surprisingly well-thought-out story of hope, motivation and trust.
I extremely reccomend this game to those who are seeking for something completely new in gameplay, style and a story quite unlike any other.
Excuse the corny metaphor, but The World Ends With You is really an experience unlike any other. It might be slightly short, but the story and gameplay are both innovative and incredible. It's difficult to know where to begin with the pros and cons, but here we go.
This game comes highly recommended. Check it out and experience the most original RPG ever created.
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