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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: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 10, 2018
    96
    Final Remix adds improvements in the graphics section, in addition to including new content and the possibility of playing it in TV or tabletop mode. It has an interesting story, a fantastic soundtrack and a very original gameplay, although it may take us a while to adapt to the game system on Switch.
  2. Oct 10, 2018
    90
    The World Ends With You: Final Remix isn't just a long title. It is one of the best DS games reborn on a modern console. The music, the visuals, and the gameplay are all incredible, and having this cult classic come back to life is a blessing. This is an incredibly stylish RPG that demands your attention.
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    87
    One of the most unique and refreshing JRPG of all time. The controls are far from perfect (in both modes), but this is the best chance to experience this fantastic story... Or rediscover it once again.
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    80
    The World Ends with You is a little less fresh and exciting than it was a decade ago. But, despite a few shortcomings and the loss of dual-screen play, it’s still an incredible game and worthwhile for those who’ve yet to play it. There’s not quite enough that’s new here for returning fans though.
  5. Oct 10, 2018
    78
    Because of the Switch’s two modes, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is simultaneously a good port and a bad one. Using handheld mode and touchscreen controls, Final Remix holds up as a great JRPG with tons of depth. It packs all the flair and charm seen in the DS original, along with some new incentives to keep playing after the story wraps. But the moment you dock the Switch and try to use motion controls TWEWY becomes a pain to play, which eliminates the fun of the new cooperative mode.
  6. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    Purists will likely still prefer the Nintendo DS original due to its superior controls and increased difficulty, but this provides newcomers a perfect chance to experience a JRPG that, for many, fell well under their radar all those years ago.
  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: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    8
    As good as I remember from the 3ds, now on a bigger screen. Great story, characters, art, and music, backed with nice game mechanics. I highlyAs good as I remember from the 3ds, now on a bigger screen. Great story, characters, art, and music, backed with nice game mechanics. I highly recommend playing with touch controls and in handheld mode rather than using the joycons, since using the joycon cursor feels quite clunky when activating psychs compared to using the touch screen. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    7
    On one hand, this game is a lazy port of the mobile/tablet version of TWEWY that has the cheek to cost £40. Squenix couldn’t even be botheredOn one hand, this game is a lazy port of the mobile/tablet version of TWEWY that has the cheek to cost £40. Squenix couldn’t even be bothered to add a proper control scheme - you’re forced to use touch controls in handheld mode, or some god awful, tacked on pointer controls in docked/tabletop mode...

    On the other hand, this is still TWEWY, one of the greatest RPGs ever made. The gameplay still holds up alright, even with the awful controls. The story is great (complete with hip dialogue that was so zeta cool back in 2007), the characters are fantastic and the soundtrack is GOAT level.
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  3. Oct 13, 2018
    0
    Full price for an enhanced port of a DS game with terrible joy con controls.. Was it too hard to rework them and make more enjoyableFull price for an enhanced port of a DS game with terrible joy con controls.. Was it too hard to rework them and make more enjoyable experience overall with the gameplay? Expand

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