Friday, 17 June 2011

The World Ends With You

This is by far my favourite game for the Nintendo DS. If i could recommend any game that is a must play to you, it's got to be this. The story, music, game play and everything about it is just so spectacular and brilliant, I can't even remember how many times I've played this.

Now throughout the whole game you play as Neku. He's a real introvert who keeps himself locked away from the world behind his stylish headphones. Doesn't really get along with people, but once he wakes up from his death bed, not knowing where he is, what is happening or how he died then he has to make a few friends to find out what is really going on. He ends up with a few different partners that are in the same predicament as him, all with their own unique style and attitude.

The fighting style in this game is just brilliant, your partner (Joshua in this picture) is controlled by the plus movement pad, where you navigate a tree of directions that branch off onto different number cards, the longer the combination of directions, the stronger the attack. After you reach your number at the end, depending on whether it matches with the requirement on the tops it will give you a star. So if it asks for anything above a 7, then be on the lookout for 8 or 9. Or for the lazy this can be set to be controlled automatically by a computer, which will grab any number it feels like, no matter if it matches the criteria or not. After a certain number of stars you can tap a huge button on the bottom screen then both Neku and your partner will perform a team attack which will highly damage every enemy on screen, the more stars, the more damage.
Then you have Neku on the bottom screen, he uses a set of pins(badges) for attacks, each require you to do different actions with the stylus. Some may shoot columns of ice from the ground with an upwards flick, others may shoot bullets at a tap, and other may even form a black hole to suck in your enemies when you draw a circle. There's such a huge collection of pins that if you manage to get all of them, you know you've spent a good year or so continually on this game.

I can't really tell you much about the storyline as i don't want to spoil any of it. But the main point of the game is to survive, and when i say game, i mean after you've died you have to survive for 1 week in this 'game' and if you win, you get your life back. But each day contestants are deleted by noise(the enemies) as they try to complete the challenge set for each day.

The art style in this game has got to be my favourite ever, i even downloaded every character mugshot because i love it so much, i even made my own animated wallpaper because of how great it is...
And the music, it's really goes with the art and completes the whole experience, here is the main theme of the game.

Now i really do hope you go and try this out, you're really missing out if you haven't played it. Buy it for DS if you can find it, or play it through other methods if you can!

22 comments:

  1. Only if I had a DS =(, the main character sounds a lot like me lol

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  2. looks fun but sadly no DS also.

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  3. Aww man, before my DS broke this was going to be the next game I got.

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  4. I bought a DS and hardly touched it, my mam ended up stealing it, might have to put her in a home and get it back for this

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  5. Another good review ! I need to expand my horizons beyond PS3 I reckon

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  6. Well then I am going to have to pick that up now wont I!

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  7. Looks like some kind of animation not a game haha :)

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  8. hmm... I got this game a while ago, but I've just been playing the Mario games for DS. Maybe I should branch out and try this one. Looks like much fun!

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  9. This game is frankly awesome. Beat it in like 2 days after I bought it. Great review.

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  10. ever since warioware touched ive held a grudge against my ds.

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  11. I had never heard of this game before, but it sounds really cool, I'll have to play it sometime.

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  12. Agree with thenitefalls.
    I'll wish to have a DS. or a Ps3

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  13. I enjoyed this game - nice quick rpg.

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  14. Looks awesome, really., I don't mind telling you.

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  15. すばらしきこのせかい It's a Wonderful World (the Japanese title)

    I haven't played it before, but the setting reminds me of one of the megaten games for DS.

    I think I will rent it!

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  16. I need to get a handheld console again; the last one I had was GBA :o

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  17. Hehe man, you're going to have to rehost your pic

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