The World Ends With You: Final Remix
The World Ends with You -Final Remix- is a game full of charm and attention to detail. In the face of a combat system never 100% accurate remains a solid and exciting experience. Definitely recommended for those who have never had the opportunity to try the original, the title has something to say even to those who want to dive back into the world of Neku.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The World Ends With You -Final Remix-, while still great for newcomers, should have been the definitive version of the Nintendo DS classic but it ends up being just an improved version of the mobile game with far too little new content.
The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a great port, so long as you keep it in handheld mode. Combining RPG storytelling with frantic cell phone game tapping, this funky, high-fashion game is still a surprisingly unique experience, but the Joy-con controls are simply not up to par. With a killer sound track, a surprisingly complex plot, and a whole lot to do after the credits roll, this DS title has more than stood the test of time.
For fans of the original masterpiece game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is almost useless. Controls got worse, and some features were cut. As for the rest, it's a game with an interesting plot, cool characters, amazing soundtrack and and beautiful visual style. Try to play it on Nintendo DS or 3DS if you can.
Review in Russian | Read full review
So The World Ends With You Final Remix is a port with problems, that much is certain, but I can't help but feel it's still a game well worth playing. I genuinely expected to be disappointed with how the game plays, and while there are some frustrations present that you shouldn't have to deal with, it's still such an enjoyable venture that I have to recommend it to JRPG fans. Oh, and the music is amazing.
I had a lot of fun with The World Ends With You: Final Remix. After my motion-based rage died down, I learned to really love this port. It's a great game to pick up and play whenever you find the time.
A hurricane of style, good ideas and convincing narration clashes with a difficulty so low that sometimes is irritating: beyond an all-but-old problem of about a decade, The World Ends with You remains an incredibly fresh and original game that deserves to be played by both veterans and those who missed it on the DS in 2007. There is no better opportunity to brush up on the adventure of Neku, just hold on to the touch screen and leave the Joy-Con in a corner. The party, this time, is the exclusive prerogative of the handheld mode.
Review in Italian | Read full review
I had the feeling while playing through The World Ends With You: Final Remix that with some more time, Square Enix might have made a combat system that utilized those darn buttons that the Switch has while still fitting everything on a single screen, which is wider and clearer than the DS button screen. Final Remix eventually became a physically exhausting chore to play—just try to find a comfortable position for long, extended sessions. The graphics and sound made the hassle all worth it, but by not taking full advantage of the Switch, the beauty of Final Remix runs the risk of only being viewed through YouTube walkthroughs.
The World Ends With You is the kind of unique, quirky game that I enjoy and it surprisingly holds up well a little over a decade after its original release. While I liked its touchy-feely, nontraditional take on the action RPG genre, however, its finicky controls — particularly during docked mode — take away some of the fun. If you’re looking for a an action RPG that’s different from the norm, however, this one’s worth taking a swipe at.
The Nintendo Switch has the privilege of having the first home console version of The World Ends With You, bringing its already known level of quality, art style, soundtrack and fluid gameplay to a more contemporary audience. Despite its upgrade, the game still plays better on handheld mode, as issues with the control make it less fluid and less practical on a television screen. Nevertheless, this new version has enough elements to stand on its own and both fans of the original game and newcomers are strongly advised to dedicate some time to this marvel of a game.
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