The World Ends With You: Final Remix
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The World Ends With You: Final Remix offers some fun story beats, unique gameplay mechanics, and a brilliant aesthetic that never quite live up to their potential.
Even though poor motion controls hurt its rating, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a fun and worthwhile piece of art.
The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a decent enough ARPG and is probably a genre that the Switch really needs more of, but the fantastic soundtrack alone isn’t enough to warrant the new release price tag the game currently carries.
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.
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Ultimately, The World Ends With You: Final Remix is a so-so port of an excellent jRPG. If you've never played it before, there's still a great time to be had. However, if you have the choice, grab the original.
The World Ends With You: Final Remix might be different from the DS version of the game, but it's still a great package. It's got a unique, customizable combat system, a modern story filled with intrigue and heart, as well as a fantastic soundtrack
The DS cult classic makes it's way to the Switch, though your millage will vary, depending on how you play it
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 infectious variety in its visuals and aesthetic no doubt prevails once more with the Switch rendition of this beloved cult classic.
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.