Our World Is Ended
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PQube Games have once again published an amazing Visual Novel with Our World is Ended. At times I felt like I was within Inception, as we connected to the new world in order to take down the new manifestation of one of our previous games, then it’s like we’ve taken the red pill and we’re being pulled out of the Matrix in order to return to real life. It’s all very exciting and each time you hook into the virtual world you’ll see new events and obstacles the team must overcome in order to survive and get out alive. Sure, there’s a lot of crude and toilet humour, mild small-boob body shaming, lolicon and shotacon questionable moments, and lots of perverted and borderline illegal-in-the-west moments, but it’s all in the name of comedy and fits in perfectly with the personalities of the characters.
I’d certainly recommend the game to any visual novel fans who enjoy comedy with a plot. While visual novels are a niche, people interested in virtual reality who enjoy anime might consider trying this out too, even if not usually a fan of visual novels.
A half-baked story, which lacks rhythm, and too much fanservice keep Our World is ended from the elite of the best visual novels available in the west. Still, a somewhat different choice for the hardcore fans.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Overall, Our World is Ended is a game that's not quite there, but does have a sudden change in momentum that keeps you at the edge of your chair. With the strange dialogue arcing across the screen, to very lengthy moments of pure storytelling where half the conversation is nothing but boob jokes, and default Japanese controls. It does redeem itself with beautiful water painted scenarios and up to beat music. This game is definitely more for players that are looking for a visually entertaining adventure where their only worry is to press B.
Our World is Ended is a pretty decent visual novel, but the humor is based on sexual jokes, and it can be annoying.
Review in French | Read full review
What really lets Our World Is Ended down is its lack of narrative focus. On the one hand you'd got a compelling discussion about fluid reality - something that, much like AI and robotics, is quickly falling out of the area of "science fiction" and into "we actually need to talk about this, because it's happening" territory. On the other hand, you've got a lot of stories about a bunch of generally unlikable characters and their obsession with breasts.
Despite its brazen disregard for social appearances, Our World is Ended lacks drive and confidence needed to help a weird story come together in the end.
Our World Is Ended does several things right. Its presentation is certainly something to look at, the work of its voice actors is laudable and the game has some potential but unfortunately, some key elements of the game were not implemented that well: the plot and characters turn out to be a disappointment and the game's sense of progression feels very erratic. Its humour also feels very exaggerated and repetitive, which ends up hurting a game part of a genre that relies so much on story and plot.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
If you want a visual novel with more focus on the actual story then you better look elsewhere.
The clashing tones and reoccurring issues make for one messy game that just ends up feeling pretty mediocre in comparison to most visual novels out there. With a couple of changes, this game could have been slightly average at best.