The World Next Door

Rose City Games, Viva Media

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
38%
Critics Recommend
Based on 16 critic reviews
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The World Next Door

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMar 28, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMar 28, 2019

Developer: Rose City Games

Publisher: Viva Media

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of anime and indie gaming, The World Next Door follows Jun, a rebellious teen who finds herself far from home in the magical and mysterious world of Emrys. As she encounters a colorful cast of otherworldly creatures, Jun must learn to rely on her new friends to get back to Earth before time runs out.

In The World Next Door, players will find an addictive mix of immersive visual novel elements, powerful storytelling and lightning-fast puzzle battles. Learn for yourself why The World Next Door was nominated for the 2019 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award, selected for the 2019 Indie Mega Booth PAX East Showcase and awarded numerous accolades/nominations for Best Action-Adventure Game.

FEATURES:

Journey into Emrys, a magical world brought to life with anime-inspired characters designed by Lord Gris

Play as Jun, an adventurous teenager, who must use magical runes and the help of her friends to defeat opponents and find a way home

Cast spells by activating magical runes in fast-paced, real-time combat that mixes the fun of puzzle-combos with action gameplay

Immerse yourself in a supernatural story with branching dialogue and reputation systems that affect your relationships with characters in the game

Focus on the story while still enjoying the gameplay using Assist Mode

Where to Buy

GOG.com

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The World Next Door coming to Switch, PC, & Mac Mar. 28 | Official Trailer | VIZ thumbnail

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Game Informer

6 / 10.0
Game Informer

With gorgeous visuals and fun combat, The World Next Door holds plenty of promise, but it never evolves into something satisfying

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GameSpot

6 / 10
GameSpot

The World Next Door has fairly stereotypical characters, but it delivers some enjoyably frantic puzzle battles in the second half of its campaign.

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GamingTrend

50 / 100
Elisha Deogracias

The World Next Door is an ambitious action-puzzle game with some interesting narrative and RPG elements, but unfortunately wears itself thin trying too much with too little.

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DualShockers

6.5 / 10.0
Chris Compendio

This adventure game features amazing character designs and a fun puzzle battle system, but The World Next Door suffers from a lack of content.

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