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The World Ends With You - Play It
Square Enix's latest RPG to hit the DS came out about a month ago. Called The World Ends With You, it comes from the Kingdom Hearts team. I did a full review over at NWR, so this Play It? article will be somewhat brief.

Overall, the battle system in the game really goes out on a limb. It is a strange combination of controlling two characters at the same time, one with the stylus on the bottom screen, and the other with the d-pad on the top screen. When I started playing the game I really felt like the system was deep and complicated. After several hours of me losing often, I finally just started tapping buttons and frantically inputting commands. This brute force method worked way too well, as I could waltz through almost every battle.

Besides that, the story in the game was actually quite interesting. I expected an angst ridden trip towards popularity, based on the art style. Instead it takes a relatively serious look at issues like arrogance and low self esteem and how they effect everyone involved.

Check out my review for a lot more information. Overall though, I would play this game if you are a fan of Japanese culture and RPGs, but it will confuse and possibly bore almost everyone else.
By Mike on May 14, 2008 at 10:59pm EDT Topic(s): the world ends with you square enix ds games play it?

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loosgroov
this review sucks and so do you. You are a dummy and you should get a real job and not be a journalist . This game should get a 9 out of 10 because Game Informer said so. So there.
5/15/2008 at 2:44am EDT
Mike =P When I saw this comment in the right column I actually thought that guy game here. =P
5/15/2008 at 9:05am EDT

loosgroov
heheh no. the whole repeated journalist comment throughout his little comment really cracked me up though. he kept asking you to get a real job. heheheh. i really laughed at the comment that said "Pale has arrived" too. :)
5/15/2008 at 1:51pm EDT
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