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The World Ends With You (DS)

The World Ends With You (DS)
alaScore 92

122 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the action and design. The graphics and gameplay are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the The World Ends With You (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 22 user reviews of The World Ends With You (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)

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The World Ends With You (DS)


It's pleasing to see that Square Enix--despite having the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts megafranchises in its lineup--is still willing to go boldly into new frontiers with the release of original games like The World Ends With You....

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The World Ends With You on Nintendo DS


All the Tools at My Disposal

The game handles in an odd way, with its “Stride Cross Battle System”, which puts either half of your ass-kicking duo onto the top or bottom screen of the DS, giving them different controls. However, you will be fighting the same enemies on both...


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The World Ends With You


Seriously, what average RPG player was?dying to pick up The World Ends With You? Based on its aesthetic, it appeared to be a game about things that would probably alienate its usual target audience - that is, running around in the streets of a big city...

The game gets off to a slow start, but it blossoms into something amazing that no one could have seen coming. Easily one of the best RPGs of the current generation.

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The World Ends With You


For a company generally afflicted with an incurable case of sequels and remakes, Square-Enix took every risk possible when unleashing The World Ends With You (WEWY) on the gaming populace last year. Unrecognizable by any established Japanese RPG...

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The World Ends With You review for the DS


You vs. The World!

Captivatingly chaotic; Customizable everything; Enjoyable characters; Epic length

Linear level paths; Repetitive sounds

With its frantic dual-screen battles in a dense little city, The World Ends With You is a surprisingly hardcore, impossibly ambitious DS title. This pint-size powerhouse might sadly intimidate a few DS owners and their Pokeymans. Don't get scared off;...

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The World Ends With You


If a year ago someone were to tell me that Square Enix was making a new IP, amidst their constant milking of Final Fantasy 7, I would ask the person to share whatever they were on. Yet here we are now with The World Ends With You, the first fresh and...

It's not the end of the world, and Matt feels fine after getting his hands on Square Enix's latest DS RPG.

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The World Ends With You


I commend Square-Enix on bringing over a very niche title and taking the gamble with both the game mechanics and the audience

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The World Ends With You - Nintendo DS


What a Wonderful World This Could Be

i guess this type of game isn't my thing. if you enjoy cliche japanese pop, then look no further then this game

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The World Ends With You (DS) Review


The World Ends With You is an ultra-hip ultra-modern RPG experience on the DS developed by Jupiter and the team over at SquareEnix. How well did the guys behind some of the most memorable RPGs of our time manage to do in giving DS owners a brand new...

Yeah, The World Ends With You is a great little RPG. Sure, the main character comes off as kind of a prick at the beginning of the game, as do most of the main characters in Square’s RPGs, but their games are fun, and very well-made. Not having to...

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Square-Enix creates small worlds that players can get lost in. While many argue that the 16-bit era was Square's creative peak, the combined company has still turned out some of the best RPGs in gaming. I argue that the company's recent handheld...

Great character design ; Strong narrative that manages to escape many of the trappings of RPG writing ; Gameplay is challenging and keeps your interest, and the challenge comes on very slowly allowing you to adapt to the unique scheme

Control scheme is going to be more than some player can handle, and the AI partner just doesn't get the job done

This is a great game, it stole my attention completely from the moment I put it in the DS. There is no excuse for you not to get this game. It's an absolute masterpiece.