The World Ends with You is an action-RPG playable on Nitendo Switch. The game revolves around supernatural "reapers" playing games with the character's lives. You play as Neku, one of the fashion-obsessed teens, and have to complete a series of tasks to stay alive.
Pro Satisfying yet challenging combat
The combat in the game feels awesome, especially with the touch controls. Controlling two characters, fighting bosses, choosing buffs and thriving for special attacks challenges you, keeping both your fingers and eyes busy.
Throughout the narrative, you fight with a partner by your side. You tap on enemies to make your partner attack and then try to combine it with your own character's attacks. This fills up your "Sync Gauge" bar and lets you engage in a special attack. Your special attack is a minigame, where you match cards together in order to increase the damage of the upcoming attack.
Putting out a lot of damage is crucial in boss fights. These fights are very doable, but they involve some strategy and will leave you scratching your head at times.
The combat in this game makes you think on your feet and juggle around with attacks at all times, but still leave you with a satisfying feel.
Pro Enjoyable art style and overall great visuals
The game has a bold and distinct art style with vibrant colors and black inky borders around characters and enemies. Compared to the original game, released more than a decade ago, playing the new release in much sharper HD quality definitely adds to the experience.
Con Not great in dock mode
It's difficult to play the game in docked mode.
The touch controls for slashing and drawing patterns on the screen in portable mode work well and feel right. Using the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for moving and executing skills is a straight-up mess. It's inaccurate and you have to recenter the screen all the time.
Using the touch controls is very much recommended. Swiping and slashing is not only more accurate, but also feels more satisfying.