The World Ends with You: Solo Remix Games App Review (iOS, $17.99)

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Languages: English, Japanese

Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.

"VERSION 1.2.0
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c support added.
- Twitter integration removed due to specification changes."

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
214 Ratings
All Versions:
2072 Ratings
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Description

SUPPORTED DEVICES
iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and 5th generation iPod touch (excluding 16 GB models).
iOS 4.3 or later is required.

Square Enix's fresh-faced hit The New York Times called “one of the best role playing games ever designed for anything” has busted onto iOS in a big way, with a slick and addictive new combat system, eye-popping HD art, and (of course) plenty of zetta awesome reasons for longtime fans to double dip.

Arm yourself with psychic superpowers and battle your way through a 7-day gauntlet of action: the Reaper’s Game.


THE SETUP
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Welcome to Shibuya, a mishmash of attitudes and styles in the heart of Tokyo.

A boy named Neku wakes up in a crowded intersection, alone and unaware of how he got there. Then, he receives a weird text: “Clear this mission...or face erasure.” With that, Neku is thrust into a life-or-death Game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another...

What is the Reaper’s Game? Why is Neku a Player, and what is he playing for? Will the Game really end if he survives all 7 days? Another mystery is always around the corner.


THE PAYOFF
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- Intuitive, addictive combat with a twist
Activate your combat abilities, or “psychs,” with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing, and dragging. Comfy with that? Control Neku and his Game partner on the same screen and take the combat up a notch. Like loot? Boost your item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system.

- Deep replay value
Finish the main story to unlock a hilarious bonus chapter, more quests and items to find, new combat challenges, and secret reports that flesh out the story even more.

- Explore a living, breathing city
Neku’s sprawling world is based on the real-life Shibuya in Tokyo. Visit real locations and absorb some real Japanese culture through a hip fantasy lens.

- Redrawn art and Retina display support
Enjoy the game in full HD on your Retina-enabled iPhone 4 or later device. Art and animation across the game has been redrawn just for this release, making combat a beautiful experience. This is how all 2D classics should look.

- The ultimate soundtrack: 60 songs
Composer Takeharu Ishimoto’s complete, sonically sublime soundtrack is included right in the game with high-quality audio and full vocals, including remixes and new songs.



THE VERDICT
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Praise for the original The World Ends with You:

“Compelling and immaculately presented...from start to finish” – Gamespot

“Nails just about everything it tries – and it tries quite a lot” – IGN AU

“Full of mysteries and surprises, interesting characters” – The New York Times

“A compelling risk/reward system that...amply blesses the daring” – 1UP

“Ice-cool artwork...impossibly catchy soundtrack” – Eurogamer

“Games rarely have things this interesting to say” – G4TV

DS Best RPG/Best Story/Best New IP and DS Game of the Year – IGN

Customer Reviews

  • A long time coming.

    by Infinitekey

    I never played the original version, but this one is AMAZING! I've seen how the original is more pixelated and sprite like looking on the characters and this one is a perfect port with perfect hd graphics.

  • Chinese,please

    by 异方差

    If you support Chinese,I'll give you a five star.I really have a poor English.

  • You guys need a remake!

    by Radialskyblue

    I think you should make a game to continue the legacy between Shiki and Neku. The game left much to be desired and it is what many are waiting for. Bring it Square Enix :-)))

  • Couldn't of asked for a better port

    by Heckelson

    I have owned this game in the past and found it to be in my top ten most memorable DS games if not the best. Some things are a little challenging like using your finger rather than a stylus pen. Other than that it is the same game and since it was half off when I purchased it I knew it was calling my name.

  • TWEWY

    by Ryan L. F

    Definitely worth the money! Has the same great vibe from the original and it isn't Zetta slow! It also has more music! It crashed on me once though. This game is amazing though for your phone! ITS SO GOOD. RECOMMENDED FOR EVERY GAMER.

  • Great game, but crashes a bit...

    by BlazeBlues

    I'm a bit new to TWEWY since I never played this game on the DS, but I must say the game is well made. I enjoyed the gameplay, storyline, characters, and anything else that I look for within a game. However, I do find it a bit frustrating when I just finished a boss or was close to wrapping up a chain of noise or watching the story unfold then all of a sudden, the game decides to freeze or just crash and kick me out of the app completely. I'm willing to rate this app 5 stars, but I need the DEV folks to look into this issue a little bit more. Overall 4/5 for now.

  • Not fully thorough

    by Dredknoted

    First off, Square Enix MAKE A CHRONOBIND GAME APP ALREADY! I loved it in FF13-2!!! This isnt a bad port. Its an excellent one. Same full game with minor obvious necessary changes. One thing overlooked was items that boost partner stuff when they are an ability. Dont know if still matters but its an fyi in case the items are pointless now.

  • AWSOME

    by Sonic is #1

    Probably the best game ever and all the outer games I've played now seem s extremely lame

  • Absolutely amazing!

    by nahcmsed

    Deep and amazing story. Plus hours of gameplay.

  • Amaze-balls

    by Jerry Morales

    :D

  • PERFECT!

    by Spoom3/6

    A great port! Well done!

  • Great Game, Mediocre Port

    by Dylan021

    I spent 1/2 my time playing this game wondering why there items to boost the non-attack stats of your partner. Turns out, the game is a port. They didn't change the items to account for the fact that your partner is basically an ability. On top of that one of the last battles wasn't properly made for one screen. It was made possible but idiotic. Other than that this is one of the best RPGs I have ever played. The combat system is good. The story and characters are fantastic. The characters are very real which is uncommon in an RPG. Everybody has their own relatable issues that make them compelling even some of the villains. The story is fantastic and compelling. It always leaves you one step short of understanding what's happening and builds up to a great ending. I really want to give it more stars for the sake of the story, but some of the issues with the port really made it hard to enjoy a lot of the actual gameplay.

  • oh wow, lovely.

    by Hemoth

    played the original on the DS…this one is a little easier without having to worry about the partners. everything else is muchly improved; the music remakes are rich and full of sound and the remixes are phenomenal.

  • really awesome

    by Gracieeeeeeee

    i usually never even get close to finishing a game on my iphone but this game was so awesome, i finished it in 3 days. the characters are really developed and the graphics are really interesting. the price might be a little terrifying at first so get it now when its on sale! a must get for everyone.

  • Best iOS port I've seen

    by Deadpool da man

    Easily the best iOS game out there and the best game port yet. It looks better than the original and controls are simple to learn and comfortable. Next I want to see a port of the DS Kingdom Hearts games done this well and I would be so happy! Great work!

  • The main reason I have an iPhone

    by Baller1337

    Everyone still wants a sequel, myself included, but this was a good way to tide fans over a little in the struggle for patience. It's the main reason I still have an iPhone and one of my favorite games of all-time--it sounds, looks, and pays beautifully.

  • Retro Gamer 01001010101001

    by Retro Gamer 0010010100101

    Looks way to good on my iPhone and I am still surprised that the App Store actually has such good games on it especially this one. Game looks amazing on my 5c and the music is kickin with this game. Buy it! You won't regret it!

  • Amazing

    by Awesomeperson tobuscus

    This is my favorite game ever

  • Fantastic JRPG

    by bountyhunter93

    From Fresh gameplay, hours of entertainment, engaging characters, and a sick soundtrack this game was great on the DS and great on IOS too.

  • Amazing !

    by Mgreko

    Don't let the price tag scare you ! This game is simply amazing , this isn't any game that you play 5 minutes and put the phone in your pocket , this is a solid,beautifull well made RPG (and one of the bests I've played) with an amazing history and skills mechanics , and also ,A LOT of equips. I'm glad that square ported such amazing title(from nintendo DS) to IOS.

  • Cartoon?

    by Álvaro Freitas

    DO yourself a favor and burn your money,do not buy THIS game, unless you enjoy endless dialogues

  • Crashes on iPhone 5S constantly

    by Steel1943

    I love this game. But, long story short, this app keeps crashing on my iPhone 5S. I'm assuming it may be because of the iPhone 5S' A7 64-bit processing chip, but I cannot be for certain. Anyways, I'm not happy that the app keeps crashing...

  • Great game, some broken controls.

    by Nintendork723

    I'm so glad I was able to get this app for just $8.99. However, there is a major problem with the touch screen where during battle, I can't seem to activate pins right next to the pause button. Every time I tap that specific area of the screen it keeps registering as a "drag up". Please fix this.

  • Wow, didn't think it was possible.

    by Shadamence254

    I have beaten this game 3 times on my DS. And just for the sake of that, I bought this for the holiday sale. Boy, was I not disappointed. This is an EXACT port of the original. The dual screen scenes are covered up extremely well, which was one of my main concerns. The only complaint is that your partner comes in as a "tap on enemy pin", which removes the usefulness of some pins and also left me a bit disappointed. I would've liked it better if there was the branching combos on the upper part of the screen rather than just tap the enemy constantly. Other than that, EVERYTHING is brought back, the game is in noticeably higher quality, and most important of all; it runs seamlessly. Absolutely perfect. I have been playing for 4 hours and experienced NO lag whatsoever. Also, this is a better choice to buy it on the App Store, since TWEWY is extinct at normal game selling stores and is sold for around 20-40 bucks on the internet. Bottom line; BUY IT.

  • Fantastic Game

    by Chaselife

    I'm new to the world of TWEWY, and I have to say the game is incredible. The touch combat controls took some getting used to, but now I can't put the game down. Very well done.

  • Loved it for ds

    by PWeb007

    I'm already a huge fan of the updated visuals, and the different fighting mechanics don't ruin it for me, overall it's a great game made even better on iOS. Only gripe is that I can't play my own music while playing this

  • Amazing

    by halofroger

    Don't be fooled by the price tag! This is worth every penny. This game is only rivaled by games like the Bastion!

  • Fantastic game, but!

    by roneyizpie

    I don't think this should have happened, but I'm using a 16gb 5th Generation iPod touch and it downloaded and worked, even though most of my tries failed. I'm happy though, runs great! despite the description specifically pointing my model out as incompatible. So clearly something needs to be fixed. Add the iPod touch 5th Gen with 16GBs to that list. It's not fair to others.

  • FREAKING AWESOME

    by A_Death_Scythe

    I'm a nerd about this game, and its actually the reason I got an iphone, yeah its awesome

  • Awesome !

    by Gamer girl 177

    One of the best games out there, I recommend this game to anyone who likes a game with a good story. I rate this game 5 out of 5 noise.

  • Stunning

    by InSyncronisation12

    Hands down the best RPG on the App Store! Has enhanced graphics that looks absolutely gorgeous compared to the DS version! Amazing port! Definitely a AAA title! Worth the $20 for sure!! Definitely a must buy title for any apple device user

  • One of the Best Games for iOS

    by jsalmon320

    Good story, fun gameplay. Just annoyed that it takes up over 2GB of space.

  • One star

    by HimuraKenshin

    Only because you're a money hungry company that makes you buy two copies of one game. This game does not require camera flash, yet you force the unused feature, so the iPad cannot download it. You just don't care.

  • YESSSSS!!

    by Cdm966

    This port isn't the best port, but it is still amazing! It expanded on the DS game by adding new songs and unique gameplay elements such as your partner being a "pin". I didn't like is that they changed a certain ending song from the DS version. But on the down side, the new iPhone/iPod 5 support just stretches out the screen from the older version and it makes the game sort of awkward to play after playing the previous version.

  • Update problems

    by ReginaldIV

    With the recent update to TWEWY, my iPhone 4 says it cannot complete installation. It gets about 2/3 of the way through and just keeps reinstalling. I also receive a message after it states I did not download the update, saying that I'm about to run out of space, but I find that hard to believe since I have 2.2 G of memory available. I can't imagine the update being over 2.2 G on top of the 2.4 G or w/e the amount the game takes up before the update. I'm not even able to play the game before the update, and I don't want to uninstall it and lose all my saved progress. Is there a solution to this?

  • Yay iPhone 5 support!

    by Momofire

    You guys rock! Proving over and over that the team in charge of twewy is the best team at square enix!

  • iPhone 5 Support

    by Pwned562

    Surprise! I'm giving credit where it is due!

  • Best 2D game ever

    by 12f4gj

    I like it because it's an action game, it has a great story, and there's lots of replay value (I've spent over 35 hours playing it and I'm still not done yet). The combat system rocks along with the music- just go buy it. The reason why it costs more is because it was a DS title but this version is a bit more revamped. What a great game

  • 4" screen support

    by sebgo09

    Thank you.

  • Gaming perfection

    by The C.L.A.S.S.I.C.

    This was my favorite game on my iPhone 4 but since I had iPhone 5S, I stopped playing for the lack of support. This new update fixed all that and I'm so happy to be playing it again. It's well worth every penny.

  • Perfection.

    by Richard_Alpert

    This is an actual DS game ported to iPhone. And it's perfect. It's worth the price, trust the reviews!

  • Right on.

    by obishawn

    Great game! Nice improvement on DS version. Very beautiful graphics and compelling story. If the price is a problem, wait for the holiday season; last year there was a sale.

  • Finish the Job

    by Draxare

    I really like the improvement with the extended screen but I wish it went all the way through. The title, shops, cutscenes, menu's and mini games need to be fixed.

  • Must buy

    by A7medzz

    This and rayman fiesta run are the best games in the appstore

  • Finally 16:9 support!

    by Revognah

    Looks and feels beautiful on my iPhone 5s. Easily one if the top ports available on iOS.

  • Finally iphone 5 support!!

    by Felyr2

    Wasn't expecting iphone 5 support. Definitely a surprise! Hoping it will carry onto square's other games as well.

  • Better late than never

    by AJShadowz

    Finally iphone 5 screen support. Been waiting for this. Now I'll play it again. About time square enix... Thank you though.

  • Amazing!

    by Metroid3802

    TWEWY is one of my favorite games, and adding support for iPhone 5 screen size makes it even better

  • The best Iphone game.

    by Tangylicious

    Don't let the price tag scare you. It's worth every penny.

  • Great

    by Pxndz1992

    Great

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