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OUTSTANDING for *any* Gamer even this middle age Mom!,
This review is from: The World Ends With You (Video Game)
I won't rehash all that has been said previously about this game in the other reviews. Simply put: This is the best game I've ever played on the DS. It ranks right up in the Top 3 I've ever played.
I am mainly writing this review for all you casual gamers out there. This game walks you through the steps and actually teaches you what to do PLUS you get practice time. One of my big issues with games is the frustration level since you don't know what to do or where to do it. I bought a DS and a Wii as a way to play more with my kids, since they prefer video over board games (board games are what I grew up with). In an effort to spend some more time with them doing things *they* like to do I started playing the DS. We have found a few Wii games but the majority are only so-so. I was very worried that the DS would have the same problem but we've found quite a few excellent games that really are varied. I have to say this 40+ year old mom has a new love.
Back to the game: I cannot express how awesome this game is. As a FIRST TIME RPG/Action player I have had no problem picking up all the skills needed to play. It is varied and has many options for difficulty. In fact (much to my surprise!) I have been doing much of the game at all 3 levels in order to collect the most pins and level them up. EDA: There is an Ultimate level you get to after beating the game--I've played it as well and it is far more challenging but quite fun!
For any type of gamer I highly recommend TWEWY. I can only hope they make a sequel.
Edited in 2010: This game remains on my top 5 DS games. Since I wrote this review I've played many games for the DS and become much more of a gamer with a particular focus on RPG, SRPG, and Puzzle games. TWEWY's music, characters, unique battle system and storyline are still amongst the best I've ever experienced on the DS. It really is the package that puts this game above so many others--individual games may have strengths in one thing or another but I have found few that can put it all together and provide you a memorable game experience. There are so many little things in this game that make a difference--from the catchy unique music to the way you can aquire experience by taking a break from the game. This title retains its place of honor amongst my games. If someone is looking for an RPG that's not like the others this is still my top recommendation!
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2008 11:04:00 PM PDT
M. Murtuza says:
I'm glad you enjoyed the game! It's great seeing casual gamers get involved in more complex video games.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009 7:58:09 AM PST
Great review. It is great to see one of my favorite games getting high praise from gamers and "casuals" alike. ^_^
Oh, and just a little correction. There are 4 difficulty levels - Easy, Medium, Hard, and Ultimate. Ultimate is gotten after you beat the game though. ;)
Posted on Jul 14, 2009 9:51:24 AM PDT
Anna E. Murray says:
You are a cool mom!
Posted on Aug 4, 2009 12:32:05 PM PDT
M. Nguyen says:
I wish my mom was like you >_>
Posted on Jan 22, 2010 10:52:35 AM PST
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Posted on Apr 20, 2010 9:48:01 AM PDT
James Driskill says:
Wow, way to go! I know many hardcore gamers who find this game to complicated for them to enjoy.
I loved this game too, when the combat system finally clicked and you understand everthing,. it was a thing of beauty.
In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2010 3:21:50 PM PDT
Sapphire Skylark says:
My Mom thinks knitting and watching TV at the same time is hardcore T_T
Posted on Aug 21, 2010 9:16:36 AM PDT
A. Swain says:
Posted on Feb 4, 2011 11:29:27 AM PST
Emina Evol says:
Thanks for your review! This game is simply FUN everytime I play it. I beat it a while ago and am trying to get all the little pieces of the story with the challenges (find the pig noises, beat the boss on hard, etc) and it's just as fun. I love the music and the characters. LOVE YOUR REVIEW! (and I'm a mom too!)
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 10:34:48 AM PST
I don't know about you, but back in the day, people would duel to the death with a Knit-off while the local jester would try to distract the knitters. If you couldn't knit a high-impact body armor in time, you and your family would of been shamed to wear the ugly sweaters of shame for years!
You mom is doing a service to the family in the event someone tries to call anyone to challage to a knit-off!