This is a must-buy for any gamers in your life looking for a good story and exciting gameplay.
This game is one of my absolute favorites. The combat and art style are stylish and absolutely gorgeous, the story is gripping, and the cast is full of complex, well-developed characters. I think that what shocked me the most about this game is that it takes the cliché of an amnesia-ridden JRPG hero and makes a genuinely interesting and sympathetic character out of it. The story also talks about various landmarks around Shibuya, and to my surprise, uses realistic slang. Regarding violence, it should be noted that the Noise aren't actually sentient - they're born from negative emotions and exist only to multiply and feed off of others, so it basically benefits everyone to wipe them out. However, you WILL be fighting Reapers, who are human, sentient, and not always evil. Also, while Neku himself is very cynical at the start of the story, the overall tone of the game is very uplifting - "The World Ends With You" isn't about the world ending; it means that the world is what you make of it, and you need to expand your world if you want to enjoy life.
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