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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 21 2008 Anchor

If you only purchase one game this year make it "The World Ends With You" it dose have a small undertone of emo but the story line is awesome. You can make the game as complex as you need it to be so it will suit everyones difficulty level. I wont say much more as it will give it away.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Apr 21 2008 Anchor

I'd also recommend it - it's a DS title, for those not in the know. It's an RPG by Square Enix, but it's still quite a departure from their previous titles. My only qualm is that it's a bit too 'anime' and still follows too many normal RPG conventions that I find repetitive and annoying. The plot and setting are really entertaining though, and the action is often frantic :)

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 22 2008 Anchor

make sure you purchase every cd possible or else the music will shit you so bad

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Apr 22 2008 Anchor

Hate the characters.
Also, most of the music I've heard so far is.. Well 50/50. Either great or shit. (I do suppose that is just a matter of taste though.)
Otherwise it's interesting, just feel like it takes so long to get all the stuff (Such as the friends feature thing), and the whole fashion thing is odd as well. It changes pretty damned fast.
Other than those minor complaints I guess it's a good game. The characters just bug me so much, and they pretty much make the story less good.

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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 23 2008 Anchor

the characters i cant understand there actions if it was me i would have said and done different things, makes the game difficult to grasp but the way they evolved the story was awesome.

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Apr 23 2008 Anchor

Well I'm not through it just yet, so it might get better towards the end. The first impressions were not as promising as I'd have thougt though.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Apr 23 2008 Anchor

Did a small round up on another forum so I repost ( since you can't read unless you register ):

Thought about making a review about this one... maybe. So here just a short round-up of the game.

The
story is good... well... if you consider this "kind" of story good. It
keeps you hooked but only because the characters are all dumbfags
unable to drive story forward in a reasonable time. Everything
stretched out very long. Story could have been done with in less than a
quarter of the time. Many complained about the emo character but he
goes away roughly around the end of the first week. Music is definitely
the best thing and it's one of the few DS games I pull out my phones
for. Although this game itself would be in very good shape all-around
it has a serious problem: gameplay.

Dual-Screen fights would be
possible if the controls don't require matching key sequences. Old
game-dev rule: key-matching is something to tick people off so use it
VERY wisely... they did not. Furthermore many pen-moves for triggering
attacks do fail. Only "tap empty spac", "tap enemy" or "swipes" (
example ice pilar ) do work as expected. Most others just fail. So the
end result is you chain-gunning all time ( fill neku up with tap/swipe
moves and just chain-gun them without thinking and keep pressing
<< or >> constantly for shiki ). high scores and leveling
like an ass ( as well as collecting drops like hell ) is way too easy.
Chaining 4 battles is a joke like that. The only thing that can trip
you a bit are boss fights... but not because they would be hard but
because you can not switch your level-lock as soon as you realized you
slide into a boss fight ( I always got caught with 25-50% level-lock...
still beat them though but it's annoying ).

Many judge this game
while playing the first week: DON'T! More and more things are unlocked
along the path but unfortunately the battles get so sick and stupid
that it's not funny any more. Especially in week 3 you are just going
to zip through the story as fast as possible since combat makes you
vomit. Where the first week is a sleeping pillow what goes for combat
the third is just next to impossible ( on normal with chains! ). Also
the first week has "missions" which give the gameplay purpose to exist.
Unfortunately week 2 and 3 the missions are more or less vanished
replaced by annoying children games ( tin pin? who designed this damned
crap! ) and annoying mini-games ( like match noise patterns to continue
or hunt down memes and inject them into people... come on... is this
kindergarden? ). It's a pity since this kills the very good impression
of the first week.

Finally... customization. I don't know what
they smoked but it must be damn good. There's a lot of stuff to buy (
music, cloth, pins ) but most of them are useless at best. The stats
bonus they give are unimportant ( +50HP? ... rofl... put your
level-lock one notch to the right and you have the same effect ) and
their "special abbilities" often as useless. There are a few
exceptions... which you are though never able to use since everyone
except shiki has bravery under 60 and the stuff with the useful
abilities is usually 100 and above. So tons of useless stuff and the
only useful thing... can not be acquired. They should have stripped all
this useless crap from the game and concentrating on the meat of it.

So
is this good or bad? Tricky to say. It's one of those games polarizing:
either you like it a lot or you hate it a lot. The story and especially
the music are good but the combat and the useless customization is bad.
Furthermore week 1 is good ( due to missions ) and week 2 and 3 are
only good due to story as the rest is going to annoy you. I would give
this a try for sure. Buying it though is a different story. It's a cat
in the bag if you buy it without knowing it. Testing 3 or 6 days into
the game is not going to tell you all that is so chances are you get
burned once hitting week 2 or 3.


So it's a tough call. Look at the first week and it's a must-buy... look at the third week and it's a dont-buy.

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Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 24 2008 Anchor

well it sounds like the guy only likes games that don't do anything different. What is wrong with trying new things? Its a very good game, not many DS games make you feel good about finishing the game, advanced wars days of ruin was the other one that had an epic story and a epic ending.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue
Apr 24 2008 Anchor

As I mentioned: story is good, artwork is good, sound is good. The only problem is in the gameplay, which is a bit sad since they tried something new and different. But just because something is different doesn't mean it's immediately superb. The general idea is good and I liked it during the first week. But then the problems start and the good gameplay mechanics had been thrown out of the window to be replaced with mind numbing ones. It's just one of these "damn this is good... but why ruin it after the second half?" I really liked it until I went past roughly the half way mark which makes me sad. Good games with new ideas should not be strangled by such things.

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frosty-theaussie
frosty-theaussie Sonny Jim
May 1 2008 Anchor

Dragonlord wrote: The only problem is in the gameplay.


i could say the same of all square enix titles.

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