The World Ends with You: Final Remix
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About this game
Developer: Square Enix
Content Rating: Teen
This 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game’s story. Players can join rhythmic battles using either Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch touch screen.
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Final Remix eventually became a physically exhausting chore to play—just try to find a comfortable position for long, extended sessions. The graphics and sound made the hassle all worth it, but by not taking full advantage of the Switch, the beauty of Final Remix runs the risk of only being viewed through YouTube walkthroughs.
In its place is a more user-friendly experience, and while I'm not against taking a traditionally difficult game and making it more accessible -- something Square Enix already did when it ported the title to mobile devices -- Final Remix's failure to utilize the extent of the Switch hardware shows a lack of understanding as to why so many people consider the Nintendo DS original to be the masterpiece it is.
In the end, The World Ends With You: Final Remix isn’t quite the remix I was hoping it’d be. It’s hard to deny that The World Ends With You is still one of my favorite JRPGs. If this is the only way you have to experience it then you’re likely to have a good time. However, if the option is available, the DS version really is the best one available. No matter the choice, you’re still in for one fantastic JRPG.