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I just got The World Ends With You, and it's amazing. First of all, a Square RPG that has a completely original storyline? Awesome. Second, the combat is fiercely good, and completely original -- I find myself trying new things almost every fight.

A question for the others who have it though: How much leveling is necessary? For the first three days, I killed every monster on every screen...which now in Day 4 seems crazy. I currently have all pins mastered except for the ice one, which is at level 3. Am I on pace or way ahead of the curve?

Leveling up is really up to you. It increases your bravery and helps you digest food, but isn't suuuuper necessary to completing the game. If things are going to easy, just slide the level slider down, increasing the difficulty, drops, and awesome factor.

And the pigs, kill the damned pigs!!!

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Thanks to my neat skills in a local Brawl tournament, I now has a DS. Horray!

I was wondering what peoples thoughts where on the online games for the handheld? I am really looking forward to Dragon Quest 9 but right now I'm wondering about Custom Robo or anything else with good online play.

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Got myself a DS last week. Haven't played The World Ends With You too much though (probably cuz I find the protagonist a bit of a dickhead though I'm sure that changes the further you get through the game?). I think I've been playin tetris a bit too much, it's as if I went and got a DS just for that.

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Got myself a DS last week. Haven't played The World Ends With You too much though (probably cuz I find the protagonist a bit of a dickhead though I'm sure that changes the further you get through the game?). I think I've been playin tetris a bit too much, it's as if I went and got a DS just for that.

Typical Nomura hero in Neku. He's exactly like Cloud at times. Basically an sullen, quiet asshole who turns sympathetic later.

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Yeah, so CoroCoro magazine in Japan had it's new article announcing a new Pokemon game for the DS leaked, and it's looking like we got our third version already. Platinum will feature some new stuff, almost entirely cosmetic, and will sell a million copies on it's first day in each market it's released in.

http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml

Blurry scan, but it's enough to make it seem legit. Expect more (and clearer) scans as the week progresses.

I might get it... I've never bought any of the 3rd versions before, and it might be good to upgrade to the eventually better version with wi-fi Underground support.

Still not buying into the whole "Gold/Silver/Crystal remake OHMYGOD!1!!!#" rumors, though.

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Yeah, so CoroCoro magazine in Japan had it's new article announcing a new Pokemon game for the DS leaked, and it's looking like we got our third version already.

It's not that fast, a two year hiatus is fairly on par with the third games of the other releases. Weird to think about it like that though, D/P does still feel pretty new.

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Wow... I am seriously impressed with The World Ends With You. I mean, I know I should be going through the story, but the battles are just so damned fun. This game really takes the DS functionality to a serious high. I'm also really digging the atmosphere. Bravo, Tetsuya Nomura and Jupiter. Bravo.

Also, has anyone tried out Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword yet? I'm thinking of grabbing it next, but I haven't really gotten that much feedback on it yet other than ratings on IGN n' stuff.

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I've played the first two chapters of Ninja Gaiden, and I'm a little underimpressed. From what I've seen, it's almost all constant battles, with next to no "platforming" (jumping puzzles, cool agility things, etc). Not terrible, but not great either.

The combat's pretty good though, so if that's what you're all about, by all means give it a shot.

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Wow... I am seriously impressed with The World Ends With You. I mean, I know I should be going through the story, but the battles are just so damned fun. This game really takes the DS functionality to a serious high. I'm also really digging the atmosphere. Bravo, Tetsuya Nomura and Jupiter. Bravo.

Pretty much what I was going to say.

I just love the presentation that the game gives.

What are everybody's current collection rates and stuff? I've beaten the game though and am working on the secret reports.

In 45 hours of gameplay (you can check by pressing L and R on the save screen) I've gotten:

ESP'er Rank of Conducter (not sure how that's determined)

ESP'er Points - 1573 (again, not sure what's being counted)

Noise Types - 77 types, 80.2%

Pin Mastery - 115 types, 37.8%

Item Collection - 421 types, 89.1%

and I haven't tried the Final Time Attack yet

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Wow... I am seriously impressed with The World Ends With You. I mean, I know I should be going through the story, but the battles are just so damned fun. This game really takes the DS functionality to a serious high. I'm also really digging the atmosphere. Bravo, Tetsuya Nomura and Jupiter. Bravo.

Also, has anyone tried out Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword yet? I'm thinking of grabbing it next, but I haven't really gotten that much feedback on it yet other than ratings on IGN n' stuff.

A friend who usually just likes to go through RPGs for the story and gets bored of the grind pretty quickly has actually been playing The World Ends With You more to battle than anything. Pretty impressive, considering the game doesn't force you to grind right?

They have a Dragon Sword demo that seems to come and go on the Nintendo Channel, which would be a good way to check it out if it's on there currently. Otherwise, just try going to like a Game Crazy and if they have a used copy they usually let you try it out before buying it. I played through the demo a little while back, and it was pretty enjoyable for what it was I thought. Just from the demo, I agree with BardicKnowledge that it seems to be just fighting, which I'd imagine could get boring after too long.

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A friend who usually just likes to go through RPGs for the story and gets bored of the grind pretty quickly has actually been playing The World Ends With You more to battle than anything. Pretty impressive, considering the game doesn't force you to grind right?

You can play the entire damned game at level 1, and I am intent on beating every boss as such.

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Ninja Gaiden has always been all about the combat though. I played the demo at GameStop, and while it isn't nearly the masterpiece that Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox was, I found it to be rather enjoyable. The controls are slightly awkward at first, but they work really well once you get used to them. It's definitely on my backlog of games to buy.

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Any advice on beating bosses on Hard in TWEWY? I can't get some of those reports, even if I crank my level high. Specifically, fighting (Beat) is terribly difficult for me and I don't know why. Any advice on pin setup etc would be helpful.

Also, how do I get the 5th and 6th pin slots? I think (haven't played for a week now) I'm still stuck at 4.

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You need to buy the extra pin slots in certain shops in the game. I can't remember which.

But for Beat on Hard, I recommend mastering a strong healing pin, and using the ice tower one. The Ice Tower can stop him dead in his tracks, which gives you a second or so to switch your attention to the top screen and give Joshua some attention so he stops getting his ass kicked.

Also, if you want a really easy time of it and don't care about post-battle prizes, crank your level up to its maximum before the fight.

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On the topic of TWEWY, is there a general scheme to determine how certain pins will evolve? Like for example, pins you can buy evolve through shutdown or mingle PP while pins you get through events or battling evolve in their own ways, etc.

Anything like that? 'Cause seriously, I don't want to have to go through a damned Wiki chart every time...

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On the topic of TWEWY, is there a general scheme to determine how certain pins will evolve? Like for example, pins you can buy evolve through shutdown or mingle PP while pins you get through events or battling evolve in their own ways, etc.

Anything like that? 'Cause seriously, I don't want to have to go through a damned Wiki chart every time...

No. Your best bet is the Pin FAQ and Ctrl-F

Any advice on beating bosses on Hard in TWEWY? I can't get some of those reports, even if I crank my level high. Specifically, fighting (Beat) is terribly difficult for me and I don't know why. Any advice on pin setup etc would be helpful.

Right now, the best thing for you to do is to start jacking your stats like crazy. Items like the Viper Drink (Att +6) [at the Shibu Dept Store], Royal Jelly Q10 (HP +40), and Mako Sinnergy (Def +6) [both at Shibu-Q Heads Pharmacy] are your friends.

Before you can stock up on these super items, you'll want the Ultimate difficulty sticker from Shibu-Q level 3. This one's tricky because Adamantites and Orichalcums are nigh inaccessible to someone without the ultimate difficulty.

What you'll want to do first is to go to the first chapter and fill up on Rare Medals and Tektites, which can be had from the crows in the area behind Hachiko. Get about 10 of each. find an area with a bunch of Shrew Waves (Week 3 Day 5) and beat them on hard with a pin drop multiplier of 20; this'll get you the adamantites. Get six of them, then head over the Shibu-Q Heads floor 3 and trade in the adamantites for the Orichalcums. After that, you should have all the ingredients for the Ultimate sticker.

Now you can go back to the first chapter and whack the porcupines there on ultimate for adamantites, which are vital for the items. All other ingredients can be bought at the Shibu Dept. Store herb place.

While collecting adamantites, make sure you're eating as much regular stuff as you can. If you have three spare scarlitites, I'd suggest getting the Hollow Leg sticker from the Shibu-Q Heads BEFORE YOU GET ANYTHING ELSE

THIS IS KEY TO GETTING WHACK STATS

Oh, and get a healing pin, like Thalzon said.

Also, how do I get the 5th and 6th pin slots? I think (haven't played for a week now) I'm still stuck at 4.

The stores with Extra Slot stickers are as follows: 104 Building-Edoga the Shop, and Shibukyu Main Store-Dragon Couture

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So I'm leaving for Europe soon, and I'm in the process of seeing if all my electronics stuff can take the higher voltage. Turns out the DS is stuck with 110 volts...anyone know a way besides a convertor to charge a DS in Europe? Like, maybe a EU charger?

Also, I'm torn between TWEWY and FFTA2 to buy for the plane. Leaning towards FFTA2 because I can grind on the plane rides.

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