[Shock Value is a monthly segment which runs down inexpensive titles that are more than worth the money spent.]
I was in search of a quality cheap thrill quite some time ago when our very own Editor Chad Awkerman mentioned a quaint little DS JRPG called The World Ends With You. Of course I’d heard of the game – it was from Square-Enix (who at one time was my absolute favorite developer) and critically acclaimed. So, I stopped resisting and went to grab the game, feeling completely embarrassed about being four years late to the party.
Boy am I glad I did. From the first fifteen minutes to the second dozen hours, The World Ends With You is wonderful.