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5 Tips and Tricks for Neo: The World Ends with You

Released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, Neo: The World Ends with You is a game that many people thought would never happen. A sequel to the fantastic Nintendo DS game, The World Ends With You. What we have here is another fantastic action RPG from the good people at Square-Enix. This can be a very tough game so today we are looking at 5 Tips and Tricks for Neo: The World Ends with You that will help you get started with the game.

Button Mash With The Unique Battle System

Neo: The World Ends with You has a very interesting battle system. Each member of your team is controlled with their own button. You can actually press more than one button at a time so button mashing is actually encouraged! By doing this, all your team members will attack at the same time, dishing out more damage. You also need to keep an eye on the percentage icon at the top of the screen, this is your Groove Percentage and once it reaches 100 percent, you can unleash a devastating attack, this is best saved for trickier opponents.

Spending Your Money Wisely

In some RPGs, it can be tempting to hold onto your money as long as possible with the thought that something great may come along. In Neo: The World Ends with You, you want to start improving your characters as soon as you can so do not be scared to spend money early on. You can get gear upgrades and pins that will give you stat boosts. Also, food is very important in this game as food gives you various buffs, but what is cool about this is that these buffs are permanent!

You Have To Unlock The Ability To Change The Difficulty

One of the more interesting features/quirks of Neo: The World Ends with You is the difficulty system. The game is locked to normal when you first start playing it. Eventually, you unlock the Social Network which is a big part of the game that lets you use your Friendship Points to unlock various abilities and take on side quests. Well, it is here that you will be able to unlock the ability to change the difficulty. These are locked to certain characters with Fret giving you the ability to change it to easy and Minamoto giving you the ability to change the difficulty to hard.

Pins Are Important

If you read anything about Neo: The World Ends with You, you will come across the word “pin” a great deal. Pins in Neo: The World Ends with You are very important and there are over 300 of them in the game! Pins are what enable you to deal with enemies in a fight. Pins give your characters abilities and what they offer will differ from pin to pin. What is important to note is that your pins level up as you play so it is a good idea to switch them out and play around with them so that you have many pins that are of a higher level. Pins do not take long to level up so be sure to change them once you have mastered them so you have as many mastered pins as possible.

You Have To Get Used To Dodging

As Neo: The World Ends with You is an action RPG, the battles are much more intense than what you get with a turn-based style of RPG. The HP system in the game is interesting in that it is for the whole team, not just an individual character, so swapping out characters when they take damage does nothing! This is where dodging comes into play, on the Nintendo Switch you press B, and on the PS4 you press X, doing this lets you dodge out of the way of an attack and it also gives you a split-second of invincibility.

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