My World My Way Review
My World My Way box art
System: DS Review Rating Legend
Dev: Global A 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Atlus 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Feb. 3, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The audio in this title is also very minimalistic, and it is relegated to some simple tunes that accompany each level. There are no voiceovers or sound effects, although I have to say that I didn't miss these too much, as the DS is not known to handle massive dialogue and sound effects very well.

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The one area where I was sorely disappointed with this title, however, was the visuals. The different environments and creatures all sport a fair amount of detail and look polished enough, but the character animations in this game were quite atrocious. The main characters barely move, and success/failure animations were clunky and messy-looking. The game's dialogue scenes are also very poorly done, and they generally consist of a handful of stoic pictures that alternate slideshow-style. For a game that has put so much emphasis on a cutesy storyline, I really would have liked some nice cutesy visuals to go along with it.

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My World My Way is definitely not going to win any awards for being complex or deep. However, this title has earned a special place in my heart because of its tongue-in-cheek story and fun, simplistic gameplay. It is a great title for those who are just getting into the RPG genre, and it isn't half bad for fans of the genre who might need a reprieve from the excessive complexity of other RPG titles (I'm looking at you, Final Fantasy!) But, no matter which of these categories you fall into, My World My Way is a surprisingly good adventure, and it's one you won't be sorry you checked out!

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.9
Graphics
Most of the terrain and monsters look good, but the character animations are really terrible, and the stoic dialogue scenes are also very weak.
4.1
Control
Simple menu-based controls are very easy to pick up and use.
3.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Music is pretty good, and level-specific tunes are pleasant enough to listen to. However, this title could have really used some type of voiceover.
4.0

Play Value
Grinding away through the various combat-based stages is very fun, and the cutesy story will keep you playing this one for its 15+ hour length.

3.7
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Alter the landscape: Different terrain options will open up different opportunities for new enemies and items, and give you power over your adventure.
  • Pouting is power: Developing your selfishness is key to getting the Pout Points that will give you options to force the world to behave.
  • Delight in the off-the-wall journey of a spoiled princess whose selfishness fuels her ability to successfully become an adventurer.
  • Light-hearted RPG with feminine appeal.
  • Easy to learn, addictive to master.


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