From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. This is the first episode out of three part sci-fi/economic thriller visual novel set on the moon.
User reviews: Very Positive (295 reviews)
Release Date: May 5, 2014
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"A story of young ambition that's relatable and strong. It's far outside the typical for the genre, with characters and ending you'll have to experience."

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From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. The opening video features music by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, known for the opening songs for High School of the Dead and Strike the Blood.

A three part visual novel set in the far future on the moon, 16 years after humans have begun to colonize it. A young boy named Haru has been chasing his wildest dream. His dream is to stand where no man has stood before, and in order to do so he needs capital, a ludicrous amount of capital. What better place to get that amount of capital by using the stock market? There are two key rules that govern the stock market.

  • The first rule: Never take a loss.
  • The second rule: Never forget the first.

Only those who follow these rules are able to obtain enormous wealth...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720
Helpful customer reviews
34 of 44 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
It's a VN with no choices, so it's only a train ride from the beginning to the end but damn it's a good ride.

+Damn good story
+Amazing music.
+Great visuals.

-Still waitin for ep.2 and ep.3 :/
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
World End Economica is a visual novel, plain and simple. As a visual novel of the "Kinetic" variety, there are no decisions to make or actions to take; it is more accurate to think of WEE as a book rather than a game. It could take a fast reader at least ~8 hours to get through it all.

Though the novel is appropriate for younger audiences, there are economic concepts which may be more suitable for those in the young adult range. All in all, it is a novel appropriate for a wide range of ages, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants some light sci-fi to pass the time.

The strength of the novel lies in being both simple and complex when it needs to be. With a small cast of characters involved, it's easy to keep track of them all, and all characters feel like they're a significant part of the story. This might not be a story with spells or lasers, but the author certainly does not dissapoint when it comes to assigning high stakes. Explaining further may ruin parts of the story, but allow this reviewer to at least say this: anyone who reads this to the end will be begging for the next episodes (which are currently being translated).

A few Engrish errors happen on a rare occasion, but not enough to ruin the story. Whether you be a new reader curious of what Visual Novels are all about, or for an avid reader looking for some light reading, WEE is an enjoyable experience for many.

One concern: as is the case with nearly all visual novels, this book isn't for anyone who doesn't like anime-esque visuals, and much older audiences may have trouble enjoying this book. Other than that, it's a good ~10 hours of well written sci-fi/economics that makes one yearn for more.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Made me empty on the inside.
Damn good story.
10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It's a VN with no choices, so it's only a train ride from the beginning to the end but damn it's a good ride. It got a few typo's and there's a little bit too many black backgrounds than I'd like but the story makes up for it.

I can't wait to see where they take the story in the next episode.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Im not very far in as of the time of writing this review however ive still noted down a lot. Its a nice VN so far id say. Lots of detail and charecter development is nice, there isnt the rushed sequences that people try to do to speed scenes up which is very nice. Art work is very good I must say I really like that.

Setting: You are a kid that dropped out of school in order to get money in the stock market, but you are on the moon. The story focuses a lot on referencing between the Moon and the Earth, kinda gives you an idea of what Earth must be like for someone that has never been on it. This isnt a nice world, its hostile and there are blatent problems occuring, but bad i dont mean explosions, death and watermelons but this kid has to survive on next to nothing. While he has a foothold in the stock market he cant just go to a bank and ask to without a few thousand pounds.

You meet various charecters and their personalities are well sort out, they are developed enough, not too much making it silly or forced but the charecter notices the kinda thing you would likely notice whether you want to or if you see something on someone without realising.

I'll recommend it as it is rather interesting, the start is a little dragged on, things start to pick up once you are in the sewers

spoiler alert: dumbledore dies.
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