Aerial_Knight's Never Yield

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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7.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2021

Amplified by the soundtrack, Never Yield is a fun run through Detroit, one I felt encouraged to take multiple times

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5 / 10
May 19, 2021

Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield succeeds at getting you into the action with little complication, even if it has less depth than a kiddie pool. It does a poor job at explaining Wally’s situation (everything I know about the story came from outside the game) and this further prevents the experience from being more than something that feels like a prototype. It has a low price that matches well with its truncated runtime and the soundtrack is good enough to help you forget some of the shortcomings. Maybe Aerial_Knight’s next outing will have the recipe for success. 5/10 drone slides

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6.2 / 10.0
May 19, 2021

Aerial Knight's Never Yield is an honest and essential endless runner, which stands out for style and cultural vibes, but that's a little bit too naive in terms of gameplay and whose scope is narrowed by the lack of a "best time ladder" or any form of multiplayer.

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8 / 10
May 19, 2021

This delightful sprint is both beautiful to watch and engrossing to play. Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a fantastic hour and a half long sprint, that features an outstanding score and plenty of narrative surprises interwoven throughout. Now, if only we had a flow-chart to follow the actual storyline...

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6 / 10
May 19, 2021

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is very obviously a passion project that's had a ton of love poured into its super stylish aesthetics and excellent soundtrack, however, it's also one that's rather sorely lacking in the gameplay department. Wally's runs through this futuristic take on Detroit needed more in the way of challenge and variety in order to keep things interesting - more obstacles, more twists and turns and opportunities to show off your skills as you improve and take on higher difficulties. As things stand, this is one slick looking and sounding game that just doesn't manage to provide an incentive to keep playing for very long.

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May 22, 2021

Neil Jones has created a terrific showpiece for how to take the classic runner and add in your own special aspects. The gameplay is enjoyable on the harder difficulties and stays just long enough to not wear out its welcome. Speedrunners or Achievement Hunters should rejoice as the game has plenty available for those seeking the perfect run. Perhaps a leaderboard will be added to it in the future that gives them, even more, to go after. Honestly though what will stick with me is the amazing soundtrack and its great sense of style that cements it as one of my favorite games of this year.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 25, 2021

Solo developer 'Aerial_Knight' explodes onto the scene both literally and figuratively. This unique 3D side-scroller places the player as a superhuman youngster thrust into a world of chaos, colour and a killer soundtrack to boot. The game kicks major ass.

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74 / 100
May 28, 2021

With speed and assertive gameplay as its main objectives, Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a game that offers simplicity and dynamism for parkour, as well as for quick thinking to overcome obstacles. The game offers an authentic and well executed experience, but it needs a slightly more defined and explanatory script that allows a direction of the plot.

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May 20, 2021

Aeiral_Knight's Never Yield is a short, yet stylish endless runner with one the year's best soundtracks.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2021

If you love speed-running type games, Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a must-play. Who would have guessed that running through forests, on top of buildings, through offices where you are jumping over photocopiers and sliding under desks would be so addictive and so much fun!

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