Aerial_Knight's Never Yield Reviews
Amplified by the soundtrack, Never Yield is a fun run through Detroit, one I felt encouraged to take multiple times
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
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield presents a not-so-endless runner that oozes coolness, despite failing to present players with engaging gameplay.
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...
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.
A few odd design decisions prevent Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield from growing into the action-packed blockbuster it yearns to be. While the title finds its footing once you’ve unlocked its speedier and more difficult game modes, it’s a bit of a slog to get there. For those willing to put in the effort to get to that endless runner’s high, there’s a slick experience to be found here. Although less patient parkourists might want to look elsewhere.
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.
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.
Even without online leaderboards, it's a game designed for speedrunning. The distinctive look and feel make it stand out overall. If you're looking for a dope, stylish runner, look no further than this never-yielding game.
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!
Aeiral_Knight's Never Yield is a short, yet stylish endless runner with one the year's best soundtracks.
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
It tries to tell a story in a minimalistic way, but fails to deliver due to its poor presentation and awkward cutscenes. It wants to exude style and a hip hop aesthetic, but its disappointing soundtrack is comprised of short samples being looped ad nauseum. Finally, its gameplay is too shallow and uninspired to make you want to play it for more than a few minutes at a time.
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield easily joins my list of indies that are worth trying out. The constant use of the soundtrack to give an immersive rhythm to the experience is something that is constantly explored in the games industry, however, there are few cases that manage to stand out like this. Its basic gameplay gives accessibility to different audiences while allowing for a considerable level of challenge. Its only counterpoints are the short campaign duration and the lack of a cooperative mode that could take advantage of the dynamic camera transition feature.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is a fun endless runner game that uses the music as its biggest asset in conveying the rhythm and action to the player. It may be a little short for the more fiscally conservative players but the record focused nature of gameplay and its three challenging difficulties make you return for more every time you finish a full run.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield’s auto-running gameplay makes for an exciting time, whilst the slick audio and visuals are top notch throughout. It is a little lacking on replayability after you beat the relatively short campaign, but at the same time the length ensures the gameplay doesn’t get too repetitive. Still, it’d be nice to see online leaderboards or some form of scoring system added in the future, if only to keep players coming back for more. As it stands though, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is certainly one of the more impressive auto-runners I’ve played, with the futuristic adventure offering plenty of running, jumping, and sliding thrills… just don’t expect to spend too long with it.
It’s very possible to enjoy Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield despite these issues, especially given its stylish visuals and entertaining soundtrack, but the gameplay needs a few tweaks to make obtaining better times more comfortable and fair.
Overall, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is an entertaining game with a solid combination of running, art, and music. While its replayability can be improved upon, it’s a solid indie title to run with.