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Necrosphere

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

43%

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General Information

Available on:PCAug 31, 2017

Developer: Cat Nigiri

Genre: Platformer

Necrosphere is a (really hard) bite-sized metroidvania game you control WITH ONLY TWO KEYS! Necrosphere is where you go when you die, regardless of being good or bad. You don’t see other people around there. You don’t have anything to do, except waiting for eternity As soon as Agent Terry Cooper hits the Necrosphere, he learns about the portals that can take him back to the world of the living (also called Normalsphere), and his quest to escape the afterlife is set. FEATURES Innovative controls: Only two buttons! At least 2.5 hours of tough, NO FILLER gameplay! One big, maze-like universe! Deliciously frustrating! Spandex ballet suit!

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I think Necrosphere is a solid platformer with an interesting control scheme and mechanics based around them, but I personally don't think the Metroidvania open-ended level design does this form of extremely difficult gameplay any favors. But, if you're another masochist looking for an addictive and challenging platformer for a low price, Necrosphere might be your calling.

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A super-tricky game with a wonderfully smooth difficulty curve, and a masterclass in design when managing to offer real depth and challenge despite limiting itself to just two buttons from start to finish. You'll feel amazing when you succeed.

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Necrosphere shows that a simple game can be complex when it needs to be without being overly difficult, for the most part.  The later areas of the game do require a near mastery of the controls. But overall, Necrosphere is enjoyable, and for a budget-minded Metroidvania, it's definitely worth a look.

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Necrosphere is as brutally hard as it is satisfying. From its design to its pacing, there's little not to be appreciated. Platforming requires an equal amount of skill and thought, but never to the point where frustration becomes the norm. Overcoming an obstacle is genuinely rewarding because it requires mastery of the mechanics. With light Metroidvania elements at play, there are also secret screens that can be found, which serve as additional challenges. Necrosphere may not be the longest title out there, but this is one platformer that should not go unnoticed.

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