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Never Give Up

Massive Monster, Tasselfoot, Armor Games
Aug 13, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch

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Critics Recommend

79 / 100
Screen Rant
2.5 / 5
Nintendo Enthusiast
8 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10
7.6 / 10
9 / 10
Video Chums
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Never Give Up

With clever quips from our characters, the solid controls to the satisfying jumps and evades, get ready to jump through missiles, slide through hammers and evading charging rhinos, this is definitely a title worth picking up.

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Never Give Up is a moderately challenging but unremarkable platformer that still looks, sounds, and plays like a browser game from the mid-2000s.

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All in all, Never Give Up is a fun, unique take on the platformer genre.

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It's not quite fluid enough to stand toe-to-toe with Super Meat Boy, but Never Give Up is nevertheless a solid platformer that offers up highly inventive, ludicrously challenging levels along with a smattering of dry humour that's well suited to the style of the game.

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A lot of fairly standard platformer stuff is given a whole new kind of charm in Never Give Up and it comes together to make a smart, funny game that really works.

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Never Give Up is a proper progression from its predecessor, Give Up. While the gameplay may be simplistic in nature, there is still a lot of challenge here that will certainly appeal to more die hard retro platformer gamers. The pop culture and humorous comments are certain to lighten the experience of what would otherwise be a, sometimes frustrating, monotone title. Still, Never Give Up sets the stage to challenge and delight the right kind of gamer. Perhaps the type that enjoys difficult platformers as well as those that might be mildly masochistic.

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Never Give Up is clearly inspired by games like Super Meat Boy, right down to details like blood from previous failed attempts splattered across the levels. That's a bar that many indie developers aspire to, but this is a game that's mostly worthy of that lofty comparison. Switch owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to platformers, but this is one that stands out as worth playing.

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If you take pride in showing off your 2D platforming skills then Never Give Up will be a perfect fit for your gaming library.

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