Neversong

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2020

For me, the story and theming of Neversong embody a two-thousand-year-old statement of wisdom for us all: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

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3 / 5.0
May 20, 2020

Less-than-decent gameplay nearly spoils a quality narrative.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2020

The game perfectly balances its emotional undertones with excellent pacing, a vastly interesting world, and clever puzzle design.

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Loved
May 24, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised by Neversong. It’s another Kickstarter success story where the developer has made full use of their abilities and talent to create a wonderfully creepy but memorable adventure. The music, the graphics, the gameplay its all just so well polished despite the adventure being short. The game is due to release on Nintendo Switch in the future (as well as other consoles). This adventure moved me and did horror in just the right way. But don’t don’t let that put you off. Neversong is a game not to be missed.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2020

Despite the combat and some points of frustration with puzzles, Neversong tells a great story in such a beautiful way that it makes up for its faults.

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Unscored
Jun 15, 2020

Neversong doesn’t do anything incredibly different from games before it, but everything it does do it pulls off excellently.

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Jun 17, 2020

“Short but sweet” is the emphasis for Neversong, both in its three-or-four hour runtime and the yarn it’s weaving. This comes at the cost of its substandard gameplay never invested in any particular idea. Each new bauble and character share the same story: neither feels like enough stock was given. But as an indie auteur’s expansion of a historical flash game, the effort poured into its revitalized presentation and atmosphere is something platforming fans could still admire.

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Becca S.

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
May 20, 2020

Neversong did nothing but impress as I made my way through its weird and wonderful world.

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9 / 10.0
May 24, 2020

Neversong is a beautiful and enjoyable title that tells you the story of a boy named Peet who is on a search to find his lost friend. Excellent art direction along with a skillful voice acting and a suitable story have made for an amazing game. Furthermore, other aspects like metroidvania elements and puzzles have made the game even more entertaining. Of course, these entertaining features makes it a shame that the game’s short playtime is so short. Finally, while the game is good, it is held back by its lackluster combat

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8.7 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2020

Neversong is a psychological platformer about depression and grief trauma. Its story accurately demonstrates the extreme feelings of someone who lost a loved one. The game’s art style and music are in complete harmony with its atmosphere, and it also features well-designed gameplay. There are some technical issues in the game’s physics system, and its difficulty may be very casual for hardcore platformer fans. Nevertheless, I can recommend Neversong to the players who like games analyzing psychological and mental health problems.

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