Neversong Reviews

Neversong is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
80 / 100
Jul 20, 2020

Neversong is a beautiful and sensitive journey of a boy on a quest that goes far beyond the hero's journey. With a very peculiar artistic style and an atmosphere that flirts with psychological horror in a very creative way, it has in the combat and in the almost nonexistent challenge its weakest points, and in the delicate construction of the narrative, its best quality.

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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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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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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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80 / 100
Jul 16, 2020

As a fan of similarly animated games such as Don't Starve, as well as the intricate story of Neversong, I can say that I would recommend this game to any who are even considering it.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 5, 2020

Neversong is a beautiful game about a very personal, and gut-wrenching story that manages to exceed expectations in the narrative department, if not in the gameplay itself. If you're fond of short adventures with a gripping plot, then this one's for you.

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6.7 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

A captivating world with a lot of shapes in it’s story, while the ga,e is a bit on the short side this adventure game has a good art direction while the gameplay ends up short.

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Jul 20, 2020

Imagine what it would feel like to be in a coma. Now, imagine that upon waking up from the coma, the world was a nightmare. In Neversong (formerly known as ‘Once Upon a Coma’), the new adventure platformer developed by Atmos Games and published by Serenity Forge, the lead character finds himself in this exact situation.

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5.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Neversong is an aesthetically pleasing platformer with absolutely killer sound design and overall presentation. The six-hour adventure doesn’t overstay its welcome and is full of clever puzzles and interesting boss encounters. However, if you plan on playing this for the narrative, you’ll discover a decent set up that never pays off.

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85 / 100
Aug 6, 2020

Neversong is a game that uses terror and childhood trauma to tell a unique story of love and friendship. Its visual section is exquisite, as are the narrations in verse and the way of telling the story through metaphors and symbolism. A little gem that we should not miss.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2020

Neversong is a challenging cinematic platformer with beauty, whimsy, and elements of horror, that has a touching story to tell. While the game will be frustrating for some, it’s a challenge worth undertaking especially on the Nintendo Switch. While the game was out on PC before, the Switch is the perfect platform for both the game-type and design of the game.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Neversong is an indie in every sense of the word, and in the best sense of the word. It has the serious charm of games that have come before it, yet finds a way to not only stand on its own, but to stand side by side with the Braids, the Limbos, and the Celestes of the world.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Atmos Games and Serenity Forge give a ten-year facelift to a wonderful story

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2020

Neversong, the video game formally known as Once Upon a Coma, is a gorgeous journey through a twisted and deranged mind of a silently suffering coma patient. Although the puzzles aren’t too cryptic, and the combat is rather straight-forward once you’ve learnt the patterns, I couldn’t help but return to the world Thomas Brush created numerous times – it absorbed me and I didn’t want to leave its strangely grotesque beauty. The story is delivered through incredible voice acting and stunning cutscenes, although I will admit that I was a little confused in regards to the conclusion. But, that just gives me another reason to replay the game and once again become a prisoner to its charm.

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Recommended
Jul 14, 2020

A short and sickly sweet adventure puzzler that drips with originality and creative passion for perfect game design, Neversong is a fantastical nightmare journey that’ll surely leave you wanting more.

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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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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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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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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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8.5 / 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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