Neversong Reviews

Neversong is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
May 20, 2020

It has just enough bells and whistles to suck you into its world, but not enough to compel your immersion.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2020

It’s a new example of what can come from Kickstarting gaming projects, and will likely remain a bright-spot in gaming’s memory for the foreseeable future.

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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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9.5 / 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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4.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2020

Neversong took me about three hours to complete, but its message resonated with me for far longer.

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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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8 / 10.0
May 21, 2020

Neversong offers a mix of action, exploration and puzzles that everyone will like, together with a compelling story and a moving ending you will remember for a long time. A pleasure for both eyes and ears that will also thrill you, despite the controls being a bit inaccurate.

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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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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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9.5 / 10.0
May 30, 2020

Neversong pulls inspiration from many great works to create an equally wholesome and terrifying examination of human Guilt.

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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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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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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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Ian Howarth
Top Critic
5 / 10
Jun 15, 2020

There are parts of Neversong that hit the right notes, if you will, but they are too few and far between for the unique visuals and music to carry one’s enjoyment, and patience, through to the end.

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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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90 / 100
Jul 9, 2020

Neversong is an amazing adventure through a world that feels uniquely crafted. It stands out in its genre because it takes platforming, thriller, and side-scrolling game elements, mashes them together, and what we get is a well-balanced narrative adventure game.

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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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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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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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