Neversong Reviews

Neversong is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
TheSixthAxis
Drea Bunce
Top Critic
9 / 10
Aug 7, 2020

Neversong is a dark and thrilling tale with a child-like twist, exploring human emotion in a world without adults. The dark storyline contrasts starkly to the beautiful score and artwork, the clear influences from Tim Burton and The Legend of Zelda creating an immediate connection and sense of nostalgia.

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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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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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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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7 / 10
Jul 25, 2020

The content that’s here really is a joy to experience, and we’re of course conscious that artificially lengthening the game would no doubt diminish its value, but we can’t deny a certain level of disappointment after completing it in just a few short hours.

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Jul 30, 2020

Neversong hits the right note more often than not.

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9 / 10
Jul 20, 2020

An almost perfect platformer, Neversong is a deliciously dark experience that shouldn't be missed if you value story and worldbuilding.

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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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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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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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9 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2020

Neversong is a highly effective release in so many ways. The standout framework and subsequent story building leave room for interpretation, and the apt aesthetics go well beyond mere window dressing. You don't see one-man studio releases of this high quality very often. Nearly everything falls into place in the best way imaginable.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 5, 2020

If you liked the tainted dreamlike aesthetic of games like Inside and the exploration and platforming of titles like Ori and the Blind Forest and Hollow Knight, but also appreciate a tightly constructed narrative then you can do far worse than giving Neversong a few hours of your time.

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GBAtemp
Top Critic
5.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2020

Neversong is a litany of missed opportunities, poor design choices and an underwhelming story. However, anyone looking for an inexpensive and time-respecting source of chills and nerve-tingling horrors will find something to enjoy in the journey--if not the destination--of Neversong.

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GameSpew
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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Neversong is a delightful experience from top to bottom, but it just gets in its own way too many times. From frustrating level design to some hit detection issues in combat, there's just enough of a lack of polish to be noticeable, but the incredible aesthetic, thought-provoking story and top-notch blend of puzzles and platforming create an experience I would definitely recommend for fans of the genre. It just isn't necessarily one you need to jump off the couch to pick up.

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