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Mini Review: Neversong – A Lovingly-Crafted Metroidvania Which Sadly Ends Too Soon

Nightmares and dreamscapes.

Neversong is an atmospheric adventure game from developers Atmos Games and Serenity Forge, in which a young boy by the name of Peet is searching for his kidnapped girlfriend, Wren. Set in various mysterious locales, the game is primarily a Metroidvania in design, but one which strikes a nice balance between narrative and gameplay, resulting in an experience that won’t prove to be much of a challenge to many, but remains fun throughout. In terms of its gameplay, it’s remarkably reminiscent of Hollow Knight, but its visual design and story beats set it apart from its contemporaries, delivering a wholly unique experience.

Right from the start, Neversong is forthright with its intended message and tone, advising gamers that the game deals with tough issues in its narrative. We were admittedly concerned that this would set us up for a dark, depressing experience, but while the game is certainly dark in tone (a character called Dr. Smile comes to mind), it’s also crammed with humorous dialogue, strange creatures, and excellent, often uplifting piano music. The cast of characters is particularly enamouring, and are brought to life with some brilliant voiceover work.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Nightmares and dreamscapes.

Neversong is an atmospheric adventure game from developers Atmos Games and Serenity Forge, in which a young boy by the name of Peet is searching for his kidnapped girlfriend, Wren. Set in various mysterious locales, the game is primarily a Metroidvania in design, but one which strikes a nice balance between narrative and gameplay, resulting in an experience that won’t prove to be much of a challenge to many, but remains fun throughout. In terms of its gameplay, it’s remarkably reminiscent of Hollow Knight, but its visual design and story beats set it apart from its contemporaries, delivering a wholly unique experience.

Right from the start, Neversong is forthright with its intended message and tone, advising gamers that the game deals with tough issues in its narrative. We were admittedly concerned that this would set us up for a dark, depressing experience, but while the game is certainly dark in tone (a character called Dr. Smile comes to mind), it’s also crammed with humorous dialogue, strange creatures, and excellent, often uplifting piano music. The cast of characters is particularly enamouring, and are brought to life with some brilliant voiceover work.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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