Game Review: ‘Neversong’

July 16, 2020

Written by Capt McNeely

Georgia Division ZADF Twitter: @ZADF_ORG

Serenity Forge and Atmos Games were awesome enough to let me check out their 2D Platformer Neversong. Neversong is a remake/sequel to Once upon a coma.

 

 

 

 

Players take on the role of a boy named Peet who fell into a coma after seeing his best friend Wren being kidnapped by a mysterious figure known as Dr.Smile. Peet awakens to find himself in a nightmare world where something is wrong with the adults after they looked for him and Wren in the asylum the two youngsters wandered into.

 

 

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Now onto the game itself. When it comes to the controls, it’s so limited that you master it within the first minute of gameplay. Speaking of gameplay, it’s actually quite fun. I’m not big when it comes to puzzles and platformers but Neversong made it quite unique and not very frustrating.

 

 

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Sound; the sound mixing when it comes to cinematics could use some tweaking as it’s a bit louder than the rest of the game but overall, the sound effects of the world and its inhabitants are spot on! The voice acting for the characters is phenomenal and fits the story and art almost giving the voice acting quality that of a dubbed anime.

 

 

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The art of the game is fantastic! The bright colors when things are whimsical and childlike and the darker colors when things are ominous and just how everything in the game is animated and flows smoothly.

 

 

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Overall my experience with Neversong has been a good one. From start to finish the story delivered and kept me entertained and longing for more which leads to the only fault I found in the game, it was short, I beat the game in a day. If the game was longer than I feel we could have had more interactions with the other characters that Peet runs into.

 

 

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When it comes to rating Neversong on my scale of 1-10 stars, the art, soundtrack, voice acting, animation, story, gameplay, and controls rank high but though there were issues about game length and the audio during cinematics I’m willing to overlook them as they are trivial compared to the important factors that make a game a great experience, Neversong is a 10.

Neversong is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

 

 

 

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