Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. If you can get past the technical issues, Neverend is a very good entry in the RPG/Adventure genre that's best suited for those who play games to experience new worlds, not new technology.
  2. Neverend could have been a decent game, graphics aside, since graphics aren’t that important in a RPG. The story (which in this case isn’t bad at all) and the game mechanics are more important, but the latter are destroyed by bugs, too many random encounters, lack of a mini-map and an odd magic system.
  3. NeverEnd may not be a computer virus, but that’s about the best thing that can be said about it. Avoid it at any price.
  4. Boring, difficult (due to poor design) and repetitive.
  5. The game is an unmitigated mess of technical issues and features sewn together like Frankenstein, and about as appealing as the sum of its miss-matched parts.
  6. Unless you're looking for some laughs or a trip down memory lane, stay far, far away from this one.
  7. Easily the worst game I have played all year.
  8. The game compass is left in a flat spin, giving Neverend zero direction, feeble magnetism, and a dreary sense of purpose. You're after an unnamed treasure, alongside an uncaring cast, equipped with only a comatose sense of adventure. Even considering its gaming-on-a-budget price point, purchasing this title will only give you a never ending spasm of Buyer's Remorse.
  9. The game reminded me of a graphic animated adventure, had arena-style, turn-based combat, and an interesting exploration system.
  10. The graphics hold the game back as most PC RPG's are better looking.
  11. No-frills tedium. [Holiday 2006, p.88]
  12. A cheap and soulless victim of its own lofty ambition. [Oct 2006, p.91]
  13. Championing pre-rendered backgrounds in this day and age immediately makes Neverend feel dated, and the gameplay does little to lift that 'samey' feeling. Despite its decent character models and combat system, there are plenty of other RPGs far more worthy of your time.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlessioP.
    Oct 2, 2007
    *Sigh* AGAIN another little production destroyed, without a real reason, by reviewers around the net. Surely, at this year (2007) Neverend can not compete with all the latest rpgs (oblivion, two worlds ecc); still its not a bad game. the story is short and simple, but not boring: in fact, neverend build a little lovable world, very charming in its traditional-fantasy way. Combat system is intriguing, based on the necessity to balance strenght of the attack with the time they need to prepare. Exploring the world is satisfing, since you can find strange items or monster far from the main paths. In conclusion, Neverend is a little intriguing rpg, fun to play: one of the game that you know are not masterpiece, buit still you remember it as worth the time they took. Full Review »
  2. NickB.
    Jan 8, 2007
    Actually a very decent game, but not one to compare to cutting edge offerings like FFXII and Oblivion. Neverend would have looked state fo the art about four-five years ago; it would have been a major hit on the Dreamast or PS2, for example. As it is, this game's strength lies in attractvie prerendered backgrounds, invlolved, non-linear storytelling, a Final-Fantasy style battle system, and some decent voice overs. The Game was a pleasant surprise; after playing it and reading the average reviews, I have to say that the reviewers were strangely harsh in judging Neverend like it is some sort of direct competition to the big guns; it's just a fun, well-presented RPG for people who like games like Neverwinter Nights, Baldur's Gate 2, the Final Fantasy games, and such. If you liek flash, then look elsewhere. If you want decent-looking but "older school" with some nice production standards from a small sudio, and especially if your PC rig can't even run Oblivion (on my PC Oblivion looks like a slide show event), then Neverend is a great buy. Read the reviews on Next Level and Just Adventure, they are a better summary and more accurately review the game than the nuckleheads treating this small-company production like it's the next Squaresoft/Bethesda release. Full Review »