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  • Summary: From the creators of the Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood games, comes a stop motion clay animated adventure game called Armikrog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jan 4, 2016
    78
    While it doesn't reach the heights of The Neverhood, Armikrog captures some of the magic in exploring an alien world and deciphering its mysteries. An enjoyable, if unpolished adventure. [Dec 2015]
  2. As a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, the game succeeds on all levels, but somehow I don’t think it will gain the same kind of cult following this time.
  3. Oct 9, 2015
    72
    Armikrog is a missed opportunity, but despite its design flaws and technical issues, it's worth playing even if just for the unique visual experience.
  4. Oct 5, 2015
    60
    Armikrog is a beautiful game, but full of bugs and with uninteresting story. It's a shame - The Neverhood had its unusual style and atmosphere, but this "spiritual successor" only gets the difficulty level and wonderful graphics right. Armikrog will provide a few hours of thinking, but will certainly not reach similar legendary status.
  5. Nov 9, 2015
    55
    It’s such a shame that underneath this amazing art style we have an average game on all the other key elements.
  6. Oct 9, 2015
    50
    The art direction is simply beautiful. But unfortunately the devs didn’t have the same attention to detail when it came to bug fixing and level- or puzzle design.
  7. Oct 11, 2015
    30
    So much of Armikrog feels neglectful and lazy, lacking anything to make it stand out. Even the claymation look of it doesn’t save it from the carelessness put into it. It’s hard to see where that million dollars went. All of that said, it isn’t terrible, but if you’ve never had the pleasure of playing The Neverhood, do yourself a favor and pick that up instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Oct 2, 2015
    10
    An amazing short lived experience. Claymation is an unlikely selection in the tool kit of game developers and it is a shame. There is so muchAn amazing short lived experience. Claymation is an unlikely selection in the tool kit of game developers and it is a shame. There is so much charm in the appearance and accompanied with a lovely story it is truly memorable. I never played Neverhood but am certainly more willing to pick it up now having seen how great Armikrog is. I would definitely recommend reading the back story in game, I know it is not what most people want to do when they play a game but it really put things in perspective for me and it was a great story to base the game around. 10/10. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2015
    7
    Armikrog is good while it lasts... which is around 3-5 hours - disappointing to say the least.

    The biggest problem with the game is that
    Armikrog is good while it lasts... which is around 3-5 hours - disappointing to say the least.

    The biggest problem with the game is that it's so short that the moment you'd properly immerse yourself in the world it's over. And the world of Armikrog isn't nearly as charming and engaging as the one in The Neverhood. There's not much to explore, you can only interact with things that are needed for progress - with only a very few exceptions. I didn't care about the characters, or even the story that much.

    Everything about this game feels a little superficial. Yes, the music is good (not great), the puzzles are good (they're logical but a bit too easy), the animations and the graphics are good, but for example the cut-scenes and voice-overs (there are very few of them) have bad quality, the music and sound effects regularly stop playing for no apparent reason.

    One would think that nearly 1 million dollars that they managed to raise on Kickstarter and over 2 years of development are enough to create something that is not 'just good'. But maybe I'm naive or ignorant when it comes to game development.

    Overall, I'd say that Armikrog is a decent successor to The Neverhood, I just expected something more substantial after all these years. If you loved The Neverhood, you've picked up this one already anyway. If you love point & click games, you might want to wait for a discount, then it might worth a shot.
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  3. PSz
    Oct 4, 2015
    6
    The only thing that this game has in common with Neverhood are the graphics. Wait for a price drop. This game is worth maximum 10 dollars.The only thing that this game has in common with Neverhood are the graphics. Wait for a price drop. This game is worth maximum 10 dollars. Disappointing, was expecting something more epic and memorable. Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2015
    5
    I want my money back..
    I backed this game on Kickstarter a long time ago, and after playing this game.. i'm starting to regret my decision.
    I want my money back..
    I backed this game on Kickstarter a long time ago, and after playing this game.. i'm starting to regret my decision. Armikrog may look like a harmless stop and click game, but the game itself seems like one long demo. The plot is non-existent, the puzzles are recycled, and the ending is one of the dumbest endings to a game i've ever seen. However there are some redeeming qualities that'll make you at least check this game out. I liked the use of stop motion, the music is really catchy, and the puzzles as a whole are really challenging. If you enjoyed Neverhood, you may enjoy this game, but for newcomers, you may want to steer clear of this one.

    Armikrog gets a 5/10.
    Also, I was joking about wanting my money back.
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  5. Tgc
    Oct 13, 2015
    5
    It restored some good Neverhood related memories, but did not offer anything else. Too short, too easy, too repetitive, too buggy. DefinitelyIt restored some good Neverhood related memories, but did not offer anything else. Too short, too easy, too repetitive, too buggy. Definitely lost potential. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2015
    4
    It's simple bad. I hope much more from the creators of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood but this game stop in time. The puzzles are weird, andIt's simple bad. I hope much more from the creators of Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood but this game stop in time. The puzzles are weird, and graphics are too simple. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2015
    0
    I made an account here just to review this game. If you are looking for something like neverhood just don't play this game. Few of my mainI made an account here just to review this game. If you are looking for something like neverhood just don't play this game. Few of my main complaints for starter :

    1. Game is full of bugs
    2. Game is too short its like 4 hours of play don't let other tell you different. (only if you stuck on some puzzle and that don't count as gameplay)
    3. Too expensive for what you get
    4. Music is not nearly as good. I will say there is no music because sometimes it just bugs. The original neverhood music is light years ahead.
    5. It feels like they asked too much money on Kickstarter and didn't deliver. Really 1 million for this? They hyped with intro animation and few shots and people felt nostalgic and gave them money.
    6. To solve last puzzle before that you get to one room that have the clue after some events you just can get back to that room anymore so only if you were smart to remember what was in the room otherwise you can not solve it.

    7. I am giving it a 0 just to lower the game score, it is not that bad game but what they promise and what they deliver is just two different things.
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