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  • Summary: Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a pastNeon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life?

    Features:
    • You play as Neon White, an assassin plucked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a shot at redemption.
    • Collect “Soul Cards” to attack your foes or discard them to use unique movement abilities.
    • Compete for the best times by cleverly combining cards to discover massive shortcuts.
    • Uncover Heaven’s mysteries by getting to know the other assassins… did you know them in a past life?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jun 28, 2022
    100
    Neon White is a video game vision executed with the kind of immense creativity and skill the industry needs more of. Intensely satisfying gameplay combines with a well-executed story, engaging characters and a crisp art style. Every facet compliments another area of the title with a serene cohesion which culminates in an adrenaline pumping, high-octane blockbuster of a game. Neon White is a very strong contender for my game of the year, and if you own a Switch or PC you owe it to yourself to experience this incredible title. Failure is common in Hell, but only through trial can you reach the salvation of Neon Heaven.
  2. Jun 17, 2022
    95
    Neon White is a tour de force, combining incredible level design, excellent storytelling, and brilliant mechanics.
  3. Jun 15, 2022
    90
    Neon White is a combination of genres that probably shouldn’t work, yet I had a fantastic time playing. Each stage tests your platforming skills, and new cards keep traversal fresh. The speed and level design are impeccable, but I couldn’t help but feel burnt out after multiple replays in some areas. Regardless, the character writing grounds you in this unique space and urges you to complete every optional mission to unlock everything this game offers.
  4. Jun 27, 2022
    90
    As you run, jump, and dash your way through Neon White, you’ll not only find yourself comfortably falling into the natural rhythm of each platforming puzzle, you’ll also find yourself eager to replay stages and beat your previous score, or your friends’ scores, or both.
  5. Jun 15, 2022
    88
    Neon White is everything you want from a speedrunning game: fast, super precise, well structured and built around short and various levels. This alone would be enough to recommend it, but the package is completed with a unique artistic style, a valuable writing and a clearly original and strange game design that mixes together visual novel, dating sim, first person shooter and platformer. Some very small technical uncertainty in the repetition of the attempts does not affect the overall quality.
  6. Jun 16, 2022
    85
    Neon White is a truly unique first-person action experience. With its clever level design and Soul Card system, chaining together demon-slaying and platforming to get to the goal the quickest is a breeze. The game’s compelling cast and setting draw you into its story, and the wealth of side content and drive to improve on one’s scores will keep you coming back. Even its sluggish boss fights and somewhat samey visual style doesn’t do much to hold the game back. If you are looking for a truly unique indie action title, you should definitely check out Neon White.
  7. Jun 15, 2022
    80
    Neon White was designed with a clear philosophy in mind and it shows. It’s about smooth movement, interesting level design, creative puzzle solutions and most of all, speed. Those looking for a shooter may be disappointed, but players who are looking for the aforementioned attributes will certainly not be. Amusing characters and a lighthearted tone are just icing on the cake on this very well-designed platformer. If you enjoy the game’s first level, then you likely won’t be dropping Neon White any time soon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jun 18, 2022
    10
    The game is so fast quick and great love the story of being a demon angel hybrid, not a huge fan of card gameplay but neon white does it in aThe game is so fast quick and great love the story of being a demon angel hybrid, not a huge fan of card gameplay but neon white does it in a way where it’s not terrible so it’s just the best game ever Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2022
    10
    FOR FREAKS, BY FREAKS!
    This game is one of the most fun games i have ever played.
    Its just plain and simply fun.
    Amazing soundtrack as well
  3. Jun 20, 2022
    10
    outstanding game, don't sleep on it. It does everything right and knows exactly what game it wants to be.
  4. Jun 19, 2022
    9
    This game is really, really fun.
    Loved how much it challenged me.
    The characters are really funny. The gameplay is super creative and makes
    This game is really, really fun.
    Loved how much it challenged me.
    The characters are really funny.
    The gameplay is super creative and makes you feel like a gifted ninja.
    The only down side is the character progression and story, the dialogues unlocked feels really empty and shallow.
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  5. Jun 30, 2022
    9
    Neon White is a game you'll love if you're all about the gameplay, because in that department it offers fast paced platforming & decisionNeon White is a game you'll love if you're all about the gameplay, because in that department it offers fast paced platforming & decision making to culminate in a constantly rewarding & enjoyable gameplay loop of running through a level, checking your time, replaying said level to collect gifts for other characters & then replaying it again & again & again to shave those precious few extra seconds off the clock. Neon White not only encourages improvement with tight level design & easy to grasp mechanics, it makes you feel like a badass every time you get an ace trophy after dominating a stage, & it does not get old. On the other hand, If you play games for the story then unfortunately all Neon White has to offer are a mixed bag of vocal performances, stiff & sometimes cringeworthy dialogue & a story that doesn't exactly break new ground in any way. The writing style in this game reminds me of the Danganronpa series, but not for any of the positive aspects Danganronpa may have. All in all, if you enjoy the dopamine rush of effortlessly clearing a stage that you've come to know like the back of your hand in an experience a la Doom Eternal, then Neon White will leave you more than satisfied. The game sits at a fairly affordable indie price point of $31.99 CAD & will provide you plenty of bang for your buck if you don't want to splurge on a full price AAA title. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2022
    9
    What a great game! I love speedrunners like Ghostrunner, Cyber Hook and a bit of Mirror's Edge. But Neon White just brings another trick toWhat a great game! I love speedrunners like Ghostrunner, Cyber Hook and a bit of Mirror's Edge. But Neon White just brings another trick to the rush of running as fast as possible, a system with "cards/weapons" that will help you finishing each level by learning the level itself and understanding how much faster is it possible to beat it.
    I rushed through the story (reason below) and didn't finish any side quests.
    The text is a bit cringe, but the voice acting helps a lot.
    The story is interesting but nothing much from it, just different.
    The gameplay is the best in this. Great re-playability value!!
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  7. Jun 25, 2022
    0
    Game shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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