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  • Summary: Once upon a time there was a little boy named Peet who slept peacefully in a coma. When he opened his eyes, he found himself in a nightmare.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 20, 2020
    95
    For me, the story and theming of Neversong embody a two-thousand-year-old statement of wisdom for us all: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
  2. May 25, 2020
    90
    Neversong has a strong identity in that it is a short, colorful experience – it doesn't try to be more than it is.
  3. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    Neversong is nearly the perfect game for the genre. Aside from the few issues that I mentioned, and few they are, it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with side-scrolling puzzle game mechanics. The story is dark, beautiful, and haunting in a way that only a few games have been able to capture before. If you’re thinking of the next title to pick up and scratch that psychological narrative itch, Neversong is the clear choice.
  4. May 25, 2020
    70
    Neversong might not be the greatest platformer as such, but it’s its story and narrative how it connects with the player. If you want a deeper take on the genre, this might be your game.
  5. Jul 17, 2020
    70
    Despite giving the sense of some underdeveloped gameplay mechanics, Neversong manages to tell a dark tale about child trauma in a poetic, nightmarish narrative, using odd characters, exceptional art and strong symbolism.
  6. May 31, 2020
    65
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. May 20, 2020
    50
    It has just enough bells and whistles to suck you into its world, but not enough to compel your immersion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Beautiful music and consistent and whimsical art design only scratch the surface of this game. Player movement has you feeling as though yourBeautiful music and consistent and whimsical art design only scratch the surface of this game. Player movement has you feeling as though your character has weight. Every step has purpose and there is never a full moment. From a very small indie developer, this game is a beautiful work of art in everyway. Fantastic game! Expand
  2. May 25, 2020
    8
    I had a fun time with Neversong. The story is simple until you progress in the ending level. It's a good story about a delicate and painfulI had a fun time with Neversong. The story is simple until you progress in the ending level. It's a good story about a delicate and painful subject for all of us. It's also an horror story. The graphics are stylized like a simple 2D with a childish look. The fighting is ok. The control can be frustrating, especially with those swinging objects. Otherwise, it's very tight with a controller. The sounds are pretty interesting and the music is decent. I give it 82%. This is not a children game but if you like a twisted and serious story, with some intriguing puzzles, it's for you. The game takes 4-5 hours to complete. Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2020
    6
    Combat is as easy as it could be, pretty boring, the puzzle are good sometimes, the graphyc style is very nice but neither the story or theCombat is as easy as it could be, pretty boring, the puzzle are good sometimes, the graphyc style is very nice but neither the story or the theme is clear of completly sensefull. I'm a sucker for love stories so I liked that part but for the rest is a pretty big meh Expand