What I liked:
- There’s a decent amount of creativity in the puzzles you face and completing them requires quite a lot of thought which in turn makes them immersive.
- Whilst both the visuals and sound design are minimalist I found them both to create a vibe that was filled with a lot of tension and immersiveness.
- Each puzzle is completely different and this variety does keep things fresh and interesting that little bit longer.
- I like the laid-back approach the game has gone with because it allows you to complete the puzzles at your own pace which in turn kept my frustration levels down.
What I didn’t like:
- I found the camera to be an absolute nuisance because the constant shifting of it made me feel sick and annoyed quite a lot.
- This game will definitely not be for everybody because in terms of fun the game doesn’t offer you very much at all.
- Despite the creativity and variety present in the levels it still gets repetitive quite quickly so I recommend that you play the game in short bursts.
- The lack of story was very disappointing in my opinion because I think the setting of the game is perfect to have an interesting tale present.
Does Neverout do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all sometimes the price of a game captures my attention immediately and Neverout definitely captured my attention because it was only £3.59/$4.29. I wasn’t expecting that much from this game then due to its very low price but despite the shortcomings it actually isn’t pretty bad. Don’t get me wrong though it isn’t amazing and it won’t be for everybody because the fun factor is pretty low but if you like creative puzzles that offer quite a bit of variety then you’ll probably enjoy this game. As you can guess then this game is just about completing puzzles and there are quite a few for you to complete so you do get very good value for your money. I would however recommend that you tackle this content in short bursts though because even though the puzzles have been done well it still gets repetitive quite quickly. There isn’t an in-depth story to combat this either and I found this to be pretty disappointing because the setting that both the visuals and sound design create would’ve been perfect for a mysterious story. In terms of frustration I only had one gripe which was the camera but it doesn’t really feature much more frustration because they’ve gone with a very laid-back style which means you can complete each level at your own pace. At the end of the day then Neverout isn’t going to blow you away at any point during your time with the game but it still does enough to get a small recommendation from me because it features puzzles that are rewarding to complete and you can’t really go wrong due to its low price.
I rate Neverout 6/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Release Date (Xbox One): May 28, 2019