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NeverDead

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Overall 3
3.0

NeverDead review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: At first, NeverDead seems like a standard, straight-up action game. You know the type. Walk into a room, kill a bunch of monsters, the door opens up, repeat. Every so often, there’s a mini-boss. At the end of the level, there’s a big boss. Pretty basic stuff. You attack with dual guns, or a sword. You block. You dodge. And sometimes you get hit.
  • Pros: Boss battles show small flickers of brilliance, Sword combat gets you away from the guns, Destructible environments occasionally work
  • Cons: The stupid, stupid dismemberments, Rolling around as a stupid head, Awful, stupid dialogue
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Overall 3
3.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 3
3.0
Addiction 2
2.0

A Bridging Gimmick Too Far

GIN
26 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Gimmicks, specially made mechanics, hooks; they can all be a sharp double edged sword. On one hand, they can give a video game that special element it needs to push it away from the crowd. However, if the game is not tailored around the special gimmick, made to make the game that much more enjoyable for possessing it, then the game could unintentionally commit electronic hara-kiri. NeverDead, sadly, is the epitome of the latter edge of that blade.
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Overall 4
4.2
Design 3
3.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The Japanese have a history of good hack n slash games. Whether it is 2D classics like Castlevania or more modern incarnations like Devil May Cry, the genre is a favorite of many gamers. With Konami’s immense experience in these types of games you would think that NeverDead would prove to be an exceptional title. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be.
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Overall 4
4.0

NeverDead Review

GamerNode
21 February 2012
  • Summary: The immortality idea was meant to deepen gameplay, instead it fought against it.
  • Pros: Unique gameplay concept, Beautiful cutscenes
  • Cons: Fumbled mechanics, Uninteresting characters
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Overall 4
3.5

NeverDead Review

GameZone
12 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Oh, Konami.  Always trying to branch out with new game ideas.  We admire that, but the execution of some of these games leave something to be desired.  Case in point – NeverDead, the brain child of producer Shinta Nojiri and the team at Rebellion Developments, had a unique head on its shoulders – literally – and then fell apart at the seams – also literally.
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Overall 4
4.0

NeverDead Review

G4
2 February 2012
  • Summary: Step into the shoes of an immortal demon hunter with detachable limbs and a head that has a tendency to roll away on its own. Battle the forces of hell with a hottie partner, save the world, avenge your wife's death, and try not to forget where you left your arm!
  • Pros: Fun, campy concept with some great dialogue, Some interesting character designs, When it works, self-mutilation can be fun
  • Cons: Controls are a mess, especially during combat, Uneven dismember mechanics leads to frustration, One-liners get old fast
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 3
3.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 4
4.0

NeverDead

impulsegamer
1 February 2012
  • Excerpt: NeverDead is a game with a couple of interesting ideas at its centre. Its main hook is that the protagonist Bryce Boltzman is immortal. He cannot die, but he can be dismembered, which can be used to his advantage. Back this with a different sort of art style, a metal soundtrack and you have the foundation for a pretty cool game right? Wrong. The ideas of NeverDead are the ones that make it an awful game to play.
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Overall 4
4.0

Review: NeverDead Exemplifies Failure with Remarkable Success

1UP
31 January 2012
Overall 4
3.9
Gameplay 4
3.9
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 6
6.0
Longevity 4
4.0

NeverDead Review

NowGamer
31 January 2012
  • Summary: Rebellion Developments release its latest shooter. Is Konami onto something here, or is NeverDead more like NeverGood? Find out in our review.
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Overall 4
4.0

NeverDead Review

ps3.mmgn.com
2 September 2012
  • Summary: The thrill of killing without the fear of death. Is that my arm over there?
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