Neko Journey Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Neko Journey Review, where we Leap into a colorful and mysterious fantasy world as you take the role of a Neko heroine! An old wizard has plagued the land, endangering the mythical creatures that inhabit it and imprisoning your sister, and you’ll have to brave all manner of malicious sorcery to save them. Neko Journey is a 2.5D side-scrolling action platformer presented with lush 3D visuals, combining nostalgic old-school gameplay mechanics with a modern flair.

Neko Journey Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.64GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Character editor – breast size slider, headwear, clothes, hair color, eye color, clothes color, and body color. You can choose to wear boxing gloves and they come in 2 colors.
  • 28 levels to unlock.
  • In-game cutscenes have 3 playback speeds.
  • 2.5D game world.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Collect coins within the levels.
  • Fires act as checkpoints and refill your health.
  • Basic tutorial help as you play.
  • End of a level breakdown showing best time, coins collected, best time, and total gold.
  • Every level is timed.
  • Combat is a case of jumping on enemy heads.
  • Boss encounters.
  • Level select to replay levels.
  • Unlock new abilities as you progress.
  • Has a variety of levels from platforming to endless runner-style set pieces.
  • The village is where you are earning money so you can help rebuild it and get things like pets to follow you and clothing.
  • Unlock a roguelike mode.

Neko Journey Review Cons:

  • The game makes the R2 button sticky, brings up the XMB and it’s fine, shut it down, and boom sticky button.
  • The fast-forward button for cutscenes is clearly because of how slow they are anyway.
  • Bad hit detection especially in runner sections and there are two duck downs in a row.
  • No voice work.
  • Performance is not great at all.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The jump button feels squishy and not that accurate.
  • Can be hard to see the enemies.
  • Bad checkpointing.
  • Overall frustrating to play.

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Neko Journey:

Official website.

Developer: Axyos Games

Publisher: Eastasiasoft

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10


This game is a 2.5D platformer game that features a character editor, 28 levels to unlock, in-game cutscenes, coins to collect, fires as checkpoints, basic tutorial help, end-of-level breakdown, boss encounters, level selection, new abilities, a variety of levels, a village to rebuild, and a roguelike mode. However, the game also has many issues such as a sticky R2 button, slow cutscenes, bad hit detection, no voice work, poor performance, fixed controls, a squishy jump button, hard-to-see enemies, bad checkpointing, and overall frustrating gameplay.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!