Neoverse Review (Xbox Series S)
Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along with various timelines.
- Anime style graphics.
- 3.86GB Download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Controller support.
- Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, depth of field, fps cap, overall quality (performance/balanced/ultra), brightness, and contrast.
- Fast play option.
- Three heroes-Agent Naya, Claire, and Helena.
- Roguelike card battler.
- Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
- Rewards are given at the end of a match.
- Shows button icon on menus and cards.
- Turn-based combat.
- Energy-dictates what actions you take replenishes after each round.
- You pick your next match and difficulty.
- Stats section.
- Boss fights.
- Earn/buy skill points and level up to get new buffs and star boosts from the skill tree.
- Can retry a level for a cost.
- Data store- spend coins here on new cards or items and skill points.
- Items-can holds 3 and is played in-game.
- Missions-both levels you choose to play and missions (tasks) you finish.
- Damage numbers, shields, and ailments bang-up as you play.
- Hover over any part of the game/Hud for a brief description.
- Shortcut buttons for menus.
- Camera-you can move it around the battles.
- Each character has a different themed deck including a daily one.
- Can evolve cards.
- You get gold and a choice of cards as rewards after each battle.
- Quite addictive.
- Combo system for card playing.
- Fast loading times.
- Each new run allows you to pick a bonus like more health, more gold, or a new card.
- Very basic tutorial.
- A lot to take in.
- Can accidentally skip receiving rewards after a game.
- Takes a few runs to get going.
- Slow to get achievements.
- Same battle feel.
- Difficulty spikes.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun factor - 8/108/10
Neoverse is a very competent card battler. It mixes card battles with Anime I fused combat. Initially, it feels a bit fly away, a bit like a mobile game port with cold menus and a desire to put as much stuff on screen as possible. Get to the game and it levels out somewhat amd has pop-up tutorial tips which are fine but also not fine. Fine as I need to know what’s going on but not fine as in I don’t want an annoying beep going off and a had icon gesturing to the icon it’s talking about going off over and over. You get one character to play as at first and quickly unlock two further ones and each has 3 distinct themed decks and a fourth daily one. To be honest I just found the decks were your starting cards as you unlock and use new cards so often that to call it a deck is a stretch. Items are awarded and bought and these are instant in battle, these are things like extra shields or do X amount of bonus damage, etc. OK, so the game plays out with you picking one of two or three events with each showing enemy difficulties and any modifiers or rewards shown. After each event, you pick another one u til you face a boss and after that you go to a new area in which to fight. Controls wise I went with the controller and it was fine due to icons showing onscreen, didn’t see the point in being able to move the camera around but hey. The gameplay is fast (even faster if you turn the option on!) and furious and it is a perfectly good one of those. For me it never did anything out of the ordinary, it was just a game that does the same things as other games but with a bit more clunk. If you need a time waster then fine but for achievement chasing or something new, this isn’t it.