Noreya The Gold Project Review (Steam)

Noreya The Gold Project Review, Venture into a frenetic metroidvania and take part in a fight between divinities where you will have to choose between Corrupting Gold and Purifying Light to achieve your ends.

Noreya The Gold Project Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.11GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Graphics settings – fullscreen, and graphics quality preset.
  • Accessibility options – hit flash power, prayer flash power, font, and screenshake power.
  • Sensitivity slider.
  • Three difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Animated cutscenes.
  • Collect Gold nuggets in the game.
  • Use nuggets to heal yourself or give them to statues to get skill points.
  • 2D action-platformer gameplay.
  • Button prompts on the screen act like a tutorial.
  • Skill Tree has many upgrades, new abilities, and buffs, and you can choose your route through it with its webbed design.
  • Bestiary fills in with enemies as you encounter them.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Upon death, you can restart the level or go back to the last statue visited.
  • The map uncovers as you explore.
  • Secret areas and routes.
  • Metroidvania mechanic as you need upgrades and certain abilities in order to move on, paths are blocked or unreachable until you get the ability.
  • Most of the story and lore is told via statues and tombstone burials.
  • Four-way directional combat.
  • Breakable objects covering the world can have healing items.
  • The main gimmick of the game is you can use the the skill tree for the light or dark side, choices in the two affect what paths and routes are available to you in the world.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • The game gives you a lot of freedom in how you play and where you go.
  • Hack and slash combat.
  • Every area feels unique.

Noreya The Gold Project Review Cons:

  • It cannot remap controls.
  • Had the game not recognize the controller a few times.
  • All button icons in the menu are keyboard even if using a controller.
  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen even when using a controller.
  • I tried a couple of controllers and kept getting an issue where movements would stick so if I moved right it would keep going until I clicked another direction. It made it all very awkward and frustrating.
  • The foreground art really obscures your view of enemies and jumps.
  • Enemies can be the same color as hazards or obstacles making it a nightmare to know what’s going on.
  • The games are not great at guiding you forward.

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Noreya The Gold Project:

Official website.

Developer: Dreamirl

Publisher: PixelHeart

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

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!