Review: Necrosphere (Steam)

Necrosphere is where you go when you die, regardless of being good or bad. You don’t see other people around there. You don’t have anything to do, except waiting for eternity As soon as Agent Terry Cooper hits the Necrosphere, he learns about the portals that can take him back to the world of the living (also called Normalsphere), and his quest to escape the afterlife is set.

Pros:

  • Chunky pixel graphics.
  • Chiptune soundtrack.
  • 401MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Simple 2 button controls. Thats it just two buttons.
  • Collectibles- DVD boxes are scattered around.
  • Pause menu shows DVD collected and time played.
  • Puzzle platformer.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Notes laced around giving a bit of story.
  • Infinite lives.
  • Brutal but fair game.
  • Gameplay is tight with exceptional level design.
  • Fun but challenging game.
  • Levels look really good.

Cons:

  • No tutorial.
  • Dont get told the actual button layout.
  • No options at all.
  • Music can get a bit annoying.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
7.6/10

Summary

Necrosphere is a short game but it is a clever game and delivers the stress by the bucket load. Utilizing just two buttons for controls, The game proves less is more. You will get angry at the game and that is fine as you never feel cheated…It is always your fault. In short, The game is short but the stress is real. Necrosphere is a brilliant addition to anyone’s library.

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!

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