Horror games come in all shapes like Resident Evil 1-3 or Silent Hill series while some are more “made to make you think” like Infintap Games’ Neverending Nightmares.
First I have say why are so many doors in that game that it was to the point it should have been called “Neverending Doors”. Second thing is, thank you for the truly creepy surreal music as it always seemed to fit and reminded me of the classic Silent Hill. The game even throws Clocktower elements at you with places where you can hide from enemies at which was great. Then it added some that just keep freaking killing you over and over till they just wasn’t in that area anymore which was odd.
The story is another odd issue as I get you are Thomas and Gabriel is someone to you who could be your sister or your wife whatever the reality is but I just wasn’t engaged after dying to an enemy you couldn’t dodge or hide from for the 30th time and seemed to lose traction after awhile. The location of where you are at like the house or mansion is very detailed and I loved the hand drawn aspect of the game plus the other areas of the game look even better.
Neverending Nightmares is a hard game to review without spoiling it but there is more to this game and it is truly a mind distorter which is what I love but the one huge issue with me was the character in certain situations. For instance why does he walk like a zombie? Why does he run for 3 seconds before losing his breath? Why does he move so slow during stair scenes?
Neverending Nightmares is a short game that does make you think but also holds more issues with it that even though it is ment to be played multiple times, people will struggle to want to replay it because of certain parts making the game too much a chore to enjoy. More good things though is the jump scares are actually scary and not just Slenderman/Five Nights At Freddy’s kinda jump scares and that there are plenty.
Overall, if you need a scary game for the PS Vita by all means, Neverending Nightmares is for you. If you can handle the issues stated here, maybe you can fully complete it with its multiple endings. As for others, it can be a hit or miss.
Review: Neverending Nightmares | PS Vita
+ Great art style
+ Scary music that fits throughout the game
+ Makes you think
– Girl with the machete
– The randomness of the enemies is odd
– The house with too many doors
The review was written and provided by Chris. All screenshots were taken from the PS Vita version and only from the beginning of the game to avoid spoilers.