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The Neverhood (Windows)

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Written by  :  bowser724 (26)
Written on  :  Mar 03, 2004
Platform  :  Windows

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Summary

A surreal dreamland that prods your mind for the next click of the mouse.

The Good

The best thing about this game is that it's made out of clay. 2-3 tons. That's a lot of clay. Secondly, I just love the characters; who can forget the Weasel, Big Robot Bil, Klogg, and, oh yeah, Klaymen? The puzzles are cool. There's even one where almost the entire world of the Neverhood is involved. You have to do certain things all around the Neverhood to open up the door to the next room. The animation is smooth and it must have been painstaking to have done so much animation frame-by-frame.

The Bad

What really stood out that I didn't like was the movie quality. It just seems way too pixellated, and why couldn't it be as smooth as when you are in a puzzle room? Oh well. Another thing I didn't really like was the compatibility issues. Sometimes on a newer machine, even though the animation is vastly improved due to the high-speed processor, the game just freezes up from time to time. It may not be like this on others' computers, but it is on mine, so it's either the software or my computer.

The Bottom Line

I would say don't listen to the people who say, "buy this game if you like Wallace and Gromit or claymation in general," I would say buy this game if you have a sense of humor and a sense of solving puzzles on your computer until you make an indentation in your chair.