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  • Summary: Neon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a pastNeon White is a lightning fast first-person action game about exterminating demons in Heaven. You are White, an assassin handpicked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a chance to live permanently in Heaven. The other assassins seem familiar, though… did you know them in a past life?

    Features:
    • You play as Neon White, an assassin plucked from Hell to compete with other demon slayers for a shot at redemption.
    • Collect “Soul Cards” to attack your foes or discard them to use unique movement abilities.
    • Compete for the best times by cleverly combining cards to discover massive shortcuts.
    • Uncover Heaven’s mysteries by getting to know the other assassins… did you know them in a past life?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nintendo Insider
    Jun 27, 2022
    100
    There are those times you just know you’re onto something truly special, a game that when you aren’t playing, you’re thinking about playing. Wondering where your next session may lead or what the story might reveal. Neon White is one of said games, an experience that’s always exciting, often amusing and never a dull moment. Easily one of the best and most electrifying releases of 2022.
  2. Everyeye.it
    Jun 16, 2022
    95
    Neon White is an absolutely unmissable video game, capable of putting in parallel a very precise, frenetic and totally skill-based gameplay and a narrative that embraces stereotypes to use them as a picklock with which to dig into the human soul.
  3. Nintendo Life
    Jun 15, 2022
    90
    From its excellent writing, music, and presentation to its intense and satisfying core gameplay, Neon White is one of the most exciting things we’ve played all year, and it’s a game we can't see ourselves putting down for a long time as we try to best our previous times. It successfully brings together elements from apparently disparate genres in new and exciting ways and seems poised to become the next great speedrunning title. It's one that action game fans and Switch owners in general won't want to miss.
  4. Gamer.nl
    Jun 27, 2022
    90
    Neon White wasn't on our radar, but turns out to be one of the best games of the year. The game continuously challenges you and your friends to go faster in the varied, but short and accessible levels. You don't have to do it for the story, but the brisk pace and fluid action will have you stuck in Neon White for hours on end. Especially if you like leaderboards.
  5. Video Chums
    Jun 27, 2022
    88
    Neon White is the 2nd best indie I've played this year so far. With a brilliant combination of genres, you're sure to spend hours upon hours mastering stage after stage as you uncover more about its very strange cast of characters.
  6. Slant Magazine
    Jun 26, 2022
    80
    Neon White’s setting thrillingly liberates it from the pesky rules of gravity and the boring old architecture of humans.
  7. App Trigger
    Jun 17, 2022
    60
    Neon White introduces many interesting ideas but arranges them in front of you like items at a garage sale. The stage design is simplistic, the gameplay gets old quickly, and the characters and dialogue feel like they’re about a decade or more misplaced with references to pop culture icons that are no longer en vogue. Neon White is an interesting play but, ultimately, it feels like you’re playing a tech demo for something that is supposed to be much bigger.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 20, 2022
    10
    "I went into Neon White expecting something great, but what I wasn’t expecting was something this special. The game takes its unique concept"I went into Neon White expecting something great, but what I wasn’t expecting was something this special. The game takes its unique concept and pulls it off extremely well. It earns its spot as one of my favourite games on the console, and is certainly my indie GOTY so far."

    https://theeliteinstitute.net/2022/06/20/neon-white/
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  2. Jun 25, 2022
    9
    Neon White is absolute brilliance in nearly every aspect.

    You play as, well, Neon White who is an amnesiac man who's been sent to heaven upon
    Neon White is absolute brilliance in nearly every aspect.

    You play as, well, Neon White who is an amnesiac man who's been sent to heaven upon death. He has 10 days before judgement in which he has to become the #1 demon slayer in order to stay in heaven. The story is fun and exciting, but I'm not really a fan of how blatantly sexualized the dialogue between White and the main female characters is since it feels fanfiction-y and awkward. Regardless, the story overall is great world dressing for the gameplay.

    The gameplay in Neon White is unlike anything I've ever seen. It's a first-person platformer/shooter where you speedrun levels using playing cards as your weapons which you can discard to use numerous different abilities such as a forward dash, an upwards boost, a bomb, and many more. All of these elements blend perfectly into each other as I entered a flow state using all of my accumulated skills to flawlessly pull off the fastest runs possible in each level before moving on. Not only are there these addictive platforming missions, but there are also light visual novel/dating sim elements that you can enjoy at your leisure in between missions. These help break up the pace and give you more time with the game's characters and story before jumping right back into the action.

    The soundtrack of Neon White is also addictive and I can't credit Machine Girl enough for their work. It sets a very unique vibe that reminds me of the Splatoon campaign level music with its sporatic style.

    Neon White's visuals are also fantastic. Simplistic in their design yet flawlessly executed. Every heavenly structure frames exciting levels that run at a nearly solid 60fps as far as I can tell.

    Overall, I'd strongly recommend Neon White to anyone who loves going fast in video games and wants something unlike they've ever played before!
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  3. Jun 27, 2022
    9
    I can't believe I almost missed this game. It seemed like the anime styling was too sloppy and you'd have to collect cards. But thanks to theI can't believe I almost missed this game. It seemed like the anime styling was too sloppy and you'd have to collect cards. But thanks to the Summer Game Fest trailer and the awesome music, I immediately pre-ordered it. It's been a week since I've can’t away from the game, listening to the Machine Girl’s soundtrack on repeat. We are competing with my wife, who will pass the level faster. One of the games of the year for me! Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2022
    0
    i really dislike this game and don't have fun it all while im playing. im so sad
  5. Jun 19, 2022
    0
    this game is not good it all. The lack of content is big and the soundtrack is annoying