Necrorun review (iPod/iPhone)

February 5, 2012

“The death of one is a tragedy
The death of a million is just a statistic”

10 word description: Play as Death on its horse, reaping everything in your path. (Lifted verbatim from app store description. I know it’s 11 words… again ;-)

You are Death. On a horse. It really doesn't get much cooler than that

10 word review: Dark, addictive, eerily beautiful endless runner with great permanent upgrades.

That tree didn't suffer, honest

You will like this if you enjoy: Endless runners with a dark/gothic theme. Spooky Hoofs is very similar in atmosphere and execution. Endless games with unlockable permanent upgrades and score boosters.

Knights appear at regular intervals to challenge Death - the poor fools!

The good news: Great style, graphics, music, sounds, controls, combo system, unlockable powers. And no IAPs – how absolutely bloody fantastic; there is still a very small corner of the world where people aren’t stupid. I’ll just mention the music again, because it’s great.

The game features a constant day/night cycle which is really rather pretty

The bad news: You have to play the game. You can’t buy your way to success. All you IAP monkeys will have to find something else not to play. Aw, what a shame.

You play, earn points, buy upgrades, play some more. Wonderful

Arcadelife verdict: I could play this all night. The unlockable powers not only add great replay incentive but also prove to be invaluable as soon as you try stage 2 and the ****ing archers start appearing! If you like endless runners, particularly ones with a bit of depth in the upgrade department and a rather cool theme – you play as Death on a horse, killing everything including trees – go get this right now.

Death's death by archer. I love this screenshot!

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8.5/10
Audio – 9/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 8.5/10
Fun – 9/10
Final rating – 88/100

Rating categories explained here.

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 2.0
iTunes link

Lethe Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)

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