N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure is a wonderful journey in a world of incredible beauty where a kid is the key to all locks and the night is not as frightening as we all could think.
Immerse yourself in a story-driven first-person game featuring puzzles with intuitive controls. The environment is heavily connected to the characters and their past. The world of N.E.R.O.is wide, magical and varied enough to make exploring an ongoing challenge.
N.E.R.O. invites players to explore and experience feelings that are uncommon in video games, a game where the visual novel genre meets the puzzle game.
Join this magic adventure in an unknown world, playing the role of a kid, followed by a mysterious black clothed companion. Discover through his eyes the history behind this tragic journey.
However, one aspect of the game that truly does stand out is the soundtrack. The soundtrack is lovely and is one of the best elements of the game. Besides the vibrant colors and graphics of course. From haunting pianos to a children’s choir, every piece of music perfectly accents each part of the world you’re asked to explore and all of the elements you encounter. Minor chords strike while you’re exploring caverns. The music swells during particularly dynamic moments. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the surreal atmosphere NERO is going for.
To further accentuate the mood there is the wonderful, sometimes disturbing soundtrack that accompanies us throughout, which in turn sits next to the amazing voice work that articulates the story. Combined this makes for an experience that offers great emotional impact.
With a smooth and soothing soundtrack playing along in the background, the world of NERO is well crafted if not spectacular.
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“…one of the defining ‘characters’ of the film for this reviewer was Riccardo Amorese’s score, which creeps and slinks it’s way through the background, waiting for the occasional moment to leap into the foreground, lending itself to a few really nice scares.
– MOVIE REVIEW