I wanna be the Neurosis

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8.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
63.1 / 100
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13 Reviews:

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Catharsis' demented little brother.

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Rating: 9.5 95       Difficulty: 71 71
Mar 31, 2015
Xplayerlol
I'm really angry because I downloaded it before the last save was nerfed. I'll say sorry in advance, but this rating is based in the previous version (The one that was up until 2 days ago), because I don't know if there are other changes in the game aside from the nerfed last save, and I won't play it again to find out. But anyway, let's start this.
This is a psychodelic needle game. It's very, very well-made in many ways. I'll start with my favorite parts of the game. First, the death sound. I recognize this death sound. I don't know if it was directly taken from there, but this is Limbo's death sound, a simple 'Crack!'. No better death sound could be chosen. I've played plenty of hard fangames (By hard I mean the ones where you die a lot), and I often had to mute the game halfway through because I was getting headaches from the death sounds. No matter how nice the music was, the continous death sounds would ruin it. This 'Crack!' is far more relaxing, and doesn't interfere with the music. Which brings me to the next point.
The second part I loved in this game is the music. While I saw a couple 'meh' musics in this game (Last screen was the worst part), most of them were really nice and fitting for the chapter. The horror ones weren't particularly incredible, although some were sorta of creepy, but the psychodelic ones and the Chapter 7's first part one were amazing.
I also loved the Chapter division, giving each chapter a theme, and making a plot for the game, a journey through the mind of a neurotic Kid towards, hopefully, the cure (At least, I think that Chapter 7: Return references the Kid getting his sanity back). The chapters were very well-themed. I personally loved Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 7 the most for this matter, as the first 3 ones have a psychodelic theme, mainly Chapter 3, where the kid seems to walk at the nothing and parts of the needle screens are under you, while Chapter 7 was a very cool representation of a return, culminating at the last screen, where the neurosis seems to be falling appart, with the world finally getting colors other than gray, black, white and red, the last trial theme and everything (I would only complain about the music here, it didn't sound very fitting). The other ones were nice, but didn't catch my attention this much.
The level design was also interesting. Some new jumps, mainly at falls, were really catchy, and the old ones weren't overused. The switch spikes at a certain screen of Stage 2 were particularly interesting, and I liked the sound effect used there. I have a few individual complaints about a couple screens where the red and white spikes don't mix well, and about a screen at Stage 5 whose fake blocks sound awkwardly bad in the game, but aside from that, I loved it.
The difficulty curve is very odd. Some saves are horribly hard, requiring up to 3 or 4 hard jumps in a row, and then the next save can be 1st-tried. But since this doesn't seem to be a focus in the game, I won't really bother about it.
It's definitely a worthy experience. If you feel like your needle skills are sharpened enough, I highly recommend giving this one a try.

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Rating: 9.7 97       Difficulty: 68 68
Mar 22, 2015
Wolfiexe
A really unique and atmospheric needle game, almost bordering on horror-genre in terms of visuals and style, although it is simply at its core a needle game. It left me very entertained and the constant mix-up of visuals and music kept things fresh, as well as the wacky design which made for some very satisfying needling. Would recommend giving this one a shot, as there aren't many needle games like it.

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Rating: 8.4 84       Difficulty: 60 60
Sep 17, 2017
kurath
Its a pretty unique needle game that offers a very different experience. The artistic style is well defined and executed but truthfully, the gameplay is pretty meh. Its still worth your time if you're looking for an off-the-wall needle experience but not a must play.

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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 60 60
Dec 10, 2016
LOLGamer
Nice game, but I wasn't quite fond of level 6, it felt way too hard compared to rest of the game and I thought background&graphics were bland. And the ending was a bit anticlimactic. Other than that this a fantastic game. We need more games like this. I have to mention the awesome and fitting soundtrack too.

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Rating: 8.9 89       Difficulty: 70 70
Oct 8, 2015