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App description: ###IMPPORTANT### Never Gone's HD art resources require devices with more than 1GB RAM, so please note that iPhone 4/4s, iPad 2/mini, iPod Touch 5 or older devices are NOT supported.

"From Chinese developer HippieGame, this is the mighty slick gothic beat-'em-up Never Gone." - Pocket Gamer
"Never Gone un picchiaduro a scorrimento affascinante e impegnativo, dotato di validi elementi RPG" - Multiplayer.it
"Ive always been a stubborn fighter in life, struggeling to achive my goals - now you get the chance to borrow some of my fighting spirit in the game." - Christofer Johnsson (Therion)

#1 ranked game in China; Best Cocos Game Award - Cocoachina; Best Art Design Award - Indieplay; Best Indie Game Award - Tencent Game

Join the thrilling fight against evil in Never Gone!
The award-winning action game with stylish gothic art designs and wonderful Therion music is available now on iOS!

Never Gone is an old-school beat-em up 2D Action Game for gamers on iOS platform. It sets in a classic world where human, vampires and other demons co-exist and constantly waging war against one another. Play as Blood Knight or Dark Sister to face the incredible challenge and win glorious rewards. Discover, craft and upgrade over 200 weapons, equipments, items and even skills as you explore the war-torn game world.

Old-school Hardcore Action Game:
We gazed back to the very core of action games and aim to create a game we ourselves would love to play. Not tap to win, not pay to win! Jump, attack, dodge and link your own combos to fight! Win the fights, and win with style!
A Great Deal of Game Content:
3 Chapters of story mode; 3 different challenge modes in endless Mist Tower; Special intel missions; Immerse yourself into dark but beautiful environments; Face the challenge of deadly monsters & bosses
World Class Rock Music by Therion:
The high quality of Never Gone help us winning the favor of Therion , the world famous Swedish rock band. Not only that you will find Therions classical songs in the game, some of the members of Therion will even become characters in the game to fight along or against the players
In-Game Community:
Find players all around the world in our in-game community. Share your videos and experiences with others, prove that you are the best! (* in-game video recording requires iOS 9 with Replay Kit)
MFi controllers supported.
The control pad on your screen will disappear once a MFi controller is connected. Enjoy Never Gone as a real action game should be!

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ramzarules's comments:

I was thinking about waiting for a review but i mean, look at that trailer... instabuy!
05-04-2016, 02:22 PM
So, ramzarules, any imps yet?

While the app store trailer really looks gorgeous, and another gameplay video (bad quality, so i didn't embed) indicates good fluid controls, the following screenshot makes me a bit nervous. Dual currencies and is the first one an energy sign?
Also, can i switch the language to english?

One could say it's only $3, c'mon toftt, but i never want to support a hidden f2p game again, IF this turnes out to be one.
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05-04-2016, 02:46 PM
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Dat trailer soundtrack!

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05-04-2016, 02:57 PM
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Lucky me I have exactly 3$ left in my account and a few cents. Bought it and I do see energy and dual currencies and "offers IAP" in the App Store but still took one for the team will post impressions in a bit and tell you guys if you should buy it or if it will turn free

im a rpg loving kind of guy
05-04-2016, 03:04 PM
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There are definitely dual currencies, but where are people seeing anything to do with energy in the app description/screenshots?

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05-04-2016, 03:25 PM
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Looks really cool but I am afraid this a f2p with a premium price tag. Can someone give us the low down on the IAP? Can the game be enjoyed without the need to buy anything etc
05-04-2016, 03:36 PM
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Omg this game is amazing you got no download it now. The app icon is really nice ok but for those worries of IAP there is only coins and gems for upgrading stuff and if you complete missions you get gems and coins so I don't think you need iap. the graphics are so freaking amazing it's so dark and gothic I love it and the music is amazing fits the dark vampire theme perfect. you don't need wifi to play so it's offline there is even iCloud to play on multiple devices. the gameplay is side scrolling action rpg. hack and slash monsters but it's not just mashing A button you have to be dodge and block and parry and pull of combos. it's like implosion. the controls are a little stiff but you can get used to it. the voices of characters are in Chinese and the text is ok not perfect but not bad either. if you like beating up monsters with style and getting different equipment and leveling up like other RPGs you will love this game. (this game was shown at tokyo game show 2 years ago so it's only gotten better as they have been working on it for a while)

im a rpg loving kind of guy
05-04-2016, 03:41 PM
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So there is no energy timer?
05-04-2016, 03:47 PM
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...coulda made it in English, don't you think? Might pick this up after an update fixing things, but for now, I'm gonna pass on it.......😔
05-04-2016, 03:57 PM
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Ok, so imps after a while :
The Engrish is strong in this one.
The graphics and animation are amazing.
There is no energy timer that i can see.
There are dual currencies, and i'm afraid after only an hor or so of gameplay i can't tell if they are nessecary or not.
You get a random loot after each mission, out of some possible outcomes.
Sooo i guess it will be very grindy, but without energy timers, and this fluid bloody gameplay, i can't complain
Also, you can play as two characters from the start, maybe 2 more unlockables?
They say Therion are their fans, and the group can appear in the game, as a further bonus.

The only minus i can comment on, is i would like more freedom for button positioning, especially if we could get them OUT of the action part. Overall, i'm quite happy as long as it doesnt abuse the random loot/gem currency.

EDIT: thanks to whoever modded my original post, i still havent found out how to link apps :P