Neverend - Review @ Game Chronicles
Mayhem's Neverend has been slaughtered in a review at Game Chronicles, which sports a score of 3.5/10:
It might not be so bad getting lost in repetitive fantasy landscapes if it weren't for the fact that Neverend also has a terribly archaic and clunky random map battle system. At any given moment while wandering hopelessly through the woods looking for some way to advance the story, the words PREPARE TO FIGHT may appear on screen, at which point the game segues to battle.
Battles are as simple as picking an action in turn (stronger attacks count down more slowly), while opponents do the same. And... that's really about all there is to it. Its too simple to really hold any interest for long, but at least it's intuitive. Frustratingly enough, there doesn't seem to be much of a throttle on the relative strength of the enemies Agavaen encounters during these random battles. For instance, at level 2, she might be able to handle a wolf with less than half of her HP without much trouble... but four of them? By herself? Come on. And some of the enemies you run the risk of crossing are just ridiculously overpowered for when they appear in-game.