16th Apr2019

‘Silence’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

War rages on. During an air raid, 16 year old Noah and his little sister Renie seek shelter in a bunker. There, not only are they protected from the deadly bombardment, but are also at the crossroads of a world between life and death: Silence. When Noah’s sister gets lost in Silence, he is forced […]

11th Apr2019

‘Mechstermination Force’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Playing as a cross between the best parts of Lost Planet 2 (albeit in a 2D version), Shadow of the Colossus and Cuphead, Mechstermination Force is an action/platform ‘Boss Rush’ title with tongue firmly in cheek. As humanity’s seemingly last hope, you (and a friend if playing in Co-op) travel the country in a bid […]

25th Mar2019

‘Beat Cop’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

An 80’s-tastic mash-up involving the impossible time-management of Papers, Please mixed with the procedural stiffness of Sierra’s classic Police Quest, Beat Cop is a mobile port that raises above the chaff and fits well on home consoles with its retro aesthetic and hectic gameplay. After a pretty stylish intro you take control of Detective Stone, […]

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22nd Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Apocryph’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Apocryph, and old-school FPS now available on the Nintendo Switch. A retro-styled FPS with its feet firmly in the mid-90’s gameplay-wise, […]

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15th Mar2019

‘X-Morph: Defense’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The trailer for this game completely grabbed me; with it’s well-presented blend of Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence and Shoot-em-Up it seemed to be onto a winning formula. And it was. In a nice change of pace, in this isometric title YOU are the attacking alien horde attempting to suck the resources out of Earth […]

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13th Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Quest for the Golden Duck’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Quest for the Golden Duck, a Pac-Man clone with challenging single player, co-op campaign and fun multiplayer versus mode, now available […]

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06th Mar2019

‘Gigantic Army’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A game that reveres the titles it takes gameplay cues from but due to several conflicting design choices as well as a control scheme that lacks response, never feels satisfying to play. It was only a few years ago that a friend introduced me to Cybernator on the SNES, although I have payed mech games […]

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05th Mar2019

‘Devil Engine’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

There’s a story behind how I chose to review Devil Engine, I was going through the weekly list of games I’m sent from Nerdly and watching their trailers on YouTube to get a feel of each title and genre when I came to Devil Engine and loved its energetic music, pixel-based visuals and huge boss […]

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28th Feb2019

‘Alvastia Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I watched the trailer for Alvastia Chronicles and was looking forward to reviewing it not only because it seemed like a safe, old-fashioned 8-bit JRPG I could play on the Switch… but because the main character, this unknown hero from an alternate fantasy landscape… was called Alan. That was what drew me to it. I’ll […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Ghoulboy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Steam in 2017 and now ported to Nintendo Switch, Ghoulboy is a straightforward action-platformer that captures the retro pixel aesthetic well but is a bit too rough around the edges to be an essential purchase although lovers of old-school straightforward platform games will find something to enjoy, just don’t expect the mould to […]

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20th Feb2019

‘LOVE’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Valentine’s Day, LOVE is an 8-bit styled retro platformer with stripped-back controls that put gameplay to the fore, eschewing pretty much all else. With an almost Atari 2600 colour palette, LOVE is a more accessible game than titles such as Super Meat Boy, whilst having that same vibe that any errors made are through […]

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15th Feb2019

‘Wondershot’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A single-screen game mainly for multiplayer, Wondershot went down well at a games night I had recently. However, the brief game sessions and relatively light content wouldn’t hold up for extended play. A genre that really lends itself to multiplayer mayhem, the Battle Arena titles are designed for quick blasts of frantic action. Wondershot takes a […]

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04th Feb2019

‘Rampage Knights’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Switch has seen a fair few multiplayer side-scrolling brawlers over the last couple of years, some of which were ported across from the PC and the light usage of procedural generation used in such games as Streets of Red add a frisson of variety to the proceedings which make playthroughs slightly different each time. […]

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31st Jan2019

‘The Shrouded Isle’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A simulation game based on numbers that’s set in a Lovecraftian landscape, The Shrouded Isle is a well-designed title rich in ambience and with a desert-dry sense of wry humour but the mileage gained from it will depend on the players’ level of fascination with gauge-juggling. The game casts you in the role of the […]

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25th Jan2019

‘Paladin’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A tough game to locate online due to the similarly titled online game Paladins (although I haven’t played the latter), I’m pretty sure that Paladin is more up my strasse with its arcade sensibilities and pick-up-and-play approach, it plays like a modernised update of a classic. An action title with its roots in the seminal […]

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24th Jan2019

‘Old School Racer 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The 2D motorbike genre goes way back to games like Stunt Bike and Kik Start on the 8-bit home computers and it’s a genre I played a lot as a child. As time went on, those games evolved into such titles as the Trials series, games where the fun lies in multiplayer havoc with pseudo-3D […]

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21st Jan2019

‘Fight of Gods’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

What could have been a fun, tongue-in-cheek fighting game is instead a generic and repetitive title with few joys to be found beyond the actual concept itself. I like the idea, getting a roster of Gods and key religious figures from around the world and thrusting them, through some tenuous circumstance, into a situation where […]

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15th Jan2019

‘Mana Spark’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

There have been a serious amount of twin-stick rogue-likes released in the last few years and whilst Mana Spark is a nifty little game, it doesn’t offer enough to separate it from the pack and make it a key title, although fans of the genre will find something to take away from the experience. Set in […]

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28th Dec2018

Britt’s Ten Best: Video Games of 2018

by Britt Roberts

2018 has been, yet again, another fantastic year for video games – from both AAA release to independent releases, across a myriad of formats, gaming has had a really great year. And so has Nerdly when it comes to video games, we’ve really hit a stride when it comes to covering games – Switch games […]

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19th Dec2018

‘Rival Megagun’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A classic genre that’s been around since pretty much the start of gaming, the shoot-em-up (or, Shmup) genre has a rich and storied history as wealth as a wealth of amazing titles under its belt. What sets apart Rival Megagun from its…well, rivals, is the focus here on pure multiplayer action, it’s a neat and […]

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14th Dec2018

‘Override: Mech City Battle Brawl’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

Override: Mech City Battle Brawl is a fighting game featuring towering robots going at each other like there’s adultery involved. You choose from a selection of colourful, building-sized mechs each armed with their own fighting styles and special moves as you take on the game either through its story mode or online versus action, including […]

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11th Dec2018

‘Jagged Alliance: Rage!’ Review (PC)

by Britt Roberts

A spin-off of the Jagged Alliance series, Jagged Alliance: Rage! is definitely not Jagged Alliance 3, but does it stand on its own? Well, having only a had a brief dalliance with the series’ previous iterations, I came away from this newest installment with the feeling that it really shows its lower budget in some […]

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