21st Jun2017

‘Arms’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Nearly four months after the launch of Switch, Nintendo’s system gets its first major first-party exclusive (let’s ignore 1-2 Switch) – and it’s a cracker. A cartoon one-on-one (or two-on-two) fighting game with stretchy limbs, bulging eyes, mad music and gibberish voices, it’s as colourful, accessible and unputdownable as anything the Kyoto gaming gods have […]

16th Jun2017

‘DiRT 4′ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

Right from the beginning, DiRT 4 obviously seeks to build on the success of the critically acclaimed DiRT Rally, whilst simultaneously reaching for the more mainstream audience of the previous entries in the series. It’s a much calmer experience than the other numbered entries, and where the art of the traditional rally has lost ground […]

09th Jun2017

‘Victor Vran: Overkill Edition’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

If you’re going to emulate a classic series like Diablo, you might as well get it right. So many action RPG’s have sought to recreate the same kind of balance between combat, advancement and loot collection of Blizzard’s revered classic, but few of them are able to match the formula. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is […]

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07th Jun2017

‘Zheros’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

If, like me, you loved beat’em ups and miss the days of games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage – where the focus was to just beat up the bad guys and have some fun – well Zheros is a fairly generic throwback to that same idea of hitting things till they blow up, […]

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06th Jun2017

‘The Town of Light’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

I have a love/hate relationship with walking simulators at the best of times, but a particular bugbear of mine is when they perform badly, which is almost always on consoles. From Layers of Fear to Firewatch, I’ve played some cracking games that were ruined because of poor console conversions. The Town of Light is firmly […]

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01st Jun2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

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 Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator – an indie game making the move from a very successful PC release to PS4 and […]

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31st May2017

Digital Shorts: ‘Dynasty Feud’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

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 Dynasty Feud, a multiplayer platform brawler available now on PC/Steam. Dynasty Feud is an ambitious and feature rich take on the […]

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29th May2017

‘Rime’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When a game wants to tell the player a story, there can be many methods to do this. Some games though take the impressive option of not using a narrator to explicitly do this, but let the story unfold as part of the game, allowing the player to emotionally connect and interpret it for themselves. […]

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28th May2017

‘Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3′ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

First person shooters. Yeah, lets just say that I don’t get along with modern-day FPS games. Give me Doom or its sequels, any games from the Unreal or Quake franchises. Hell, even the likes of Hexen and Duke Nukem 3D. Now THOSE are first person shooters I an get behind. But Call of Duty and […]

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26th May2017

‘Disgaea 5 Complete’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Matthew Smail

Beginning with Disgaea 2, I have a long history of acquiring Disgaea games early in the lifecycle of Sony consoles, and unfortunately I’ve never really been able to find a killer hook to keep me interested. You might ask why I keep buying them then, and the honest answer is that that they should appeal […]

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24th May2017

‘Portal Knights’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

When games are inspired by others, they often fight to get out of their shadow. Portal Knights is a game that has two shadows to try to escape from, both Minecraft and Dark Souls. The question is, should it have to? Portal Knights is a new cooperative action RPG game where you pick to be […]

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23rd May2017

‘Seasons After Fall’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

To keep platform games fresh, many focus more on the puzzle element rather than killing the character with endless monsters looking for blood. Seasons After Fall is one of those games that uses the puzzle element more, and provides a nice relaxing walk through the seasons. The best way to go into the game is […]

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22nd May2017

‘Renowned Explorers’ & ‘The Emperor’s Challenge DLC’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Full disclosure: I’ve enjoyed my time with Renowned Explorers much more than I thought that I would. This charming, beautiful and deceptively detailed adventure game is everything that makes independently developed games such a rich and diverse source of engaging content. I say that because being a little bit frank, there’s a lot of goodness […]

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19th May2017

‘Syberia 3′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

I remember the first two Syberia games for the fairly strong story and the fact that they were good point & click adventures when there seemed to be no others around. That was about thirteen years ago though, and now Syberia 3 has arrived to carry on the story, but is it worth the wait? […]

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18th May2017

‘Antihero’ First Access Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

Sometimes it is feels good to be bad, and Antihero is all about being bad. A turn-based multiplayer strategy game it gives you the task of taking over the streets and becoming a master villain. That is of course unless your opponent does it first. To dominate the game map, you need to hire street […]

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18th May2017

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Let’s be honest. When Nintendo announced the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it was met with a less than stellar response. After all, technially this “new” Nintendo Switch game is anything but new… Instead the Switch iteration is a port of the existing Wii U game, with a few new bells and whistles and […]

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17th May2017

‘Brawlout’ Early Access Preview (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of Super Smash Bros. you’ll know the fun of competitive platform fighting combat. The hectic battles to drive others off the edge of the platform, while not falling off yourself makes for good entertainment for audiences too. Brawlout is a new platform fighter that is recognisable as a ‘broslike’ game, […]

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16th May2017

‘Outlast 2′ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

Playing the first Outlast game, it was a good blend of exploration, running for your life, and escaping monsters. When the sequel was announced, there was a high expectation of what would come. Now we’ve had chance to play Outlast 2, does it manage the same scares or is it just another forgettable horror sequel? […]

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25th Apr2017

Digital Shorts: ‘The Disney Afternoon Collection’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

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 The Disney Afternoon Collection, a brand-new compilation of six classic Disney/Capcom games from the NES era – available now on PS4, […]

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21st Apr2017

PLAY Expo Leeds 2017: ‘Space Toads Mayhem’ Preview

by Phil Wheat

This past weekend Replay Events, one of the UK’s premier gaming and event entertainment companies and the driving force behind PLAY Expo Blackpool AND Manchester (both events that team Nerdly have attended in the past), added another Northern event to their roster: PLAY Expo Leeds, an all-day gaming celebration taking place which took place at […]

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21st Apr2017

PLAY Expo Leeds 2017: ‘Boom Boom Barbarian’ Preview

by Phil Wheat

This past weekend Replay Events, one of the UK’s premier gaming and event entertainment companies and the driving force behind PLAY Expo Blackpool AND Manchester (both events that team Nerdly have attended in the past), added another Northern event to their roster: PLAY Expo Leeds, an all-day gaming celebration taking place which took place at […]

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20th Apr2017

‘Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom’ Review (PS4)

by Paul Metcalf

If there is one genre of game that has pulled me in now I review games, it has to be the JRPG. While they tend to consume a lot of time, they tend to be full of lore, and drag you into a zany story. While sometimes they may not deliver, when they do they […]

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