28th Sep2021

Switch Review Round-Up: Spelunker HD Deluxe / Cotton Reboot

by Phil Wheat

SPELUNKER HD DELUXE Good god I forgot how much I hate Spelunker! Originally released waaaay back in 1983, Spelunker is – to this day – a hard as nails platformer that sees you play as the titular spelunker, traversing caves… Walking, running, climbing and jumping around. Oh and dying, a LOT. Yes, the evil that […]

10th Sep2021

RETRO-spective: ‘Tales of Xillia’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

After Tales of Graces F, the next game chronologically was Tales of Xillia which was mostly released to celebrate a landmark for the series. Tales of Xillia was made for the 15th anniversary of the franchise. As a result, there are a lot of touches to the stories that came before it but the question […]

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19th Aug2021

RETRO-spective: ‘Tales of Graces F’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

With Tales of Arise coming out later this year, I thought it would be good to revisit some of the Tales games that I’ve gotten to experience in the lead-up to it. Even though I am a lifelong JRPG fan, I didn’t start my Tales journey until 2012 and the first one I ever played […]

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17th Aug2021

‘Outbreak: Endless Nightmares’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

[NOTE: This review is of the ORIGINAL Switch release of this game, not the recently updated/patched version… Mainly because I refuse to replay this game again!] Created by Dead Drop Studios (in reality solo developer Evan Wolbach), Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is the latest game to grace modern consoles in the Outbreak series, this time mixing […]

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20th Jul2021

Retro-Spective: ‘Wonderboy: Asha in Monster World’ & ‘Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Video game nostalgia seems to be at an all-time high right now; either that or video game studios have just run out of ideas. Whatever the reason, we’re currently in the midst of a wave of old-school early video games getting reboots, remakes or reduxes. Case in point, the recently-released high def remakes of Wonderboy: […]

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13th Jul2021

‘Epistory – Typing Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Released five years ago on PC, Epistory – Typing Chronicles brings its unusual game and style of gameplay to Nintendo Switch. Reading up on Epistory before I played it, I was instantly drawn to it because it seemed like something I had never played before. Recently I have really been enjoying trying new genres and […]

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07th Jul2021

Digital Shorts: ‘Forward to the Sky’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 Forward to the Sky, an anime-inspired puzzler-come-hack-slash game out now on the Nintendo eShop. I’m not going to lie, I was […]

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21st Jun2021

‘Skyland Rush: Air Raid Attack’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A shooting rush game against creatures of the dark! Shoot and fly through the sky of Skylandia in an epic adventure. How far can you get? Dash into the world and challenge your skills in this side-scrolling game! Evil has taken over Skylandia! Zenya needs your help! Survive the sneaky attacks of various bugsters, ominous […]

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21st Jun2021

‘Instant Sports Tennis’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A few years ago Nintendo released a little console called the Wii; a console that didn’t really appeal to “gamers” and one that seemingly was destined to the scrap heap… But then something happened. Your mum had a play and loved the motion controls, then invited your dad to play and he loved it too! […]

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03rd Jun2021

‘Maid of Sker: Enhanced Edition’ Review (Xbox Series S)

by Phil Wheat

Developed and published by Wales Interactive who have previously worked on games we’ve reviewed here on Nerdly such as The Complex, Late Shift, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Decker, and The Shapeshifting Detective; Maid of Sker is not unlike those games in the sense that there’s a strong story at the core of it, and […]

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02nd Jun2021

‘MotoGP 21’ Review (Xbox Series S)

by Phil Wheat

I’ve been on something of a driving game kick recently – I’ve been back and played Burnout Paradise Remastered on both Switch and Xbox Series S; cruised the streets in Forza Horizon 4 on the Xbox Series S; had a blast replaying Horizon Chase Turbo – even on my iPad(!); and had a surprising amount […]

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26th May2021

‘Layers of Fear 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Reviewing video games has continued to help me play genres that I have rarely played before or not played at all. This time with Layers of Fear 2, I played a completely different type of horror game, an investigatory horror game. For those that have read my reviews for Nerdly before, you will know that […]

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13th May2021

‘Resident Evil Village’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

It’s safe to say that Resident Evil Village has been a highly anticipated game for 2021. Many fans spent time coming up with theories and trying to decrypt as much information as they could from the plot synopsis, trailers and gameplay demos. With that kind of excitement comes great expectations especially since Resident Evil Village […]

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11th May2021

‘Skate City’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

I’m sure there are many gamers out there who, like me, have only ever played the Tony Hawk’s games when it comes to skating games. Yes, there have been some since and there were ones before but it was the one that everyone played. And as it is yet to appear on the Nintendo Switch […]

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22nd Apr2021

Rewind: ‘Resident Evil VII’ Review

by Xenia Grounds

With Resident Evil Village about to release, it’s more important than ever to revisit Resident Evil 7 because Ethan’s story is set to continue to Village and potentially come to a final conclusion if the foreboding line from the first trailer, “His story comes to a close”, doesn’t end up being something to throw us […]

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22nd Apr2021

‘The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Review (Switch)

by Alain Elliott

One of the reasons I was most looking forward to playing The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was because it is a genre of game I have never really played. Although I have my favourite genres I’m not the type of gamer that will just stick to a few. Platformers, racers, sports, […]

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20th Apr2021

Let’s Race! ‘Monster Truck Championship’ (Xbox Series S) vs ‘Monster Jam Steel Titans 2’ (Switch) Review

by Phil Wheat

It’s hard to pin point where it came from but I have a strange obsession with monster trucks… I often put it down to watching weird late-night monster truck racing shows on Yorkshire TV as a kid; or maybe its because I grew up in the era of Bigfoot – the king of the monster […]

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15th Apr2021

Digital Shorts: ‘Breakpoint’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 twin-stick slasher (NOT shooter), Breakpoint. Breakpoint is a twin-stick slasher that provides all the hectic action of a bullet hell with […]

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07th Apr2021

‘Future Aero Racing S Ultra’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

As soon as you mention futuristic racer and video games a couple of franchises come straight to mind to many players. For some it will be Wipeout, which started out on Playstation but for those Nintendo lovers like myself, their minds will go straight to F-Zero. A franchise that hasn’t had a new game in […]

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01st Apr2021

‘Faircroft’s Antiques: Home For Christmas’ & ‘Heir of Glen Kinnoch’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Faircroft’s Antiques: Home For Christmas Mia Faircroft’s Hidden Object travels continue! With her friend Maria Wise in tow, Mia returns to her family for a well-earned break. But home is not without its fair share of problems, and soon she gets to work to rescue the holidays! Explore vividly realized hidden object scenes, restore works […]

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31st Mar2021

‘Kingdom Tales 1 & 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Developer Cateia Games and publisher Ocean Media have made something of a career of releasing point and click strategy game after point and click strategy game on the Nintendo Switch – games like Cavemen Tales, Country Tales, Tales from Dragon Mountain and Where Angels Cry. The latter two are more traditional point and click titles, […]

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30th Mar2021

‘Space Invaders Forever’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It’s been almost 45 years since Space Invaders hit arcades (2018 was the official 40th Anniversary of the first game) and sincve then the series has appeared on pretty much every home computer and console since then – in various forms, from the original format to todays review, Space Invaders Forever. But why two games? […]

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