06th Aug2020

‘Maid of Sker’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Developed and published by Wales Interactive who have previously worked on games I’ve reviewed here on Nerdly such as The Complex and Soul Axiom, Maid of Sker is not unlike those games in the sense that there’s a strong story at the core of it, and everything else is secondary to a degree. This game, […]

03rd Aug2020

‘Rigid Force Redux’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Yet another shmup on the Nintendo Switch – which is quickly becoming a regular home to the genre – Rigid Force Redux follows the familiar shmup set-up: in this case you’re a pilot in an intergalactic war against humanity and you must take down infected aliens and dreadful machines, confronting the enemy threat and blasting […]

24th Jul2020

‘The Outer Worlds’ Review (PC)

by Chris Thomas

I was late to the party with The Outer Worlds because I was waiting for the release on Switch. Then I saw how it ran on Switch and politely cancelled my order and got the PC version instead! The Outer Worlds is an awfully familiar feeling first person RPG from Obsidian Entertainment where the player […]

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16th Jul2020

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

I’ll be honest. I’ve had over a week to really reflect on this game and I’m still digesting what it had to say. Prior to its release, there was already controversy thanks to the unfortunate leaks which I purposefully dodged which created backlash from fans saying it was a betrayal of the game or that […]

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07th Jul2020

‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Wow, where to begin with Catherine: Full Body? Originally released in Japan in February 2011 and the US in July of the same year, in the UK we had to wait some seven months after its US debut to enjoy the “epic-weirdness” that was Catherine. And now, years later, Nintendo’s flagship console gets its first […]

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25th May2020

‘Maneater’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

With the evergreen popularity of Jaws, and the close proximity of trashy B-Movie stories to video games, I’m genuinely surprised that we haven’t had hundreds of shark themed video games. I honestly can’t fathom (lol) why there haven’t been more, but that may change going forwards if Maneater realises it’s full potential. This game has […]

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20th May2020

‘Gravity Rider Zero’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The original Trials HD was something of a behemoth in gaming history, managing to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. Since the release of that game there have been a myriad of sequels and a metric sh*t-ton of imitators – some good, some bad. Some REALLY bad. Where does Gravity Rider Zero sit? Read on […]

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12th May2020

Game On! Review: ‘Moving Out’ (Nintendo Switch)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing video games, board games, card games and any tabletop game we can get our hands on. In the last several years, we have been including our 10-year-old son and our 6-year-old daughter, and sometimes our 3-year old son, in our game nights. With so […]

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04th May2020

‘Streets of Rage 4’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I grew up playing Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 on the SEGA Mega Drive. I loved those games. Classic side scrolling beat-em-ups that involved you walking the streets, accompanied by techno-8bit-retro music, and beating the crap out of a variety of enemies. Each stage would end with a different boss fight, with […]

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28th Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Resident Evil 4

by Xenia Grounds

With the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, I was debating which game in the series to talk about for a retrospective. It was between Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake for a while. Then I heard the rumours floating around about Resident Evil 4 being the next game in the series to get the […]

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24th Apr2020

‘Mekorama’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A 3D isometric puzzle game, Mekorama sees players guide the adorable robot “B” to safety after he crash lands on a strange cubic planet. Think something akin to Monument Valley – only less relaxing, more frustrating and oftentimes more complex – and you’ll get the idea of what Mekorama is all about. Featuring the same […]

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22nd Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Persona 5

by Xenia Grounds

When it comes to great storytelling, the medium doesn’t matter. It can be a movie, television show, video game or animation. The most impactful stories take people on journeys that are potentially capable of changing the direction of someone’s life. For me, something that did this was Persona 5. When this game came out, I […]

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14th Apr2020

‘BE-A Walker’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Are you a Star Wars fan? Did you, like me, ever want to take control of one of the myriad of vehicles that populate the Star Wars universe? I know I did. As a kid my favourite Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi (I loved the Ewoks, so sue me) and I always […]

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01st Apr2020

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

The Complex is a sci-fi interactive movie game from Wales Interactive and is available to “play” on the Nintendo Switch, Windows, MacOS, XBox One and PS4. I’ve played games like this before, such as The Bunker, so I know the genre. It’s basically a movie in which you make the odd decision, taking the story […]

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25th Mar2020

‘Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

Trails of Cold Steel is a series that I, sadly, have been very much unfamiliar with. The cool opportunity to play this title came up, however, and so I gave it a shot, without the knowledge of what I was getting myself into or any information about the previous titles in the series. Many fans, […]

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19th Feb2020

RETRO-spective: Catherine

by Xenia Grounds

Valentine’s Day wasn’t too long ago and a game that I think about around this time is Catherine. Mostly because it does have a large focus on relationships and also if you’re single, you’ll probably be grateful for it after this game. Catherine is absolutely hilarious and full of adult humour but it does have something […]

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02nd Feb2020

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Retrospective

by ApolloXL5

If you’re somewhat of a cinema buff and love watching TV shows, love Netflix, HBO, and so on, chances are you’ve already heard of The Witcher. While it receives some mixed reviews and plenty of people kept comparing it to Game of Thrones, season one wrapped up quite nicely and season two is already in […]

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29th Jan2020

‘House of Golf’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

What do you get if you mix mini golf with the old Micro Machines videogames? House of Golf that’s what! An arcade style sports game with full 3D graphics, physics and easy pick-up and-play game mechanics, House of Golf sees players face fun and challenging holes across a variety of home based locations. Sounds simple […]

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16th Dec2019

‘Simulacra’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Whilst we’ve reviewed a number of Wales Interactive’s FMV releases, this is actually the first time I’ve played one of their games for myself. You see, I felt out of love with this particular sub-genre of video gaming some years ago and have only just got back into playing this style of game thanks to […]

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12th Dec2019

‘Life Is Strange 2 – Episode 5: Wolves’ Review (PS4)

by Xenia Grounds

We’ve reached the end of a very long road. Sean and Daniel’s journey is over in its entirety. Over this past year and three months of watching their story, it’s warmed and broke my heart so often. Their relationship has made everything very worthwhile. I’ve never seen a game that so accurately captures what it’s […]

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06th Dec2019

‘Alien: Isolation’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

When Alien: Isolation was originally release, hot on the heels of the much-derided Alien: Colonial Marines, not much was expected of the game. However something happened… the hands-on previews and reviews came out and the game was getting positive feedback. In fact the game was so well received that now, some 5 years later, Sega and […]

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08th Oct2019

‘The Surge 2’ Review (PS4)

by Britt Roberts

Having never played the original The Surge and, upon reading into it, finding out that it was dismissed by some as a Dark Souls clone, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this sequel. After spending several hours with The Surge 2 I was surprised to find that, whilst it does come from that […]

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