04th Dec2020

‘Descenders’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

For years now I’ve been on the search for that perfect biking game… Yes, I know, its a very niche genre to enjoy and it is – currently – dominated by by the likes of the Trials games and the myriad of clones it inspired. However there have been some great, in fact ONE great […]

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03rd Dec2020

‘Let’s Sing 2021’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Now in it’s 2021 iteration, the RavensCourt/Voxler Let’s Sing franchise is now seemingly the only karaoke game left in a market that used to be completely saturated… Thankfully Let’s Sing 2021 is STILL flying the flag for a genre that, only a few years ago was flourishing. So what happened? Well I blame TikTok… I […]

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03rd Dec2020

‘The Takeover’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It would seem that a little indie game called Raging Justice, whilst not being the mega-hit I wanted it to be (lets just say I’m a huge fan of that game!) on its release in 2018, has succeeded in at least being the catalyst for the return of the side-scrolling beat ’em-up to current gen […]

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30th Nov2020

‘G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

I was sooooo looking forward to the latest G.I. Joe video game. I think I was one of the few that actually enjoyed their last console outing, the movie tie-in come sequel The Rise of Cobra, and remember putting in some solid hours on both the PS3 and Wii iterations… And as a Joe fan, […]

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30th Nov2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!’ Review (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 Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!, the latest in a long running franchise, out now on the Nintendo eShop. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is the […]

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12th Nov2020

‘Micro Pico Racers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Remember the heyday of Micro Machines? Those tiny little diecast cars that kids, at least of my generation, went crazy for… Well if you’re old enough to remember the toys, then you’re surely old enough to remember the video games! Spanning multiple consoles, including (but not limited to) the Sega Megadrive, Commodore Amiga and the […]

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02nd Nov2020

‘Super Mario Bros. 35’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Jason Brigger

Per the official website: “Race against time, defeat enemies, and sabotage your opponents in an online battle to be the last Mario standing!” The newest digital-only Mario game from Nintendo celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game while adding a “last-man-standing” competitive twist with you and 34 of your closest online […]

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08th Oct2020

‘BPM: Bullets Per Minute’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Doom was given a facelift, there was a speed and style to it that was new and refreshing. There was a certain rhythm you created in the chaos, and when you found that perfect speed you were flying around the battles bashing in skulls and blowing up the monsters you encounter. This was one […]

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06th Oct2020

‘Peaky Blinders: Mastermind’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

I’d be lying if I told you I had watched every single episode of Peaky Blinders and I’d also be lying to tell you I had any clue that there would be a game coming out this year. Peaky Blinders: Mastermind is a strategy game in which you take control of specific characters and lead […]

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01st Oct2020

‘Iron Harvest’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Back in 2016, a board game called Scythe blew the world away with its incredibly evocative artwork, which featured hand painted images busy farmers working the fields against a backdrop of huge, mechanical walkers that seemed to eye them in equal parts both wary and protective. This artwork came from Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, and […]

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29th Sep2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Country Tales’ & ‘Cavemen Tales’ 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 not one but TWO new indie strategy games now on the Nintendo Switch from publisher Ocean Media: Country Tales and Cavemen […]

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28th Sep2020

‘Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The Darius series pioneered horizontal shoot ’em up games in the mid-to-late 80s and was developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation. The first Darius game wowed arcade going fans when it was released in 1986 with its dedicated dual-display cabinet, imaginative enemy designs and revolutionary sound design. The first Darius is set in a futuristic […]

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22nd Sep2020

‘WWE 2K Battlegrounds’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Over the years there has been a plethora of wrestling-related videogames, each game becoming more and more complex and more simulation-like. The early days of the button-bashing NES game Wrestlemania Challenge have slowly lead to the wrestling sim-esque 2K games. Well now 2K are taking things back to basics with WWE 2K Battlegrounds, with an […]

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15th Sep2020

‘Hotshot Racing’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Billed as a “blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game that fuses classic drift handling with a bombastic soundtrack and pristine 90s polygonal visuals”, Hotshot Racing is a combination of a myriad of games that have come before it: Outrun, Daytona USA, Ridge Racer, even Virtua Racing… Only it never quite hits the mark of being in […]

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11th Sep2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Deleveled’ & ‘The Snake King’ Reviews (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 not one but TWO new indie puzzle games, Deleveled and The Snake King, both of which are now available on the […]

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27th Aug2020

‘Double Kick Heroes’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Paul Metcalf

While I tend to do badly with rhythm games, I have fond memories of playing the guitar on Guitar Hero. It was well made, and the use of a good choice of music really invested the player in the experience of the game. Double Kick Heroes looks to bring back the fun of pressing buttons […]

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13th Aug2020

‘Civilization VI: Frontier Pack 1 – Maya and Gran Colombia’ Review (PC)

by Matthew Smail

Even though I’ve played every single Civilization game, owned every expansion and even religiously explored every spin-off and related title, it wasn’t until Civilization VI came along that I realised just how fundamental the differences between the civilizations are to the gameplay experience. These days it seems obvious – and indeed the very existence of […]

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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, […]

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06th Aug2020

Second Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ Review (PS4) *SPOILERS*

by Chris Cummings

I’m not sure there’s been many more highly anticipated games in the recent history of gaming than The Last of Us Part 2. The first game was a triumph, blending horror and character-based drama to tell a story of hope, redemption, loyalty and pain. It was incredible, and it became one of the most beloved […]

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05th Aug2020

‘Tales From Dragon Mountain 1 & 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Tales From Dragon Mountain 1: The Strix Mina Lockheart’s dreams became unbearable nightmares. She had a dream about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness. But […]

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04th Aug2020

‘What Happened’ Review (PC/Steam)

by Chris Thomas

Ah… Indie horror games. We tend to remember the few successes but forget the many failures. What Happened is an indie horror game available through Steam. From the off the game tries to scare us, with warnings of seizures and unskippable opening credits that managed to stutter slightly on my pretty darn powerful gaming PC. […]

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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 […]

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