Gerard Kennedy

Typical nerd. Love comic books, video games and movies. My all-time favourite video games are the Final Fantasy series, my favourite Superhero is Superman but I prefer Marvel Comics. Controversial? I don't care!

My Thoughts on The Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta

Well the weekend has once again come and gone, and like any gamer I spent it playing a metric fuck tonne of video games. Both Crash Team Racing and Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night came out at the same time, two games I have been eagerly anticipating. But in the end I ended up spending a huge chunk of my time playing the beta for the Monster Hunter World expansion “Iceborne”. I did play the core ...[Read More]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Final Fantasy VII: Remake At Launch

I’ve just watched the new E3 Trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Remake and while it got me pretty excited I think it’s worth pointing out this, you shouldn’t buy it…at least not at launch. Final Fantasy VII holds a special place in my heart; it was the game that really got me into gaming as a hobby. It was the game that proved that video games were capable of giving us memorable characters that ...[Read More]

5 RPG Characters We Hate Having In Our Party

Who doesn’t love a good RPG? Serial killers and Trump voters that’s who, I mean you get to embark on an amazing journey and experience a fantastic story all while battling the forces of evil. Of course what would an RPG be without companions, well, it would be The Witcher, but that’s beside the point. Most great RPGs allow you to recruit party members to help aid you in your quest to stop the end ...[Read More]

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Devil May Cry 5

Well after the shit-storm of a reception that DMC: Devil May Cry received it was inevitable that Capcom would return to the series proper. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I thought the reboot was great, but obviously Capcom disagreed and decided what we really wanted was more Nero. You remember Nero don’t you? The absolute worst thing about Devil May Cry 4? The story kicks off roughly f...[Read More]

5 Minigames So Good They Deserve Their own Video Game

I have a confession to make; we at N For Nerds love video games. I know a shocking revelation from the guys who created a website just to bang on about video games, but it’s true. We’ve played them all, RPG’s, Shooters, Action-Adventure, platformers, hell; you name a genre we’ve probably played it. But there are certain games that contain minigames, small games within the game world that allow the...[Read More]

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Awesome!!!

Shazam

Oh how I have waited for this day! A day when I can finally say that DC have made a damn near perfect movie, hell this one even rivals some of Marvel’s entries and that is not something I thought I would ever say. So rejoice fellow DC fans, Shazam has proven there’s still life in the old franchise yet. The plot remains mostly true to the source material, a young boy who’s pure of heart, chosen by ...[Read More]

5 of The Worst Underwater Levels in Video Games

Underwater levels have been in video games since before Mario’s face dawned a flavour saver, a game wasn’t worth its salt if it didn’t include at least one level where the hero must fight bedraggled baddies. Hell, even The Witcher 3, one of the greatest games ever made, has sunken sidequests to complete. And while most underwater levels look and play differently, they all have one thing in common,...[Read More]

5 Scariest Moments in Non Horror Games

I like to think I can handle my horror games; after all, the Resident Evil series are some of my favourite games. But that’s because I go in with the understanding that horror is on the cards and I will, in all likelihood, be jump-scared within an inch of my life. It’s the utter bastards that sneak horror into non horror games that make me question my life choices; here are 5 of the scariest momen...[Read More]

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Kingdom Hearts III

The year was 2002 and I, an overweight, ginger nerd with zero interest in sports, was attending an all-boys catholic high school. Needless to say I was about as welcome there as a Syrian refugee at a UKIP fundraiser, but despite all that I was able to find one or two like-minded individuals. In fact it was one of them who introduced me to this weird Japanese game that had managed to slip completel...[Read More]

5 Times Video Games Used Hardware To Blow Our Minds

Video Games utilise many different things to provide the player with a unique gaming experience, some employ orchestral music, while others rely on stunning visuals. But some games use hardware to enhance the user experience and no I’m not talking about virtual reality. I’m talking about a marriage of hardware and gameplay that come together to elevate their respective games to something more than...[Read More]

Top 5 Boss Battles in Video Games

Video game bosses are meant to be a test of skill, an adversary we must best in order to prove just how far we have come. But there are some boss battles that are more than that, there are some bosses that stand apart from their peers. Perhaps it’s because it was particularly challenging and we felt such a sense of pride after finally besting them. Maybe it’s because the mechanics are so unique th...[Read More]

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Crap

Titans

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a TV show, partly because it’s difficult to do without spoilers but mostly because I haven’t found a show good or bad enough to warrant commentary. So thank you Titans, for being so monumentally abhorrent, so stupendously fucking awful that you have forced me out of bed at 2am to write this review, it’s good to know you excel in one thing at least. (You also m...[Read More]