Laura

Dry Drowning

When our editor Gerard offered me a review code for a game called Dry Drowning, described as a “psychological investigative thriller”, I immediately walked back my hasty “Oh this sounds fun!” reaction as not to appear too enthusiastic about such a morbid sounding premise. Yet, as I got stuck into this dark, interactive visual novel, I realised that was probably wise.Dry Drowning, developed by Stud...[Read More]

6 things we’d love to see from Tomb Raider’s 25th anniversary

This year marks 25 years since the gates to that chillingly atmospheric Peruvian cave first slammed shut behind Lara Croft and our adventures with the globetrotting star of what would become the storied Tomb Raider series began. 25 years, countless locations and bullets spent, and several retcons later, Lara Croft remains one of the most enduring icons in video game history and developer Crystal D...[Read More]

Katamari Damacy Reroll

The funny thing is, when our editor Gerard asked me to review Katamari Damacy Reroll, I naively thought I was in for a delightful stress-free time. Having briefly played Beautiful Katamari on a friend’s Xbox years back and fondly remembering a colourful experience filled with cutesy bubble-gum objects and a soundtrack befitting a kids TV show, it was an easy sell. But this time, I sat, propped in ...[Read More]

Drink More Glurp

Drink More Glurp, released earlier this month on Nintendo Switch and Steam, asks what would happen if aliens got the wrong end of the stick about the Summer Olympics. The answer is a wacky, colourful and frustrating as hell experience that will give your thumb sticks a rigorous workout and make your brain fizz with fury. I was all in on this concept. The premise is, aliens have binge watched so mu...[Read More]

I Forgot That The Last of Us Part II Is a Horror Game

Warning: Spoilers for The Last of Us Part II ahead!   I don’t enjoy horror-anything as a genre. It took me until about three years ago to watch The Blair Witch Project and while I’ve lived through endless parodies and poor imitations to know how it plays out, the ending still gave me nightmares. Similarly, I have never spent more than 10 minutes, solo at least, with any Resident Evil or Silen...[Read More]

Void Terrarium

The world has been contaminated, toxic spores have spread across the planet, and those infected have sprouted a fungus that has led to the devastation of humanity. Your job is to keep a young girl, perhaps the only one of her kind, alive, and survive a barren post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with savage creatures. No I’ve not been replaying The Last Of Us; this is the premise for NIS America’s la...[Read More]

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout – Anniversary Edition

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout is a story about a young girl who wakes up to find herself locked inside the padded cell of an asylum without any recollection of how she got there, and her journey to freedom. Which is fitting really, because as I failed to master the controls needed to break Edna and her stuffed rabbit Harvey away from the clutches of Dr. Marcel’s sanatorium during this point and ...[Read More]

PlayStation 5 – First Impressions

I’ve never spent too much time on the notion before but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a bit of a Sony loyalist. The original PlayStation was my first console so I suppose nostalgia has a lot to do with it, but the only times I’ve ever been properly lured by Microsoft were for Fable II on the Xbox 360 and a timed exclusive Tomb Raider collector’s edition (yes I know, I’m a sucker). Suffice t...[Read More]

Interview With “Project Warlock” Designer David Korzekwa

This week, ‘90s inspired first person shooter Project Warlock comes to consoles for the first time. Two years on from its PC debut, designer David Korzekwa talks to N For Nerds about working on an indie title, the timelessness of stylised games, and standing on the shoulders of FPS giants to put a fresh spin on a classic genre. LG: We’re are just days away from Project Warlock launching on console...[Read More]

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There are two excuses for the tardiness of this review. The first is that the world has been turned upside down so adapting to working from home means the novelty of writing about fun things from my home desk has been ruined by necessity. Second, is that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so damn wonderful and soothing that for the first week after its release, every time I tried to squeeze in some ...[Read More]

Nerds of Prey…Why We’re STILL Talking About The Internet’s Problem With Feminism in Comic Book Movies

The numbers are in for DC’s Birds of Prey; it turns out Margot Robbie’s first headline outing as the popular super villain Harley Quinn has performed below expectations, turning a disappointing (as far as comic book movies go) $145.2 million globally. As a result, the Twitter vultures are out to tear it down, gleefully (and predictably) adding the film to their lists of examples to post out any ti...[Read More]

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo

Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo is the second Psikyo collection to be released by NIS America in the same number of months with the former focused on the Strikers 1945 series alongside SOL DIVIDE, Dragon Blaze, and ZERO GUNNER 2. Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo however, leans heavily on the Samurai Aces series with six classic titles: Samurai Aces Episode I, Samurai Aces Episode II: TENGAI, Samurai Aces E...[Read More]

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