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The Last of Us Part II – Violence Isn’t The Answer

So The Last of Us Part II is finally out and it’s received much critical and commercial success, with good reason. It is a fantastically well-polished game that plays tightly, looks gorgeous and has some interesting gameplay mechanics. Unfortunately all of that is tainted by the borderline grotesque amounts of violence it contains. Now before you go assuming I’m just some violence denouncing SJW l...[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]

Nioh

The story takes place in Japan, beginning in the late 16th century and carrying over into the first year of the 17th century. From what the cinematics try to explain, briefly in the beginning, is that there is a substance called amrita that can be harvested and used to attain great power, and becomes more prevalent during times of war and discord, particularly found in Japan. The power itself is n...[Read More]

Streets of Rage 4

I was delighted to get my hands on this, days after it released, and bought it as soon as I caught on that it was real. A throwaway comment on YouTube made my mouth drop to the floor, because I couldn’t believe it to be true. Watching a new gameplay video for Ghost of Tsushima (can’t wait for this) I scrolled down through the comments until I seen one make a mention of SoR4 and I just thought ther...[Read More]

Why Persona 5: Royal is worth the asking price

When Persona 5: Royal was first announced I was sceptical, don’t get me wrong, I loved the idea of more Persona 5 and was only too happy to pry open my wallet and pay a little extra for additional content. But my hype train halted in its tracks when I found out that rather than paying an extra £15 or £20 for a DLC pack, I would have to shell out £40 and re-purchase the game. To me it just seemed g...[Read More]

Days Gone

I want to start by pointing out that my interest in this was heavily punctured by the critics after the initial release, so it went under the radar for throughout most of 2019. Last year has been a poor year, but worse than that has been the over-exaggerated critique of a lot of games and movies, something that has seen me just turn my back on what critics say and put more trust in what other play...[Read More]

The Last of Us Remastered (Revisited)

If you read my blog earlier this year in which I cheated on my girl Lara Croft, you’ll know I have recently completed an entire run through of the Uncharted series. So, in the spirit of “if you’re going to do something bad you might as well do it right,” I figured it only proper that The Last of Us should be the next title on my hit list. Plus, with The Last of Us 2 launch date getting pushed back...[Read More]

Destiny Connect: Tick Tock Travellers

The JRPG adventure, launching this week on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, takes the player to the urban town of Clocknee during a new millennium festival celebrating 30 years since the so-called Soulman saved the town. As soon as the fireworks stop, Clocknee suddenly comes to a standstill and it’s up to Sherry to travel back, find out what happened and restore time. (And cap a Bitch if necessa...[Read More]

Close to the Sun (Console Review)

Since it is the spooky season of Halloween it is only fitting that I try out games that fir the theme of this time of the year. Close to the Sun certainly fits the bill and I got to experience the first three chapters of this somewhat short story. Now, three chapters is not long, so of course it would seem short, but the first two chapters were exceptionally brief. Imagine if an 800m race turned i...[Read More]

Star Wars Battlefront 2

This may have been released almost two years ago, and if I reviewed it back then the score would have been much lower, but EA has surprised me with their second instalment into the revamped franchise. When this first launched it received a lot of deserved criticisms for not learning their lessons after the reception of the first Battlefront game, released in 2015. They looked and sounded the part ...[Read More]

Uncharted Vs. Tomb Raider

I’m about to say the thing you’re not supposed to say. My nine-year-old self who would cut cardboard dual pistols out of cereal boxes and somersault off my bunk bed would feel betrayed. Current me, who looked high and low to find Croft Apple Larazade like it was bottled from the Fountain of Youth, doesn’t want to say it out loud. But here goes … I might actually prefer Uncharted to Tomb Raider. (&...[Read More]

Red Dead Redemption 2

As we know, Rockstar Studios love to surpass all our greatest expectations and bring nothing short of near perfection to our screens. Try and imagine if all the greatest Westerns were put into one game, times it by a thousand, and you have RDR2. It may have been released last year but I have taken my time in playing this game and enjoyed every waking moment of travelling around the expansive lands...[Read More]