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N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

N.E.R.O. is a story-driven first-person indie game with puzzles to solve and story threads to follow. The player character essentially walks a linear path and solves puzzles blocking their way, while a story is narrated.

"What moves has to stop," says the narrator at one point. The game explores some incredibly dark themes, including sickness, suicide and loss, though the eyes of a child. While the game isn't an out-and-out horror intended to scare the player, the surreal and dream-like environments do create an intense sense of unease. The game feels like an out-of-body experience, where danger looms rather than attacks.

The story, narration and puzzles might be too obscure for younger players to enjoy alone, but the experience can be fantastically rewarding and emotional when more mature players go alone or share with their families.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 15/05/2015

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Open World and Puzzle

Developer: Stcware (@Stcware)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Newcomers to the genre may need longer as some of the puzzles are incredibly cryptic and obscure. Online guides can help if you get stuck.

CostsCosts

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure usually costs £7.99.
 

N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure

XBox Store Xbox One £7.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Stcware) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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