N.E.R.O is a first person ‘experience’ where you explore the environment and complete puzzles. Some would place N.E.R.O In the “walking simulator” genre, along entries such as MYST, The Witness, Ether One, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and the upcoming Dear Esther. I am of the opinion that none of the above, including N.E.R.O, can be distilled down to “just walking” because they often have deep and rich stories, and I love this type of game. Should you buy this one? Read our N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Review to find out!
N.E.R.O stands for Nothing Ever Remains Obscure. You will journey through the gorgeous game world with a mesmerizing attention to detail is as you solve puzzles here and there. The game is all about family, a story-driven game about a kid’s family. The protagonist is a young child, and as you explore the environment you will discover that you are being followed by a creepy looking hooded person! Someone is out there, watching you.
The game in part is an adventure game with visual novel elements, which is a nice mix that clicks. Text appears as a guide, leading you on the right path. The game itself is a bit linear, with some sections offering multiple, and exploring every section will keep you entertained until the end.
You are given a power which you can use in puzzles that can be described as a ball of light that you can shoot at things that are out of your reach, but the reticule is very difficult to see, so this can lead to missed shots. It is not a huge deal, but it could be made slighter bigger or deeper in color to be able to see it a little better.
The one thing about the game that made absolute no sense to me is the fact that the puzzles can be skipped completely. Not even sure why that is an option because they are all just right, and you’ll never feel overwhelmed – apart from the final section in the game which does require that you think outside the box.
Scattered around the game are 48 collectible pieces which form a frame like a jigsaw puzzle – once completed you’ll be presented with a large image. Without spoiling it for you, I can honestly say they are worth finding and collecting. They can be a little hard to find, but make sure you search every section in the game so you don’t miss any!
N.E.R.O is a short game that can be completed in a handful of hours, but there is a lot more to the game than meets the eye. The game is well worth your time and I was very happy that I got a chance to do this N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure review because this is a great game you have to play on PlayStation 4.
This review is based on a PS4 copy provided by SOEDESCO.