Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – The Nerding Grounds Review

It’s been six years since the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and ten years since the conclusion of the original trilogy with At World’s End. The former has some mixed reception due to the weak character development and overuse of familiar tropes. Overall that film felt like an enjoyable side addition … More Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – The Nerding Grounds Review

Warhammer 40k Dawn of War 3 You got RTS in my MOBA. No, You got MOBA in my RTS. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh dear, it’s happened again. A developer, attempting to cash in on a popular gaming trend, has ignored the impassioned cries of its dedicated fan base and created a game that nobody asked for. We’ve seen this treatment many times in the past, across a myriad of genres and intellectual properties, usually resulting in morbid … More Warhammer 40k Dawn of War 3 You got RTS in my MOBA. No, You got MOBA in my RTS. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Stalking Toilet Paper, Early Impressions of Prey

One of my favorite things about being an avid gamer is when a developer manages to create a new and interesting experience. Playing around with a novel gameplay element for the first time can set the tone for an entire game. Valve probably nailed this feeling best with Portal and it’s namesake dynamic, but they … More Stalking Toilet Paper, Early Impressions of Prey

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The Nerding Grounds Review

Since the somewhat surprising success of Guardians of the Galaxy back in 2014, fans have been anxiously waiting for the rag tag team to return and uphold their glory. Overall, Volume 2 doesn’t disappoint, retaining the qualities that placed the first film into its own league inside the MCU. A few new characters are introduced, while old ones are given a deeper focus. … More Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The Nerding Grounds Review

If You Haven’t Already, You Need To Play To the Moon

At first glance To the Moon is a curious piece. Likely buried in your steam backlog, as it was mine, it can easily be ignored. Released all the way back in 2011, It’s a small game with very little interaction required on the player’s part. At its core it serves as an 8-bit story based journey, with a few point and click elements to keep the player involved. After finally deciding to install it I immediately regretted waiting so long. … More If You Haven’t Already, You Need To Play To the Moon

What The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Doing That RPG’s Aren’t

Let’s face it, there is no shortage of BotW coverage right now. Visit any popular video game publishing website and you will find yourself surrounded by tips and tricks, critical reviews, and journal entries detailing wacky adventures and annoyances. I’ve kept the scuttlebutt close at hand, trying to figure out how The Nerding Grounds can … More What The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Doing That RPG’s Aren’t

“Ah, Ha, Ha, Ha, Stayin’ Alive” – Part 2

Have you ever seen the morning sun rise while at sea? The way the light reaches out and dances across the choppy surface with nary a speck of land to interrupt. That limitless horizon can simultaneously be a sign of amazing opportunities and unrelenting terror. This is a feeling that humanity has had to confront … More “Ah, Ha, Ha, Ha, Stayin’ Alive” – Part 2

A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Nerding Grounds Review

I’m almost through my second viewing of Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events and I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to watch it again. Disregarding the mediocre attempt to bring the series to the big screen in 2004, Lemony Snicket’s dark and sarcastic tale of the Baudelaire orphans has finally been … More A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Nerding Grounds Review