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  • Summary: NERO is a fully story driven first person game filled with puzzles that are heavily connected with the environments and with the past of the main characters. The more the player is going to explore, the better he will be rewarded with pieces of narration that will help him to understand theNERO is a fully story driven first person game filled with puzzles that are heavily connected with the environments and with the past of the main characters. The more the player is going to explore, the better he will be rewarded with pieces of narration that will help him to understand the truth behind this next-gen visual novel. [Storm in a Teacup] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. May 13, 2015
    90
    It's a game that prioritizes emotion above all else, and it does so wonderfully. But as the boy at the heart of this tale learns, emotions are tough to understand, and thus NERO is tough to understand. You'll just know that you felt something, and that sensation alone is worth the journey.
  2. Aug 7, 2015
    75
    It's definitely a Westernized way of approaching the visual novel, but if you look at it just so, you can see how it might fit in that box.
  3. May 17, 2015
    70
    Nero stays true to its billing as an interactive novel, and while there are plenty of hiccups in nearly every facet of the game, none of them are particularly experience-ruining.
  4. May 17, 2015
    68
    A peculiar and highly niche experience, which explores a new way of storytelling in video games at the expense of a more "playful" interaction. More novel than game, its story can be really touching but an almost irritating exploration slowness and several technical problems keep it from reaching its full potential.
  5. May 17, 2015
    60
    Nero is an interesting adventure, but it has very important technical issues that make it feel worse than it is at its core.
  6. May 16, 2015
    50
    Your mileage may vary depending on how much the story grabs you, but most will find that the asking price here is too high for what you get.
  7. May 29, 2015
    35
    A few interesting puzzles can’t save Nero from being an overwritten, mawkish plod that runs so poorly on the Xbox One it’s tough to play without feeling sick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. May 16, 2015
    10
    Great indie title with a good narrative, parents should get this for themselves and children it would be a bonding experience definitely worthGreat indie title with a good narrative, parents should get this for themselves and children it would be a bonding experience definitely worth the buy. Expand
  2. May 17, 2015
    10
    Great Indie game, interesting story and intrigating atmospheres. Nice gameplay and story, even music is great. A must-play in it's genre. GoodGreat Indie game, interesting story and intrigating atmospheres. Nice gameplay and story, even music is great. A must-play in it's genre. Good job developers! Expand
  3. May 16, 2015
    10
    Ottime ambientazioni, suggestive e particolari, ottimo anche il gioco di luci, trama interessante e personaggi molto curati, davvero un ottimoOttime ambientazioni, suggestive e particolari, ottimo anche il gioco di luci, trama interessante e personaggi molto curati, davvero un ottimo prodotto! Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2015
    9
    I liked the game. Nice story, very atmospheric, exactly the right pace for me. Great visuals, not too difficult either, just a very enjoyableI liked the game. Nice story, very atmospheric, exactly the right pace for me. Great visuals, not too difficult either, just a very enjoyable experience. Expand
  5. May 28, 2015
    9
    Very nice and original little game with great atmosphere and interesting gameplay.Considering the price.it far exceeded my expectations.I'mVery nice and original little game with great atmosphere and interesting gameplay.Considering the price.it far exceeded my expectations.I'm very glad I bought it. Expand
  6. May 16, 2015
    8
    A heartbreaking story.
    I didn't know about the existence of this game, I saw it on Twitch and donwloaded it immediately.
    It has been like
    A heartbreaking story.
    I didn't know about the existence of this game, I saw it on Twitch and donwloaded it immediately.
    It has been like living in a film for 4 hours.
    Touching, as I'm a mother.
    Loved it!
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  7. May 31, 2015
    0
    I am completely lost in this game. Nothing makes sense. The story line doesn't even flow logically at all. One minute the son is dying, theI am completely lost in this game. Nothing makes sense. The story line doesn't even flow logically at all. One minute the son is dying, the next it's the mother. The narrator tells a story that has no meaning nor plot. There are glowing words just randomly painted on walls that do nothing for the game play. The puzzles aren't really puzzles, just distractions that have no logical progression. Often you're just doing random things until whatever the "puzzle" is finally unlocks. Then you move on with no idea what you've done. The physics engine in the game is barely adequate to move about the story. I've played thru about 4 levels (I'm not certain because there's no clear beginning or ending to levels). The entire experience reminds me of using a translator app.... you can read the translation, but it has no meaning. Maybe this game is better in it's native language? So far the only emotion the game as elicited in me is frustration.
    I wish there was a guide or walk thru that helped explain what my goal in the game is... because the story is leading me nowhere. I only keep playing it hoping there will be a sudden revelation that explains what I've been doing.

    But, on a positive note, the graphics are quite pretty....
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