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Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (December 12, 2017)

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My favorite photo: One of Uncharted 4’s many new features is the ability to take in-game photos.  The game is filled with a number of stunning visuals from places like Italy, Scotland, Madagascar, etc.  However, this framed photo (from inside the Drake house) is arguably my favorite.  It simply resonates with me.

So…what ever happened to moving onto Uncharted: Among Thieves (2009)?

Well, life happened.

Outside of a few games of NBA 2K18 with my uncle, my PS4 had sadly gone into semi-retirement.

That is until our US vacation last November wherein I had some downtime and was able to try out a few levels of PS4’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016). Needless to say, I was quite impressed with the little that I saw: Improved gameplay (e.g., For instance, Nathan Drake can now use a grappling hook and (as the game progresses) a piton to scale those hard-to-reach places); seamless transition between the aforementioned gameplay and motion-captured dialogue scenes; and—what was probably the highlight for me—top notched writing[i]. Read more…


Review: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (June 23, 2017)

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Trailer of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. If you haven’t already, drop everything and play it today!

It took us a little under a month, but we finally found the time to finish the first of Uncharted’s quadrilogy entitled Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.  Originally released in 2007, this remastered 2015 version for the PS4 was my initial foray into the world of Nathan Drake–an adventurer/treasure hunter in the mould of Allan Quartermain (Played by Richard Chamberlain | King Solomon’s Mines [1985]) and Indiana Jones yet has elements of Die Hard’s John McClane (Bruce Willis).

Unlike other action-adventure games that put a premium on “player lives”, Drake’s Fortune offers no such restriction and instead focuses on the journey of the our protagonist across 22 stages.  Gameplay is further enhanced with entertaining dialogue and a top notch musical score that plays out like a movie. Read more…

Review: Venture Capital Cafe, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, and Chill Sunday (May 28, 2017)

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Clockwise: My son playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted on the largest screen I’ve ever seen. |The VCC bookshelf. | My own personal workstation. | Spacious is the word!

The recently opened Venture Capital Cafe (VCC) has been on our to-do list for quite some time.  How could it not?  They have a life-sized Gundam welcoming customers by their front door along Dela Costa street.

VCC has ample floor space and a wide entertainment selection that includes two large television screens, two PlayStation 4’s, a personal computer, an aquarium, and a bookshelf, just to name a few.

Overall, we had a really good time.  My son was even able to try out the open world racing game called Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) on their PC.  Racing games really aren’t my thing but its soundtrack certainly grew on me.  I’ve included the track list below courtesy of

Not bad for a truly chill Sunday. Read more…

Game Day: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection [2015] | Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End [2016] | Godzilla [2014] (May 20, 2017)

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Game Day Haul: From Left to Right: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and Godzilla (2014).

Picked up three pre-owned games today–Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Godzilla [2014]–for a really good price.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (2015) | Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016)

I’ve been meaning to pick up Uncharted for awhile.  Well, in truth, ever since I saw this extended trailer in Data Blitz Greenbelt 1.

Here is that very same video.

Who then is Nathan Drake?

Is he part DieHard/Indiana Jones? Read more…