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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…

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

06/23/2017 Leave a comment


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…