Late Gamer Plays

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Late Gamer Plays Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

A Review From Hidai Moya

“Lost Legacy” is a much better game than Uncharted 4.
It is a fresh new Uncharted experience that tactfully uses Hindu mythology to propel its well paced & well written story. Chloe & Nadine are a superlative duo. They are fully fleshed out human beings with their own internal motivations & it is so rewarding experiencing how respectful, & insightful, the writing treats them. I have not seen chemistry this good between two characters since Ellie & Joel.
Naughty Dog has yet again delivered breathtaking vistas with unparalleled beauty. No one can create cinematic action set pieces quite like them & the ones here are no exception. This is easily one of the best Uncharted games in franchise, (I even preferred its puzzles to those in 4).
If this really is the last UC game then it is one hell of a send off.
Consistently amazing through & through.

Grade A

Late Gamer Plays Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

A Review From Hidai Moya

This is a good game but it was not as amazing as I had hoped.
It is more of an homage to the series rather than a standalone new adventure, that felt a lot like it was retreading old ground. Even its beloved action set piece was something we had seen a bit before.
I felt that a lot of the climbing was spammy & the puzzles were nonsensical even by Uncharted standards, however Naughty Dog has an incredible talent for creating visually rich cinematic locales.
The Scottish wilds were lavishly beautiful & my favorite in the game. I wish however that it maintained its linear structure instead of its semi open world design, that is not as rewarding as it thinks it is.
This is undeniably a good production but as unpopular as it may sound it is my least favorite Uncharted game.

Grade B+

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Late Gamer Plays Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps

A Review From Hidai Moya

This has to stand out as some of the best Downloadable Content of the 8th Generation.
“The City That Never Sleeps” continues Spidey’s adventures in New York City, as he pairs up with Black Cat & Silver Sable to take out Hammerhead.
I am so amazed at how Insomniac makes the gameplay feel so fresh & new with its level design & missions (it’s not just the same tasks we already played in the main game). There are some outstanding action set pieces, particularly the final showdown with Hammerhead that are so well made, it makes you feel like a kid again with how cartoonishly fun it is. They also did the right thing by bringing Screwball back, a fantastic secondary villain with joyfully hilarious voice acting.
The writing continues to be as sharp & witty as well, with Spider-Man having, once again, great lines.
This is DLC done right. Quality stuff here.

Grade A

Late Gamer Plays Horizon Zero Dawn

A Review From Hidai Moya

Though imperfect, with room for improvement in the sequel, there is a considerable amount of love & passion that emanates strongly from this game.
It is the dazzling mechanical creatures, apart from its alluring heroine, that are the real stars of the show. The machines here are unequivocally some of the best creatures in gaming history. So incredibly lifelike in their movement, the combined great AI & the best animalistic animations I have ever seen, are a marvel to behold & are a labor of love. This, in turn, makes the combat breathtakingly cinematic, especially when paired with the game’s phenomenal bow, a weapon that makes all other bows near shallow by comparison.
It also has the added advantage of having some of the most beautifully manufactured landscapes of any open world title.
This is the birth of a new & phenomenal must play franchise.

Grade A-

Late Gamer Plays Batman – The TellTale Series: The Enemy Within

A Review From Hidai Moya

This second Batman Telltale game does a lot right, but it can not quite stick the landing.
Its first chapter with The Riddler is a fantastic & grim story that borrows elements from the Saw movies. Later on, as it introduces Mr. Freeze, Bane, & Harley Quinn, things start to get really intense as Bruce Wayne infiltrates their criminal ring by befriending them. Bruce being stuck in between a perilous friendship with The Joker while Amanda Waller is riding his ass is great drama. But then as the story begins to end it can not maintain the momentum it needs to satisfy all it has been building up to.
I feel that lifelong Batman fans deserve better endings than some we have already seen many times.
While uneven it’s still a unique & occasionally hairy Batman adventure, worth getting on sale especially to see a unique side of the Joker.

Grade B

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