Uncharted Territory

Over the last week I’ve been playing Uncharted – Legacy of Thieves Collection on the PlayStation 5. It has just been remastered for the new console with improved graphics.

The collection consists of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and a shorter follow-up titled Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

Both games, as with all in the series, are rollicking adventures full of fun, danger and emotion. Uncharted 4 has a moment that was as emotional and impactful as anything I’ve seen in the best movies. You can view that here on YouTube – warning spoilers.

It makes me sad to think many will never experience what these games can bring, because they are "computer games" and so seen as beneath many people. I wonder if this is because the associate gaming (the biggest entertainment industry on the planet) with the computers they don’t understand.

Not the same at all.

Painting Nagash

Nagash, known by many names such as the Great Necromancer, the Great Betrayer, the Usurper, the Undying King, the Supreme Lord of Undeath or simply He Who Shall Not Be Named, is the ultimate personification of death and the undead, an ancient, evil being who sought to conquer this cruel, chaotic world and bring about an age of undeath that will rule for all eternity. Nagash is darkness and unreasoning hatred given form, the father and creator of foul necromancy and lord of allvampire-kind. His every action and deeds is self-serving, his achievement horrific and loathsome, and his every whim are bent solely to ensure that no one shall ever deny nor challenge his right to rule ever again.

Source:: Nagash | Warhammer Wiki | Fandom, 25 September 2021

To me, Nagsah is a Warhammer "miniature" that took me over two years to complete. The challenges were the size of the model itself, and somewhere to paint. The desk that I had, where I could just sit and paint when I wanted, was co-opted to my COVID home office. That meant it took several minutes to set up and tear down my painting environment each time and often I couldn’t be bothered. With some holidays in hand I pushed on to the finish.

Started[[2019-11-03|3 November 2019]]
Completed[[2022-01-03|3 January 2022]]
Elapsed duration793 days
Work days30 days, 38h 35m effort
Assembly6 days, 5h 46m effort
Painting24 days, 32h 49m effort

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