Hollywood has an uncanny ability to screw up video game movies. With few exceptions, the final product rarely resembles anything close to the original story, and leaves gamers disgusted and everyone else convinced that game stories must be awful. It’s a disappointment that we’ve just gotten used to. That is, until reddit user Morphinapg decided to take matters into his own hands.
He’s cut together all three Uncharted games as feature films, and posted the results to Youtube. Using a combination of cut scenes and some gameplay to tie it all together, he made something that both gamers and non-gamers alike can enjoy. On the reddit post, Morpinapg says:
I’ve often heard many people describe these games as like controlling a movie, and have heard many people say that these games are just as fun to watch as they are to play, and I agree with both of those things. That gave me the idea to edit these games into movies. That way I would be able to watch the story of these games in one sitting easily, and without having to take up a considerable portion of my day. Not only that, but I would be able to show these to people who either don’t have a PS3, don’t have or want these games but still are interested in seeing the story, or even don’t play video games at all.
Of course, there are obvious copyright issues with posting an entire game’s worth of content out on the internet. However, these videos are surely doing more good for the series’ popularity than anything else, and bringing the stories to a much wider audience than they could have ever reached otherwise. Having played the games already, it’s still surprising to see how compelling the story is just watching it. Check out the links to the full movies below (and in case you didn’t figure this out already, there ARE spoilers).