August 18, 2017
Sorry, film nerds: Naughty Dog, a video game company, is putting out the most exciting stories on the market.
You may recall that in our 2016 end-of-year trailer rankings, the #1 trailer we selected was not for a movie. It was—gasp!—for a video game. That video game is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Pt. II, and to this day, it is still one of our most-anticipated upcoming releases.
This begs the question: What happens when video games reach the same level of technical acumen as films, while also delivering equivalent emotionally resonant experiences? Or, rather: What happens when playing a video game actually exceeds the cinematic experience?
There are a lot of great games out there, but there is one developer, in the opinion of both myself and Film Radar’s Daniel Netzel, that truly takes the cake. Of course, it’s Naughty Dog.