Naughty Dog cite a point in series opener Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune as the crystalline moment when the cinematic game - the playable movie, if you like - came into being. A single glorious sequence inspired the entirety of its sequel, the brazenly stellar Uncharted 2, which too played host to the gripping cut scenes present throughout Drake’s Fortune. From the game’s thrilling opening - which begins in medias res, with the injured protagonist Nathan Drake clinging for dear life onto a train hanging vertically from a cliff face – a nod to cinematography is evinced by sweeping camera angles and old-school directorial flair, marking a new beginning in the gaming world.
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As a kid growing up you were either a Mario guy or a Sonic guy. Sure I loved both game franchises and played each religiously, but when it came to comparing the two Sonic was always my winner. Mario was fat, slow and very Italian. Sonic on the other hand was ultra fast, super cool and definitely not Italian. I had both a Master System and a Mega Drive, all the games, and would get up on Saturday mornings just to watch the cartoons.