Hello and welcome to another episode of Movies of the week #4. In this episode, we’re going to be looking at series that are based on video games.
Video games have (to quote Charlie Brooker) escaped from the pixelated ghetto and have entered the mainstream. Games are no longer exclusively children’s playthings anymore. Games are so much more now.
Other than workout for brains and thumbs, pushing eye-hand coordination to the limit, games are a veritable entertainment platform in their own rights. One way it has been able to do this is by storytelling.
After games dumped the 2D side scroll for the 3D sandbox style, games became a lot more realistic. This helps their storytelling to become more realistic and immersive. Games can and do tell very gripping and compelling stories. Many gamers can attest to the fact that they’ve broken down while holding a controller because the game got them in the feels.
With the comic and superhero genre becoming rather stale, entertainment companies have switched to games.
Let’s look at some very good series that are based on video games. These series are a must see (unless you’ve seen them before). They’re a mix of anime and live action so there’s something for everyone.
Recommended: Movies of the Week #3 (Dystopia)
Movies of the week #4
The Last of Us
The Last of Us is based on an award winning 2013 video game developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3.
The story follows a dreaded smuggler Joel who lost his daughter (Sarah) during the outbreak of a global pandemic. Now he’s tasked with taking a young girl (Ellie) across the post apocalyptic USA for the rebel group (Fireflies) and guess what? She may be the key to a cure for the pandemic.
David is a kid from Night City. After losing his mother in a drive-by shooting, the orphaned kid now has to drop out of school. Inorder to survive, he chooses to join a gang of outlaws known as Edgerunners aka Cyberpunks.
Cyberpunk Edgerunners tells a very touching story of love, loyalty and poverty in a dystopian future that seems that seems inescapable.
Set in the 26th century, This series follows the leader of a Cybernetically enhanced group of Super Soldiers, Master chief, and his fight to defend humanity against the Covenant.The covenant are an Alien race that are bent on the destruction of humanity.
Halo: the series is based on an Xbox exclusive of the same and tells a touching story about humanity, loyalty and bravery in the face of overwhelming danger.
The Witcher, based upon a video of the same name follows three protagonists. The first being Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who kills monsters but soon find that humans are even bigger monsters. The second being Princess Ciri of Cintra who is on the run from her devastated kingdom and chased by a relentless enemy and finally Yennefer of Vengerberg, a mage’s apprentice looking for her place in the world.
All three soon find that their fates are connected as the world soon plunges into war.
Sisters, Billie and Jade Wesker move to Raccoon city to live with their Dad, a scientist at the Umbrella corporation. However, they soon discover that their dad may be hiding a very terrible secret that would destroy the world as they know it.
Other upcoming titles that should be expected this year and early next year include:
- Assassin’s Creed
- Beyond good and evil
- Far Cry
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Splinter Cell
- Tomb Raider
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