YouTube poster Andy Gilleand has used cutscenes and gameplay footage to make a movie version of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
Playing a game, even one you’re interested in, can sometimes be a chore. Maybe a game is too difficult or too long. Maybe you like the story but can’t get past some detail of the gameplay you hate. It’s not hard for games to stop being fun and start feeling like work. This is something that can lead a person to walk away from an experience entirely. That being the case, there are some working to provide a better alternative.
YouTube poster Andy Gilleand has made a name for himself by editing footage from videogames into feature length movies. Gilleand first drew attention when he turned the Uncharted games into a film trilogy. Since then he has turned his attention to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, most recently transforming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations into a three hour film.
“I make these movies based on games for a few reasons,” said Gilleand on his YouTube channel. “One is so that I can show these stories to people who don’t play videogames at all. This way they can enjoy the story without having to learn how to play. I also create these movies for people who may have been interested in the story, but didn’t get the game for one reason or another. Then I also do these for fans like myself who may want to relive the story, but may not have the time or patience to play through the entire game again.”
Gilleand’s work is something many will likely find appealing. Many gamers have more going on in their lives than just videogames, and while it would be nice to have the time to go back and replay a favorite game, or even just watch a Let’s Play video, the time often isn’t there. Having an abridged version of a game that can be watched in an evening is something that more than a few, myself included, would love to see more of.