Ah Nolan North, you sure are showing up in gaming news a lot lately–more than usual anyways. Just this week the voice actor famous for playing Nathan Drake in PlayStation’s Uncharted series not only revealed that EA and Visceral’s upcoming Star Wars game was both inspired by Uncharted and “along the same lines” as 1313, but also possibly spilled the beans that a sequel to The Last of Us was already in the works. So what’s Naughty Dog’s (and all of gaming to be honest) golden boy saying now? Well, according to him, J.J. Abrams is quite fond of the opening sequence of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
During an interview for the latest issue of OPM UK, North discussed one of the reasons the famed director hired him for a small role in Star Trek: Into Darkness was because he liked his performance in the second Uncharted game.
“We talked about Uncharted. It was the reason he put me in Star Trek Into Darkness—a little part (USS Vengeance bridge officer) just for fun—and he said the opening of Uncharted 2 was the best opening of a game, television show or movie he’s ever seen.”
Wow, the best opening he’s ever seen? Do you agree with Mr. Abrams?
I don’t know about you, but I happen to fancy the lengthy opening to The Last of Us quite a bit. Check that one out below:
I’m sure the list of great intros go on and on. I think if we’ve learned anything its that Naughty Dog makes a damn good opening sequence.
I guess we should expect to see a lot more of North in the news seeing as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (and also Nathan Drakes last hurrah) is set to launch on the PlayStation 4 Spring 2016. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the full E3 demo the studio released a few days ago.
Do you agree with J.J. Abrams? What is your favorite opening sequence to a video game? Let us know in the comments below.
Uncharted 2 Intro Video: YouTube User peowwTV
The Last of Us Intro Video: YouTube User Life And Death