I seriously need to play Uncharted 4 (currently working through the Uncharted collection on PS4 after having played all three numerous times on PS3).For anyone who plays games, Uncharted 4 is a beautiful game, widely acclaimed.
I mention it because the first levels in the game looks and feels like Oxford in HDM when Lyra and her friends are running the roofs they're surrounded by these elegant Gothic buildings.
Except in the game, you control the climbing, jumping, running and sliding while the beautiful architecture looms all around your character.
HDM would make for a great video game but probably not popular enough to get that kind of high production values game design.
a lot of shows/movies nowadays look more like video games...especially CGI heavy series...but video games are also becoming more cinematic-- using motion capture, hiring big name actors like Keanu Reeves (who will have his likeness and voice used in Cyberpunk 2077) etc...Uncharted 4 is a great example of that...the PS Uncharted series was great (Uncharted 4 was the weakest of the series but had the best graphics)I'm just thinking more in terms of the environments and the way games have gotten cinematic, with clearly professional voice acting and score to immerse you in what seems like an adventure.
Yeah when you game-i-fy a narrative, you have to build in battles, kills and such, unless it's mainly about finding key objects required to move the narrative along.
Of course adventure games like Uncharted and Tomb Raider are mostly copying Indiana Jones movies, in narrative and themes.