Monday, March 27, 2017

Me, Uncharted 4, and the Uncanny Valley

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End took me to the edge of that state of mind known as The Uncanny Valley and left me there longer than any other video game has ever managed to do. This was a good thing. Dare I say, an excellent thing. An astonishingly immersive thing the likes of which I have never experienced before. 
Obtained from wikipedia, after I'd 
already typed up my definition... 

Before I explain why my experience was so sublime, I first need to ask: Do you know what The Uncany Valley is? It’s a chart. A line-graph, more specifically. On the one axis you have immersion, suspension of disbelief, whatever you want to call it; this is the measure of how