When someone talks to me about platforming games, there are usually two games that tend to pop into my head. The first one being the trilogy of the Prince of Persia franchise that introduced me to the world of platforming back in 2003. 

As for the second one, it’s the Uncharted games that honestly is by far the best experience of platforming I’ve ever had; thanks to a combination of elements such as story, characters and beautiful settings. 

Unlike most people, I got into the series quite late and on a whim when I decided to purchase the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. And ever since then, I’ve tracked down every Uncharted game there is and played it, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss on the PlayStation Vita. Yea, I might have gone a little insane. 

So when I heard that the Uncharted series was getting made into a movie, I was thrilled about it! But then I realized that it was Hollywood, and they tend to ruin movies adapted from games just like the upcoming Monster Hunter movie.

Tom Holland gives me hope for the movie.

Earlier today, Tom Holland, who portrays the protagonist Nathan Drake of the Uncharted series, took to Twitter and Instagram to unveil the first look of the character and it looks pretty faithful to the source material.

From the watch to the necklace, from the harness to the stance; everything utterly screams Nathan Drake, and that’s a good thing. I especially love how the pose of Tom Holland is very reminiscent of the cover of the third Uncharted game.

However, if you’re an enormous fan of the series, then you might have noticed that there was a small detail that was missing. Nathan Drake’s iconic half-tuck t-shirt style that’s quite prominent in the game and also not very realistic. Given how much he jumps around all the time, it’s a miracle that the t-shirt never comes out.

For the most part, I honestly love Tom Holland’s portrayal of the character, but I do have a minor gripe that he looks way too young for the role. I know that the movie is supposed to take place before the games, so it makes sense for him to be young, but I can’t shake the feeling that he looks like a kid at times.

Then again, nothing is probably going to stop me from watching this movie as soon as it comes out. So here’s to waiting!

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.