My first exposure to a game published by Naughty Dog (perhaps PlayStation’s premier game studio) was in high school when I played the first Uncharted game. Since then, I’ve played three other Uncharted games, and the seminal title, The Last of Us. Tinged by the lens of nostalgia, these releases loom huge in my mind as examples of everything that I love about video games. They’re action-packed, story-driven, and framed by beautiful graphics and excellent voice acting.
Over the past few months, I’ve been exploring old music that I used to listen to, poring over old artists and albums that I found in years past. I firmly believe that the music one listens to in high school is deeply impactful, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget some of the bands that adorned my first iPod so many years ago.