What are game movies?Game movies are movies made out of video game cutscenes and gameplay. Depending on the director's style, but generally they include all the cutscenes from a game and also gameplay parts (such as dialogues and boss fights) that help bridge the cutscenes in order for the story to flow. The end result being letting you watch a game's story like watching a movie, TV series, or animation series.
What are some reasons or benefits in watching a game movie?Many video games these days tell an amazing story and have incredible visuals at the same time. Unfortunately, video games are normally associated as something kids or teenagers "play" so many people miss out on an entire platform with the ability to deliver great stories.
Also, even amongst gamers, there simply are way too many games that nobody can ever play them all and see all of their stories. Sometimes just one game can take up to 50 to 100 hours to finish. Anyone who works a full-time job won't have the time to spare on many games.
And that's where we come in. Game movie directors can edit a 50 hours playthrough into a 10 hours movie with all the cutscenes and essential story gameplay parts. Now people can easily enjoy the stories of games like watching a movie or TV series.
How come some game movies have very little gameplay while some have a lot more gameplay?That depends on the director's preference. Some game movie directors want to give people a more cinematic experience to include only all the cutscenes and as little gameplay parts as possible. While other directors want to provide the complete in depth story of a game without missing any story details. And some directors fall in between.
And throughout my many years of experience making game movies on YouTube, I can safely say that both styles have its target audience. Some prefer a more cinematic style while some prefer to see every story detail.