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Naughty Dog Talks Drake’s Design, Knew it Would Stand Out From 'Next-Gen Filter'

Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells shares how the character design came to be and how the look of Drake would standout from other releases of the generation.

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RedDead2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

What? He looks absolutely....normal. I suppose he does stand compared to space marines...but he doesn't really stand out in the Action/adventure genre. He's a typical Han solo type of character anyway. Design wise atleast

BK-2012785d ago

Normal is what makes him so awesome. He is a very believable person and thats what we needed in the midst of one-dimensional space marines and overly buff supermen.

afterMoth2785d ago

Best series of this generation by a landslide. Truly amazing how Uncharted 1 still looks and plays better than 99.99% of the games on the market)

MaxXAttaxX2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Then again, that was the point ND was trying to make:

- “We were bouncing around with a bunch of different character protagonist ideas, sort of the whole spectrum", says Wells. "The Xbox 360 was launching, and we saw that everybody was doing these browns and grays, and post-apocalyptic and heavy and bald space marines. So, as soon as we hit on that idea of what became Nathan Drake...”

ilikestuff2785d ago

i think he stands out because hes a normal guy, besides his amazing jumping skills

nilamo2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

yeah because a normal person kills a 1000 people without giving a crap and jumps from roof to roof while being chased by an apache??? Besides he's as generic as they come.

frjoethesecond2785d ago

That was a Hind, not an Apache.

MaxXAttaxX2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Yeah sure, he's so generic, that there are virtually no other characters or games like him or Uncharted.

Give it a rest. Leave it to the haters to trying to take something positive into something bad.

The point of the game is "average looking guy in extraordinary situations". IT'S A GAME!

Should we shave his head? Buff him up? Change the view to First-person? Give him armor and put him in the same environment for 3 games in a row?

I don't think so. This isn't Gears or [insert any FPS war title here].

badz1492785d ago

that's what I was thinking! if he's so generic, what other game characters are looking like Nate or Nate is copying? I can say, hardly any!

Drake is as generic as it gets for a normal guy thus making him kinda believable in a way! but due to nature of video games where devs are trying their best to make their characters as cool, as badass as possible, (lol @ other steroid injected characters) many don't even consider putting an everyday guy like Nathan Drake and to some extent, Elena and Sullivan as main protagonist in their games!

ND went THAT way and it paid off! Uncharted is AWESOME!

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Axonometri2785d ago

I think that was the point. He does stand out, in fact most of the characters in this series stands out in a big way from most game characters. Other than the fact that he can do some amazing agile type movements.. for the most part Nathan and his fellow in-game characters are Human Beings. This is why I, my son, and a lot of the Uncharted fans connect with this series.

TBM2785d ago

exactly he's just a normal guy trying to make a buck and gets caught up in a crazy adventure.

i'm actually glad he and the other characters are normal looking instead of steroid looking freakazoids.

NateCole2785d ago

Its his animation that really sets him a part. I also love that he is a everyday bloke in extraordinary situations. To me is truly the best new character this gen.

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BeastlyRig2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Uncharted 3 will be a definite day1 buy!!

I'm more than sure ND will deliver one of the best ps3 games to date!

BUT.. I would have to say this is a face of the year award contender(FOTY)!!
- http://www.battlefield3chea...

JamieLeeC932785d ago

I don't understand why people complain about him looking older. He is older for fuck sake!

HeavenlySnipes2785d ago

They were right. He stands out because he is a perfectly human character. He's not a muscle head space marine, a ninja, or brown or grey wearing wacky clothing.

He's a perfectly regular down to Earth guy. Thats why he stands out so much lol

LoaMcLoa2785d ago (Edited 2785d ago )

Stand out?

More like blend in. He's got a great personality though, thanks to the awesome voice work.

NateCole2785d ago

Thats why he stands out in the gaming crowd.

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