Uncharted's lead character follows a long tradition of action heroes who actually kinda suck, and that's why we love him.
Nate's flaws make him a much more interesting character.
Hell, yeah. If he didn't make so many bad choices, those games would be an hour long, tops.
One of the most believable game characters ever created, not a meathead yet not a wuss at the same time.
Nate flaws make him like us Human beings....we are all flawed individuals that is why perfection as it pertains to human beings DOES NOT EXISTS....Naughty Dog nailed it on the Human aspect of Nathan Drake....Cannot wait for this game to come out man...where is the freaking demo already?
I love the Indiana Jones comparisons about how he always kinda loses in the end. Very nice observation about what makes Indy, and Drake, such fun characters.
Nuanced article - there's something to be said for playing games in which you consistently feel bad-ass and super-powered, but there's definitely way more *character* to Nathan Drake.
I hope "flawed Drake" doesn't get old. I love the guy, and I can't wait for Uncharted 3, but I hope the game can still surprise me.
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Now you were spot on about why Nate is so popular. But as for saying he sucks, I have to disagree. All humans make mistakes, he isnt a god or anything. So he gets some help in dire situations, but I would like to know what realistic character could do what he does such as killing thousands of enenies, including a godlike villain without any sort of help. He doesnt suck, he is above average.
A very good article tht I agree...drake is character tht u actually care about a if he wer die I would. E mortified!! As u genuinely feel for the character and want him to do well!! All hail drake!!
WTF? Drake is perfect!
What a brilliant article 'Resilience in the face of total disaster'
How much of Drake's charm comes from Nolan North?
I've always been a fan of the "everyman" character, moreso than the stereotypical buff perfect hero that never makes mistakes. Drake reminds me of characters like Indiana Jones or Jon McClane who are just regular guys who get into horrible situations where the odds are against them.
His flaws make him a realistic character. Unlike Marcus phoenix for example. Xperiaray
His flaws make him a realistic character. Unlike Marcus phoenix for who is the ultimate badness. In my opinion. Xperiaray
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