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Nolan North: It's Great That Naughty Dog's Allowed Nathan Drake to Mature

After the disappointment of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's delay earlier in the year, there's a lot of hype surrounding Naughty Dog's seminal adventuring series again today with the announcement of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for the PlayStation 4. And in order to capitalise on that, PlayStation Access has uploaded a massive 20 minute panel with Nolan North, in which the legendary larynx lender answers a series of questions pertaining to PlayStation's most popular property.

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bluzone1503d ago

It's a good interview.

FallenAngel19841503d ago

Wish the same could be said for Kratos

Aloy-Boyfriend1503d ago

What is wrong with Kratos? He's someone who has been betrayed so many times by the gods and his own father. I loved Kratos and how bad ass he is. A great anti-hero for sure

Spotie1503d ago

How would Naughty Dog allow Kratos to mature?

I_am_Batman1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

I don't understand why so many people criticise Kratos' character. The character makes sense in the setting of the game. Do you expect him to be politically correct while ripping his way through olympus?

EazyC1503d ago

BEFORE YOU READ: I ADORE GOW, and Kratos as a character, I am just answering your question with no personal inflections or opinions.

The reason people criticise him is that there is simply no depth to him, he is a 2D caricature consumed by insatiable rage and anger; and that is the entire constitution of the argument. He is also a categorical psychopath (no remorse, grandiose sense of self-worth, callous, disregard for others, needs instant gratification, sense of entitlement...he ticks every box), particularly in GoW 3.

I_am_Batman1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

@EazyC: I disagree. I don't know if you didn't pay attention to the story or if you haven't played all GoW games but pretty much every single attribute you listed is easily deniable by references to the plot of the series (especially the "no remorse" point because that's pretty much what the series is all about).

Yes he is consumed by rage and anger but there is a good reason for that. Also if you've played GoW3 (which you probably have because you point to that game in particular as an example of Kratos' alleged flat character) you really can't say that Kratos is callous unless you've played with your eyes closed.

If you recall the story of the games you really can't argue that Kratos' character did develop over the course of the series and that there are explainations given as to why he became the character he is.

BitbyDeath1503d ago

He actually evolves in the 3 games getting angrier with each due to the Gods continuous exploitation of him throughout the games. Just because he doesn't start hugging bunnies doesn't mean he is two dimensional.

TheFirstClassic1503d ago

The psp games actually had some great characterization to him imo.

rainslacker1503d ago

Krotos is a caricature of the Greek Hero's of old, mostly represented by Homer's Illiad and Oddyssey. Those characters were mostly flat in their growth showing change only over great periods of time and through epic moments but never through interpersonal interaction with others unless those others were antagonist. Their motives were driven by their past, just like Kratos. They were far from one dimensional, but the changes were subtle and overall they kept their personality throughout the story.

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FATHASUN1503d ago (Edited 1503d ago )

Kratos was too busy exacting vengeance upon the gods in his previous adventures to mature. He is of course ultimately a warrior. A warrior that finally accomplished his mission to destroy Zeus. Along with the others god and titans that got in his way. If anything, NOW would be the time for Kratos to mature as a character.

Mature into what exactly?? Who knows..? SSM maybe?!?

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Travis37081503d ago

So much Uncharted news! *-* I can't wait for E3!!!

mayberry1503d ago

I love interviews like this one that seem relaxed. Mr. North showed his voice-over skills too!

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