VGarabia.com: Can Nathan Drake Beats Old Snake and become the new PS3 symbol?
but no one can take snakes place... nathan drake is tge second best, but snake has been on a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ong trip to become the symbopl of ps brand
It's funny how you're rooting for Snake when you have avatar is Drake. But I do agree with you there. Snake's journey is as epic as it can be. Drake on the other hand, is not too far behind. The difference though, is that Sony owns Naughty Dog who made Drake while Snake belongs to Kojima. Normally, if I see a picture of Snake, it reminds me of MGS. Drake would automatically remind me of the PS3. Other than that, Snake has also appeared in Brawl and the older Gameboy games, but I still think he deserves Sony's symbol more than Drake since he's been with the PS since what, 1998? Drake will eventually take his spot though
lol, so true.
I second belal
normally id have to say snake just cause hes been around for so long and hes so renowned and recognized but, correct me if im wrong, isnt snakes story done in terms of mgs? cause if that is the case, then i feel its only natural to move on to drake as the ps3s new mascot
No Need to compare. PS3 owners can have BOTH.
They should remake FFVII again have Cloud be the symbol. I mean, to many of us, he was the rightful symbol of PS1. ...Just saying. <_<
The thing is with the PS brand they've had so many iconic characters been born and left their brand name its just crazy!
I'd say Drake is a symbol of the ps3 and snake playstation as a whole, but Snake is gone now and mgs is multiplat. Snake appearing on another console would be traumatising :)
MGS4 isn't and never will be multiplat. Maybe in alternate reality but not in this one.
Sony has many mascots, alongside Drake and Snake, take Ratchet, Sackboy and Kratos, hell even Buzz. Sony isn't picking one mascot and whoring it out again and again and again, it's making an army of well known characters that immediately make you think "Playstation"
true @parapraxis yes, and then they will release a Smash Bros type of game!! EPIC
I vote for both. n_n
"Can Nathan Drake Beats Old Snake" Beats? Oh, videogame journalism...
just thinking aloud
the PS brand got crap load of flag ship games and names thats why alot of PPL love it
What about Sackboy? ;_;
Drakes replaced Snake this gen... No doubt about it
Although I favor Sackboy more as the PS3's mascot, I think many can see Nathan Drake as the face of the PS3 slim. It alone, helped drive sales in a similar matter that Solid Snake did in 2008.
Kratos? Snake? Nathan Drake? Cole? SackBoy? Sev? Playstations' have never had a face, this is what makes PS so great for me, i'm not bound to buying Mario or Master Chief for quality gaming.
So true. Other wise we would get less diversity and major milkage. 3rd gen an still no mascot has worked out quite well for Sony.
"Playstations' have never had a face, this is what makes PS so great for me, i'm not bound to buying Mario or Master Chief for quality gaming." As if it needs to be said, MS and Nintendo have plenty of quality games besides those featuring their mascots. It's strange "gamers" find more fun bashing than finding reasons not to... like playing more games on those platforms you trash.
u forgot Jak, Ratchet, and the resistance guy. Sony has too many. Oh and sly cooper also!!
you're right, I buy more metroid than I do mario, and I would love to play L4D2, but $'s tight so that's why I used words like "for me" If I had the $ I would buy that 250gb MW2 360, L4D2 + LIVE, battery packs all of that, but I bought a PS3 and Wii. Probably going to sell the Wii because PS has it covered for me.
this man speaks of wisdom and truth
Who needs 1 mascot when you can have a gang full of them.
They tried to make crash bandicoot the PS face back in the 90's IIRC. Although, that didn't really go anywhere.
but yeah, mgs4 is the one of best games this gen. only uncharted, kz2 and LBP top it. and gow3 and gt5 will soon top it as well.. maybe, by then, the xbots can have mgs4.. on their crapbox 720 because the 3fixme cannot handle mgs4 graphics LMAO!!1!
only uncharted has topped it, even tho kz2 n lbp are quality games they dont compare to mgs.
If it was up to Sony, the wanted "SackBoy" but the couldn't make it
Kratos RUUUUUUULES :) at least in my opinion
visari leader pwnds all this person..
i think Nathan Drake already did, seeing as Metal gear appeared in other consoles before.but Snake is still cool.
Bot stay out of this. NEITHER of them are or ever will be on the 360.
he's no hero
Crash Bandicoot>snake and drake as much as i love the 2 i still love crash the most he was the first real mascot sad he got sold 2 vivendi which is now part of craptivision. I hope they let crash have his eternal rest soon he is almost as dead as the tony hawk franchise. Insomniac and ND must feel sorry for their creations and what they have become.
I've never seen any face or character that represents the Playstation. I don't see the PS having its own Mario or Master Chief. Playstation has always had many, many great characters/symbols (Crash, Spyro, Kratos, Snake, GTA, Sackboy, Drake, RE, Tekken, Jak, Ratchet, etc). If I were to put anything on their band I always see the Gran Turismo Logo over anything else. :/
I defiantly agree that Crash Bandicoot was the best mascot for the PS brand, but sadly those day are long since dead, me personally i think Kratos is the best mascot for the bran , GoW represents everything that is PlayStation well recognized, great gameplay, great story telling, hardware pushing and innovate graphics. just greatness if not excellence in every facet of its execution
As an iconic character, nobody can even touch Snake. As a game, I still slightly favour MGS4 because of its replayability and ridiculous amount of unlockables. Sorry Nate, but in my eyes, Snake still holds the top spot.
Doesn`t matter. Droids have wet dreams over both of them.
Master Chief and Marcus Fenix anybody?
If that`s what you`re into.
No way. I would totally have sweet dreams about Nathan Drake. :D You can keep the other two.
Drake is a cool dude. I thought Master Chief is a mindless moron ranger and Marcus Fenix is a generic prick exsoldier redeeming himself by saving the world. Drake is normal, but still badass. Like indi. And his crew is better. Sully the dirty old man, Two hot chicks, and Tenzin is badass Nepali.
snake has defected to other consoles in this generation and generations past so my vote would have to go for Nate. platforms snake has been on: nes msx ps1 ps2 xbox xbox 360 (soon) ngc wii and pc edit: and Iphone (wtf) platforms drake has been on: ps3
Snake isn't going to be on 360, Raiden is. Snake could be in the story, but Raiden is the Protagonist, and I am pretty sure Snake was only playable on one part of MGS2 which was on the Xbox, and PS2. "I didn't say anything about Solid Snake."
fcuk the ps3 symbol. I'm talking about the playstation symbol and that is, and always will be, solid snake no matter how many playstations there are in the future. Drake is awesome though but why define it to one console? If we did that the 360 would have nothing.
Crash Bandicoot was the biggest mascot for Sony and no one has touched him ever since not even Snake. Snakes big but not as big as what Crash was and don't forget to mention Lara Croft because she and Crash were Sony's biggest mascots at the time. Dam the old days were so awesome.
Snake is an industry legend, Drake - however great he is, isn't anywhere near Snake status yet.
Solid Snake is more iconic than Drake.
my vote is to the man who can take a tank,a helicopter,a skilled sniper,a psycho psychic,a cyborg ninja,a skilled man with a revolver and a large a bipedal walking tank with nuclear launching capabilities and an electrified rail-gun all in below freezing weather in less than 18 hours
I love Drake but Snake will always be my all time favorite PS icon. Ive always purchased playstations because of MGS games. But Drake's slowly snaking his way alongside Snake, and its not that hard to see why. To be fair i rate Snake as my all time favorite stealth action hero and Drake as my new 3rd person action adventure hero.
Sony America : Kratos Sony Europe : Sackboy Sony Japay : Toro
Playstation's mascots rarely ever stay put in one place. The brand of revolving doors I say.
In addition, this gen does show Sony investing in products that they will own forever, so hopefully it won't always be the case.
it would be a close battle between them lol. CQC vs drakes combo attacks. remeber drake has been beating up military soldiers in his adventures as well. He is a brawler. Never back down the movie type brawler lol. I guess against young snake he would have no chance but old snake he could take.
sorry, but I like Nathan Drake better hes badass, and kicks major @ss period. (not that Snake doesnt)
Forget the face of PS3 but how about one of the faces of gaming in general! I dont usually get wrapped up in this comparison BS but snakes been slitting throats since the N.E.S days! Thats right MGS1 for PS1 wasn't the first MG. Drake is a new and VERY GENERIC CHARACTER who is outshined in the presence of snake. PLUS SNAKE HAS CIGS!!!!!!!!!! NUFF SAID!!!!!!!!!
>Drake >generic Yeah, no.
I don't think that Sony has a mascot for the simple reason nothing sticks out. When I asked a group of friends about the different Playstation icons no 2 people brought up the same character. I brought up Nate Drake, my buddy Ian brought up Solid Snake, my Wifes brother brought up Sackboy, and our friend Jay brought up Altair(Assassins Creed) and we decided that Sony should be able to do the Best Mash up game, more then likely beating the Mashups of Kingdom Hearts.
Crash grew up into Nathan Drake (Naughty Dog's transition to real HD gaming)... The winner is still Snake... he was there since the original PlayStation came out- and what a feat that game did for the time. I still think you could argue the same for Uncharted this gen. Nathan's adventure / gameplay / graphics sets the bar for developers today.
haha, remember when Sackboy almost became the symbol? That's a great mascot, too. That's one of the things I like about the PlayStation Brand. Pick your favorite amongst the many symbols. Not just a man in armor...
Between Drake or Snake... id have to go with THE GOD OF WAR or chuck norris
Snake is iconic.....Drake,however "cool" reminds me of Indiana for whatever reason.Great game,great execution,yet I recommend Snake's sordid story more.One man,one chance,last chance.Snake FTW.Drake FTRU(Runner-up).Someday....... ..maybe,not this day however.
Drake is awesome and everything but to beat Snake or take Snake's place in anyway? HELL NO! Snake is an icon in the gaming industry and he's been sneaking around since 1987. I don't think a 2 years old franchise can touch a 22 years old franchise like Metal Gear. Need I to remind you that Uncharted is not even an original game and that all props should go to miss Lara Croft when it comes to Action/Adventures? Naughty Dog did a pretty good job but what they need was nothing special. They took TOMB RAIDER and fixed everything that was missing and wrong in it and gave us Uncharted. However, before Metal Gear, the STEALTH genre never existed and Kojima was the one to make that happen. Not to mention top notch voice acting and cinematics. No! Drake is not even close to take Lara's place to begin with.
You'd be making a better point if you said Uncharted was a ripoff of Indiana Jones. It'd still be wrong, but better. I think it's funny that you're praising Metal Gear's originality. Kurt Russell would go Snake Plissken on your ass if he read that.
You can thank Pitfall before you thank Lara Croft. Mwuahaha. Really though, what game is unlike anything else ever created? The early creators of games would sooner be inspired by non-game mediums such as books and movies, so I'm sure that a lot of ideas for games can thank the film industry and books before thanking other (older) games.
And for the record, Uncharted 2's cutscenes = a million times more entertaining and better presented than MGS4's. There's a reason why nobody complained about Uncharted 2's cutscenes. They were pleasant to sit through.
It should be between Snake and Ratchet. Both characters represent the PS brand greatly
in a fight snake would win, in everything else drake would win