Show Us What You Love And Hate About Nathan Drake’s Character Design

Show Us What You Love And Hate About Nathan Drake’s Character Design

Ah, Uncharted’s Nathan Drake — The everyman’s adventurer. In a gaming landscape populated with neckless, ‘roid-filled space marines and cyborg ninjas, you’re here to remind us that being a regular joe on a mystical adventure is its own kind of cool.

Drake has gone through a lot of small, tiny changes over the years, but one thing that has mostly remained (somewhat) constant is the ‘Half-tuck’ — An innovative form of shirt wearing that game designer Tim Schafer once likened to ‘an Unfinished Symphony‘. Personally, I’m glad he ditched the canvas shoes by game three for a pair of boots. Indiana Jones wears Aldens for god’s sake, the least you can do is not show up to the mythical lost city Shambhala in busted pair of Tevas.

It’s your turn, Kotaku readers. Using our image annotation system, show us what you love (or hate) about Nathan Drake’s character design. Just click the part of the image you want to comment on and annotate away!

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    • LOL

      Also, does the AU version of the site support annotating the images? It might be a trade-off for looking way less naff web 2.0

    • annotate is only avi in Kotaku US, not in Australia, lets hope they add it eventually

  • An American, conventionally attractive white heterosexual male with athletic physique, short brown hair and stubble, aged 23-45, who has a gun, a wry smirk, and an overused voice actor. I’ve never seen a protagonist like this in a videogame before.

  • He always looks as if he has mustard stains on his shirts… Smelly bastard.

  • Have a shower, Nathan. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to change your clothes once in an adventure.

  • I love how he can do a leap from a stationary hanging position to some ledge behind him, about 15 meters away…

  • its not his charachter design I hate….its his charachter, and his big stupid face

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