The Playstation has seen an extensive bulk of memorable and indeed attractive characters for males to become utterly obsessed with, from the legendary buxom bombshell Lara Croft, to commander Shepard’s mysterious and striking galaxy trekking companion Miranda Lawson, but there’s one globe-trotting adventurer who has all these individuals beat, Nathan (Oh crap!) Drake (wait, a male?). Uncharted: Drakes fortune and Among Thieves are arguably the most entertaining games ever to grace the PS3, with diverse and appealing locales spread across various continents and delivering more action than a Michael Bay movie, an expansive narrative and cinematic experience to rival most Hollywood blockbusters, not to mention the diverse cast of characters that congregate around the exciting world of Uncharted. But ultimately its the charm, wit and yes, the looks of Nathan Drake that wills you on to succeed, because you genuinely care about the character. So is it wrong for a heterosexual male to be slightly infatuated with computer generated male protagonist? (where to begin with that sentence).
Well lets begin with the moral issue of admiring a fictional character, is that in itself inappropriate? Let me answer that question by posing another, did you find Jessica Rabbit any less attractive because she was a cartoon character? Were you any less determined to be a Ninja Turtle despite the obvious handicap of being human? Of course not, (I myself still find Jessica Rabbit strangely alluring), the same applies to Nate. He’s an incredibly attractive individual, and its ok for us males to admit and accept this fact, in the same way its acceptable to confess that Brad Pitt’s striking. Nathan Drake is the PlayStation’s equivalent to James Bond, the girls want to be with him, the boys want to be him, and why not? Nate is gifted with the opportunities we all dream of, travelling to various exotic locations in search of legendary treasures, brawling with an insatiable onslaught of villanous thugs, exploring ancient city’s with the assistance of 2 attractive ladies not to mention participating in epic gun combats, surviving train wrecks and living the dream of a hero, just in someone elses boots.
In my relatively humble opinion, no-one should feel ashamed to digress a certain degree of admiration with this treasure hunter extraordinaire, it’s a form of respect, and in a rather obscure way is someone we should aspire too. Not in a sense that you should be confronting heavily armed goons and power-hungry megalomaniac’s, but rather having new and varied encounters, like traveling or going rock climbing (maybe), and just simply having the inner confidence to attempt new experiences. Philosophical nonsense? Perhaps, but I hope you comprehend where my fundamentally odd notion is exuding from, or maybe I’ve been babbling complete nonsense for far too long and may need seek further psychiatric advice?…….I think I’m going to lie down now.
Hope this particularly random article wasnt too confusing for you, please leave comments, if not for yourselves then for my own sanity, cheers.
Do you share the same sence of respect for Nate? Or am I the only one?