In today’s Spotlight edition of Meddatron’s Eye for Details, I turn my eye to Fighting 118th member Danney, and his Uncharted Drake custom. If you are not a gamer like myself, allow me to give a little background of the character before we take a look.
From Wikipedia – Nathan “Nate” Drake is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Uncharted series, developed by Naughty Dog. He is a playable character in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and appears in the motion comic prequel series Uncharted: Eye of Indra. He is voiced by actor Nolan North, who influenced Drake’s personality by ad-libbing segments of the character’s dialogue.
Naughty Dog based Drake’s appearance and personality on daredevil Johnny Knoxville, actor Harrison Ford, and the heroes of pulp magazines, novels, and films. To make him relatable, the character was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, and given an everyman persona; he is strong-willed, and often jokes and quips. The designers focused on giving him realistic reactions to his environment; for example, he stumbles while running, barely clears objects during leaps, and recognizes the absurdity of the situations in which he finds himself.
Now that we know who he is, lets take a look at the custom on the next page.