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Nathan Fillion wants your help landing lead in Uncharted film

Wednesday, 13 October 2010 16:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Nathan Fillion really wants to play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.

So much so, he’s asking for your help in landing the part.

Most of you want him in the role anyway, so why not help a fella out? He already has close to 650K followers. A few more should help.

Here’s his tweet: “If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE!”

According to a report last week, director David O. Russell is back on board to direct Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, thankfully skipping the film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to do it.

Avi Arad, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner said to be producing the film, which IMDB has listed for release in 2013.

So, go do what the man says. Help him at least get a script reading by clicking on his tweet link up top.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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68 Comments

  1. satsugai

    Eew him? He’d do well I reckon but I just don’t like him.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Madeira

    Generic wisecracker character in a generic tomb raider ripoff game with a second rate Indiana Jones story. He should know that high production values in a video game doesn’t make it an interesting IP that will translate into a decent movie.

    Damn, I am just finding out how much I dislike Uncharted.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Thalius

    He was clearly the inspiration for the humor style in Nathan Drake. Naughty Dog is a fan of firefly(thats why they wired Greg Edmonson, the composer of Firefly/Serenity they said so in the making of)
    The type of action/comedy necessary for a Uncharted movie is perfect for Nathan Fillion.

    Rise up Browncoats and make this happen. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dark

    Making movies from video games is the worst idea ever.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. manamana

    I like him and his behaviour, Serenity was hilarious – RISE!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    If Nathan Fillion wants a favour, I’m happy to oblige. Unless it’s sexual, in which case I’ll lend him Psychotext.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    He sort of looks the part but at the same time he also looks abit older then you’d imagine Nate to be.

    But i’m sure ND would love to have him play the part.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Quiiick

    Nooooo!

    Edit: He ruined “Halo 3: ODST” already.

    I’d prefer Keanu Reeves for this role.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. spiderLAW

    Hes perfect for the role. I dont think the movie will be good…o well, at least the games were amazing *leers at #2*

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    Hes perfect for the role hell ND pretty much copy and pasted Mal Reynolds from Firefly when they were creating UC.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Without the voice, it’s not Nathan Drake. They should have Nolan North do it.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. endgame

    ok so how exactly can we hlp him? simply follow?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. abnormal alan

    me and DJ Deathstar were having this conversation at the weekend. I could imagine him or Jenson Ackles playing the part

    #13 4 years ago
  14. manamana

    @8 he added so much to ODST. C’mon V’ronica.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DSB

    Bruce Campbell = Oscar potential.

    Anyone else = Weak ass videogame movie.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. abnormal alan

    @8

    Keanu Reeves fuck off seriously????? he would be just about the last person i’d choose for the role jesus. He can only play one character ‘emotionally disconnected guy’ (other than in Bill and Ted)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    Keanu Reeves can’t really play anything. It says a lot about an actor that the movie he’s the most credited for is the one that has the fewest lines.

    He’s really good at saying the word “Whoa” though. You can build a career on that, apparently.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    :(

    #18 4 years ago
  19. El_MUERkO

    Ignoring the name similarity and the lack of star power I think he’d be perfect for the role!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Gotta be Nolan North. All about the voice, the movement, the character. He may not LOOK like Nathan Drake, but I’d rather see the real deal than some imposter.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @2: A second rate Indiana Jones story? Are you kidding? The story in both Uncharted games are superior to any Indiana Jones flick.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. osric90

    Please, God… Don’t let this movie come out unless it’s at least half-good the game was.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. spiderLAW

    @15 you are kidding right?

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    “Unless it’s sexual, in which case I’ll lend him Psychotext.”

    Wouldn’t touch him with your bargepole, let alone mine.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Madeira

    @21

    Full disclosure: I didn’t make it past the beginning part in Uncharted 1, after the boat part, the tutorial level ripped straight out of a tomb raider game (exact same game mechanics, animation, environment, everything). The back and forth with the old guy that was supposed to be witty actually pissed me off it was so contrived. Total buzzkill.

    So maybe the story is good, but I doubt it. The character Nathan Drake has to be the safest, most obvious, least creative character in any IP in any entertainment medium.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Spaced Oddity

    Keanu Reeves is a cool guy, but a fucking terrible actor. I can…wait…I don’t want to imagine how much he will rape the role of Spike Spiegel in the Cowboy Bebop movie (Hollywood…random racial slur here).

    Nathan Drake was indeed modeled after Mal Reynolds in behavior and slightly in looks. Fillion may be a bit older than Drake, but he can still pull it off. Harrison Ford was 39 when he first appeared as Indiana Jones, after all (Fillion is 39).

    As for Mr. Grumpypants who went on a rant about how much he hates Uncharted…WAH BOO HOO! Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but your bitter tirade screams butthurt jealousy.

    Also, Bruce Campbell as Sully! I’ve been screaming for it since I first popped the Drake’s Fortune disc into the slot and fell in love with the best tomb raiding series this console generation (my opinion, at least).

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    “Bruce Campbell = Oscar potential.

    Anyone else = Weak ass videogame movie.”

    DSB has said the smartest thing in this whole thread.

    @3 “He was clearly the inspiration for the humor style in Nathan Drake.”

    Wise-cracking accidental heroes are far from the most original concept ever invented, in television, video games, or *any* medium.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Aimless

    I seem to remember that Naughty Dog approached Mr Fillion to be the voice of Drake for the first game, but for whatever reason he declined. How ironic.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Yoshi

    He doesn’t even look the part! WTF

    #29 4 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    Jeez guys do any of you realise that there. Are a limit on human personalities? Its. Not this infinite void of untapped eccentricness. Honestly, these personalities are the most interesting in character development especially for a leading character. Would you. Rather see a. Emo guy throwing. Wise cracks at people? I wouldn’t, people kill me. With this “oh be original in personality in a story” the story is already struggling to be original. Its hard to make a characters that original.

    Then again we can always go to emo leaders again like in final fantasy 7 or 8.lol

    #30 4 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    @29: Because acting is soooo much about looking like the character. Remember Prince of Persia? Any of the Resident Evil games? Yeah, exactly.

    Nathan is perfect.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DSB

    @25 I felt the exact same way you do. I should probably mention I don’t own a PS3, and I was playing it at my brothers place, but I gave up on it before I got an hour into it. Funnily enough I got the same caustic response you just did for writing as much :P

    Not that I think game characters need to be deep or anything, but saying that the original Uncharted game is somehow on par with something like Indiana Jones is something that can only be taken seriously in the strange and terrible world of religious fanboy extremism.

    And Indy is pretty tough to beat in my opinion.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Hybridpsycho

    @25

    But he still rocks :) and obviously it worked!

    Anyways, would be awesome to have this guy as Nathan Drake. I love him from Firefly/Serenity! :)

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Spaced Oddity

    @DSB
    Instead of making generalized statements, why don’t you share why you feel Uncharted isn’t on par with Indiana Jones? They share similarities in humor, in taking liberties with creating stories based on real legends and artifacts. Not to mention both Indiana Jones and Uncharted flirt with Nazis. Elena Fischer provides a strong heroin role comparable to that of the one played by Karen Allen in Raiders and Crystal Skulls. Not to mention Sully’s blunt, bitter, and perverse swindler antics also add a good amount of comedy while at the same time a voice of reason to Nathan Drake’s cocky, wreckless demeanor.

    Both Indiana Jones and Uncharted are driven by a shared sense of adventure, whimsical comedy, and cliche, yet likeable, characters.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Madeira

    @34

    Take away the showcase production values and the PS3 exclusivity, and we wouldn’t be discussing an Uncharted movie.

    The fact that you’re trying to argue that Uncharted is on par with Indy is paranormally sad. Nathan Drake is an average, generic adventure guy (he’s flawed!), barely worthy of TV show starring Nathan Fillion, cancelled after 6 episodes, at best.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Gadzooks!

    I like Nate Fillion. He’s at his best when paired with Joss Whedon IMO, but I think he’d make a good Drake.

    He’s got charm and a unique style, and playing Drake would require something more than a generic pretty boy actor.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. guapo

    @ 30 – I have to disagree with you on the limited personalities thing. There are definitely no, i repeat no limits on the variance of human personality. Each of us is totally different. Even if you were to go so far as to limit the amount of personality types (which i do not believe because personality CANNOT be typefied) our individual experiences would shape that broad “type” into a unique personality/general state of mind/world view. I also think that games and movies should stay away from each other. Far away.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DSB

    @34 Because it’s a pointless argument. If you can’t see it for what it is, why would I waste my time trying to map it out? I don’t have to convert every fanboy to my point of view.

    I actually did write a long post doing just that, but it’s a hopeless endeavor. Your account of Indiana Jones has nothing to do with the character itself, and even if that comparison was valid, why would it be impressive that they ripped off characters from a movie? Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.

    Nathan Drake is a gung ho douchebag, whereas Indiana Jones is in fact a laconic, slightly bitter, quite nerdy loner, who happens to find a meaning in life searching for the worlds greatest treasures.

    It’s worlds apart, and I don’t fancy going toe to toe with frothing hordes of fanboys. Clearly criticism isn’t an option when it comes to that franchise.

    @37 I agree and I disagree. Game characters are in a world of their own. Mario basically has no personality, and people love the hell out of him.

    I think Grim Fandango goes far to show how much can be done with videogame characters in just one game, though.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Madeira

    @38

    An interesting video game character worthy of expanding on in a movie: York from Deadly Premonition. There should be a movie for that game, and Fillion should be campaigning for that role.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. lexph3re

    Sorry but from a character development stand point personalities are fairly limited when your looking at things of interest. Not every personality is interesting, especially for a story. And, a lot of personalities boil down to identical states when trying to captivate an. Audience. For instance in an action flick the main character. Generally holds the same trait as the next which is being a badass. You can create different settings for them to thrive in and interact but it always boils down to them making that. Arrogant untouchable mark. And in required genres trying to change that comes out being stupid. How can you have a leader with out the leader trait? Or the emo without the. Emotions. Personalities can change within a character but still being restricted to the environment for which their in.

    Everything is about execution and especially when your developing. A. Specific. Focus of a character.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Michael O’Connor

    @40 So what? That doesn’t mean we have to like them. I’ll take an originally executed character over the same generic archetype over and over and over and over.

    And when practically every single character in a video game is either 1) a wise cracking every-man, 2) A bald muscle-head, or 3) an angst ridden teenagers, those archetypes especially grate.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. spiderLAW

    @38
    You really cant judge the games story and character by an hour or 2 of gameplay and a wikipedia page or review.
    Im definitely not a fanboy of Uncharted. I played through the first Uncharted twice to make sure i wasnt missing anything and i didnt see exactly what people were going crazy about. When Uncharted 2 was announced, i couldnt have cared less. My wife bought Uncharted2 for my birthday (even though i told her i didnt want it). OMG what a brilliant game. They really developed the characters and gave them such complimenting characteristics. You really have to play through it.
    From what you and Madeira seem to describe Drake as, you obviously need to play the game to see that you are completely missing everything. Drake is a very deep character with really detailed characteristics that sets him apart from other game characters. I wont say Uncharted 2 is better than any Indiana Jones movie (well maybe crystal skull) but it definitely is up there with movie quality. Calling those who like Uncharted 2 hording fanboys because of preference is the same thing that i see you as for Indiana Jones. When arguing about Indiana Jones superiority, you remind me of those arguing over which is better between Star Trek and Star Wars (i prefer star wars mythos but enjoy Star Trek in general equally). Comparing franchises that have similarities is all fine and dandy but discrediting a franchise to make your preference sound better isnt.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. lexph3re

    Also to the people who haven’t played uncharted 1 or 2. The character is different then indie. Indie is an. Archeologist/treasure hunter Nathan drake is a Pirate/ninja. They are different in design and can only be appreciated. For the character progression. So its. Hard to. Hear your arguement out on the character if you are being bias in the game. It doesn’t take a fanboy to appreciate the work Naughty Dog did in uncharted

    #43 4 years ago
  44. DSB

    @42 I have no problem with people taking a different point of view on a game, but when any ammount of criticism leads to any ammount of guys saying things that simply aren’t true, like “OMG this is just like Indiana Jones” then I think it’s appropriate to talk about hordes of fanboys, because it simply isn’t sensible. Last time I mentioned my experience with Uncharted, I was accused of being out to slander the game and promote the sinister Xbox agenda. It’s sickening, really.

    I didn’t play through the whole game, so I could just be seeing the tip of the iceberg, but what I saw wasn’t original even in the slightest. It was a Tomb Raider game with some very tacky dialogue, easy yet laborious puzzles, and which made me walk away because I was bored out of my skull.

    Nobody mentioned Uncharted 2, though.

    Indiana Jones is widely recognized as one of the greatest action heroes in film history – Anyone has a right to challenge that, but this is widely recognized by people who are a lot more qualified to judge the way a character is constructed, as opposed to silly arguments of preference like Star Trek or Star Wars.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. The Hindle

    Nate Drake is more John Mclaine then Indy anyway, NDS vision for UC when they first sat down was Die Hard on an island so the Indy comparisions are a bit pointless. Also Indy hasnt had a good game in years probably never will again so UC is the closest thing we will get and id say it replicates that feel of an Indy movie quite well.

    Indy rules though especally that theme music gets me everytime.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Spaced Oddity

    @Madeira
    I forgot the part where you admitted to only playing the very beginning of the game and basing your opinion of the entire game just to the first 15 minutes. :D See, you’re the one focusing on production values and console exclusivity. A great game is a great game, no matter what format it’s played. Let’s leave the opinions to those who’ve actually PLAYED it.

    @DSB
    I asked for your detailed opinion on why you feel the way you do about it, not some generalized response, or some unrelated bickering on fanboyism, or even arrogance as if your opinion is worth more than anyone else’s (hate to break it to you, it isn’t, though it obviously is more than people like Madeira who haven’t actually played it). Are you so insecure that you remain in defense mode?

    Hell, your response doesn’t even discuss anything I actually stated in my post directed to you. Indiana Jones and Nathan Drake are obviously different people with different personalities, different goals, different motives, yet share the love of adventure and discovery, be it, as you so interestingly put, Indy’s desire to find meaning in life through each quest or Drake’s desire to know the truth of his lineage and seeking fortune as a glorified grave robber. Uncharted might not be original, but neither was Indiana Jones (I guess movies of its type didn’t exist before 1981 heh).

    I personally view Uncharted as the Indiana Jones franchise of gaming, a void that not even Tomb Raider could fill, because of the lore it presents, the relics of time forgotten and worlds supernatural, as well as the vivid characters who enrich the story with humor. I can respect that you feel differently, as you should respect that my opinion differs from yours.

    Also, I don’t appreciate you lumping me in with fanboys you’ve had dealings with in the past, or fabricating words and putting them into my mouth. I bring good points to a discussion and you choose to take a pompous stance of feigned superiority.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    @46 Any similarities that Indiana Jones and Nathan Drake have with each other are superficial at best. Their personalities are *completely* different.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. DSB

    @46 I’m just saying, your argument has no hold in reality. Those characters aren’t alike, and even if they were, they’d be cloned off of a movie – How is that impressive?

    But okay…

    The writing fails from the get go. Leeching clichéd comebacks off of 1980′s action movies just isn’t funny, and it certainly isn’t clever. “Are you okay?” “Yeah. Nothing a bit of therapy can’t fix” – Really? Fair enough, it’s something you’re allowed to do in games, but it’s still disappointing.

    It’s miles from offering the same kind of multi-faceted protagonist as Indiana Jones – A laconic, nerdy loner, who desperately seeks the worlds most exquisite treasures, but feels a little stressed out by all the crap that happens to him during his quest, and that personal ambivalence lends him a bit of humanity, not least coupled with his anarchistic phase in the second movie, and his daddy issues in the third, compared to Nathan Drakes predictable, shallow, testosterony doucheness.

    Where Indiana Jones gets into absurd, funny and sometimes absurd situations, Nathan Drake just jumps around a little and solves some riddles and shoots at a few bad guys. That’s not a great application for a character, and it highlights a lot of the differences between videogames and movies.

    Gameplaywise I didn’t see one point where Uncharted stands out from Tomb Raider. It has tighter combat, but was more repetitive than it was rewarding, and frankly I liked the run and gun of Tomb Raider better. Like I said I gave up on it because I felt like it was wasting my time, so I’m not pretending to be an omniescent reviewer. That was just my experience with the game.

    I didn’t play more than an hour, as stated above. It was boring the hell out of me.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Spaced Oddity

    @47

    EXACTLY! However, DSB seems to think I am saying the characters are carbon copies. [rolls eyes]

    @48

    Apparently your reading comprehension skills must be shit, because you can’t seem to understand anything I’ve actually said.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. DSB

    @49 Right. That’s nevertheless my experience with the game.

    Take it or leave it, sourpuss.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. The Hindle

    @ 48 One is a movie the other is a game youre always going to have more depth in a movie talk about stating the obvious…. if you went into UC expecting it to be like TR no wonder youre dissapointed.Completely different.

    UC 2 is miles better then the first game dude give it a try it may change your mind.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. spiderLAW

    @44
    That completely makes sense except for your last paragraph.
    It is the same. Comparing the construction of the whole story/mythos of each franchise is the same as comparing the construction of a well known character.
    Doesn’t matter how its put.

    Also, yes Indiana Jones is far more established and recognizable by a wider audience but that’s because movies were the forefront of visual entertainment for decades before games even incorporated character development into its structure. It’s a tough subject to compare really.

    Comparing these two characters however is very odd to me. Nathan has nothing in common with Indiana Jones besides the fact that they both explore for powerful treasures and artifacts.
    Comparing Uncharted to Tomb Raider is just idiotic. Only thing they have similar is TPS and Treasure hunting. Other than that, there isn’t anything similar between the 2.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. DSB

    @51 I never compared the two. Someone else did.

    I don’t doubt that Uncharted 2 is miles better, but that’s completely irrelevant in this conversation. I was merely talking about one isolated game I played at my brothers place one time.

    This is what I’m talking about. You criticize one game and that leads to 50 different assumptions and postulates :P

    Really, I’m just saying that one specific game bored the hell out of me.

    @52 I didn’t want to get into movie versus games anything. Someone else did, I merely sketched out the significant differences.

    I don’t think you want to put videogame characters up against movie characters really. I think there are rare cases like Grim Fandango where the genre and the story is just perfect, but in a game, characters are going to be defined 80% of the time by their physical actions and maybe a few exclamations. You can’t put in more than 20% worth of cutscenes, because people will just up and leave.

    In a movie you can paint a far deeper picture, using real people with real emotions, rather than lines of code mimmicking the same.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. spiderLAW

    Im with DSB on this one.
    It all started with some others making the comparisons and then DSB stating his opinion on that persons comment. I just think that #2 was a bit harsh and DSB agreeing with him made himself a target.
    People are allowed to view things differently. I just think #2 shouldnt be making such brash comparisons if he hasnt even played the games fully.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Spaced Oddity

    @48

    Yes, I can see you haven’t played beyond your first hour as you don’t have even the slightest idea of Drake’s personality and its changes through development during the first game. Yes, he begins as an arrogant, cocky show-off, but becomes a more grounded, matured and vulnerable human. Of course, your description of him doesn’t include that…moving on.

    “Where Indiana Jones gets into absurd, funny and sometimes absurd situations, Nathan Drake just jumps around a little and solves some riddles and shoots at a few bad guys.”

    If you had played the game, or even the sequel, you wouldn’t have said that…moving on.

    By the way, stating for the second time, none of the Indiana Jones movies were original, especially the dialogue. By no means was Uncharted original, either, but blasting Uncharted for it and not Indy Jones is a bit naive.

    So all it boils down to is you’re an Indy fanboy (can’t blame you, amazing movies) who hasn’t played Uncharted beyond the first part, yet criticizes it based on unsubstatiated claims and ignorance and calls people fanboys for pointing it out? Allow me the pleasure of laughing at such juvenile stupidity. LOL

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DSB

    @55 Yeah, I’m definitely the one argueing on a kindergarden level here, mr LOL.

    The fact that he’s constructed on at least 10 different people, fictional and real, pretty much assures that he isn’t going to be original. He just does what he does a lot better than most others in the same category.

    I think you’re just feeling a bit challenged, so you’re making assumptions on my behalf, in some kind of effort to mask all the thoughtless rubbish you’ve spewed forth so far. Mind you I never said that Nathan Drake and Indiana Jones aren’t different people, you just happened to be careless enough to argue that Nathan Drake was somehow the better constructed of the two.

    And given the fact that the Indiana Jones movies have in fact been lauded for their number of iconic scenes, I think it’s fair to say that they kept their recycling of other peoples work to a fair standard.

    I have a general rule of not playing games that bore me for more than an hour. It’s not exactly exemplary design. The ammount of time I did play is what I base my opinion on, as I’ve made clear from the beginning.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. lexph3re

    @micheal that is true you don’t have to but if your in a story driven about a man who. Is smart enough to find hidden treasure wouldn’t he be all he can be and more? How far do you really expect a clutz to get in exploration if all he knows is. The basics? Someone in the story would have to fit the bill of a know it all. As for the hulking badasses that are bald. I agree that is old but its the image that gives the intensity of the characters background.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Crysis

    First 30 mins of Uncharted 1 i honestly found boring, from the point you reach the rusted Nazi U-boat & onwards, it goes all up-hill from there, then it got a little boring when it started getting supernatural, then it became awesome again! :D
    But you can’t really judge a game by the first 30 mins, but that happens all to often, give any game you play at the very least 3 hours to give you a proper judgement on whether or not it’s worth playing, i mean, how many people would put down their controller on a game like inFamous or more notably, Halo: Reach where it takes a while to pick up (BTW, i’m a commander on Reach, but online i’m limited to Lt. Colonel D:)-wow i got way off topic… i think

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Spaced Oddity

    @56
    My GOD, have you read a single thing I’ve said (worrying about your reading skills now)? I never argued Drake/Indy as the same, nor have I once argued Drake is better than Indy. I have only argued against your still unsupported opinion that the Uncharted franchise isn’t on par with the Indiana Jones franchise.

    I am challenged; challenged in trying to communicate with you on a level you will finally understand. I’ve only responded to comments you’ve made while you are pulling ideas out of your ass and slapping my name on it as though they’re things I’ve actually said.

    Yes, Indiana Jones is LEGENDARY, and not once have I tried to discredit that. I even said it was one of the finest contributions to American cinema in the latter part of the 20th Century. Uncharted is popular, well-loved and critically acclaimed as well. Neither franchise has innovated anything, only taking what already existed and perfecting it (forget Crystal Skulls, though, if you can).

    What it all boils down to is that, to me, Uncharted has successfully brought the Indiana Jones spirit into gaming, thus being on par. That’s my argument for debate. Yours is that it’s worlds apart and that anyone who thinks differently is a moron, or a fanboy.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. DSB

    I’m never gonna give a game 3 hours of my time without expecting it to deliver. Either it makes an effort or it doesn’t.

    You should always stay with the same chick for 3 years – If you don’t, how will you truly know what she’s like?

    Yeah…. Keep the faith :P

    @59 That’s interesting, let’s scroll back a bit.

    “Instead of making generalized statements, why don’t you share why you feel Uncharted isn’t on par with Indiana Jones? They share similarities in humor, in taking liberties with creating stories based on real legends and artifacts. Not to mention both Indiana Jones and Uncharted flirt with Nazis. Elena Fischer provides a strong heroin role comparable to that of the one played by Karen Allen in Raiders and Crystal Skulls. Not to mention Sully’s blunt, bitter, and perverse swindler antics also add a good amount of comedy while at the same time a voice of reason to Nathan Drake’s cocky, wreckless demeanor.

    Both Indiana Jones and Uncharted are driven by a shared sense of adventure, whimsical comedy, and cliche, yet likeable, characters.”

    This is what we call highly selective rubbish. They might both be adventure themed, they might both have certain characters of the same gender, but none of that matters even in the slightest, when talking about the actual craftsmanship that went into them.

    Critically, the second Uncharted is apparently one of the greatest games ever made. The first one is simply recognized as a good game.

    It’s also worth noting that Indiana Jones goes from unoriginal, to legendary in just two posts. Are we a little confused by what we really think, here? It’s a legend that’s like everything else?

    I have no idea what Uncharted 2 did in comparison to Indiana Jones, and it could well be that Uncharted starts to entertain 3 hours into the game, I haven’t mentioned either instances of content this discussion, I merely spoke of my own experience.

    I clearly stated how much I’d played and what I thought of it, and this lead to an incited post by you asking for specifics. You got those, but you claim they’re a bit hard to read. This is exactly why I don’t argue with fanboys, as I tried to explain.

    Quite arguably, however, the Indiana Jones spirit has been there since Tomb Raider, if not long before. That doesn’t mean the two are on par, in any way – For one they’re two entirely different mediums, playing by entirely different rules.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Kcat10

    We want Nathan Fillion to be cast as Nathan Drake!

    Yes! NATHAN FILLION is the BEST choice to play Nathan Drake! He’s got action hero written all over him, with the biceps to prove it. He’s extremely bright, clever, funny, sexy, young, hot, and devilishly handsome. And he wants this role as much as we want it for him!

    It’s his turn to be the next powerful leading man on the big screen. He’s an up-and-coming A-List movie star with moxie and heat and he’s a-comin’ to take over feature films! I feel it! Grab him while you can for the Uncharted franchise. Because he’ll also make the best Indiana Jones when they re-boot those movies!!

    In his campaign to be Nathan Drake, we Browncoats and Castillions firmly support our Captain Nathan Fillion!

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Spaced Oddity

    “It’s also worth noting that Indiana Jones goes from unoriginal, to legendary in just two posts. Are we a little confused by what we really think, here? It’s a legend that’s like everything else?”

    Would you say Star Wars is legendary? Yes? No?
    …..
    …..
    …..
    Star Wars is unoriginal, Lucas having borrowed elements and themes from other movies, mediums and directors such as Akira Kurosawa. Just an example of how being derivitive does not exclude something from being legendary. People take already existing ideas and expand or evolve them, making them legendary.

    “I clearly stated how much I’d played and what I thought of it, and this lead to an incited post by you asking for specifics.”

    I was foolish in expecting specifics from someone who didn’t have the experience or knowledge to fulfill my request, so I apologise. Admittedly, when I asked you, I didn’t know you had not played the game beyond the first hour.

    “…Both Indiana Jones and Uncharted are driven by a shared sense of adventure, whimsical comedy, and cliche, yet likeable, characters.”
    This is what we call highly selective rubbish. They might both be adventure themed, they might both have certain characters of the same gender, but none of that matters even in the slightest, when talking about actual craftsmanship that went into them.”

    Again, you don’t have the knowledge or experience to begin making a judgment on the “actual craftsmanship that with into them” as far as Uncharted’s character development goes. You saw the tip of the iceberg and based your opinion upon less than half of the reality.

    “This is exactly why I don’t argue with fanboys, as I tried to explain.”
    Awww, how cute. He still considers me a fanboy, though I’ve stated my openness to perspectives beyond my own and seeking a good discussion. You’re either an exceptional troll or a fucking idiot.
    I know I’m an idiot for wasting my time seeking a good debate with you.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. DSB

    @62 I don’t know how much of Star Wars is borrowed, and how much isn’t. You’re never going to create very much that won’t share similarities with what’s gone before, and given the status of Kurosawa, I’d say Lucas is neither the first nor the last to learn (and take) from the best.

    I think it’s pretty original to take some of Kurosawas constructions and place them in a galaxy far, far away. It’s less about what you take, and more about what you do with it. As such, the legendary unoriginal movie remains a bit of an oxymoron to me.

    “You saw the tip of the iceberg and based your opinion upon less than half of the reality.”

    Yes I did. I think I made that pretty clear from the beginning.

    I can relate to the last paragraph, though.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Kuwabara

    OMG!!ever since playing uncharted 1,I’ve always thought Nathan drake was like Nathan Fillion. I thought drake was based of Fillion!!

    #64 4 years ago
  65. LOLshock94

    hahah wht a tit

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Kuwabara

    whoa, the character model and wit of drake was based on johnny noxville of jackass, lol. if u notice his design chabged abit in uncharted 2. to me he looked a little like ryan phillip close up

    #66 4 years ago
  67. btrktn

    Nathan Fillion for Nathan Drake 2010!! The ONLY choice!!!

    #67 4 years ago
  68. tonyaj

    Nathan Fillion, the Gold Seal choice for Nathan Drake!

    #68 4 years ago

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    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.