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Old 06-15-2016, 12:04 PM
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Biggest action/adventure games released in the last 5 years, off the top of my head:

- Assassin's Creed series
- Batman Arkham series
- Tomb Raider series
- Metal Gear Solid V
- Uncharted 4
- Dark Souls series
- GTA V
- I guess you could count Skyrim and Fallout here if you wanted, but these have character creators.

I guess I'm a contrarian, and maybe I'm wrong ... but I don't think this "Nate Drake-alike" trend exists. They're mostly dudes (which is kind of boring, and a problem), but almost none of them are snarky, Drake types. If anything, the trend is brooding, dickish anti-heroes. Kratos-alikes. Batman-men. Give me more Nate Drakes, I say.

Expanding to first-person shooters: Does the Drake thing happen in Call of Duty or Far Cry? I haven't played any recent versions of those.


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Alan Wake


B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein


Chris Redfield from Resident Evil


Frank West from Dead Rising


Daniel Garner from Painkiller


Edward Carnby from Alone in the Dark


Gabriel Logan from Syphon Filter


Harry Mason from Silent Hill


Hank Townsend from Silent Hill


Jack Carver from Far Cry


Jason Fleming from Shadow Complex


Max Payne


Kaiden Alenko from Mass Effect


Michael Thorton from Alpha Protocol


Nathan Fill--err, Drake from Uncharted
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:07 PM
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The point is made without a secondary character from a game with a fully customizable protagonist
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You forgot Leon Kennedy in RE6.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:09 PM
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The cast of Rebel FM getting angry about male short haired brunette white main characters in Japanese games (as opposed to the Western games that they DIDN'T complain about them being in) got me riled up so I'm going to perform a bit of thread necromancy. Now then.


Nick from Left 4 Dead 2


Will Grey from Dark Void


Alec Mason from Red Faction Guerilla


Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell


Cole McGrath from inFamous 2 yknow I didn't think his original design looked GREAT but I definitely don't think this is a step in the right direction
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:09 PM
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You forgot Leon Kennedy in RE6.
That post pre-dates RE6 by several years.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:23 PM
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That post pre-dates RE6 by several years.
I did not know this.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:25 PM
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I remember that thread now. It's quite old.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:32 PM
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My bad, I thought this complaint was about Drake's characterization.

And while I am also tired of playing games starring brown-haired white dudes, that's a thing that goes back long before Uncharted. I don't think it has anything to do with Nathan Drake "setting a trend." It's more like Nathan Drake is part of the trend.

But, hey, I get it, people like to shit on Uncharted. I'll move on.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:43 PM
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Drake is the poster boy for the trend because he is the most well-known example.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:12 PM
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Drake is the poster boy for the trend because he is the most well-known example.
This is the only reason.

I haven't expressed an opinion on the Uncharted games. Here it is; they aight.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:15 PM
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He couldn't say "I don't want to play as the guy from Watch Dogs anymore" because not even the 10-20 people who played Watch Dogs know that guy's name
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:36 PM
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It's Aiden... something.

Aiden... Hacksworth.

(I liked Watch_Dogs)
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:15 PM
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Brunette white dudes are to AAA what teens in armor who look like they were crapped out by any random fantasy anime are to jRPGS: The most homogeneous, predictable, boring choice for a protagonist.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:17 PM
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I thought the guy from Space Asshole was mixed race or Latinx?
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