Custom Uncharted 3 : Drake’s Deception Nike Dunks by KyozoKicks.
What praise can be put upon Naughty Dog and the Uncharted franchise that we haven’t heard before. Almost universally praised by fans and the media as well as dozens of industry awards (including 4 BAFTA awards for Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves). What I won’t hesitate to say is that I’m really happy these guys are in the business of making games. I don’t say that flippantly, as a fan of Naughty Dog since Crash Bandicoot and of hearing Richard Lemarchand (one of the lead designers on the last 2 Uncharted games) discuss Naughty Dogs approach to what video games are and what they could be at last years GameCity festival, I truly believe nobody else could have made Uncharted but Naughty Dog. Naughty Dog appear to march to a different beat creatively, as their own Neil Druckmann put it, they’re out to “Change the f***king industry”.
Whilst Uncharted might seem wildly different to the Naughty Dog games which preceded it, upon closer inspection you begin to see the sparks of inspiration in the early games that would come to shine in Uncharted : Drake’s Deception. Moments such as the dynamic shifts in perspective during the Crash Bandicoot games are still a signature of the Naughty Dogs, now instead of a more convenient angle at which to collect apples the players perspective is switched to add emphasis to jumps and vistas. The genuine bond and friendship between Nathan Drake and Sully builds upon what they were doing with the relationship of Jak and Daxter 2001, their games are undoubtably better today because of the games that came before it.
Naughty Dog then are building on a good thing. Since the start of KyozoKicks in 2009 I have been patiently waiting to do an Uncharted piece and I hope you enjoy it. inspired by Uncharted : Drakes Deception, the separate panels of the shoe depict various pages from the journal Drake carries with him throughout the adventure. The aged and weathered brown leather that covers the rest of the shoe mirrors the gun holster that drake has worn throughout each game. The rear of the shoes carries the horsehoe design found on his beltbuckle.
Come back next month for another custom pair of Nike Dunks based off of some of our favorite video games. A clue for next month? Well, call your mama in the room and show her how great you are!