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A strange place to find a reference to Homer

Postby IreneY » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:35 am

Being a rather "encyclopedic" geek, among other things, I just love platform games :D Problem is, I pretty much suck at action games so I either have to play them on easy or watch my husband play and test his patience with my back-seat driving. Gives me an opportunity though, to really notice some details.

Anyway, we recently bought Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The main character, Nathan Drake, is, as usual for game heroes, extremely talented (clever as heck, well educated, can swing from and to pretty much anything, can shoot every kind of weapon, that sort of thing). He also has a pretty good sense of humor and a very strong, if quite shady, moral code.

Imagine my surprise when on the first cut-scene, as a "easter egg" I saw written on a blackboard "πολύτλας διος Νάθαν"! With proper accentuation and everything! ;)
You can see it here, but it's about 6:25 that you can first see it clearly (feel free to skip everything before 5:50).

I'm not sure if everyone here will find it humorous and amusing, or even interesting, but I am still amazed I found a Homeric description of another multi-talented, shady character in a PS3 game!
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Re: A strange place to find a reference to Homer

Postby annis » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:53 pm

Is there a level where all of his friends are turned into pigs? That would make things more interesting. ;)
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Re: A strange place to find a reference to Homer

Postby IreneY » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:42 pm

Hehe! True, but then his two main companions are two beautiful and sexy ladies and that would be such a waste really :D
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