I’ll make this the last video game related post I do for awhile, but it was too incredible to pass up. Two of my favorite PS2 games were Ico and Shadow of the Colossus both of which were minimalist in their approach, epic in their scope, and stunningly beautiful experiences to play. Shadow was particularly amazing because you played a young man on a quest to save his true love from death by tracking down and slaying 16 giant colossi. There was no Heads Up Display showing your health or where to go next. There were no characters to interact with outside of your loyal horse. The only “enemies” to speak of were the colossi themselves and it becomes clear as you progress that they aren’t really enemies at all. In fact by the end of the game, if you’re anything like me, you may have some feelings of regret over what you had to destroy in order to save the woman you love. That’s part of what made SotC so amazing.
Now the team is back with a new game for the PS3 called The Last Guardian. The teaser trailer follows and it is amazing what they’ve done with the power of the PS3. It features a boy and a giant dragon/kitty/monster thing that looks believably real. Check it:
I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit I got somewhat emotional watching that trailer and do so every time I see it. This looks like it’s going to be incredible and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.