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Submitted by Godchild1020 1215d ago | review

IGN: The Unfinished Swan Review

Expectations were high from the first time IGN wrote about developer Giant Sparrow. Aside from working on a game that looks like nothing else on the PlayStation Network, comparisons to flow, Flower, and Journey developer thatgamecompany were immediately drawn. Both Giant Sparrow and thatgamecompany sprung from the USC game design program and both were snatched up by PlayStation for three-game contracts.The Unfinished Swan is Giant Sparrow's first game from its deal, and it's nothing short of spectacular. (PS3, The Unfinished Swan) 9/10

wastedcells  +   1215d ago
Another original game on psn. Can't believe Sony funds all these crazy ideas. Day one for me.
Godchild1020  +   1215d ago
This is just their first game. Hopefully just like TheGameCompany, I hope their games just keep getting better with each release.

I need to charge my move controllers.
NukaCola  +   1215d ago
The independent scene is where it is at. I am so blown away by what small companies can do with great support. Congrats on the great review. I am getting this Tuesday. I didn't realize it was out so soon. I have to say, I am freaking ecstatic!!!
r21  +   1215d ago
You think this is crazy? Hahaha go check out Tokyo Jungle! Only Sony would fund games like that and this :)
GribbleGrunger  +   1215d ago
This is why I've always respected Sony and I always will. They are willing to risk all in the pursuit of new experiences. They're not swayed by sales figures or executive thinking, they endeavour to please their fans with wonderfully realised games like this.

Year after year they encourage developers to let loose and try something new. They don't restrain creativity and imagination, they embrace it. Developers love working for Sony and it's obvious why. What other businesses do with spreadsheets and data, Sony do with artistry and creativity; never compromising on the vision in favour of selling out to the fashionable market.

Risks come at a cost, but I've yet to see Sony falter because of that. Instead they boldly push on, regardless of sales figures, bringing out new IPs regularly for their fanbase. Their mission is clear to anyone who owns a PS branded console and it's why their ethos endures regardless of how many nay sayers try to bring them down.

Thank you Sony

... anyway, I'll be buying this as soon as I get the dosh!
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1215d ago
and you get disagrees! lol wow.
Darth Stewie  +   1215d ago
Your 1 disagree is most likely from a fanboy that likes to play the same old yearly rehash shit rather than a new original IP .
GribbleGrunger  +   1215d ago
Everyone suddenly got a disagree so whoever did it can't have actually read what people wrote. What age would you put that person at? 10 ... 12? Surely a mature gamer wouldn't do that? I often wonder what they get out of it. It makes absolutely no difference to what is said, unless they actually have the bottle to reply in writing.

I suppose we shouldn't really mock whoever it is. We have no idea what traumas have befallen him/her. For all we know, each disagree could represent a day of neglect and daily ridicule. Perhaps it's the only control he/she feels they have in their life. In which case I offer my disagree gladly and wish them well.
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BitbyDeath  +   1215d ago
Would be awesome if people were forced to respond everytime they hit the disagree button.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1215d ago
Had my eye on this for a while now.
It was either going to be really crap or something amazing.
I'm glad it's the latter! =)
Can't wait to play it.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1215d ago
thats what they do.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1215d ago
O_O Thank God. I was hoping this was good. I can't wait to get it!
Sketchy_Galore  +   1215d ago
What? This is out or close to it?? I thought this was months away from release, that's why I hadn't been checking up on it. Sweeeeeeet.
FanMan  +   1215d ago
this Tuesday for plus, a week later for the rest
showtimefolks  +   1215d ago
While front page of n4g has a article on how Sony doesn't have big exclusives I don't know if bg means selling 10 million copies but some of the psn games are real gems and more people shuld get to play them

Like flower and journey etc,

This is a day one for me since it's different and IMO a price of art telling a story
Cam977  +   1215d ago
Price? This looks great.
Edit:
£11.99
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DivineAssault  +   1215d ago
i wish it were cross buy.. Still, a great game deserves support & im leaning towards a buy on this one
Ron_Danger  +   1215d ago
I know, right?! I hate how Sony doesn't do cross buy on games that are only on ps3 and don't come out on vita... Next I'm guessing Sony won't do cross buy for Halo 4... And I saw a rumor that Forza horizons and new Super Mario were also not cross buy... Good news though, Killer Instinct HD and the just announced HD remake of the Atari ET game are on the cross buy schedule!!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1215d ago
if it were cross-buy, that would be awesome.
Nutsack  +   1215d ago
Sony did a great job the past years to get nice downloadable PSN games on board.

Gotta give them props for that. The original Joe Danger, Flower, Journey, Sound Shapes, Retro Grade, Hell Yeah! Dead Rabbit and more.

Keep it up Sony, they even got me switched from being a XBL subscriber to PS+ and get many of these games to play on my PS3 and soon PSVita with the instant game collection and monthly games instead of just paying for online on XBL.

What happens to the WiiU and what it gets in downloadable games is still to be seen, the ecosystem isn't there.

Unfinished Swan, with a name like that I thought the game would never be finished hehe but this is looking good. Not sure if I'll couch up that money for the game and just 2 hours of gameplay but who knows, it might turn up on PS+ before I know it
NastyLeftHook0  +   1215d ago
great score!
BabyTownFrolics  +   1215d ago
looks great, i will wait for a sale
WiiLovePS360  +   1215d ago
Looks fantastic, but the length of the game combined with the price means I won't be buying it for a while unfortunately, probably not until it is on sale.

I have nothing against short games, I grew up playing Master System/NES/etc games that could be completed in 2 hours and I had a blast, but there are about 4-5 retail games that I'm definitely buying over the next month alone, and I still have about 3-4 games that I have barely scratched the surface of.

Hopefully the price will drop soon enough, but not before the developer has made a good profit.

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