SegmentNext - Sony gave The Last Guardian the honorable pleasure of starting its E3 2015 press conference this week. The decision worked well in leaving the audience shattered as they saw what was thought to have been scrapped a long time back.
I was honestly surprised at how innovative the bird cat dog looked, using it to do long jumps and to catch you seems really interesting and cool, the possibilities for it are huge.
If you didn't play the first two games have a crtical eye then you didn't see the significance of this game. It looks like a very dungeon heavy game for atleast a good amount of the game. And that will be like ICO which was great. The puzzles in that game were freaking hard to figure out. And then what Last Guardian and what Sony did well was enhance scripted events. When an event was happening the character was still moving in real time. For example when the bridge was falling the character was walking back and forth.
it being more like ICO and less like SotC is what I feared. I don't like linearity, or puzzle games. I don't like following the exact path that a designer set up for me and everyone else. What I want is to explore the world freely and chase giant beasts on my horse. In TLG, it seems you'll just be playing to unlock pre-made animations where the beast helps you progress. There's no player agency. I still hope I'm wrong about this. TLG was literally the only game I cared about for this E3
I love the personality of bird dog. I felt concern when it was scared yet I knew I would be there for me no matter what. The game is poetic. And people are out of their minds saying it looks like a PS3 game. No last gen system could render the feathers on Bird Dog and have the scale of it like that. That original footage from 2009 I bet, wasn't being shown on PS3.
I was personally very impressed by Trico's detailed simulation. On topic: You could say the same about almost anything. However, if you've played Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, you'll acknowledge why it's hard to demo such a game on stage.
I loved the demo, but I'm calling it right now. If the game's around 10 hours long (which is perfectly fine) the games media are going to murder it like they did with The Order, no matter how good it is.
What killed The Order wasn't its length, it was its gameplay. Third person shooters with shiny graphics and sup-par gameplay worked last gen, but people are getting over them. Honestly this E3 made me start to hate fancy graphics and movie-like environments. When I see them, all I can think about is "Look a all those wasted resources that could've been used to make an interesting game instead."
Lol are you really blaming the negative reviews on the length alone? Man it got a bad score because you can YouTube the whole damned thing just once and you have seen everything. The gunplay sucked balls, it's much more fun to look at then it is to play.
Bird cat dog technology...only possible on ps4!1
I 'm glad Sony didn't show too much, I have faith in the developers that TLG will be a truly awesome experience I for one won't be looking at anymore footage, i'm happy knowing the game IS coming, no more rumours/speculation
You have faith in the developers? Given they failed to get this game out on the original PS3 platform as originally announced and its now going on 8yrs of development...how much faith should you really have?
We have faith that the developers ate 5-7 years of extra money spent, costs, and fan anger to fix a broken issue. To me, that speaks volumes of the integrity of the Team Ico and Sony. Unlike you, I don't appreciate paying hard earned money to buy Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas, etc. and not be able to finish my game because of game ending freezes and glitches. I'm certain those developers knew about their product issues but sold that sh*t to us anyways.
I have faith in the developers because their finished products are among my favorite games of all time. To me, taking this long isn't an issue. It's not like it cost ME any money. And as long as the game comes out and is up to the quality of the previous titles, the wait will have been worth it. It's amazing how many Xbox fans are finding ways to see all these great announcements as negatives.
I actually liked the interaction between the boy and the creature.The graphics were okay but i completely loved the wind effects on the creatures fur. That looked damn good. This was my fav. game shown by Sony.
Graphics will improve I am sure but remember ICO and SotC were never graphical powerhouses and were very 'arty'
The graphics were fine and what's more important: the creature looked incredibly lifelike, which is probably an essential aspect of this game.
I want them to not spend any extra effort on the graphics and work on improving the gameplay instead. I wouldn't even slightly care if they made TLG look like a N64 game. Just make it more than a straightforward puzzle game please
Why does the creature look so lifelike, but the boy looks like a cartoon? Is that an artistic choice?
i thought it looked incredible. i much prefer the "abstract" styles so to speak. tired of seeing good graphics meaning photorealism. we should be promoting creativeness instead, and that why we have a market full of everything that looks so similar.
"wind effects" = graphics.
Was it more or less the same from the initial PS3 reveal? Or did it show more? It seems like so long ago, so I can't remember.
Way more. PS3 was just a trailer. PS4 was gameplay.
it's looked like a ICO but bigger and better. this game is gonna be something special
I see alot of people on Neogaf complaining on how it looks & for those people they are missing the point of this game. Ueda games are never about how it looks, it is always about how it plays & the story it tells. Ueda games you will get attached to the characters & i foresee playing this game will make many people emotional one way or another.
Well, can't agree with you there. Ueda's games rely heavily on their "looks". Ueda is, and always will be an artist. That was his major in college. It's utter craziness to suggest his works aren't dependent on the visual looks he carefully crafts.
Some comments from my friends: not enough action and bad graphics. TLG is not for everyone. However, fans of Ico and SotC knows exactly what to expect. I'm glad it's finally coming!!!
definitely not the best reveal. But I guess the fans who have been waiting for this is just happy to see this game is back and saw gameplay footage. Graphics seems to be very similar to what we have seen before, but i guess what we saw before was just in-engine BS tech demos and it would not have run on a PS3 which is why it took that long. anyways, graphics is ok. Kinda like the jump the last of us made from PS3 to PS4.
Your face could have been better! Believe me, that is the most mature response i could come up with given the title. ;P
With what I saw I was happy with emotion for the bond you see these 2 friends have for each other.I'm hoping it ends on a happy note but the title is The Last Guardian so it may end as a tear jerker...can't wait to play this game!
That's one of those games that you have to play to appreciate it. ICO and SotC were outstanding, they sucked me in. Emotional value was through the roof, especially in ICO. It's hard to understand just by watching. I have no doubt that LG will be enchanting in the same way.
This article could have been better! Honestly, the game looked amazing even though the graphics didn't seem to have made a huge jump, Team ICO games never were about graphics in the first place and the concept, the interaction with the beast, looked incredible and touching.
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Yea starting with TLG was great and just straightforward as I like. I know my kid is going to be crazy about this game.
This is one of my top games for sure, just based on its pedigree. However, it does look next gen, and i did not like the dog/rat/bird thing too much. That being said, I hope that the gameplay is as awesome as their last two games. All and all, I am very happy that they pulled it together to finally release this possible masterpiece. Great time to be a gamer!!!!
What a hard group to please we are. Everyone has been clamouring for years that this game hasn't been heard of or seen; now you get a great bit of gameplay and the complaint is about how it looked etc. This game will be magic. Be happy Sony has persisted with this vision and that we will get to experience it.
This game definitely looks like it's made in the mold of ICO and Shadow of Colossus. I would even go as far as to call it a spiritual successor. People only got a small taste of game play at E3 and anyone who has played Sony Japan's previous games know that you cannot judge their games solely by appearance and 1st impression. There games are immersive and the only way to really appreciate them is to play. They're not meant to be graphical show pieces but rather works of art.
Not impressed with sonys conference they lacked In the games department so they threw in a old the last guardian trailer and stamped 2016 when we all know the game ain't coming out then, only thing sony had was horzion which looked amazing but killzone always looked good and had dumpy trashy mechanics, then shemnue was the only other saving grace of Sony's conference. You see how microsoft and sony switched places last gen Microsoft was ahead and had all 3rd party marketing rights and dlc while sony built up their 1st party studios now Microsoft learned thier lesson and is doing the samething...
@krypt1983 huh..Enjoy your umpteenth halo and gears for the rest of your life. Halo should have ended at reach..perfect conclusion, now they are just dragging it to death and the gears was too colorful and arty for me , wish they had a little more darkness on screen .
I just wish they could have improve the graphics a little. I'm not saying the game is ugly but I couldn't see the boys face. If they was to remake the game for PS4 it would have taken another 5 years. Glad it's coming. I hope it sale well.
I was underimpressed ... the textures looked terrible imo. Will wait for this to be a PS+ freebie in 2018
I'll just say that it's not the way I would have handled the reveal. There are two groups of viewers: those who know Ico and the whole Last Guardian legend, and those who don't. For the latter group, what they showed would look like a confusing concept with dated graphics that didn't even reveal its name until the end of a 6? minute demo. They should have showed something.. like maybe a mini-trailer, prior to gameplay to help hook them in. Still a huge announcement though!
I thought the reveal was great. I really think they didn't want to spoil too much, so they just showcased a small little portion of the game. Which is fine with me.
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