By far the most surprising game at Sony's San Diego press event this week was the RPG Folklore. Previously known as Monster Kingdom: Unknown Realm, and bizarrely titled Folks Soul in Japan (thank-freaking-goodness they changed the name for the U.S.), it's a pleasant surprise from the folks who brought us Genji.
Garnett somewhat famously referred to Folklore as "the best looking RPG you've never heard of" at the Tokyo Game Show last year, and was absolutely correct in his assertion then and still is today. Folklore yet again came out of nowhere -- and yet again wowed everyone with its stunning visuals. Mixing color-rich high-def environments with characters featuring an almost Tim Burton quality to them, Folklore has a brilliant visual style. At times, its dreamy colorful world reminded me of Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.