It might seem odd to describe a game featuring a 100 foot eagle-bear-cat as having a narrow canvas, but the new comments from Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda make a fair bit of sense in context. A fair bit of very promising, gushingly exciting sense.
Sounds like it is aimed at a mature audience for sure. Very nice.
This game got no guns...How am I suppose to slay that bird/dog beast? Shit man, There ain't no blood either, naw, not buying it. No way the story can be like omg epic without blowing shit up and killin' beasts.
If this isn't a troll then I've given up on modern gamers.
Man, all games is about shootin' shit, this game got nothing like that. It will be boring man, I guarantee you. Everyone likes blowing shit up. Lol, Of course I was being sarcastic. My last sentence should be a telltale giveaway. Just wanted to see N4Gers's reactions
I figured as much, I had just gotten home from a long day at work at the time and had no sense of sarcasm. I can restore my faith in my fellow gamers :)
dude do yourself a favor and jump off a bridge TROLL!
No. Why must we be serious all the time? Durrr..Troll..durr. My comment has a deeper meaning than you think. Only problem is you're too preoccupied with calling me a troll to understand it.
Forget it, people on N4G almost always miss on the irony.
Unless you put /s not many people get the joke unfortunately
That would have ruined it somewhat, oh well. People get it now :)
People don't get that kind of humor here. It's a very sensitive environment at N4G.
Less Than a video game = No Thanks.
so basically he chose to make this game have an animal character because he wants more money. Hmmm.
You can't really blame the man for wanting to expand his product's expossure to a wider audiance, and more income means his team will be able to progress and continue making quality titles. What he and I think most people don't understand is that people are fickle and will say, "No." to something for the silliest reasons. It's a Call of Duty market and generation right now, and titles such as this are often quickly tossed to the side in favor of yearly, high popularity titles. It's genuinly sad.
Sure, but I'm disappointed because in the video he said something along the lines of, "firstly, I wanted to expand the customer base. So I thought of animals." I don't like that the primary reason, or the first reason for thinking of this idea, was to expand the fanbase. Personally, the game hasn't even been marketed well enough at this point and I don't think it will sell much better than ICO or SOTC. This generation has proven that marketing is very important. The crappiest games generate a great amount of buzz with a well-made trailer. Example: Dead Island. Maybe The Last Guardian is a year away from release, but many high profile titles that are also a year away from release have already begun significant ad campaigns and media exposure. Team ICO basically keeps their game under wraps for years and years and when they do talk about it, they don't provide any solid info. So far, all I know about this game is that it's about a boy and his monster companion. I knew this 5 months ago.
i think youll find not only is it a good idea in this respect (he's absolutely right, everyone except the ice man loves animals... or pokemon) but its something new for him and the team to do. and it is a great idea in terms of the bond theyll be able to make with us, the audience. ghost was cool. so was dead girl. now theyre going to do an animal, and i think it will be great, and obviously so does Ueda
The man commented on Ico being more an experience rather than a video game, and I'm sure he's using the word "video game" in a very commonly precieved sence. He's not incorrect with this seeing in what drove Ico wasn't the combat mechanics or leveling up characters, it was the interaction between the hero and the young girl. Shadow of the Colossus was an experience as well, though focused more in the video game world of mechanics such as the stamina bar, upgrades, etc. Now we have The Last Guardian and he says he wants to step away from "video game" mechanics and instead focus on the interaction and relationship between the two characters. Which was what was done in Ico. I assue you, this will not be any less an experience than his previous achievments, and I am so looking forward to both this and the Re-release of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus in HD.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.