The Last Guardian Better Not Be Anything Less Than Masterful
If and when this game shows up, it better blow everyone's hair back.
Here's the thing: I'm not one for hype. I tend to forget about games as time goes on; I've got other things to do.
However, considering the direction this industry is taking, I could argue that The Last Guardian is currently my most anticipated project on the next-gen horizon. Everything else appears to be similar to or derivatives of existing formulas.
This isn't Duke Nukem Forever. This is an entirely different beast; this is a project from the team that made ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Core gamers are not merely expecting greatness, they're expecting brilliance. On top of which, they're expecting originality. There was no other game like SotC and from what we know of Guardian, it's impossible to compare it to anything else. Yes, there's a lot of pressure but that's to be expected.
I think Sony understands all this, and that's why we haven't seen or heard anything about the game. They know that if it falls even a little shy of the public's increasingly amped-up expectations, Sony will have to reap the whirlwind of negative feedback. They've got one shot to get this right, as far as I'm concerned, and I better be impressed.
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian
7/3/2014 9:50:12 PM Ben Dutka