A Faithful Feathered Friend
HIGH Every slow-motion leap of faith.
LOW Hideous framerate drops when the action picks up.
WTF The first trophy is for watching Trico drop a deuce.
There is a certain muddiness here between "narrative" components and "systems". Would I have loved Agro as much if he were a lizard? A featherless chicken? A square with four squares sticking out of it? Perhaps I would not have. At the same time the graphical (i.e. narrative) depiction of Agro as a horse serves to contextualize the system he presents and make the game's rules intelligible.
Words can not begin to express just how much I truly want to play Team ICO's The Last Guardian. Playing ICO and Shadow of the Colossus evokes emotions I used to only have while playing the Legend of Zelda games. Now that Nintendo is running that series into the ground, all that are left are the Team ICO games.
From the first sighting of the boy's monster/pet/friend, I have been eager to jump into that world, explore its environs and see where the story will take them.
Below is the inevitable comparison between the leaked proof of concept video that made the rounds a few weeks back and the final trailer that Sony showed off at E3 2009.
The Last Guardian is set for release sometime in 2010. If the game is anything like the trailer, that will be a very long wait.