Time for The Last Guardian

SUBHEAD: Can a video game character become a real friend? Should you care?

By Laura Hudson on 21 June 2015 for Boing Boing -

Image above: A young boy meets who is to become his companion - Trico - a dog, cat, chicken beast the size of a dragon. Click to embiggen. From (http://www.gamesradar.com/last-guardian-believe-games/).

The annual video game onslaught of E3 is finally over, and as expected, it served up plenty of big-budget sequels, like Halo 5, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Uncharted 4, and of course, the Final Fantasy VII remake that made everyone lose their collective minds.

But a lot of other cool things happened at E3, like yarn, robot dinosaurs, and a giant, awesome dog, not to mention a comparatively remarkable number of titles with female protagonists. Join me now on a whirlwind tour of all the exciting new games that weren't popular franchise names followed by numbers!

The moment I saw the beginning of The Last Guardian trailer I said aloud, "oh man, please let this entire game be about this giant dog." Great news: it is. People have been waiting for The Last Guardian since 2007, largely because it's the newest title from Fumito Ueda, the guy who made super beloved puzzle-ish action games like Ico and Shadow of Colossus.

You play as a young boy who befriends a giant dog-cat-bird and has to help guide him across a lot of precarious platforms, and if the trailer is any indication it will simultaneously trigger both your "oh god, don't kill the dog!" and "oh god, don't kill the kid!" anxieties near constantly.

Where: PlayStation 4

When: 2016

Video above: Recent trailer for The Last Guardian. From (https://youtu.be/zXLZvsSmBIs).


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