One of the reasons I bought a PS3, yeah, I’ve waited a long time to actually play it. After all the media surrounding it’s troubled production and the mixed reactions, maybe I was afraid that it would disappoint me and so I decided to let the dust settle a bit. Last friday I found a copy with a discount and though “I would get it eventually so, why not?” later at home I decided to just take a look at the early moments, I’m curretly juggling between three games from my backlog but after a short period I was completely absorbed back at the world of Fumito Ueda and couldn’t put it down until I’ve watched the end.
My boyfriend doesn’t care about games, he missed the beggining hour or so, as he usually does as I start playing he simply took a nap or browsed the internet, but he slowly got pulled by the game as well, soon he was throwing me hints and making compliments to the game’s art and music. When I took my first break he turned to me and said “do not play this game without me!” it was so cute.
TLG is totally worth of Ueda’s legacy imo, just as magical and flawed as I remembered ICO and SOTC being back on the PS2, all of his games had some sort of control kink or technical issue, but his characters and universe are so compelling that you overlook all of this just in order to see what the next moment will bring. Fortunately I avoided spoilers because I got surprised constantly as well. The future looks uncertain though, as an indie developer I’m not sure he could conceive something as ambitious again, but I’m sure am looking foward to it.