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No. I’ve not gone mad, honest. I’ve got a certificate from the doctor and everything. Regular readers of the site will know I bloody adore Guardian’s predecessor Shadow of the Colossus. To a degree that, if it was a girl, I’d have been locked up long ago for persistent and obsessive stalking. Yes, it’s the one Sony game everyone, including most of my colleagues, wanted to see at the company's E3 conference last week. But bear with me and I’ll tell you why Team Ico’s adventure being a no show might actually be a good thing…
I really don’t. Just imagine if Ico’s haunting castle or Colossus' vast, desolate land had been covered in a hundred previews prior to the games’ releases. It would have stripped away the wonder and thrill of exploring the unknown that came with traversing those incredible environments.
I don’t want to know anything else about the boy and Trico's relationship, either. I want to discover it for myself when the game comes out. I don’t want Johnny Journalistic Hack blabbing that the creature is actually the kid’s long lost second cousin who was transformed into a giant eagle thing because of a curse. The more Team Ico show, the less impactful Guardian’s surprises will be come release. After all, curiosity killed the duck billed platypus, right? Right?
Above: The less you know, the better
Less games, less stupid motion control being shoved down our collective throat, less distraction. If Guardian unveils new footage at the Tokyo Game Show, it will be the undoubted highlight. And the few months extra development time Team Ico has been afforded will simply mean the game looks stronger when the game resurfaces again. I still don't want any spoilers, mind.
Above: Admittedly, it wouldn't have had much competition at E3
Hopefully the reason TLG wasn't shown, is because Team Ico has full plates. Big steaming, full plates topped to the brim with work on Guardian and a couple of PS2 games we'd gladly murder a man to play in HD. Personally, we’ve got our fingers crossed for Herdy Gerdy and True Crime: New York City.
Above: Please, please, please, please….
Were you annoyed The Last Guardian didn't show at E3? Or, like me, do you want to go into the game blind? Well, not physically, of course. That could make those precision jumps a problem. Oh, and how many organs would you sell to play it now? Answers on a postcard, please... that or the comments section.