Norwegian artist Maria Franz meets Japanese artist Fumito Ueda. This GMV weaves footage from ‘The Last Guardian’ and ‘Shadow of … Continue reading Norupo【GMV】
My hobbies of writing and music became my way of grappling the world. Using symbolic representations of real fears and situations is an effective way to think because it takes place within an environment entirely of your own creation. . . It is a controlled experiment. Continue reading Make the Jump & Write: Grappling Life
“What if we talked about a young outcast boy who wears sandals, has a bandage around his head, and holds somebody’s hand?” — Micah Edmonds. Continue reading Design, Design, Design
While he still has tremendous ambition to heal the sacrificed maiden, he now does so through courage, not selfish pride. Continue reading Is It Really So Bad?
After witnessing dim visions, a boy wakes up within a grassy cave. “In my dream, I was flying. Flying through the darkness…” Continue reading Plot Explained: The Last Guardian
Vane, a game by Friend & Foe is highly reminiscent of TeamICO games. Its simple design and lonely world make it so that it could have been released by Ueda himself. But something is missing. Continue reading Winged Reminiscence: A Look at ‘Vane’
The Colossus then walked straight into a column of the great Bridge; it stopped, hesitated, and tried gingerly turning around. This beast wasn’t ferocious at all! But I had to kill it. Dismounting and drawing my bow, I ran up and stood right in front of its feet. Continue reading Giants Walk the Earth: A Look at ‘Shadow of the Colossus’
Ueda’s games have a rather unique feel. They are characterized by a small cast, strong but minimalist storytelling, atmospheric use of bloom and HDR lighting, a soundtrack that plays only during key sequences, fictional spoken languages, and a distinctive art style. Continue reading What is TeamICO?
The audio has been remastered, additional strings and brass added, chorus re-balanced, and percussion brought forward. A new track “43 Medley: Prayer-Hope” was composed specially for this version. Continue reading A Majestic World: The Soundtracks of Fumito Ueda