These artistic folks always pay attention to their peers; they level criticism when they deem it appropriate and offer high praise when they find themselves impressed.
When Quantic Dream CEO and Heavy Rain writer David Cage talks about another author in the video game industry, we're inclined to listen. Although we haven't gotten our hands on his project just yet, we know enough about it to be convinced of its storytelling and cinematic prowess, and besides, we love it when someone acknowledges the under-appreciated Team ICO and creator Fumito Ueda. The team behind the innovative and excellent ICO and Shadow of the Colossus titles on the PS3 is currently working on The Last Guardian , a PS3 exclusive destined to be an artistic triumph. And during a GameTrailers interview where Cage talks about Trophies in Heavy Rain , he also has this to say:
"I think one of the most interesting author right now in the videogames industry is probably Fumito Ueda. I’m totally unable to do what he does, because I think it’s really unique and its his world and his vision and I really admire him for that. I mean, what he's done in ICO and Shadow of the Colossus is absolutely fantastic."
It's so easy to toss out the name "Hideo Kojima" when asked the question of "which game author impresses you most," but you have to respect Cage's reply. We can't wait to learn more about The Last Guardian and we have every confidence that, along with Cage's Heavy Rain , it'll be yet another reason to own the PS3. Oh, and by the way, acquired Trophies will only be displayed during loading screens in Heavy Rain , so as not to disengage the player from the emotional experience. Cool, huh?
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian