You know that the story in front of you is not your own, that you are merely being invited to see it as the main character did. But you still get the overwhelming feeling that the booming Deity is living and breathing and speaking to you. It makes you feel unsettled and, at times, desperate. These are the best moments in Ueda’s games. read more…
Hello, I am IphisAria from the TeamICO FANDOM Wiki and welcome to my blog! Here I showcase games by Japanese videogame-designer Fumito Ueda, head of TeamICO and GenDESIGN.
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My pages showcase Ueda’s games as they would be in an official website, just enough to show you what they are but not enough to divulge spoilers. My posts examine plot, visual, and narrative design, including Ueda’s unique take on Companionship, the symbolism and omens of Thunder, his use of Horned Vessels, and the haunting narratives of his games’ orchestral scores. There is often a painful relationship between characters’ pure-hearted intentions and the wrath they incur; Deities awaken, prices must be paid, and Mankind is ultimately put in its place as a vulnerable race.
Unless credited otherwise, all PlayStation4 screenshots (including header images) are solely my work. PlayStation3 and PlayStation2 images sourced from user uploads in the TeamICO FANDOM Wiki. Japanese header images sourced from Playstation-Japan’s official websites for Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. Screenshots from The Legend of Zelda are also my work.