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GAME REVIEW – The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game developed by genDESIGN and Japan Studio, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Designed and directed by legendary video game designer Fumito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), the game was originally announced way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Following numerous delays and a lack of updates from Sony, there was genuine concern that the project had been cancelled.  However, The Last Guardian was finally released in December 2016 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Only one question remains… was it worth the seven year wait?

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BOOK REVIEW – ICO: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe (Translated by Alexander O. Smith)

By Marty Mulrooney

Ico Castle In The Mist

ICO: Castle in the Mist is a novel written by Miyuki Miyabe, one of Japan’s most popular and best-selling authors. Inspired by the cult video game Ico (an award-winning PlayStation 2 game released in 2001/2002, now remastered in HD for PlayStation 3),  the story was originally printed between May 2002 to May 2003 as instalments in Shūkan Gendai, a Japanese weekly current affairs magazine. It was recently translated into English by Viz media and released in North America on the 16th of August 2011, before being distributed in the UK by Simon & Schuster from the 15th of September 2011.

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