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The Last Guardian

Developer: Team ICO

Year: 2016

Platform: PS4


The look of The Last Guardian is very much in line with the aesthetics of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus: clean landscapes, big spaces and low image contrast. The color palette stays pretty much unchanged throughout the entire game, with the exception of the last few hours in which blue and orange take over the grey and green. The image is not particularly clean, and the lack of good anti-aliasing ruins some of the shots in my opinion. Some of the shots were post-processed to increment the image contrast, to make some shots a bit more striking (despite going against the original visual style of the game).

Photo Mode:

The Last Guardian does not feature any Photo Mode. Most notably, the camera system is one of the weakest elements of The Last Guardian, and to obtain specific angles I had to fight for long with the right analog stick.