by John Rogers
Still: 'The Last Of Us Part II' (2016: Sony Interactive Japan Studio)
This episode is about Fumito Ueda's The Last Guardian.
Nine years in the making, it's the follow-up to Shadow of the Colossus – only this time, the colossus in question is Trico, a remarkable giant cat-dog-bird hybrid with a mind of its own.
Playing as a young boy in a vast, abandoned, labyrinthine city, you must bond with this fascinating beast to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and travel ever upwards towards the mysterious white tower at the city's peak. It's a game with glorious highs and regrettable lows, all of which are discussed in detail.
There's a spoiler break around the 30 minute mark, after which some plot details are revealed.
Music by Takeshi Furukawa and the London Symphony Orchestra