Cr eating the emotion
Give it a nest already!
Maintaining a relationship between a fictional boy and a made up creature is no easy task, but Sony Japan Studio achieves it by having Trico mirror the ways our real world pets might behave. If you’ve ever formed a strong bond with a dog, cat, hamster, or goldfish (hey, it can happen), it’s highly likely you’ll share a similarly special attachment to Trico.
It goes a long way to have a creature that mimics our own favourite animal friends. The detail and design of Trico’s eyes and face in particular are top notch, and his expressions further nurture those fuzzy feelings for the feathered brute. When you’re injured, he looks concerned. When it’s Trico that’s wounded, he might lay down, taking deep, ragged breaths. In a fight, you can see his normally relaxed personality swapped for an anxious mess. Despite his size, Trico is vulnerable – like you – and the shared connection only strengthens throughout the course of the adventure.