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  • Summary: It’s an action adventure title. It’s a story about a young boy who has been kidnapped or captured under strange circumstances. It’s about an encounter between that boy and the mysterious beast Trico amidst ancient ruins, and a story about their journey together in the hope of escaping theirIt’s an action adventure title. It’s a story about a young boy who has been kidnapped or captured under strange circumstances. It’s about an encounter between that boy and the mysterious beast Trico amidst ancient ruins, and a story about their journey together in the hope of escaping their mysterious predicament. [Fumito Ueda via Playstation.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 110
  2. Negative: 1 out of 110
  1. Feb 10, 2017
    100
    The Last guardian is indeed suffering from some technical and control input issues, but its warm, beautiful adventure filled with countless touching moments is something we’ll never forget for the rest of our lives. The Last Guardian is not just a game, it’s an absolute work of art.
  2. Dec 5, 2016
    93
    The Last Guardian is not perfect, but those issues are nothing compared to its wonderful gameplay and its beautiful setting. This game and its soundtrack will live forever in the gaming world.
  3. Dec 5, 2016
    90
    Details are a golden currency in Ueda’s games, and The Last Guardian greatest puzzle is their ultimate assembly. The impact in its final act is both somber and spirited, and it’s the pinnacle of the ideas it tries to put forward. I knew where The Last Guardian was going and I still couldn’t help but respond with deluge of raw emotion.
  4. Dec 5, 2016
    80
    Despite an appalling technical aspect with camera troubles and a wacky handling, The Last Guardian is a very good story-based puzzle game that makes you feel immersed in the relationship between the boy and Trico.
  5. 80
    Whether or not you feel the mechanical issues will be enough to ruin this sweet, impeccably realised, emotive game is up to you. For me, they're annoying but ephemeral. There were a hundred games released this year that are more fluid and fun to play minute-to-minute, and dozens that perform with a silky smooth frame rate, yet I'll remember this adventure with Trico long after I've forgotten those.
  6. Dec 5, 2016
    75
    A heartwarming story, a mysterious world, and a slowly-growing bond between two unlikely companions ensure that fans of Team Ico’s past work won’t be disappointed. Clunky controls and a handful of graphical issues, however, mean that The Last Guardian may not be an enjoyable game for everyone—though, either way, Trico is adorable.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 12, 2017
    40
    Outdated and flat gameplay mechanics, poor controls, technical issues. The Last Guardian couldn’t be saved even by the extreme efforts from Sony to finish the game no matter the time. As you will love Trico for sure, the game itself you will certainly not. [Issue #270]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 475
  1. Sep 26, 2018
    10
    The graphics of this game is awesome in a word. The promotion of the character and other things are absolutely ok. I just love the ending.
  2. Dec 10, 2016
    10
    The most amazing game ever. I fall in love in main characters. The game is so beautiful and amazing with a fascinating story. I am very happyThe most amazing game ever. I fall in love in main characters. The game is so beautiful and amazing with a fascinating story. I am very happy to have been able to play this game, it was worth the wait, 100% Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2016
    10
    It was a completely absorbing game that I just did not wish to stop playing. Even when I took the occasional break, my thoughts seemed toIt was a completely absorbing game that I just did not wish to stop playing. Even when I took the occasional break, my thoughts seemed to always drift back to this fantasy world. If you've played and enjoyed ICO and Shadow of the Colossus then the Last Guardian will not disappoint. Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2016
    9
    I noticed something weird about the critic reviews for the game. All of the 10s and 9s that this game is receiving are coming from non-gamingI noticed something weird about the critic reviews for the game. All of the 10s and 9s that this game is receiving are coming from non-gaming websites. TIME Magazine? Not a gaming website. The Washington Post? Not a gaming website. Any irrational person would claim that these are bots who are created by the developers to make the game look good. But here's the actual reason. This game was designed for people who have either never played a game before, or don't do it very often. Why is that? Because the game is flawed. Any regular gamer would come in expecting that Trico (Catbird) should listen to everything you say, and the fact that he doesn't makes it frustrating. People who aren't knowledgeable about that kind of thing are going to enjoy the experience a lot more because they don't expect to have full control over something that will just feel like a mindless robot. Even if you don't like this game, you have to appreciate it, as not many games can do this nowadays. So what's my opinion of the game? Well I think it's a masterpiece. The stunning visuals, the incredible soundtrack, the very mysterious, yet intriguing story, the well-paced gameplay, and the incredible bond between you and Trico all made this an experience that was worth the wait. The only problem is the really bad camera, but I've seen worse. Overall, The Last Guardian is an acquired taste that I couldn't recommend to anyone who enjoys more fast-paced games. But for people who don't play video games, enjoyed previous titles from the game's director, Fumito Ueda, or people who just want to play something different, please go out and buy this game. You won't regret it. 9/10. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2020
    8
    A wonderful and warming story, full of little details of world building and nice but sometimes too easy puzzles.

    You have to learn and
    A wonderful and warming story, full of little details of world building and nice but sometimes too easy puzzles.

    You have to learn and struggle with controls but it works as intended you'll get used as Trico gets used to you. An amazing experience for anyone and a must for Team ICO fans.
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  6. Dec 27, 2016
    6
    Not fulfilled my expectations.I can't understand how it took 10 years to do it.The camera controls are very bad
    Shadow of the colosus It's
    Not fulfilled my expectations.I can't understand how it took 10 years to do it.The camera controls are very bad
    Shadow of the colosus It's much better game.On the other side, Ttrico is adorable
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  7. May 23, 2018
    0
    the last guardian is not even close of the previous games of fumito ueda, i dont feel the same mysticism like shadow of the colossus, i thinkthe last guardian is not even close of the previous games of fumito ueda, i dont feel the same mysticism like shadow of the colossus, i think is a game for buying used, end the game and sell it again, for 10 years of develop i expected much more for this. Expand

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