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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: 68 out of 415
  1. Jan 7, 2017
    10
    Trico is the best animal to have ever appeared in a videogame. Every movement, expression and behavior contributes to create a realistic andTrico is the best animal to have ever appeared in a videogame. Every movement, expression and behavior contributes to create a realistic and strong bond between the player (or the boy) and the cutest dog-bird-cat ever. It doesn't always understand what you want him to do, and that is for the best, it makes it all even more real. Otherwise they should just have let you control him but that would have been a completely different game. This is the thing about the Team Ico games. They are unique, they are different from anything else, they are poetic, they are quiet, they are about bonds that last long after the game is finished. I'm not sure if it is the better than Ico, but it sure plays better than SotC. Anyway, for me they are all 10s, wonderful games, among the best I've ever played, each with its qualities and flaws. Thank you Fumito Ueda, for giving me another masterwork to love. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2016
    10
    O que falar do jogo,mesmo tendo os graficos datados são belos,a historia impecavel demais parece que é comparavel com muitos outros eO que falar do jogo,mesmo tendo os graficos datados são belos,a historia impecavel demais parece que é comparavel com muitos outros e complementa a historia de ico e sotc,trilha sonora na minha opnião a melhor de todos os tempos nos jogos e para quem gosta do genero vale muito apena obrigatorio 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. May 15, 2018
    9
    I absolutely love almost everything about this game. Sure, the controls were sometimes frustrating, and the frame-rate can be a bit bad atI absolutely love almost everything about this game. Sure, the controls were sometimes frustrating, and the frame-rate can be a bit bad at times. But those are minor complaints compared to the amazing experience the game gave me. Expand
  5. May 7, 2018
    8
    Rating: 87%
    Despite technical difficulties that are more frustrating than easy to ignore, The Last Guardian makes up for its plunder with
    Rating: 87%
    Despite technical difficulties that are more frustrating than easy to ignore, The Last Guardian makes up for its plunder with heart. You, as the player, are given the chance to bond with a specially-programmed beast named Trico. As you scale towers and uncover the mystery behind your meeting, you learn about Trico’s past and read his body language to help you solve puzzles. This is a puzzle game, but the puzzles are hardly difficult. You will face enemies such as animated suits of armor who will try to grab you and drag you into a door, and uncover a secret about Trico’s kind that explains your entire friendship. In conclusion, The Last Guardian is rather faulty in its programming, but the game stumbles none as it presents a heartwarming story between a boy and his gigantic friend.
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  6. Dec 7, 2016
    6
    After waiting 9 years, being a fan of Ico and Shadow of the Collossus, Im a bit disappointed. Tricos AI slows this game down to a snails paceAfter waiting 9 years, being a fan of Ico and Shadow of the Collossus, Im a bit disappointed. Tricos AI slows this game down to a snails pace due to being incredibly unresponsive, enemy encounters are just atrocious, and the controls can either work really well or cause your character to glitch out. The art style and world are wonderful just like it's forebearers, the soundtrack is wonderful, and the game can be very satisfying when it actually works. Sadly though the game should have went through far more quality control even after 9 years. I have a ton of patience, but not for poor design. Wait for a sale. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2019
    0
    The Last Guardian was made to CashGrab people who loved I.C.O and Shadow of the Colossus. Disappointed.

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