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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: 78 out of 470
  1. Dec 17, 2016
    10
    Best PS4 game. A true succesor to Ico and Shadow of the Collossus. Trico looks like a mixture of dog and bird, but behaves exactly like myBest PS4 game. A true succesor to Ico and Shadow of the Collossus. Trico looks like a mixture of dog and bird, but behaves exactly like my cat. That means it won't listen often. Those times it can be a little frustrating, but it also adds to the believability of the creature and you can find other ways to show him what you want.

    I love the atmosphere (clearly set in the same world as ico and sotc), but most of all the story. Real, emotional, loving. I haven't cared for game characters as much as this ever before.

    Some call the graphics outdated. I'm glad they are the way they are. Ico nostalgia. The animations and lighting can be spectacular. The camera is very bad at times, but it doesn't distract from the great game and story.
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  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. Feb 28, 2018
    9
    Aunque en algunos momentos la cámara y los controles no funcionen todo lo bien que deberían (a mí me ha pasado solo en 3 o 4 situacionesAunque en algunos momentos la cámara y los controles no funcionen todo lo bien que deberían (a mí me ha pasado solo en 3 o 4 situaciones puntuales) el apartado artístico, las historia y la IA de Trico son fantásticos. Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2020
    8
    A beautiful and touching story with excellent animation and music, as long as you can put up with the annoying movement controls and camera.
  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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