Saturday, 10 December 2016

The Last Guardian Review

A lot of the time new IPs get singled out for either praise or a universal panning. The Last Guardian will get neither.

Let me start off by saying this isn't a game for everybody. It's pretty much more about the story than the action. It's beautiful backdrop is probably one of the best things about it, if you're more in to visuals and action. If you're anything like me, you'll enjoy the hange of pace this game brings, the story is pretty good. It tells the tale of a youbg boy who finds a huge feathered Guardian called Trico. A great lumbering beast that you come to form a crucial bond with. 

To be honest, it's kind of like the original Darksiders, in a way where it's more about story and problem solving than action. Difference between the two, War had alot more to fight along the way. 

Gameplay is solid, you have to climb your way around ruins and find secrets for Trico, giving him hidden barrels of food along the way, strengthening the bind between boy and beast. It's fairly simple, you only have a small number of actions and later on once the bond is formed, the boy learns to give him orders. The only problem with this is, sometimes you order him one way abd he goes another. So, you have to figure out the exact way to get him to d what you want first time. Which often means standing directly infront of the towering cat-like creature. 

Enemies are few and far between, but as I said this is a game built for storyline and beauty rather than fast paced action. They come in the form of suits of armour, these suits try to carry you away from Trico and will cause an game over screen, you have to button mash to get loose, or run to Trico first and he'll smash them to bits freeing you. Early on you get a mirror that unlocks Trico's power of lightning. You lose this later on and it gets given back again as part of the story. 

It's not a game for everyone but for the change of pace and the intricate storyline you'll love it. It's lacking something every now and then, which I can't always put my finger on, but this Playstation exclusive is was worth all the penies I spent on it. 

Overal: 8/10
Storyline: 9/10
Gameplay: 7/10
Graphics: 8/10

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