I had a plan. Finish The Last Guardian then make a video about it. Seemed simple enough. The Last Guardian has become something of a myth for the Playstation community. Which made me all the more curious. So I downloaded the game, sat down and played it for 30 minutes. I admit I wasn’t expecting the game to be great but I wasn’t expecting the game to be terrible either. So The Last Guardian did exceed my expectations in the worst possible way. This game is bad. This game is really bad. The Last Guardian is a massive step backward form Shadow of the Colossus. I wish I could say it tried something new and failed spectacularly, but I can’t. The game consists of terrible controls, boring puzzles and no gameplay hook. I only played the game for an hour but I still feel justified in saying The Last Guardian is not worth your time. You might think this type of game just isn’t for me, but I love slow cerebral games like Journey and Gone Home. The one thing I can say is I got slightly attached to Trico the bird dog thing. But that is no accomplishment on the game’s part. It is simply using what movie directors have done for decades. If you want to grab the audience emotionally, use a dog, everyone loves dogs. It is impressive when I grow attached to a human character, that is a very difficult feat to pull off. But I grow attached to dogs I see walking down the street, or if I see one for 30 seconds in a movie. Don’t fall into that trap, and don’t play The Last Guardian.
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