The Last Guardian is finally here! PlayStation 4 players can now enjoy the action-adventure video game by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio.
The long-awaited title has many remarkable features but is difficult to ignore its lapses. The beginning missions, for example, are too plain and simple. The Last Guardian starts with building the relationship between the characters.
A boy who has been kidnapped from his hometown finds himself in an old castle. He also discovers an injured hybrid creature named Trico. Part of the first goals is to help the creature recover by giving it some food and company.
It is the player’s goal to make the two characters get closer to each other. As the game progresses, the two must get comfortable and learn to communicate with each other.
Solving puzzles, looking food for Trico and helping it navigate are some of the common activities in The Last Guardian. Unfortunately, gamers still have to teach the young boy some techniques to make the creature obey him. Once the two can already communicate, the character can order Trico to take him to other locations.
Another noticeable gap of The Last Guardian is the movements of the boy and Trico. The former moves in a very clumsy which is annoying at times. Somehow, it delays the progress of the game. The hybrid creature, on the other hand, seems to be just waiting for the boy to get finished with whatever he is doing.
Here’s an 18-minute gameplay video by Polygon!
The Tech Sensei earlier reported that the video game received an overwhelming number of pre-orders despite the delays. The gamers are probably still exploring the features of the game as of this time.
The Last Guardian was released on PS4 on Dec. 6. Stay tuned for more updates!