Story - 79%
Graphics - 86%
Audio - 76%
Gameplay - 71%
Replayability - 68%
Quite an interesting concept and game.
The last Guardian has a game play that I am new to and have only recently been exposed to. When I got the game I was very keen to get started, but of course like most of us, I have another day job and had to wait patiently for the last four hours of my day to pass before I could dive in.
For a game so long in the making, I have to say I am impressed. Be careful though, if you do not change the settings on your controller it will feel like your character is running ahead of your controls, or, that might just be me. The controls are easy to follow though and the game will prompt you as you move along.
The scenery is breath taking. Exactly the kind of place I would not mind to visit and live in, in real life. The immense feeling of calm that washes over you when you are standing on a mountain top overlooking the valley is serene and mind blowing. The colours are natural and eye catching, none of the graphics will hurt your senses or cause you to lose interest. My better half forgot about his game and sat watching me play because of the scenery and of course the game play.
Now, because I am new to this style of game play, it does not mean I am new to gaming in general. The game is great, but I do prefer some kind of assistance with regards to maps or quest prompts. In some part you can see what JAPAN Studios were going for by not having these features as the game resembles that of a very complicated puzzle and with most complicated puzzles, the builder can get slightly impatient when they cannot figure out what to do next. In the most part taking a deep breath and trying again may work for some, but for others it is a situation of “let’s turn it off for the night and we will try again tomorrow”.
Now, I don’t want to talk to you about the scenes or parts of the game as this is a game you need to experience first-hand and regardless of my personal experience this is a must play game, especially if you are a fan and have played ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. I will boast about Trico through. WOW!! What an amazing concept of a mystical beast, no, not a beast, Trico will climb into your heart and all you will want to do is hug him, so, in that aspect he is family.
From the first moment I encountered Trico my heart melted and in the words of Tony Stark “I want one” was the only three words I had to say about that. An amazing idea and a wonderful companion to have.
I am going to sign off here before I start telling you more. Go play the game, enjoy the puzzles, take in the scenery and have long conversations with Trico, he’s a really good listener. ;p
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4
Genre: Action Adventurs
Age Rating: PG
Publisher/Developer: Sony Interactive / Japan Studio
Estimated RRP: R859
Release Date: 9 December 2016
- I want a Trico
- Cute Story
- Controls could be smoother
- Sometimes you need a bit of direction