The long-awaited game The Last Guardian has finally arrived. Well, was it worth waiting for this game for so many years?
- game story
- Shadow of the Colossus visual
- You make an emotional connection with the game
- Controls and camera angles can be frustrating at times
I think it would be a good fit for this game to make an introduction many, many years ago, because we have been waiting for The Last Guardian for many years.
Undoubtedly, the first stop of the journey is the ICO, which is our first eye-opener from the game’s developer team. The next Shadow of the Colossus crowns the success of the team. This “huge” game, which we met on the PlayStation 2 platform in 2005, required us to take down 16 different giants with our character Argo, as far as I remember. However, while doing this, the developer team may not have thought of the possibility that we could fall in love with Shadow of the Colossus with the visuals and unique music it created. First, we finished the game many times on the PlayStation 2 platform, and then we got the taste of years ago with the renewed version that came to PlayStation 3 .
The widespread resonance of Shadow of the Colossus undoubtedly prompted the dev team to quickly consider the next game, and it wasn’t long before the team began work on The Last Guardian in 2007. When the game was first announced, the date was 2009. And so our waiting phase began… Until today.
7 years later…
Yes, about 7 years have passed, and after PlayStation 4 , PlayStation 4 Pro was also released, The Last Guardian appears on new consoles, not PS3. So, was it worth the wait? Let’s start with the story of the game.
In The Last Guardian, we play a little boy like Argo, whom we remember from Shadow of the Colossus. There is a giant in the game again, and this giant’s name is Trico . However, this time we are not trying to defeat him, but to connect with him. Yes, this link is very important in The Last Guardian, I will talk about it in more detail a little later.
At the beginning of the game, we find ourselves unconscious and when we open our eyes, we realize that we do not remember where we are. We think that we have been kidnapped and brought to a place surrounded by huge structures. But we are not alone here, right next to us lies a spear-slashed giant, the name Trico.
Our first task is to free him from these spears and the chain he is attached to, and thus the game begins.
The amazing bond between the child and the “beast”…
I won’t give more information about the story of the game so as not to spoil the fun, but there may be spoilers from time to time in the further steps of the review, it would be useful to warn you in advance.
The Last Guardian is a puzzle-based game. With our beloved creature Trico , we are trying to get out of the huge structures in which Trico and we are imprisoned. We get a lot of help from Trico in doing this. But for this, we need to establish a bond with him.
Since this bond with Trico is not strong at the beginning of the game, it may not help you much. In fact, when you go to a high place from time to time, it may take a long time to bring it with you and help you go where you want. But then there comes a moment when you suddenly manage to communicate with him. In this way, you can give commands to Trico using the control keys, and in this way, you can move to a new stage in the game.
By the way, the only action in the game is not wandering through narrow corridors among huge structures or passing through closed doors. Trico and your enemies are also roaming around. The statues that you come across from time to time during your journey come to life and try to kidnap you and harm Trico. Trico takes care of the stone sculptures. All you have to do is pull them up in front of Trico, that’s all.
When Trico is injured, you have to take out the spears as you did at the beginning of the game. On the other hand, it is imperative that you find the blue barrels that provide power to him in order to gather power and bring them in front of him to eat. Oh, by the way, it should be said: Trico gets angry from time to time and starts to roar around. In such situations, if you climb on his back and pet him, you will find that he has calmed down.
Graphics and camera angles
I don’t know if you played Shadow of the Colossus, but this name is still at the top of the games to be played on PS2 . The visual of The Last Guardian we have is exactly like Shadow of the Colossus .
All the environmental details adorned with pastel colors, Trico’s design and behavior and of course the background view are beautiful. Especially if you’re playing on the big screen, you might think you’re sitting in front of an oil painting while looking around. Of course, it could have been more elaborate. In this sense, The Last Guardian is not a game that uses all the power of PS4 and PS4 Pro. It looks more like a game adapted from PS3.
However, I found Trico’s animation particularly striking. Graphically, I can say that this is perhaps the best thing about the game. Trico’s behavior not only strengthens the bond between you and your character after a while, but also manages to establish an emotional bond between you and Trico.
By the way, it should be said: PlayStation 4 Pro owners can play this game with 4K Upscale.
There are two main problems with the game. The first is the controls, the other is the camera angles. If we start with the controls, at first you have serious difficulties. You can overcome this after a while. However, a more comfortable control system could have been preferred.
The bigger problem is that you can have big problems with camera angles from time to time. The most serious minus about the game will be in this direction. Because it can become a big problem to control the character especially in narrow areas due to camera angles. So much so that you may want to continue the game later.
Finally, let me tell you that the game has a Turkish menu system and Turkish subtitles, and let’s move on to the conclusion. in a nutshell
The Last Guardian was a game I’ve been waiting for a long time. So, did he pay for it? Obviously yes, very yes. But of course there is a “but”. As I just said, controls and camera angles are the two main problems of the game. But for the sake of the bond you form with Trico as you play, you can ignore them. I think that especially those who have played ICO or Shadow of the Colossus should definitely play The Last Guardian. For others, it’s an interesting and enjoyable game where you control a huge plush monster.
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