The reviews for The Last Guardian are in. The game has been in the making for a decade now and it's finally releasing on the PS4 after seemingly countless delays. Well, was The last Guardian worth the wait? Here's what the critics are saying in their reviews.
Featuring a boy and the giant bird-dog-chicken thing named Trico, The Last Guardian is an adventure-platforming game that's been in the making for years. IGN, the big dog on the block, called it "good" and rated it a 7.0 out of 10. They explained that the controls could be difficult and the AI for Trico wasn't always cooperative when it should have been, and these hiccups created frustrations, but overall they enjoyed the game...
Trusted Reviews also scored the game similar to IGN, giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the story and characters and the lifelike behavior of Trico but also citing the controls and Trico's inability to learn as a frustrating aspect of the game. They write...
This was a repeated criticism throughout most of the reviews, and was despised and disliked more or less by different reviewers.
The majority of the reviews acknowledged that they were willing to overlook what they saw as shortcomings to enjoy the bigger picture and the story that the developers were trying to convey, with Forbes writing...
The Guardian ended up giving The Last Guardian a perfect score, and summed up their feelings of the game within the confines of a 140 character tweet. Seems implausible but Simon Parkin wasn't above the task of convincing readers on social media.
The Guardian wasn't along in handing out a perfect score... there was also The Daily Dot, Hardcore Gamer and even Time Magazine also giving the game perfect props. Time's summary basically boiled down to what was mentioned in the Tweet below.
Slightly more in-depth, the article takes a jab at other games on the market, claiming that The Last Guardian "calls out some of what's crass about [the gaming] industry" and says that it's a game about the "shape of things to come".
The Last Guardian becomes available on the wider market tomorrow on December 6th, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.