Not gonna miss sitting around for 10 minutes waiting for a hint to come up though, I bet. Or pointing at something and telling Trico to move his ass over and over again, especially not when you're on a timer.
The fact remains that despite Torico's lack of discipline, trophies are still doable. I know cause I did them all... And to be honest, the notion of frustrating trophies was not invented here, I can tell you about other games with trophies that makes you wanna smash your head on the wall and jump off your window.
Personally the only part that I really found annoying was when I was stuck and hanging from a tree. Took me a while to figure out how to get out of that spot. Once I did it was not so hard but let's say if it's your first play through, that part can be annoying.
As for Torico himself, you (as a lot of people) missed the point. Torico IS AN ANIMAL so if they had made him so that he obeys and acts the same a machine or robot does in other games then it wouldn't have felt natural. If you have a gun in some shooter game and it does not shoot the very second you push your button, you will be frustrated and very rightfully. A gun or any other machine is supposed to react immediately when triggered.
But Torico is a beast and is NOT supposed to behave like a machine, instead Torico is AMAZINGLY well animated, feels very organic and the way he annoyingly sometimes did not behave as you expect (This one time I told him to go in this direction and instead he goes in the opposite as I'm standing on his back) makes him feel incredibly real and you can't help but talk to your TV as you play "No, you stupid beautiful Torico, not that way, this way..." The experience (when you are the right person for this kind of game) is amazingly strong and emotional, you create a bond with the creature and that's why this game is what it is. It was NEVER meant to be you and a robot that does exactly what you say, but you and an animal that you need to tame over time and create a bond with.
I'm sorry so many people did not get it and I guess this kind of game as amazing as it is, is only meant to be understood by a minority. Honestly I bow down to you Mr Fumito Ueda for going ahead and keeping this game "pure" despite the obvious pressure you must have had to make it into some kind of generic and ordinary experience that would perhaps appeal to a broader range of gamers.
The Last Guardian just like Shadow of the Colossus and ICO are masterpieces that transcend the standard requirements of what makes video games good. They go above and beyond and it takes a certain sort of people to appreciate that.Last edited by CrazyGamer2017 - on 25 June 2018
I'm sleepy, time for a nappy!