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Don't remember seeing a thread to show the love this game deserve.

Yes it had development nightmare, yes it lost hype along the way.

The gameplay is a little clunky, it takes time to get into it, but when you do, it really does deliver.

Although you basically don't have conversation along the game and most of the time is just you and the "bird" interacting through gameplay, although there is very little custcenes it does convey a lot of emotions and a narrative.

The physics and puzzles on the game are pretty good, graphic have a very nice look, and the fur/feather of Trico are very interesting.

I fell like this game was really underappreciated in here. I can accept Shadow of Colossi is a better game and have a more challenging fighting system, but Last Guardian have enough challenges and appeal to satisfy once you give it a chance (won't deny I was pushing myself around for like 2h, that were made into like 10 sessions because I got bored in the beginning).



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I absolutely adore this game. The mechanics do get some time getting used to, but once you are immersed, it really is a rewarding game.
The soundtrack is also fantastic.

Its a real shame it had the development issues it had because I haver zero doubts this game deserved a bigger spotlight when it came out.



It's a great game and I'll buy it again in second if it gets a remaster on ps5.







I think The Last Guardian has some issues with its gameplay, but overall I still think it's a very good game. The story, music, the relationship between the boy and Trico, the look of the world, and many other things more than make up for those shortcomings. Not as good as Shadow of the Colossus, but very few games are in my opinion.



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Clunkyness kills it for me...



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Guardian and Colossus are some of my all time favorite games. Both are superb and deserve more praise than something like TLoU.



Jpcc86 said:

I absolutely adore this game. The mechanics do get some time getting used to, but once you are immersed, it really is a rewarding game.
The soundtrack is also fantastic.

Its a real shame it had the development issues it had because I haver zero doubts this game deserved a bigger spotlight when it came out.

Perhaps if it launched on PS3 it would have made more success.

SvennoJ said:

It's a great game and I'll buy it again in second if it gets a remaster on ps5.





Not sure what they would improve (besides gameplay) for a PS5 remake, Japan Studios I don't think would care much on making it 4k60fps (but sure they could hire a studio to do it).

Darashiva said:

I think The Last Guardian has some issues with its gameplay, but overall I still think it's a very good game. The story, music, the relationship between the boy and Trico, the look of the world, and many other things more than make up for those shortcomings. Not as good as Shadow of the Colossus, but very few games are in my opinion.

Yep, from all the posts here seems like the gameplay needs a great overhaul.

Vodacixi said:
Clunkyness kills it for me...

It almost killed for me as well. But take small doses of the game for the first 2 hours, don't push it, just play a few, give a rest, rinse and repeat. Once the gameplay get's less strange for you then you can start to like the game.

That is, if the type of game like SotC pleases you.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:

Not sure what they would improve (besides gameplay) for a PS5 remake, Japan Studios I don't think would care much on making it 4k60fps (but sure they could hire a studio to do it).

Yep, from all the posts here seems like the gameplay needs a great overhaul.

The game had quite a bit of slowdown, even on the pro. It was also a bit blurry at times with not so great anti aliasing. The frame rate drops made the game seem more clunky at times than it actually is. The gameplay doesn't need a great overhaul, it needs consistent 60 fps to back it up. One thing they could improve is the speed at which boy walks / runs. There should be something in between snails pace and brake your neck over every obstacle sprint pace.

After seeing how good SotC can look with HDR and pristine sharp visuals, TLG could use some of that love as well. I still have this as my background on ps4, in game screenshot looking better than the box art. It looks even better with HDR :)



The last Guardian forest


SotC forest




SvennoJ said:
DonFerrari said:

Not sure what they would improve (besides gameplay) for a PS5 remake, Japan Studios I don't think would care much on making it 4k60fps (but sure they could hire a studio to do it).

Yep, from all the posts here seems like the gameplay needs a great overhaul.

The game had quite a bit of slowdown, even on the pro. It was also a bit blurry at times with not so great anti aliasing. The frame rate drops made the game seem more clunky at times than it actually is. The gameplay doesn't need a great overhaul, it needs consistent 60 fps to back it up. One thing they could improve is the speed at which boy walks / runs. There should be something in between snails pace and brake your neck over every obstacle sprint pace.

After seeing how good SotC can look with HDR and pristine sharp visuals, TLG could use some of that love as well. I still have this as my background on ps4, in game screenshot looking better than the box art. It looks even better with HDR :)



The last Guardian forest


SotC forest


Which shows team Ico is a little odd on their concern for graphics... so a remaster would need to be made by another studio =p

On the gameplay side, many people think it is a little bad so a work on it could help a lot.

The game have a very slow pace due to it.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:

Which shows team Ico is a little odd on their concern for graphics... so a remaster would need to be made by another studio =p

On the gameplay side, many people think it is a little bad so a work on it could help a lot.

The game have a very slow pace due to it.

The slow pace is intentional, but having a walk mode in between crawl and sprint recklessly, as well as eliminating the frame rate drops, will help a lot with the gameplay. They have the momentum right, but not the speed. It was mostly the frame pacing that messed up my control of boy. In stable areas I had no problem running around the obstacles and doing things fast.

Plus I would love to see this game in HDR!