I swear I got a different version of the game. I never had issues with Trico doing what I needed him to do. I've beaten it three times.
I didn't have a problem with Trico obeying, was more like discovering what to do (since the game really let you discover by yourself, very different than most games) and the clunkyness came from how to give the right command depending on the situation and some times the labor to get up in Trico's head.
Trico's behavior was seriously convincing, genuinely lifelike animal behavior. That's what brought The Last Guardian to life for me: the sheer attention to detail concerning how animals behave. It's not always about cooperating with you. And I mean just the way Trico moves about. You believe it. The level of believability, which is rarely seen in games particularly when it comes to animal (or animal-like) representation, is what made The Last Guardian genuinely moving for me. It made all the difference. It's definitely one of my favorite PS4 exclusives.
Yep, sometimes it will collaborate very fast, sometimes it will be playing around not worrying about you. It will respond to how well you threat it, etc. It is very unique.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
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"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."