The Last Guardian Review Roundup


The Last Guardian is finally here. Fans of the PlayStation 2 games Ico and Shadow Of The Colossus have been waiting for The Last Guardian since it was announced 9 years ago.

The reviews for The Last Guardian have gone live, most news outlets out there seem to be enjoying the game, even though it does come with its frustrations with some sites saying it is still stuck in the PS2 era. Overall the scores have ranged from 7’s to 9’s and have come with a general mix bag of adoration and frustration.

Here’s what the games press has had to say about the highly anticipated game.

IGN – 7.0/10
“The divide between the highs and lows of The Last Guardian is staggering. For every wonderful moment of absolute beauty and emotional attachment to its lifelike companion, there’s an equal and opposite baffling moment that ruins the mood with frustrating controls and camera angles.” Read the full article.

Gamespot – 9/10
“The Last Guardian is, for the most part, a totally convincing experience that draws you into the mindset of Trico and the boy. However, there are times when you’re reminded of the game they live in.” Read the full article.

Polygon – 7.5/10
“In its best moments, The Last Guardian pulls off feats that could only be done on modern hardware; at its weakest, it’s not just “like a PlayStation 2 game,” but like a particularly rough, unpolished PlayStation 2 game, one that recalls the legacy of its forebears, but can’t quite recreate it.” Read the full article.

Eurogamer – Essential
“The Last Guardian’s handful of annoyances don’t seem terribly annoying anymore. It can occasionally grate to deal with the game’s wayward camera in tight spaces – or sometimes in not-tight places. The designers like certain sequences so much that they find an excuse to recreate them a few too many times.” Read the full article.

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