The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian

 

This time, we have something for PS4 only and that is this third-person perspective, action-adventure, single-player

game developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment back

in december 2016. It went under direction by Fumito Ueda and production by Kazunobu Satoand again Fumito Ueda who

is also one of the three lead designers alongside with Masanobu Tanaka and Suchol Lee. The core programming part went

under supervision of Makoto Izawa, the lead programmer. The game’s music was composed by Takeshi Furukawa and the

performance of the soundtrack was conducted with the help of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Trinity Boys Choir,

and London Voices, and was recorded at Lyndhurst Hall.

The Last Guardian is a game that combines action-adventure and puzzle elements. You take control of an unnamed boy

who befriends and must cooperate with a giant half-bird-half-mammal creature, named Trico, to solve puzzles and explore areas.

The name of the creature, Trico (Toriko), can be taken to mean "prisoner", "baby bird" (tori no ko), or a portmanteau of "bird" (tori) and "cat" (neko).

The Last Guardian's story is framed as a flashback told by an older man recounting his experience as a boy.

The boy awakens in a ruined castle in a deep valley known as the Nest. He discovers an enormous, winged, cat-like creature he names

Trico, chained and wounded. Though Trico is hostile, after the boy removes the spears from its body and feeds it, it begins to accept him.

The boy unchains Trico and they explore the area, discovering a mirror-like shield that summons energy from Trico's tail. The pair make their

way through the castle ruins, evading the ghostly soldiers, and Trico's horns and wings slowly regrow.

The boy can climb on structures, carry objects such as barrels, and operate mechanisms such as levers. Trico's size and agility allows it to reach

areas that the boy cannot reach alone, and fight off guards who attempt to capture the boy. Conversely, certain obstacles, such as gates, or glass

eyes that frighten Trico, prevent Trico from progressing, and must be removed by the boy. The boy must also locate barrels to feed Trico when it

is hungry, pet Trico to calm it after a battle, and remove spears thrown at Trico by enemies.

Though you initially has little command over Trico, the boy learns to command Trico to leap onto ledges or head in a certain direction, among other actions.

Although you are encouraged to train Trico to move in the right direction, new areas can be discovered by letting Trico wander independently. At various points,

the boy wields a reflective mirror that summons light from Trico's tail, which can be used to break certain objects.

 

Written by: Adrian Dimitrijeski

 

Watch for more:
The Last Guardian - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4



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