The Last Guardian Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You play through action and puzzle elements as an unnamed boy who must cooperate with a half-bird-half-mammal creature, Trico. A connection grows between the two unlikely friends. You can climb structures, carry objects and pull levers. Trico can reach higher areas, fight guards and carry the boy on his back. At times, though, Trico is scared by certain objects and the boy must proceed bravely alone.
It's unusual because you don't have direct control of Trico but, like a domesticated animal you can coerce him to do things. At times it's better to let Trico wander independently to discover new areas.
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 28/10/2016
Platforms: PlayStation 4.
This game features frequent depictions of realistic looking violence towards fantasy characters, they can get impaled by spears and arrows, slashed with swords and attacked by other fantasy creatures, very mild blood is shown and the characters are shown whining in pain. There are depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human characters, there is a section in which a child looks as if they are being gobbled up by a large hybrid dog-bird. The child displays no reaction and is not scared by the events taking place, no blood/gore is shown and the creature doesn’t chew on the child.
This game also features frequent depictions of realistic violence of a minor nature towards human characters. The protagonist of the game is often knocked around by the creature, pushed into walls and hit. There is little to no reaction and rarely are they injured in the process.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
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