Game Review: The Last Guardian Preview - Back from the dead

Sony dropped the bomb on stage at E3 when they announced that they are working on The Last Guardian. Of course, we were excited to see it coming finally. But how does it stack up against other games? Let's find out.


The game "Last Guardian" was announced as back as in 2009. We have heard nothing from this game since then, until now. We had almost given up on the hope that this game even exists. Thanks to Sony., though, it's still coming/. Slated for a 2016 release, let's delve deep into this game and finds out what we can expect from it when it finally releases next year. Will it live up to people's huge expectations? I know a lot of people who have grown frustrated because of no words from the developers about this game for quite a long time. Now that this game has finally been announced by Sony as PS4 exclusive, let's take a look at what this game is going to offer to players in terms of gameplay, combat and its environments –

This game is not coming to PS3

A lot of us still remember the day when Sony promised us that this game is going to release on the PS3 when it's ready. Unfortunately, though, it seems like that day is never going to come for this console. Yes, they have just announced that this game will never make its way to PS3 as they are focusing on releasing this game for only PS4 now. It's only going to be a PS4 exclusive. So those who were hoping that maybe this game would come to their old-gen box will have to go out and shell some money on buying PS4.

But I guess it would be unjustified if we hold Sony culprit here. They are no villains here. In fact, they have been working pretty hard to make The Last Guardian a possibility. If it wasn't for Sony, this game would have never seen the light of the day. So we should that this Japanese giant for investing in this property in the first place when no one else was ready to do that.

Will not be an open world game

The Last Guardian is a kind of game that just can never be an open-world game. It's better suited for narrative gameplay. That's why Sony has clearly stuck to the plans despite the immense pressure from fans. Of course, being a gamer, we want everything to be an open-world game without trying to understand things from developers viewpoint. It's not going to be easy for them at all if they will try to incorporate open-world gaming mechanics here in this game. We still hope that the game is kind of semi-open world where we have various alternatives to approach a particular situation so that whenever we get stuck, we can always find another way through.

You are a kid with a monstrous looking pet

While there are a lot of things we still don't have a clue about, we know that this game is going to have a kid who has a pet. They both need to hop on from one place to another by using each other's help. If they want to get out of there, they will need to work together. In the process, they two create a certain kind of bond that is pretty emotional. Beyond that, though, there is not a lot known about this game. We are hoping that they would showcase some more footage from this game at this year's Gamescom or Tokyo Game Show.

It's coming earlier than we thought

Just when we lost all hopes of seeing this game ever gain, Sony revealed it in this year's E3, stating that this is going to come sometime in 2016. Yes, there is still no release date for this game, but we can rest sure that they are going to release this game now. It's not cancelled. That's the biggest relief ever.

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