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Combat isn’t fun in The Last Guardian

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The Last Guardian was originally supposed to be a launch title for the PS3. It also stole the show when it was revealed again at E3 last year. Could it actually be a launch title for the PS4.5/Neo? That remains to be seen. However, we did learn some new details about the upcoming release thanks to one of those IGN first videos, although I’m not sure that I’ve really learned anything more.

Here is the interview if you want to watch it, but be prepared that you can’t just leave it on in the background and do something else unless you’re fluent in Japanese.

So it seems that the focus will be on exploration and puzzle solving, although combat will be thrown in to mix things up a bit. But don’t expect the actual combat to be fun or interesting; it’s just about showing off Trico’s strength. I don’t know, that sounds sort of weird to me, but I’m sure fans will still be excited about it. Here are his exact words (in translation):

Combat is an area that I can’t speak too much on at this point but this might cause some misunderstanding but combat is not too important in the game. It’s more there to showcase the strength of Trico. The intention of the combat encounters are similar to that of Ico, where the combat encounters aren’t exactly fun themselves it’s more like they exist to showcase the strength and magnificence of Trico.

So, if you enjoyed the approach to combat in Ico, it seems safe to assume that you’ll enjoy The Last Guardian.

I am getting a bit worried, though. In all the time since the E3 reveal, we haven’t seen any new footage of the game. Sure, that E3 demo was gorgeous and impressive and exactly what fans needed to see to get excited again. But in the year that’s passed we haven’t seen other areas, other gameplay. Is the title really back on track, or did they get as far as the E3 demo before falling into development hell again? Or were they just saving themselves for another E3 moment in the sun?

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

27 Comments

  1. Mistake Not...

    May 30, 2016 at 15:03

    Does combat in The Last Guardian even exist? Does The Last Guardian even exist? All this and more in E3 2016/2017/2018.

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  2. Pariah

    May 30, 2016 at 15:05

    #StayStrongUmar

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 30, 2016 at 15:07

    The Half-Guardian 3 Forever.

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  4. Umar

    May 30, 2016 at 15:10

    It’s interesting. It’s more of a means to an end, like in Ico. Trico seems to have a really dark past, what with you finding it in armor and badly wounded, so I guess Trico was used as some sort of weapon. The combat is probably just a reminder of what can happen if someone abuses the mirror that I assume controls Trico and it probably also acts as a sort of contrast to it’s ‘gentle’ demeanor.

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    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 15:11

      tl;dr

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      • Umar

        May 30, 2016 at 15:12

        *farts in Pariah’s face* HOWS THAT FOR TL;DR

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        • Pariah

          May 30, 2016 at 15:15

          JUSTICE RAINS FROM ABOVE

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 30, 2016 at 15:20

            Warm air blows from the side?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 30, 2016 at 15:19

      YOU CAN’T SPELL TRICO WITHOUT ICO!

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      • RinceThis

        May 30, 2016 at 15:21

        Take that back!

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      • Umar

        May 30, 2016 at 15:27

        …..That’s actually awesome lol I didn’t notice that.

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  5. RinceThis

    May 30, 2016 at 15:13

    Not interested in a game that was waved about last gen and still hasn’t landed. Meh.

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 30, 2016 at 15:21

      Do you have the MEHnday blues?

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      • RinceThis

        May 30, 2016 at 15:22

        Lol. not at all, manager is away and I’m sitting at home playing games. WIN! Just not interested in this over-hyped Never Ending Story fetish teheheh

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 30, 2016 at 15:29

          lol fetish

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 30, 2016 at 15:23

      Your face is last-gen!

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    • HairyEwok

      May 30, 2016 at 15:28

      The hype train for this game long passed. People aren’t as pumped up now as they were last console generation.

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      • RinceThis

        May 30, 2016 at 15:29

        I can’t believe people are still even speaking about it…

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        • HairyEwok

          May 30, 2016 at 15:38

          I’ve honestly forgotten about the game 3 weeks after the E3 reveal last year.

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  6. DragonSpirit009

    May 30, 2016 at 15:33

    I really do hope this game gets to be released someday! There is something about the characters that makes me want too know more.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 30, 2016 at 15:39

      Last Guardian is having Star Citizen syndrome at the moment.

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  7. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 30, 2016 at 15:44

    “Could it actually be a launch title for the PS4.5/Neo?”

    Its confirmed the that TLG is releasing this year, so Lazygamer reckons the PSNeo is releasing this year?

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    • Gougagna

      May 31, 2016 at 02:00

      Games are confirmed for release dates all the time. They often don’t hit them.

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  8. Gougagna

    May 31, 2016 at 01:59

    If people were upset about No Man’s Sky’s delay, shouldn’t they be apoplectic about one of nearly a decade?

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