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No more delays–The Last Guardian has gone gold

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The Last Guardian has been a running joke for years, with Sony and Team Ico transforming the once PS3 exclusive into a now PS4 exclusive over what feels like an inordinate amount of time. The game has been delayed more times than I care to remember, stuck in development for close to a decade. But it’s drawing to a very real close finally, and it’s clear now that The Last Guardian will definitely hit its December 6th release date.

The Last Guardian has gone gold, with Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida confirming the presumably relieving news via Twitter over the weekend. The Last Guardian has been a massive hurdle for Sony, who have often been questioned as to why the game was not dropped long ago. They’ve admirably stuck to their guns though, with Team Ico taking more time than probably any other publisher would’ve ever afforded them.

Will that time result in a better game than could’ve been a few years ago? Well, it’s not likely. Matthew got to play the game back at E3, and came back from it feeling particularly underwhelmed. That’s been the sentiment around most critics, so hopefully these last few months have resulted in something miraculous for the title.

With the game out in just a few months, I really don’t know if that issue will be sorted out. I only hope such cumbersome control scheme exists for a specific reason. Maybe there’s some mechanic or other that only appears later on, where it’ll all makes sense. Then there’s the camera, which can be a real headache to manage. it doesn’t feel fluid at all, and tends to jitter about unnecessarily. This really shouldn’t be a problem in 2016. Or rather, it shouldn’t be a problem for a game that’s been in development this many years.

A game that’s been gestating for this long, however, more often than not fails to live up to expectation. We’ve been hearing about The last Guardian for years now, and it would be surprising if the puzzle adventure managed to surpass any of the hopes anyone has for it now. It’s probably better still to temper them further, and just hope for a relatively memorable experience come December 6th.

Last Updated: October 24, 2016

22 Comments

  1. #UmarStayedStrong?

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 24, 2016 at 08:57

      He’s as tough as Spurs calamari rings

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 24, 2016 at 08:58

        He is as tough as Trevor’s steak

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  2. Admiral Chief

    October 24, 2016 at 08:20

    I thought the SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I heard earlier sounded familiar. Umar, I heard you!

    Reply

  3. Dutch Matrix

    October 24, 2016 at 08:30

    Cute Baby GemsbokHyenaTurkey thing aside, hope for this game, I have not. May I be proven wrong!

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    • Dane

      October 24, 2016 at 10:25

      That’s the spirit!

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  4. Ottokie

    October 24, 2016 at 08:49

    No mans sky also went gold just before release.

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 24, 2016 at 08:58

      HAHA

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      • Ottokie

        October 24, 2016 at 09:00

        All “going gold” means to me is…oh look a butterfly!

        *chases butterfly for hours*

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        • Admiral Chief

          October 24, 2016 at 09:27

          Going gold for me is dropping a magnificent poop

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  5. HairyEwok

    October 24, 2016 at 08:58

    I know who’s really happy to hear gold.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/lOiJqCjiEOcmc/giphy.gif

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  6. DragonSpirit009

    October 24, 2016 at 09:06

    Yes! This is great news! Lets just hope nothing happens along the way to the release date!

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    • Fox1 - Retro

      October 24, 2016 at 09:21

      *Day 1 patch.

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      • Krabby Paddy

        October 24, 2016 at 09:25

        A day 1 patch that ensures the game works properly can be annoying but it is still better than no proper patch for a broken game, which is then taken off shelves and then patched only a few weeks or months later.

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        • Admiral Chief

          October 24, 2016 at 09:27

          Day1 35GB patch

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          • Krabby Paddy

            October 24, 2016 at 09:40

            Yes, now a patch that size would be a little bit more than annoying. For some it would be as good as the game being delayed by a few weeks.

          • HairyEwok

            October 24, 2016 at 10:07

            or 6 years for in this matter.

          • Krabby Paddy

            October 24, 2016 at 10:23

            Pffft, what is 6 years? We gamers, especially of the PC variety, are such a patient and forgiving bunch.

      • DragonSpirit009

        October 24, 2016 at 11:42

        Well rather that than the game never getting released!

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  7. Kervyn Cloete

    October 24, 2016 at 10:53

    The Last Guardian will probably come out before Sombra in Overwatch

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 24, 2016 at 11:02

      LOLZ

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  8. Yondaime

    October 24, 2016 at 12:36

    A decade in development and all we’ve seen is this stupid dog/rat hybrid……Pass…

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