I have been a PlayStation fan for many years. The reason? Sony continue to hold a fantastically broad library of exclucives that make me want to keep pouring my hard earned cash into the system. Each generation brings with it some great new experiences and this generation is no exception. The problem though, is that The Last Guardian was supposed to be an exclusive for PS3 – let’s not get into the lengthy development history – and to be honest it really does show.
To clarify, before I get started I really do like the game but there are fundamental flaws with it that really shouldn’t exist. Games have bugs because game development is freaking hard, thanks to the ability to patch via the internet some games now come out with game breaking bugs that truly hinder the experience until that patch is provided. This is unfortunately the modern day gaming experience; it sucks but it’s reality.
The problem with The Last Guardian though is not going to have a quick fix, even after the minimal day one patch I’m sceptical to whether we’ll see another. Why is this? Well combine the extended development turmoil, the likely extensive costs raised and the likely morale of the team behind it and post launch support could be minimal. It would be fascinating to hear exactly went down, because somewhere throughout it’s development the game got stuck and I don’t think it was ever fully able to overcome its obstacles.
|The Last Guardian looks incredible!|