The Last Guardian is an action-adventure game and the long-awaited spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus. You play as an unnamed boy exploring an ancient ruin with his friend Trico.
Pro Beautiful environments
The Last Guardian is set in a long forgotten and ruined castle hidden in a valley called "The Nest." Everything about this environment draws you in. From the grandiose architecture to the beautiful vistas.
The colors in the game vary from bright and cheery, to dark and gritty. This helps contrast elements from the present and the past. So you'll often see things like lush green grass on top of a dark and worn-out structure.
Pro Great variety of puzzles
The Last Guardian is a puzzle game, and as such has a wide array of puzzles for you to solve. You and your companion Trico, will travel the ruins and often there will be a roadblock in the form a of a puzzle. The solution requires teamwork and involves finding/reaching a switch or destroying part of the environment.
Because each location is different, no two puzzles will be the same. One of the locations is a collapsing bridge and the puzzle involves you and Trico crossing it. Another is a tall tower you have to climb, but you have to figure out how because it's falling apart.
Pro Captivating soundtrack
The cinematic orchestral soundtrack is one of the best parts about The Last Guardian. Each musical piece uses a different mix of instruments, arrangements and tempos. One song will have a full orchestra furiously going at it, while another will have a lone mellow piano. Each one evokes a different set of emotions in you and helps paint the relationship between the boy and Trico. When you listen to the soundtrack after beating the game you'll vividly remember the scene or location a musical piece was used in.