The Last Guardian is a third-person perspective game that combines action adventure and puzzle elements. The player controls the unnamed boy who can run, jump, climb, and perform other actions similar to the gameplay in Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. This is augmented by interaction with the giant creature which the boy can climb upon and ride. As stated by Ueda, the creature is driven by natural behavior and animal instincts, and it is up to the player to guide the creature, “taking advantage of his natural behavior”, in order to complete puzzles. For example, the player may have the boy throw a barrel that gains the creature’s interest, causing it to move to a specific location.
The player may also need to find the way for the creature to sit still in order to allow the player to complete a section, while the natural tendency of the creature is to run ahead of the player. The player will also have to care for the creature, either by feeding it or removing spears and arrows that are stuck in its body.
Judging by the screenshots this looks like it’s going to be an excellent game which combines a great storyline along with some good puzzles. Definitely one to try out I think.