The Last Guardian
Submitted by: David K.
The following are tips for completing the game in under five hours
and never dying:
1.There is no way to view your in-game time. Use a stopwatch to keep
2.Restarting checkpoints does not count as a death. Make use of this when
you are about to die, miss a jump,
or fall into the abyss.
3.Getting eaten by Trico does not count as a death. He will eat you in the
antenna rooms, which is part of the
story and results in a cutscene.
4.Back up your saved game (using a USB device or PS+ Cloud) whenever you
have completed a section quickly.
If you were slow, reload that save
to try again. Go to PS4 Settings –
Application Saved Data Management
to backup and restore save
5.Sometimes Trico glitches out and does not do what he is supposed to.
The controls can also be difficult
at some points. These are common
problems and the biggest challenge
in completing the game in five
hours. You sometimes have to get
lucky that Trico listens to your
commands. If you are stuck for too
long, reload your last backup save.
6.When pausing the game, it is recommended to dashboard out to the XMB
(press PS button after pausing).
This is probably not needed, but it
is the safest option since it will
completely stop the game.
7.There is no chapter select. This means the only way to practice is by
reloading your backed-up save.
Then, play the next section until you
are satisfied with your speed.
Reload the save from the USB/PS+ to
practice the section again.
8.The game keeps counting the time when you die (and does not reset
the timer to last checkpoint).
Dying can cost a lot of time if you
have to repeat long sections.
Always reload the backup save when
9.Pressing R1 + Triangle tells Trico to jump up. Face in the direction
you want him to jump to. This is
the command you will need the most.
It only works after unlocking this
skill a while after the first antenna.