A bit late to the party, but...
I got TLG for Christmas back when it was released, played it a bit, and then got distracted by Battlefield and it sat gathering dust. Until now. I picked up a PS5 recently and decided I'd start the game again while I waited for a copy of RE: Village to arrive.
A couple of days ago I was all set to come on here bitching and moaning about the game being shit due to the controls and camera. And the control and camera ARE shit - they're horrible. I can place pretty much every death in the game down to the boy jumping at the wrong time having gotten snagged on Trico's feathers, or (in the earlier part of the game at least), because I pressed X to climb up something and instead let go of my handhold and plunged to my doom - why make all the controls different to the norm, and why do you have to press a button to get hold of a ladder to climb?!??). At the same time the camera seemed to do it's utmost to prevent me from admiring the beautiful setting and spectacular vistas the game presents.
But the game melted my heart. I was almost welling up at the end. And for the sheer joy of the relationship between the boy and Trico, and Trico's actions, behaviours, and quirks (even when he was farting around and not jumping on the bloody ledge I needed him to!) are an absolute joy.
Lovely game. Bloody awful controls.