Shadow of The Colossus Review



A Gorgeous Remake

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Shadow of the Colossus originally came out on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. The game launched to massive critical acclaim and went down as one of the best video games in history. 

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Shadow of the Colossus was then brought back during the last generation as part of an HD collection. When Shadow of the Colossus first came out, it was a stunning game and was by far the best looking game on the PlayStation 2. 

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Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4 is a remake made from the ground up by Bluepoint games and goodness is this remake impressive. The graphics were beautifully transformed to meet peoples expectations of the 8th generation of consoles. The character models were reconstructed, Colossi’s were overhauled and most especially Wander, the main character was completely revised.

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This was met with controversy, but I for one liked this new design Wander had.

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Shadow of the Colossus is a stunning remake and is by far one of the best looking games of this generation. Shadow of the Colossus has come back with a bang to reclaim the crown for technical achievement. Bluepoint games should be praised. 

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A Wonderful Soundtrack

Shadow of The Colossus has a fantastic soundtrack. Every track was beautifully made, and the Colossi boss fight tracks were just incredible. 

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The soundtrack wasn’t really remade for this remake, and that is completely fine in my opinion. The soundtrack in Shadow of the Colossus is timeless. The tracks still hold up and are still excellent today. Shadow of the Colossus will go down as having one of the best soundtracks in gaming. 

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A Wonderful Experience

Shadow of the Colossus is indeed a wonderful experience. It is one of those games where you can play over and over again and never get bored. The gameplay in this game is basic yet masterful. 

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In this game, you will play as Wander and Agro (the horse). You will also have a bow and a sword. Your goal in this game is to slay the Colossi. This game is basically a “boss rush” game. You will go from one Colossi to the next until you have slain them all. 

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The Colossi boss battles are intelligent and artistic. Each Colossi will have their own unique abilities and personality. Some of the Colossi boss battles can be phenomenal. 

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Air battles in video games are usually quite lacklustre. Not in this game. 

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SPOILER BELOW!

The boss fight against Avion was just splendid. The emotions and intelligence displayed by the Colossi was just remarkable. The battle was daunting and violent. Striking the Colossi to death was heartbreaking. Watching Avion slam into the deep sea was bitter.

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Shadow of the Colossus can create strong emotions. It makes you genuinely feel sorry for the Colossi’s. Not every game can do this. Shadow of the Colossus will purposely make you feel like a disgusting person. 

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A Simple yet powerful tale

The story in Shadow of the Colossus is a simple yet powerful tale. I won’t go into detail since I will be spoiling too much, but one day you make a deal with a character named Dormin to slay the 16 Colossi to revive Mono. 

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You then go out on an adventure with your horse Agro to slay the sixteen Colossi to awaken Mono. 

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A Technical Achievement

It was this game that made realise that Bluepoint games are geniuses when it comes to the technical work of games. 

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Shadow of the Colossus is a gorgeous game, and it runs exceptionally well on both the base PlayStation 4 and on the PlayStation 4 Pro. You can even play this game in 60fps if you own a Pro. 

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The game has two modes on the Pro. Performance and Cinematic. They both basically look the same, but with performance mode, the game will run at a glorious 60FPS. Playing Shadow of the Colossus at 60FPS was superb, and I recommend you all do the same if you have this game on the PS4 Pro. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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