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Kerotan said:
It wouldn't represent modern Sony but Sony from the ps2 era. The ps4 Sony games like god of war, horizon, uncharted lost Legacy and spidey are a different league. If you're going to play the above leave GOW till last.

A different, much lower league, sure.

@OP - three is probably enough to know whether it's for you or not. You may as well stop now if it's not impressing you.

Incidentally they did improve the controls in the remake, quite considerably. They had to change the time trial requirements in order to compensate for how much easier the new controls make defeating certain colossi.

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wow .. well don't play it anymore if you are 3 colossi in and freaking nothing hooked you yet.

You don't understand what the game is about, you basically complained about what people loved it for. Guess the game isn't for you.

It is one of those experimental games that also didn't blew me away. I finished it but also not really loved it like others do except for the soundtrack. Around the same time I got Okami (also on PS4) and I recommend that one above SoTc. Honestly I wasn't a big fan of Ico either, it starts great but it becomes so tedious but I enjoyed the book.

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I actually just finished the PS4 remake two days ago, marking the third time I've played Shadow of the Colossus all the way, and if anything this just confirmed my opinion of the game as one of the best I've ever played. It's definitely not for everyone, but the things that you didn't seem to like about were exactly the things that made it special in my opinion.

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It has a been a while since I've played Shadow of the Colossus. Some older games age extremely well and some do not, especially when you are talking about game play. My guess is that SotC is one of those games that doesn't age well. At the time it released, the appeal was that all of the monsters were just so friggin huge. But since then there have been games like Dark Souls that do the giant boss monster a whole lot better.

SotC is what I would call a groundbreaking game. It's important because it has influenced several great games that came after it. But when the later games do the same thing, but better, then that makes the earlier game not age as well.

I've dedcided to persevere a little and see if the controls bed in a little. 

I'd be interested to know though, did any of the people who love this game (of which there seem to be many) play the remaster as their first experience of SOTC?

I have a feeling that most, if not all fans, fell in love with the original which is having a big influence on their opinion of last year's version... 

Honestly... from my experience... I don’t think the game is super fun to play... it’s more about the experience... you probably could bypass all the boring stuff and watch a YouTube video explain the game and get the same level of enjoyment... without the hours of powering through the boredom...

I played SotC for the first time on PS3 and I too found it to be lacking. I actually preferred Ico because while it was less ambitious, I felt it was better able to execute its goals. I agree that the controls are not great and the whole shaking mechanic is just broken (literally in my case because I've read a lot of people say that the PS3 version was borked, which should have been fixed for the PS4 version). Overall, I found that the collosi mostly just get more tedious as time goes on, not really any more interesting and the story comes to a limp conclusion with what I found to be a tremendously disappointing finale. I disagree wholeheartedly with people who say that it is one of the best in video game history.

That said, I did beat the game and I don't really regret my time with it. While it never got much better, I think it was still interesting to play through just because of how huge the game is in video game culture. I am also the type of person who tries to beat every game I play, but if you don't feel compelled to play more, I would say that there isn't anything that will change your mind throughout the game.