Just Finished: Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
Been meaning to play this one for a long time. I was actually on the verge of purchasing the game physically before Sony offered it for free through PS Plus. I put that money towards The Last Guardian instead. Anyway, I heard so many great things about Shadow of the Colossus. I am glad I finally played the remake on PS4 where the game is not held back by performance limitations. The design philosophy is intriguing. 16 boss fights, each one of them epic, each one of the unique. The sense of scale was staggering. The first flying Colossus was my favorite. Being flung up high into the air and desperately trying to grab onto part of it before falling is one of the most vivid gaming moments I have ever experienced. The desolate game world littered with signs of a lost civilization was interesting to take in even though the game does not encourage much exploration. Finding the Colossi could be quite frustrating when the light ray points you in the wrong direction. For most of the boss battles it is fun and fair to figure out the appropriate strategy to take them down. Certain battles thought feel very obtuse and needlessly difficult to figure out. The upgrade over the original PS2 graphics are welcome but the game feels quite dark and the colors washed out. This is the third release of this game and they still have not added anything significant in the way of new content such as additional Colossi to fight. I think it would have been cool to battle two monsters at once while they fought each other. The story is straightforward but quite sad. I sympathize with Wander. Nice while it lasted but I do not feel the urge to revisit this game.
Full Completed 2020 List:
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
- New Super Mario Bros U (Switch)
- Resistance 3 (PS3)
- God of War (PS4)
- Call of Duty Black Ops III (PS4)
- Bioshock (PS4)
- Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
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