Shadow of the Colossus is popping out once more on a PlayStation console. This time for the PlayStation four with absolutely remade property. The total graphical overhaul breathes new lifestyles into the game, however you’ll find that in many ways it is nevertheless very lots the equal game you recall gambling earlier than.
Yesterday, following the brand new trailer from Sony’s Paris Games Week conference, I got a danger to test out Shadow of the Colossus running at the PlayStation 4 Pro. While Bluepoint Games (who developed the HD version of the sport for the PS3) is once again taking the reigns on the development for the PS4 version, it is no longer only a easy remaster this time round.
Remaking the property for the PS4 is a ambitious flow that pays off notably right here. In my reminiscences, the yellow-inexperienced color palette iconic to Shadow of the Colossus blurred to some extent where I most effective in reality remembered standout scenes with particular clarity. On the PS4 however, the entire recreation takes on a new that means and certain scenes from the new demo that I absolutely forgot about from the authentic game, roared returned with new clarity. There’s a vividness to the entirety that the original, or even the PS3 remaster, lacked.
I expect that in case you’ve played Shadow of the Colossus a couple of times before, the PS4 version will nevertheless wonder you. If this version goes to be your first time playing Shadow of the Colossus, it may very well be the definitive version.
Ne second especially became a scene in which I turned into taking my horse down a forested direction at the manner to the 13th Colossus. I had forgotten nearly the entirety about this scene, however it was this (and no longer encountering a remastered colossus) that took my breath away.
However, this woodland scene become additionally a reminder of what stayed the identical with this remake. Namely the controls, which if you recollect weren’t the maximum stylish or easy to play. There had been points in which navigating through this dense forest on my horse became a task in and of itself thanks to the floaty feel of the controllers, inherent to Team Ico video games.
A Bluepoint producer told me on the occasion that the controls have been tweaked a chunk for the remake, but if they were modified for the demo I virtually couldn’t tell. In reality, some elements of the controls have been by some means worse than I don’t forget.
A fight against the primary Colossus felt like the digicam turned into actively combating towards me whilst I was seeking to function myself and climb up the titan’s back in order that I could slay it. It took a while for me to recognize that now not touching the camera stick at all become the high-quality manner to move approximately this assignment. Leaving the digital camera by myself made it so the digital camera placed itself in some cinematic attitude that wasn’t always the pleasant for playing a sport; however made positive the digital camera wasn’t also spinning wildly out of manipulate during the boss combat either.
The fact that Shadow of the Colossus is a straight-up remake rather than a remaster is crucial. A new visual coat is one component, however the reality that everything right here was remade for the PS4 almost makes it look and feel like a new game.
Then you may start gambling and you may straight away recollect why Shadow of the Colossus—and lots of different Ico games—have the famous caveat: It’s a exquisite game, if you may get beyond the controls.