Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:20pm 07/02/18 | 1 Comments
We posted our in-depth Shadow of the Colossus review last week, but the game is now officially available at retail exclusively for PlayStation 4, and so we thought we'd let you know that fact, while also reminding you to have a look at our full verdict.
First, the official lines:
Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia is pleased to announce Shadow of the Colossus, exclusive to PlayStation 4, is available today in stores across Australia and via PlayStation Store.
Fans of Fumito Ueda’s original adventure will be able to experience the wonder and majesty of this iconic remake with improved visuals and enhanced performance.
Set off on a quest to bring a girl back to life, players are tasked to bring down 16 gigantic beasts. Armed with only your wits, a magical sword and bow, players will venture out into expansive landscapes on the back of their trusty steed and seek out each colossus.
Shadow of the Colossus is available today from select Australian retailers and PlayStation Store for RRP $54.95 AUD.
Which brings me to the curious case of Shadow of the Colossus in re-release form exclusively on PS4, and looking exceptionally good running on a PS4 Pro on my newly setup 65” Curved Samsung QLED Q8C TV. Seriously, this near 13 year-old PS2 property has arrived as potentially the best-looking game on Sony’s console and takes full advantage of 4K and HDR on the right screens, showcasing just what’s capable -- from a tech sense -- in the right hands and with the right vision.
But the thing is, what was fresh and innovative from a gameplay sense over a decade ago hasn’t really translated all that well today. The game is a masterclass in set piece design given it’s pillared around fighting and killing giant bosses (or, “colossi”), but a dynamic engine-driven camera system you’re in constant battle with, awkward climbing controls, ‘floaty’ jumping and drawn out ‘combat’ leaves Shadow of the Colossus as relatively empty as the game-world you’re trouncing through.
You can also watch the story trailer embedded below.