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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:15 am

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NickSCFC wrote:Damn, we've already had 2 game of the year contenders in the space of a week.

There goes my wallet


What was the other game of the year contender?

I have just pre-ordered Shadow - will be my first PS4 game since Uncharted 4 :toot:


Monster Hunter World is my guess.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by AndyXL » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 am

Ah, I forgot about that one.

Shadow does look amazing, but my one concern was Eurogamer describing it as a boss run...

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:39 am

AndyXL wrote:Shadow does look amazing, but my one concern was Eurogamer describing it as a boss run...


That's the core concept of the game

They are more like puzzles than traditional game bosses, if you're worried about getting frustrated by dying repeatedly to multiple stages. That probably won't happen.

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by AndyXL » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:
AndyXL wrote:Shadow does look amazing, but my one concern was Eurogamer describing it as a boss run...


That's the core concept of the game

They are more like puzzles than traditional game bosses, if you're worried about getting frustrated by dying repeatedly to multiple stages. That probably won't happen.


Thanks. I hate the boss runs in the Mario 3D games, but this sounds quite different.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by BOR » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:30 am

Day One. :datass:

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by jawafour » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:06 am

BOR wrote:Day One. :datass:

It does look terrific, BOR. Still holding off, though. At the moment.

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by deathofcows » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:54 am

I love the original for its atmosphere, mystery and grandeur.

But I always felt the Colossi were just a little too easy. I realise it's not the point, but the music would blare these outrageously epic, desperate tunes whilst as a player you could quite calmly amble around or take your time replenishing your stamina gauge etc. The sense of peril engendered by the visual scale and the music wasn't really backed up by a second-by-second sense of peril in the actual gameplay. I never really thought 'phew!' after beating them.

(by phew I mean instinctively sticking my middle finger up at the screen and saying f*ck you - which is usually my reflex when a game segment has been tense)

As a world and a mood to bathe in though, it's fantastic. Tempted by this remake.

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by jawafour » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:13 pm

deathofcows wrote:...as a player you could quite calmly amble around or take your time replenishing your stamina gauge etc.... As a world and a mood to bathe in though, it's fantastic...

This has made me a wee bit keener, doc! A grand epic in which one can wander about sounds right up my street!

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by <]:^D » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:27 pm

deathofcows wrote:I love the original for its atmosphere, mystery and grandeur.

But I always felt the Colossi were just a little too easy. I realise it's not the point, but the music would blare these outrageously epic, desperate tunes whilst as a player you could quite calmly amble around or take your time replenishing your stamina gauge etc. The sense of peril engendered by the visual scale and the music wasn't really backed up by a second-by-second sense of peril in the actual gameplay. I never really thought 'phew!' after beating them.

(by phew I mean instinctively sticking my middle finger up at the screen and saying f*ck you - which is usually my reflex when a game segment has been tense)

As a world and a mood to bathe in though, it's fantastic. Tempted by this remake.


there is Hard Mode
http://teamico.wikia.com/wiki/Hard_Mode

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by Hime » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:56 pm

deathofcows wrote:I love the original for its atmosphere, mystery and grandeur.

But I always felt the Colossi were just a little too easy. I realise it's not the point, but the music would blare these outrageously epic, desperate tunes whilst as a player you could quite calmly amble around or take your time replenishing your stamina gauge etc. The sense of peril engendered by the visual scale and the music wasn't really backed up by a second-by-second sense of peril in the actual gameplay. I never really thought 'phew!' after beating them.

(by phew I mean instinctively sticking my middle finger up at the screen and saying f*ck you - which is usually my reflex when a game segment has been tense)

As a world and a mood to bathe in though, it's fantastic. Tempted by this remake.

That actually makes me more likely to try this out. I've always liked the look of Team Ico games but they've always seemed a bit clunky. If I can just enjoy the visuals and music while I contort my hand into a claw I'm much more likely to give it a go.

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by Photek » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:37 pm

Looks sweet AF. I like SOTC, I finished it on my PS2 all those years ago, I do think ICO is the better game though but great to have the trilogy on PS4.

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by BOR » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:40 pm

jawafour wrote:
BOR wrote:Day One. :datass:

It does look terrific, BOR. Still holding off, though. At the moment.

You could just wait until the time is right and it will be a lot cheaper to buy it.

The last time I played was on PS2 and I only completed it once, as I didn't bother to go back again. Now I think it would be nice to revisit in glorious 4K HDR how it supposed to be. :datass:

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by deathofcows » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:02 pm

<]:^D wrote:
deathofcows wrote:I love the original for its atmosphere, mystery and grandeur.

But I always felt the Colossi were just a little too easy. I realise it's not the point, but the music would blare these outrageously epic, desperate tunes whilst as a player you could quite calmly amble around or take your time replenishing your stamina gauge etc. The sense of peril engendered by the visual scale and the music wasn't really backed up by a second-by-second sense of peril in the actual gameplay. I never really thought 'phew!' after beating them.

(by phew I mean instinctively sticking my middle finger up at the screen and saying f*ck you - which is usually my reflex when a game segment has been tense)

As a world and a mood to bathe in though, it's fantastic. Tempted by this remake.


there is Hard Mode
http://teamico.wikia.com/wiki/Hard_Mode


Sounds like it might be worth a go :)

Only thing is that it sounds like it might add to the tactical challenge of beating a colossus, but not the desperate peril of being in danger. By their nature they are (mostly) large and lumbering, and the world is continuous so that you can just run away to a safe distance/elsewhere for the most part instead of being trapped in a pressured, focused boss fight like in other games.

I may be wrong mind, and it's been a while since I've played it. Interested to do so again regardless - though I need a PS4 (Pro) first... :?

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by Benzin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:01 pm

Pre-ordered it today :datass:

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by BOR » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:29 pm

Benzin wrote:Pre-ordered it today :datass:

I did the same thing. :datass:

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by dmin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:15 pm

Hime wrote:
I know what you mean but time is money and all that. You must have a load of games that you're realistically never going to play and you may as well use the money.

That said, I bet this game will get real cheap, real quick.

This. Does look amazing and am tempted, but reckon it'll go cheap fairly quick - similar to Rime. Got plenty to keep me busy til then.

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by AndyXL » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:46 pm

dmin wrote:
Hime wrote:
I know what you mean but time is money and all that. You must have a load of games that you're realistically never going to play and you may as well use the money.

That said, I bet this game will get real cheap, real quick.

This. Does look amazing and am tempted, but reckon it'll go cheap fairly quick - similar to Rime. Got plenty to keep me busy til then.


It's only £24 on Amazon. I don't see how it's going to get much cheaper than that!!!!

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by gamerforever » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:32 pm

For £22 this has got to be a day one purchase, although i would prefer to get it digitally. The remake looks great and i envy those who are playing this for the first time!

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by Yoshimi » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:22 am

AndyXL wrote:
dmin wrote:
Hime wrote:
I know what you mean but time is money and all that. You must have a load of games that you're realistically never going to play and you may as well use the money.

That said, I bet this game will get real cheap, real quick.

This. Does look amazing and am tempted, but reckon it'll go cheap fairly quick - similar to Rime. Got plenty to keep me busy til then.


It's only £24 on Amazon. I don't see how it's going to get much cheaper than that!!!!


£18.99 if you click & collect from Smyths (https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ps4-shadow-of-the-colossus-1899-cc-smyths-2885923)

Very.co.uk sent me a £20 voucher, so I used that and ordered the game for £9.99.

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by andythevillan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Well just got this today and it's stunning at 60fps on the pro. Controls still a bit fiddly but the whole atmosphere hits you in waves as you gallop around.And the music, although re-recorded somewhat, is still some of my favourite of all time.


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