Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*

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by Gemini73 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:53 pm

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Death's Head wrote:Play your backlog and buy this when you are ready to play it.

I think you're right, Deaths. I'm tempted because the game looks wonderful but there is no rush to buy at launch, really - might as well wait... I think.


I know I'm not helping you here, Jawa, but Digital Foundry are quite impressed... :slol:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... h-analysis

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Hime » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 pm

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Hime wrote:Couldn't you just trade in a bunch of stuff that you're never going to play?

That's not a bad idea, Hime. I probably won't though because I kinda begrudge the pittance that GAME / CEX offers for games and, on PS4, I've been a digital downloader for a few years now. Will have a think about whether I really want this now or to wait for a price cut.

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.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:17 am

93% on Metacritic

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstat ... e-colossus

Eurogamer Essential. Once again, though, there is always some idiot in the comments section...

@mega-gazz

“PlayStation fans when Xbox gets the ability to play old games "nobody cares about playing games from years ago" PlayStation fans when when they get a re-release of an old game "omg this is amazing I'm taking the week off work to play it“



:fp:

Have to admit, between DF's high praise and the stellar reviews SotC PS4 is receiving I'm starting to find myself being swayed. Guess our Buffalo was right; sometimes you just gotta go for that definitive version.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by jawafour » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:48 am

It's getting a helluva lot of acclaim. It seems to be very much a remake rather than a port / remaster... Bluepoint has done a fantastic job in making the game look as astounding today as it did back in 2006.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:52 am

jawafour wrote:It's getting a helluva lot of acclaim. It seems to be very much a remake rather than a port / remaster... Bluepoint has done a fantastic job in making the game look as astounding today as it did back in 2006.


From what I've read it does seem to be a whole new game without actually being a whole new game. If that makes sense.

The HD PS3 version of SotC still has Ico along side it so I'm not going to trade it, but...what the hell, I've changed my mind. Will be buying the SotC remake. :lol:

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Buffalo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:56 am

Yeah that’s why I was bleating on yesterday - a proper hardcore remake of something objectively brilliant? Sign me up anywhere, anytime. I tried the PS3 rejig and got 3 collisi in, it hadn’t aged well at all.

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:04 am

Buffalo wrote:Yeah that’s why I was bleating on yesterday - a proper hardcore remake of something objectively brilliant? Sign me up anywhere, anytime. I tried the PS3 rejig and got 3 collisi in, it hadn’t aged well at all.


Hey man, I put my hands up. I was majorly wrong about this one. Clearly more than just a flashy remaster.

My calming down on buying games this year has really gone to pot - and we're still in January. :lol:

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:19 am

I really want to get this, but it's so badly timed coming straight after MHW. No way I have time for it atm :(

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Vid interview: How Bluepoint Rebuilt SotC
by Albear » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:20 am

What's mhw?

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:41 am

Albear wrote:What's mhw?

Medal of Honour: Warfighter

or monster hunter world I dunno what am I the answer man?

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by OrangeRakoon » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:46 am

Albear wrote:What's mhw?


It's a vg for the ps4

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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
by NickSCFC » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:18 pm

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

There goes my wallet

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by AndyXL » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:35 pm

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:

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

AndyXL wrote:
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 OrangeRakoon » 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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PostRe: Shadow of the Colossus - Bluepoint Games remake - Feb 2018 - Reviews are in. *Wow*
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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