Shadow of the Colossus (PS2/PS3/PS4)



  • This isn't a remake, it's a remaster. A remake changes the game.


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    @ib0show No. The Ico Collection on PS3 is a remaster, as it is just the original game uprezzed to a higher resolution and with a stable framerate.
    This is completely remade with new geometry, effects, and animations that were not possible on previous gen consoles.



  • @El-Shmiablo ohhh, so Star Wars Special Edition is a remake of the original trilogy.


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    @ib0show I hope you realize how silly you are being.
    But just to entertain you, the special edition is more a "director's cut" as it is mostly the original experience with minor changes made to better dit the director's vision.

    Watch the video in OP. The developers themselves talk about how every asset needed to be remade completely from scratch.



  • @El-Shmiablo Then every single remaster is a remake. You think they didn't create anything new for the Shadow of The Colossus PS3 version, it had a graphics overhaul to allow it to be support modern high-definition displays up to 1080p, they added support stereoscopic 3D, support 7.1 surround sound.



  • @El-Shmiablo

    Good point. Discs break, consoles break, CRT is extinct, the future can't be foreseen. I have trouble getting my N64 to work on some tv's leading me to play the far inferior Mario Party 4 when my casual gaming friends came over because the Gamecube hooks up to my HDTV, but N64 won't display.

    "Untouched" remakes are something I desire. Us SOCOM fans have begged for SOCOM II HD since 2008. It'll never happen and demand is dead, but I digress.


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    @ib0show
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    @DIPSET Exactly.
    Personally I don't mind if small changes are made to a game, as long as the core gameplay and spiritremains the same. Quality of life changes are always welcome.





  • Some info on the Collector's Edition.
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    I was hoping for a Soundtrack or Vinyl but this will do.



  • Oh man, that made me remember that I still have the postcards in my PS2 package in pristine condition.

    This will be a beautiful return to that world.



  • http://opencritic.com/game/5118/shadow-of-the-colossus?tab=1

    The reviews are very, very good!

    Glad to read that the remake is so perfect, now I have no excuse, I have to finally play this game.



  • @Axel
    I dont know why, but I keep expecting some review to come along and complain about a lack of multiplayer or something else that wasn't in the original.



  • Despite being frustrated many times while playing it, i still love The Last Guardian. 2016 was the year of the feels for me, with three big games in particular (Uncharted 4. FFXV and TLG) taking me on a long and climactic rollercoaster of emotions, and TLG definitely was the most memorable as a whole. Now i have no reason to miss out on Ueda-san's previous games, and when i saw the announcement trailer for this remake during Sony's last year E3, my mind was set. Glad to know Bluepoint has shown remarkable care to this game, can't wait to play it!... After the exams next week :(



  • Rather early reviews aren't they?

    I've always been very uninterested in remakes, remasters and ports, but I have to say, I find myself really buzzing to play this one. In fact, I kind of can't wait in a way. I have a Pro and 4K TV, so I'll be going for cinematic mode myself, I'm really not that big on 60FPS at all.

    Youtube Video



  • Yup, the reviews have been fantastic so far. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Personally, I think I'll have to go performance mode. The game still looks beautiful from whatI can see and I want to play SotC as smoothly as possible.

    Also, a remaster of the vinyl is coming on Iam8bit which I immediately pre ordered. Now... just need to get a player.



  • Buying this and Monster Hunter tomorrow. Cannot wait.

    QUESTION - does anybody have experience trading in a PS4 for a PS4 Pro (Canada). I have this TV: https://www.vizio.com/en-ca/m43c1.html (4K, no HDR)

    and this monitor: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/asus-asus-31-5-wqhd-60hz-5ms-ips-led-monitor-va32aq-va32aq/10460629.aspx (2K, 60Hz)

    SoTC and MHW both seem like games I wanna run 60f. Think it's worth the upgrade if I don't have HDR or even full 4K on my monitor (which I'm using rn).



  • @DIPSET Just some advanced warning, SotC isn't out till the 6th. Just in case you're going in to buy it physically.

    As for the pro, I just bought one because in the end I knew it would have some performance benefits, even if they are small and I think overall I'd go for performance mode over cinematic/graphics.



  • @tokeeffe9 I honestly thought since the reviews released that the game released. Probably a good thing I'm not buying two games.

    I'm going to look into a trade-in tomorrow. ALSO, can I transfer saves between consoles like on PS3? From my old PS4 to my new one through USB.



  • @DIPSET You can transfer everything over like that.

    I just picked out some save files that were stored online from PS+


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    @DIPSET Cloud saves, my ninja.