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Shadow of the Colossus (2018)

by Natural 20, Yorkshire Tea

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Original Thread: In the Shoes of Giants - Let's Play Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Blind

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Introduction



About the Game

Shadow of the Colossus is a game of incredible fame, the original, releasing in 2005 on Playstation 2 courtesy of the legendary developers from Team Ico garnered near universal praise, with reviewers highlighting an incredible plot and atmosphere as key highlights of the game.

The game received a rerelease on PS3 alongside Ico, in 2011 with HD graphics alongside content that had previously been missing from the North American version of the game. Again, praise was high, the quality of the original game shone through, but real care had been made with the transition to HD and a new console.

However, this was not to be the last release of the game. In 2018 Sony released a full remake of the original, using ultra-high definition art assets, releasing on the Playstation 4. The remake was fronted by Bluepoint, the same developer that was behind the 2011 remake and once again, the game received high praise from critics who felt that the remake preserved the spirit of the original whilst bringing some much-needed modern improvements. And this is the game we'll be playing.

The game presents itself as a third person action game, with the protagonist engaging in duels with the titular Colossi. The player needs to identify weak points on his enemies, dodge their attacks and slowly find a way to exploit openings to their fullest advantage. Climbing is the activity of the day here as ultimately Colossi aren’t going to fall just from someone the size of an ant ineffectively flailing at their feet!

About the LP

I will be playing alongside my erstwhile colleague and best friend, the incredible Yorkshire Tea. Both of us are running into the LP completely blind! I’ll be piloting our hero whilst Tea provides me with advice and moral support. Our hope is that our combined and unique skillsets will see us through and win us the day, our worry is that we’ll compound each other’s terrible thoughts and get ourselves killed in the stupidest ways.

I expect, given our prior LPs that we’re going to be fairly strongly focused on the topic at hand, trying to solve problems and presenting what hopefully seems like a reasoned critique of the game as it begins to play out.

Art such as it is, like the title image and the episode banners will be handled by the wonderful Bifauxnen. (Who is long overdue for a credit in these OPs)

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