Flashback – Shadow of the Colossus

The Great Gaming Crusade: "With the latest release (or re-release) of Ico/Shadow of the Colossus for the PS3 (in HD no less), it seems like a perfect time to revisit SOTC. I came across my copy and knew I had to put it in and live through that epic adventure once again. As I like to do with most of my older games, I like to see from time to time how they hold up against the new wave of current generation games today. Though Shadow of the Colossus isn’t really that old, coming out only a few years ago in 2005, the gaming industry has had a few leaps in technology, what with graphics and more advanced gameplay mechanics. Well I wasn’t disappointed, or surprised. Gaming may have had several leaps forward, but Shadow of the Colossus set the standard back then for how to make a hugely adventurous and immersive game. This isn’t a review of the HD version, just a revisiting of a favorite. If you haven’t played it, hopefully this will convince you."

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