Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus

Video Game - 2017 | PlayStation 4 version.
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"In Shadow of the Colossus, players take the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land. Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With a trusty horse at your side, players explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. The uneasy task of defeating a Colossus relies on intelligent puzzle solving and action oriented gameplay. Armed with strong wits, a mystical sword and a sturdy bow, players use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth"--from www.metacritic.com."
Audience: ESRB rating: T (teen). Blood, violence.
Publisher: San Mateo, CA : Sony Interactive Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: PlayStation 4 version.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: Video Game PS4 Shado
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray Disc : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
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video file,PlayStation 4
Additional Contributors: Bluepoint Games (Firm)

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Shadow of the Colossus is an immensely influential game that plays like a work of art. Complete with gorgeous minimalist landscapes, puzzle elements, and an emotional gut-punch of a story.

A perfect example of show/don't tell world-building. Atmospheric and gorgeous.


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JackDuan
Dec 15, 2018

One of the best games I have ever played. It is essentially 16 boss battles with 16 majestic colossi. Each colossi generally have their own unique designs and environment in which you find them. Some colossi really have some great designs you will remember long after playing the game. For each battle, you will have to figure out how to get yourself onto the colossi and do damage to its weak points. Sometimes you can get stuck but I highly recommend not looking at any guides and just sticking to it until you finally figure it out. It is a great feeling when you finally beat a hard boss. The music for this game is also very fitting for its tense, and epic moments. Even the lack of music is great while traversing across the lands with your horse. I abused the photo mode and recorded a lot of footage because there were so many epic moments and views. One slight downside is some battles can feel like its the fault of the controls. Often times you will have to start from the last manual save and travel back to the boss again. I played on ps4 pro with high frame rate option which feels quite smooth. I recommend it over the 30 fps graphics mode but its not like the 30 fps mode is unplayable.

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