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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 18:31 
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Mimi wrote:
Dammit Russell, you just ruined my amazing joke which will now go unpublished.

Was it about how long it takes me to turn something on?
You should preserve it for posterity anyway

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 18:42 
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Oh my god, no. I can’t imagine posting something like that. :s

No, turns out it was rubbish and I was just going to say Darwin was due to bed in 20 minutes but the updates would likely mean you couldn’t play until tomorrow. Hold on, that’s not funny. There was a funny bit to it.

Anyway, happy second birthday to Russell’s PS3. Sorry you’ve only been switched on about three times.

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 20:29 
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Mr Russell wrote:
Grim... wrote:
Turn it on now ;)

It’s ok, it’s normally quite fast. Darwin will be asleep with an hour now so then I’ll put it on and see what the damage is.

Ah...hubris.
Darwin came running through while I was getting his room ready to projectile vomit all over his newly washed sheets so bed was an hour later than normal. Still, only a 347MB system update and now the game needs to install I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 15:08 
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79 coins have been found!

The big new secret is...

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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 18:19 
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You didn't seriously expect a new colossus did you?


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 14:05 
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Bamba wrote:
You didn't seriously expect a new colossus did you?


I didn’t expect it as I said above, but I had hoped for something more exciting.


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 14:55 
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The fight with the fifth colossus is still epic!

The whooshing and the sound of the spray as the bird blasts upwards over the still lake as you rocket into the air on the back of this colossus is still immense. The new particle effects are great too.


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 16:35 
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Quick rundown:

1) Graphics: excellent. It looks beaut although I think it loses something over the PS2 original in parts. The heavy transition effect from dark to light areas is massively reduced and that’s a shame. The collosi look brilliant though. The fur and hair effect is terrific. Bearded Bloke is my fave as he bends down to get a good look at you before you climb up his thick chin wig like a monkey.

2) Music: Still the best soundtrack to any game ever. Just beautiful.

3) SoundFX: Exactly as you remember them but there’s more. One wooded area sounds particularly lively when it really shouldn’t. It doesn’t look and sound as dead and desolate as it used to in my head, this is a bad thing.

4) Camera/Frames: The frame rate is solid and above 10 FPS of the OG, thank Christ. But for all the talk of modernising the controls the sodding camera is the same as I remember it: it doesn’t like you touching it at all. Much like TLG it wants to give you the most cinematic view in frame but sometimes you want it to just let you have control so you can look at a distant tree or something. It’s a shame they didn’t allow you to switch between a free camera and the semi-free one. Big oversight.

5) Gameplay: it’s the same. That is to say it’s one of the best game ever made.


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 19:45 
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I didn’t realise that the PS4 Pro in performance mode runs the game at 60FPS. I’ve tried the cinematic mode at 30FPS at 4K but you can’t beat the buttery smooth 60FPS. Definitely the premo way to play.


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 Post subject: Re: Shadow of the Colossus remastered (PS4)
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:40 
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I started this last night!

It looks beautiful!

I can't get out of the atrium with the stone idols! My horse won't walk forwards, only backwards.

I suspect it may be a record for least progress made after starting a game.


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