Christopher Odd, one of my favorite Let’s Players on YouTube and Twitch, was given early access to the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus remake on PS4 and it looks phenomenal.
I love the original game on PS2, and the PS3 remaster even more, but the remake is on a whole different level. It remains faithful to the original, in terms of tone and scale, and looks like a lot of TLC went into rebuilding it from the ground up.
He’s posted three episodes thus far, which span the game’s first four colossi: Valus, Quadratus, Gaius, and Phaedra.
If you’re a fan of the original and don’t mind spoiling the graphical upgrade, give them a watch below. He’s playing on the PS4 Pro in “Performance Mode,” which favors a steady 60 FPS over graphical fidelity, but it still looks breathtaking. I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor.
Since Shadow of the Colossus is considered a “boss rush” game (meaning it only consists of exploration and boss fights, no random monster encounters), it’s always fun to watch other people learn the nuances of each encounter. Observing Odd was certainly rewarding.
Are you excited for the Shadow of the Colossus remake? It’ll be available exclusively on PS4 on February 6th.