Jack Cusumano

Is This the Follow-up to Shadow of The Colossus?
May 21, 2009, 2:21 am
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This footage just leaked, and is supposedly from an upcoming PS3 project by the team behind ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Full disclosure: I have not played ICO, but I most definitely played Shadow of the Colossus, which was one of the most gorgeous, sophisticated and emotionally engaging games of the previous console generation. Watching this, I get the same goose-bump-inducing feelings of wonder and awe elicited by SOTC, and find it easy to believe this is its successor. If not, it still looks fantastic – but everything about this screams ICO/SOTC. I can imagine the groundbreaking gameplay that traveling around with this giant creature companion would create; it’s an excellent set up for some really clever, engaging and potentially massive puzzles. I can also imagine the player will no doubt become quite attached to this griffon-esque beast by the end of it all, much like many players felt for their horse in SOTC (or even in Ocarina of Time). I’m a major proponent of games as an art form, and you really needn’t look further than to this team’s work to become a believer yourself.