I haven't played this game in any form, so I'm looking forward to it. Amazon doesn't have the special edition available, and Best Buy only seems to have it for in-store pick-up. No shipping. The Best Buy I usually go to doesn't have it available either. I'm hesitant to say the special edition will be so limited, but it is odd.
I have a gift card to Gamestop, and there's an additional preorder bonus of an in-game sword and PSN theme, so I was going to cancel my Best Buy preorder and preorder at the Gamestop I frequent. I went in, the employee tried to do the preorder, but the system wouldn't let him. So he ordered it from their site to ship to my house, but it was forcing express/same-day shipping which is obviously more expensive. He called another Gamestop up the street, and that one has the office of the regional manager, who he spoke to and found out that the stores had already reached their allotments of the special edition. The system was forcing the expensive shipping because the game would be coming directly from Sony.
So maybe the special edition really is just that for once.
> I never played the original, so I wouldn't know...but how did people not have a problem
> with that?
Choose your fate: 1. People did have a problem with it 2. "So cinematic, low FPS is the bomb" 3. The game was good and PS2 exclusive so it's not like you weren't going to play it anyway. 4. PS2 people had low standards, everyone knows it was all about the true 480p power of the Xbox
I will second the notion that this is how to do a remake right, its so drastically improved its justified. I don't have a problem with them really if they truly go the extra mile to really hit a home run with the property.
>> Picked up my Special Edition today too, and will be starting a game later this
>> I think this is a good example of how to do a special edition. $10 more for some
>> cool extras. Can't wait!
> ... BOOO!!! ...
Yeah. I still think the special edition of this may be limited. The employee working with me for my in-store pick up called another employee to bring up more special editions (there was only one up front aside from mine), but unless they set them aside in the back, you couldn't just walk in a buy one. There weren't any on the shelves.
The dimensions of the outer box of the special edition are starting to annoy me. The shelves I have my PS4 games on are non-adjustable, and the outer box is about 2mm too tall to fit. Plus, why didn't they make the manual and DLC code a little smaller to fit inside the steelbook? It's not like they couldn't have. Also, did everyone else get two copies of the map?
Man, once you play 60fps there's no going back. 30fps feels like the old PS2 20fps sluggishness. But this time it's just the scale of the collosi and their slow movements making it feel that way I think.
I'm guessing it's another proper Sony property, and there may be too many companies involved for 'Demon's Soul.' Honestly, I hope it's another PS2 game. I don't have any in mind, but the jump to 4k would be more impressive. But yeah, it's probably 'Ico.'
Ico is what I want! I've been trying to rattle my brain around what it could be. A couple games I'd be okay with are Twisted Metal and Socom. I'm not sure what other first party games there are that haven't been touched.
I don't recall ICO having too much of a hardware limitation. SotC bogged down constantly and was too ambitious but ICO was more contained. Not sure a graphic update would really add much to it, except for us being able to kick the PS2/PS3 out the door....
I've beaten 11 of the SotC Colossi on PS4 in 60fps mode and man, the PS2 roots are certainly showing up the more you play. It's a gorgeous game, plays smoothly, gives you constant "wows", and is easily the best "remaster" I've played.
But for them to re-haul the entire graphics engine and allow new controls, you can tell where they didn't redo PS2 code. They didn't fix the camera...it clips through objects (albeit very smoothly, but doesn't move around things like cavern walls very well) or fix some gameplay gotchas (one boss needs to be pushed off a cliff, but there are 2-3 available "cliffs"...hit the wrong one and you both fall and get stuck. I had to restart my game because me and the boss were both stuck in a place where I couldn't harm them in the 1 way I could, and they couldn't get me because I was stuck on a rock).
I certainly recommend the game and think it's fantastic, but it's no 10/10.
My roommate was able to find one at a Gamestop about 60 miles away from us. The site inventory is out of whack so not all the stores that are supposed to have it in stock do (a couple had it on hold and others didn't have it at all), but keep calling around. He was able to stop by a local Gamestop, have them call the store that has the game in stock, and have them ship it to the local store. Don't know if this is YMMV or if this is something most GameStops allow you to do, but it's worth a try.
Bad controls, wonky platforming mechanics, the camera going spastics whenever you go in the 8000 corridors, trico not doing what you want half the time, climbing trico in the direction you want is a chore.
>> Is this PS4 version playable in 3D like the PS3 version is?
> No, it's not. There aren't many PS4 games that are playable in 3D.
That's good to know. I haven't gotten around to playing it yet, but when I do, it will be in 3D on the PS3. While I don't have a PS4 yet (if ever), at least now I know which one I'd prefer to experience.
>> |>> Is this PS4 version playable in 3D like the PS3 version is?
> |>> No, it's not. There aren't many PS4 games that are playable in 3D.
>> That's good to know. I haven't gotten around to playing it yet, but when I do,
>> will be in 3D on the PS3. While I don't have a PS4 yet (if ever), at least now
>> know which one I'd prefer to experience.
> Tell me about your 3D TV and glasses
> I don't hear too many people talking about this anymore...
I bought a 60" Panasonic Viera plasma TV almost five years ago. I didn't care about it having 3D at the time, but I've used it a number of times and have been happy with it. The downside was that I had to separately purchase active shutter 3D galsses for it, so I only bought one pair for myself. There was a great 3D movie streaming service that you could rent from, but it's gone under. I actually watched a 3D John Wayne western over the service (Hondo). I've also rented a few movies on Vudu whenever I've come across a free code.
As far as gaming is concerned, I think I've only used it on Tetris and Uncharted 3. I've been meaning to get around to Ico and SoC, but you know how it goes. It's on the mighty stack known as my backlog.
Started re-re-replaying this for the first time over the weekend.
What a gosh darn gorgeous looking game. Jesus. So lovely.
I think I'm down to 8 Colossi left. Just beat that little tiny fudgeer. He was really hard. I had forgotten what I needed to do for him. The rest of them have been really quick battles: mostly 3 minutes or less.
But it looks so beautiful. Totally sucked in again. God do I love this game.
Years ago I tried to play pretty much anything available in 3D on the PS3. The game that I remember the most for some reason is a Tron (Legacy?) game that was a platformer like Prince of Persia. The style/colors worked really well and it was a simple and enjoyable game.
When the PS4 wasn't continuing many releases with 3D I was disappointed as I quite enjoy the experience.
> I think I'm down to 8 Colossi left. Just beat that little tiny fudgeer. He was really
> hard. I had forgotten what I needed to do for him.
Same here. I actually went in the wrong direction and got stuck in a crevace that he then dropped into and killed me as I was stuck. That was my first death in the game, and it was a cheap one...but it was the only flaw in the game that I saw. I was thinking I'd get the "don't die" trophy but that blew it. But then just before the last colossi in the part
where you need to jump the chasm with the horse...I must have died 5-6 times. Kept jumping off at weird angles for some reason. So if you're not there yet and haven't died...be careful there. That was harder for me than the actual end boss.
> Years ago I tried to play pretty much anything available in 3D on the PS3. The game
> that I remember the most for some reason is a Tron (Legacy?) game that was a platformer
> like Prince of Persia. The style/colors worked really well and it was a simple and
> enjoyable game.
> When the PS4 wasn't continuing many releases with 3D I was disappointed as I quite
> enjoy the experience.
> Sid_Ceaser wrote:
>> I think I'm down to 8 Colossi left. Just beat that little tiny fudgeer. He was
>> hard. I had forgotten what I needed to do for him.
> Same here. I actually went in the wrong direction and got stuck in a crevace that
> he then dropped into and killed me as I was stuck. That was my first death in the
> game, and it was a cheap one...but it was the only flaw in the game that I saw.
> I was thinking I'd get the "don't die" trophy but that blew it. But then
> just before the last colossi in the part
I forgot everything about him with the exception of where he was located. I forgot about the fire (which was really tiny to see when the log fell on the ground), I forgot about pushing him off, and then we got into this cycle of me running around to the back of the area again and he followed me and kept ramming into me just as I was standing up. The timing for that is terrible and I figured I'd fall into an insta-kill pattern, but somehow I got away.
So far he's the toughest fudgeer and he's the smallest one. :)
I hope they redo Ico. If I had Ico, SotC and Last Guardian on one console I'd pretty much be set.