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Topic   Shadow of the Colossus

MrBean
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* 14-Jan(#1)
Sorry if old news.

Special Edition available for pre-buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/shadow-of-the-colossu...
Sid_Ceaser
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15-Jan(#2)
Anyone offering their GCU services for this?



Admiral
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15-Jan(#3)
I just can't keep rebuying PS2 games that were remade into PS3 games that were remade into PS4 games wry smile
Sid_Ceaser
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15-Jan(#4)
Take my moniez.




Sid_Ceaser
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15-Jan(#5)
Says GCU is 39.99 for the SE.



klusion
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15-Jan(#6)
Admiral wrote:
> I just can't keep rebuying PS2 games that were remade into PS3 games that were remade
> into PS4 games wry smile

BUT IT'S GLORIOUS SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS!!!

Dashey
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15-Jan(#7)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> Says GCU is 39.99 for the SE.
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Send an offer.

klusion
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15-Jan(#8)
Are Best Buy's pre-orders like Amazon's where they don't charge you until it ships?

tonymack21
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15-Jan(#9)
Admiral wrote:
> I just can't keep rebuying PS2 games that were remade into PS3 games that were remade
> into PS4 games wry smile

at least this is apparently an actual remake and not just an upscaled remaster, but i feel you. as cool as okami is i cant bring myself to buy Okami higher HD when i already have okami ps3 hd.

Dashey
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15-Jan(#10)
klusion wrote:
> Are Best Buy's pre-orders like Amazon's where they don't charge you until it ships?
>
>

As long as it's not PayPal then yeah


Sid_Ceaser
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16-Jan(#11)
Dashey wrote:
> Sid_Ceaser wrote:
>> Says GCU is 39.99 for the SE.
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> Send an offer.
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You sexy beast - offer incoming

DCGX
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16-Jan(#12)
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.

Sid_Ceaser
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16-Jan(#13)
If I have someone with GCU order it for me via my local store, will I be able to pick it up, or does the person that placed the order have to pick it up?



Dashey
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16-Jan(#14)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> If I have someone with GCU order it for me via my local store, will I be able to
> pick it up, or does the person that placed the order have to pick it up?
>
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You can pick it up. All they need is the name on your ID, and email address.


DCGX
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17-Jan(#15)
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.

klusion
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30-Jan(#16)
Anyone still willing to do this?

DCGX
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30-Jan(#17)
I can't. There isn't one available within the 250 mile default radius of me.

Admiral
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30-Jan(#18)
I watched Digital Foundry's "review" of this (basically their typical super-techie breakdown of the game). They LOVED the remake/remaster of this. It looks freaking phenomenal.

I mentioned I don't want to keep buying remakes, but THIS is how to do it right. I'm buying this.
DefaultGen
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30-Jan(#19)
Admiral wrote:
> I watched Digital Foundry's "review" of this (basically their typical super-techie
> breakdown of the game). They LOVED the remake/remaster of this. It looks freaking
> phenomenal.
>
> I mentioned I don't want to keep buying remakes, but THIS is how to do it right.
> I'm buying this.

It's a bummer that it runs at 60fps. The stuttery 15-20fps on PS2 was just so cinematic.

Sid_Ceaser
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30-Jan(#20)
Ha ha ha ha. eeeeyeaaaaah. wink

now give us Ico. giveusIcogiveusIcogiveusIcoIcoIcoIcoIcoIcoIco




Admiral
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30-Jan(#21)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Admiral wrote:
>> I watched Digital Foundry's "review" of this (basically their typical super-techie
>> breakdown of the game). They LOVED the remake/remaster of this. It looks freaking
>> phenomenal.
>>
>> I mentioned I don't want to keep buying remakes, but THIS is how to do it right.
>> I'm buying this.
>
> It's a bummer that it runs at 60fps. The stuttery 15-20fps on PS2 was just so cinematic.
>
>

raspberry

While watching their video, I kept thinking "HOLY CRAP did it really run THAT poorly on PS2???"


I never played the original, so I wouldn't know...but how did people not have a problem with that?
Sid_Ceaser
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30-Jan(#22)
That was all that we had at the time. It was totally playable back then. Keep in mind, that was good for what was out at the time. Looking back on it now . . . ugh.

It was the atmosphere that won me over at the time. Riding up on some mythic beast outweighed how it actually looked.

Maybe this game was just so far ahead of it's time, it couldn't really be realized ... until now.

But, yah, that video totally got me even more amped up than I already was.



DefaultGen
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30-Jan(#23)
Admiral wrote:
> 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

BloodPuppetX
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30-Jan(#24)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> That was all that we had at the time. It was totally playable back then. Keep in
> mind, that was good for what was out at the time. Looking back on it now . . . ugh.
>
>
> It was the atmosphere that won me over at the time. Riding up on some mythic beast
> outweighed how it actually looked.

Same...I just loved the atmosphere and figuring out how to tackle those beasts...Did any of you have a favorite Colossus? For me, it was the flying one in the desert (13th, I believe).


DefaultGen
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30-Jan(#25)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> Same...I just loved the atmosphere and figuring out how to tackle those beasts...Did
> any of you have a favorite Colossus? For me, it was the flying one in the desert
> (13th, I believe).

That's the one I remember most, besides the final boss guy.

Admiral
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30-Jan(#26)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Admiral wrote:
>> 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
>
>

Turn to page 43 to find out!!!!!
MrBean
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6-Feb(#27)
Picked mine up today, pretty stoked!
klusion
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6-Feb(#28)
MrBean wrote:
> Picked mine up today, pretty stoked!

frown Think I'm just going to hold out until I can find a special edition.

tonymack21
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6-Feb(#29)
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.

Sun
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6-Feb(#30)
Anyone with an extra?
DCGX
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6-Feb(#31)
Picked up my Special Edition today too, and will be starting a game later this evening. I think this is a good example of how to do a special edition. $10 more for some cool extras. Can't wait!

klusion
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6-Feb(#32)
DCGX wrote:
> Picked up my Special Edition today too, and will be starting a game later this evening.
> I think this is a good example of how to do a special edition. $10 more for some
> cool extras. Can't wait!

... BOOO!!! ...

RobotVendingMachine
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6-Feb(#33)
I pre-ordered a copy from Best Buy, I guess I need to pick this up tonight. Not sure if I will keep it though. I am thinking about just buying it Digitally with my 20% off PSN code.

DCGX
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6-Feb(#34)
klusion wrote:
> DCGX wrote:
>> Picked up my Special Edition today too, and will be starting a game later this
> evening.
>> 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.

Sid_Ceaser
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* 6-Feb(#35)
Has anyone received the pre-order "Life Sword" yet?

I've never pre-bought from BB before - but I can't seem to locate where the LS is.


The package is really lovely. I love the outer box that holds the steelbook.

This is how you do a SE.



klusion
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6-Feb(#36)
RobotVendingMachine wrote:
> I pre-ordered a copy from Best Buy, I guess I need to pick this up tonight. Not sure
> if I will keep it though. I am thinking about just buying it Digitally with my 20%
> off PSN code.

Oh! Oh! Please to be picking me!

MrBean
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6-Feb(#37)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> Has anyone received the pre-order "Life Sword" yet?
>
> I've never pre-bought from BB before - but I can't seem to locate where the LS is.
>
>
> The package is really lovely. I love the outer box that holds the steelbook.
>
> This is how you do a SE.
>
>
>
>

Not I. Typically Best Buy sends out codes ahead of time. I didn't realize we got that one too.
MrBean
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6-Feb(#38)
Soo yeah, looks like we were supposed to get a code for the life sword from best buy.

Anyone else get theirs? Calling best buy would probably go nowhere.
Sid_Ceaser
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6-Feb(#39)
I have been DM'ing BB CS via Twitter.

They said it can take up to 48 hours after release to get the code. Will try again on Friday of I don't see anything.



MrBean
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7-Feb(#40)
I got got my code 3 minutes ago via email
DCGX
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7-Feb(#41)
I also got my code about a half hour ago.

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?

Dashey
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7-Feb(#42)
Got the code this morning as well.

Sid_Ceaser
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7-Feb(#43)
Got the code. Dashey is a champ!

I love this SE. This is how they should do all SE's. It's such a really well produced kit. The steelbook is gorgeous, and I love the new font they are using for the title.

Dear Bluepoint: Please do the same for Ico. Pluh-ease!




Anxiouz
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7-Feb(#44)
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.
Heavyd814life
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7-Feb(#45)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
> Got the code. Dashey is a champ!
>
> I love this SE. This is how they should do all SE's. It's such a really well produced
> kit. The steelbook is gorgeous, and I love the new font they are using for the title.
>
>
> Dear Bluepoint: Please do the same for Ico. Pluh-ease!
>
>
>
>
>

Apparently Bluepoint is remastering another "classic". Could be Ico though personally I hope it's Demon's Souls.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/02/06/blu...

DCGX
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7-Feb(#46)
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.'

Heavyd814life
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7-Feb(#47)
Not sure I'd rebuy Ico. I enjoyed it, but it doesn't hold a candle to Shadow of the Colossus, imo. But maybe seeing it in 4K and 60fps will change my mind.

Sid_Ceaser
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7-Feb(#48)
If they did Ico, I could retire my PS2 and PS3 and sell 'em off along with my games.



Tim81DE
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7-Feb(#49)
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.
Anxiouz
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* 7-Feb(#50)
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. frown

Tim81DE
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9-Feb(#51)
SotC special editions are past the hold window for most Gamestop's and are popping up in random stores. Closest to me is an hour away but figured I'd give people a heads up.
klusion
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9-Feb(#52)
Tim81DE wrote:
> SotC special editions are past the hold window for most Gamestop's and are popping
> up in random stores. Closest to me is an hour away but figured I'd give people a
> heads up.

Thanks!

MrBean
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12-Feb(#53)
Got a chance to start the game this morning. Wow, they did an excellent job bringing this game up to speed. Super excited to go through this again as I didn't revisit on PS3.
Heavyd814life
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12-Feb(#54)
For anyone still looking for a Special Edition:

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.

MrBean
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* 19-Feb(#55)
The scenery is just so much more alive and amazing than 12 years ago. I never did play the PS3 release.

Also, son of a B, I didn't realize you could expand your health or stamina, never did that in the original!

Did anyone see the what the golden coins lead to? Rumor has it there's more after it ... but ... spoilers:


Tim81DE
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20-Feb(#56)
You'll be even more amazed once you beat the game and look at some of the bonus art you unlock.

Topic   Shadow of the Colossus