This isn’t Shadow of the Colossus‘ first rodeo. The game has been around since 2005 when it debuted on the PlayStation 2. It was then re-mastered for the PlayStation 3, and now again for the PlayStation 4. What’s perhaps most unique about these iterations is that the game itself never changed. It was updated for newer technology, polished to support the higher resolutions, including 4K HDR on the PlayStation 4 Pro, but the core experience remained identical. For a lot of reviewers and gamers, this means that the nostalgia factor is extremely high. Not so for me, however, as this is my first experience with Shadow of the Colossus. Even without the rose-colored glasses of memories, this game is special.

Editor’s Note: All screenshots seen below were taken on a regular PlayStation 4 at 1080p resolution.

Simple, but Deeply Emotional

Shadow of the Colossus - Everything Old is New Again