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The Dubious Morality of Shadow of the Colossus

Once again, the Duck has finally seen fit to try out another beloved video game many years after its initial release.  Today’s review shall be focusing on the critically acclaimed Shadow of the Colossus, which was already covered on Virtual Bastion in a wonderful two-part post written by Cary (part 1 and part 2 are here).  Originally released on the PS2, I will be discussing the stunning PS4 remake.  The premise is simple: you play as Wander, who must defeat 16 massive colossi in order to revive a young lady named Mono (her relation to Wander is never explained).  You are armed with nothing more than a magic sword that points the way and a bow, and you are joined by your loyal horse Agro.

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My Time With Trico in the Last Guardian

It was thanks to a simple advertisement inside the case of Uncharted 4 that I first learned about The Last Guardian.  It was the majestic form of the massive beast called Trico that got my attention, and it was for that reason that I got the game some while later for the Christmas of 2017.  Much of the time, my expectations for a game are not indicative of the real experience.  Strangely enough, however, this time, I think I was fairly spot on.

The Last Guardian is…an interesting game about a nameless boy and a huge creature quite similar to a griffin, if griffins have the face of a dog and the grace of a cat.  You spend the entire game traversing ruins and solving puzzles with the assistance of your newfound companion, and I think the entire experience can be divided into two very distinct parts, the gameplay itself and the bond you form with Trico. Continue reading My Time With Trico in the Last Guardian