Shadow of the Colossus, 10 Years Later

During the PlayStation 2’s era, I wasn’t quite as committed to gaming as I grew to be during the PS3 era.  I was easily distracted from whatever game I was playing by whatever the next game I wanted to play was.  If I could get my hands on that “more interesting” game, I did and left behind what I was currently playing, for good.

That’s why I barely started what is now considered one of the greatest games ever made, Shadow of the Colossus.  I got the game via trade probably 6 months after its October 2005 release.  Once I started it, I got to the part where you ride Argo (the game’s horse and sole companion) and that was it.  I maybe made it 15 minutes into the game and then something else stole my attention.

I can’t remember what it was that distracted me, but something did and I just never got back to SotC.  Thankfully, HD Remasters become rather popular and SotC made it to the PS3 with some uprez’d textures and a widescreen format.  I picked the game up off the PSN store for $5 and was determined to play it… but I never did.  I’m not sure what my excuse was this time around.

Fast forward to 2015 and I had the idea that it was time to finally play this game so I could sell off my PS3 and move on to my life with the PS4.  Not only did I finally play and beat SotC, it sparked a bit of a PS3 renaissance for me.  Now I’m backtracking and replaying some of my PS3 favorites as well as a few I’ve missed, but that’s not the point. Continue reading