Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Beautiful, mysterious, haunting tale gets new life on PS4.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 6+

Magnificent

Magnificent gameplay and beautiful serene adventuring around the beautiful world. Kids love riding around on the horse and the world is safe. Colossi are difficult but not scary. The spray shadows not blood. Basically PG till one cut scene in the end and an eight or nine-year-old could complete it.

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age 13+

Disappointing.

For such a critically acclaimed game, Shadow of the Colossus is a bitter disappointment. After a long and tedious cutscene, you find yourself in a world of almost no possibilities. Aside from the main story (which is only about 8 hours, including the time it takes to move from one colossus to the next) there is nothing to do. There are no side quests, no collectibles, nothing like that at all. There aren't even any NPCs to interact with or smaller enemies to fight on your way to the boss fights. This makes the already bland world even more dull and empty. Fighting the 16 colossi that the game has to offer is fun at first (the opening fifteen minutes of the game, aside the cutscenes, is actually pretty good), but after a while becomes repetitive and boring. It's just the same thing over and over again, not to mention that they are so damn hard to find in the first place. Needless to say, I would not recommend Shadow of the Colossus to anyone. 4/10, don't waste your time.

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