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Help, I Can’t Stop Taking Photos in Shadow of the Colossus

Happy snaps from the Forbidden Lands

It seems as though a ‘photo mode’ is included in just about every big AAA action/adventure these days but never before has the option been more fitting than in Shadow of the Colossus, a game so full of lush scenery and beautiful imagery that just begs to be your next desktop wallpaper. In my efforts to play and review the upcoming remake on the PlayStation 4 I’ve spent a lot of time with the game’s photo mode. Probably far more than is necessary.

As with similar features in other games, Shadow of the Colossus’ photo mode features a bevy of filters and sliders for fine tuning shots and hopefully creating some works of art. It’s also possible to use the feature during any of the game’s cutscenes, complete with a very small degree of camera control in most cases. Just a tap of the down button on the d-pad at any point is all it takes!

Fair warning: I am a terrible photographer, but I thought I’d take the time out ahead of our full review to highlight some of my favourite images so far.

Click through the gallery to see more

All of the below screenshots were originally taken at 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro, but have been compressed down for the website

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Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.


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