GPS Episode 47: Shadow of the Colossus, Celeste, Far Cry 5

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Episode 47 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week we are discussing Far Cry 5‘s wacky DLC, Shadow of the Colossus Remaster, and finishing up our discussion on Celeste from last week!

In the news, we have a pretty significant discussion about the DLC plan for Far Cry 5, which features three story-based expansions that are completely separate from the main campaign. These expansions are clearly more light-hearted than the rest of the game and seem to have more in common with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon than any of the mainline games.

Yakuza 6, which was originally slated for a March 20th release, has been delayed until April 17th. We discuss our interest in the series, but find it daunting considering its history and number of releases in the franchise. Yakuza has become particularly popular in the west within the last two years and the releases don’t seem to be slowing down.

Breaking away from the big game releases, there are rumors circulating that an all-new Crash Bandicoot game could be in the works, which would make sense considering the popularity and success of the N-Sane Trilogy. We’ve talked a lot about Vampyr on previous episodes, which now has a release date of June 5th on consoles and PC. We have previewed this game at industry events a number of times at this point and have cautious optimism about it.

Celeste proved to be a significant title this year, telling a beautiful story about depression and mental health struggle. This week, we wrap up our discussion on it, in which we delve into its difficulty, its impact, its characters, and what type of game it is overall. I was affected by this game in a number of ways, but mostly I admired how explicitly it dealt with conquering one’s own demons. Game mechanics evolve with every chapter, which keeps things fresh.

Finally, we have part one of our discussion of Shadow of the Colossus, which both of us are really enjoying. It’s always interesting to see how games hold up against our nostalgic memories of them. This remaster does a fantastic job of preserving the game’s original vision and, in fact, plays the way we remember it back in 2005.

We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

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