GPS Episode 48: Owlboy, Shadow of the Colossus, Metroid Prime 4

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Episode 48 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week was light on news, but we did have a nice lengthy discussion about the merit of Shadow of the Colossus and a deep appreciation for Owlboy.

In the news, rumors are circulating via Eurogamer that Metroid Prime 4 will be developed by Bandai Namco Studios Singapore in collaboration with Nintendo. Previous games in the Metroid Prime series were developed by Retro Studios, so this is a departure, which could lead to a different style of game.

At this year’s D23 in Japan, Square Enix revealed a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III, which launches us into a discussion of our favorite Disney films and what we want to see from the game overall. It seems like this game will be focused heavily on CG animated films, rather than the classic Disney hand drawn movies. A lot of time has passed since the first game in the series launched, and there’s a whole new generation of gamers to relate to.

This week we are also finishing up our talk on Shadow of the Colossus, which both of us have finished. At times this discussion gets a little heated, since one of us likes the game more than the other. While the game is beautiful and innovative, there are some problems with the final two colossi, which led to immense frustration. This is a controversial opinion of sorts, and one that we go over in great detail.

At the end of the show, we discuss Owlboy and why it is a beautiful game about outcasts and finding your place in society. I felt completely hooked by this game, which is a feeling that I haven’t had in a while. The lore unveils itself in very interesting ways and the story often takes unexpected turns. Oddly enough, Owlboy feels more like a JRPG to me than anything else, despite being a narrative-based platformer. It’s definitely a fantastic game that has a unique approach to storytelling.

We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening!

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