This is Speedrun Fast, and the game of the name – wait a second – is Shadow of the Colossus, NTA mode. And that stands for Normal Time Attack, which cuts out the story elements for those of you who haven’t played the game, and presents just the gameplay. FYI, the story is amazing, too. This is a run performed during last year’s Summer Games Done Quick, so you know it’s fresh and up-to-date on the strategies. Skip forward to 12:05 for the beginning of the run. Take notes, you will learn something, no matter how much of a veteran you are.
Plush is an excellent Shadow of the Colossus runner who holds first place in NTA and tied for 3rd in Any%. He also runs Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus and Monster Rancher Advance. In this run, a few things don’t go as planned and Plush has to switch to backup plans, but that’s par for the course in Shadow of the Colossus, partly due to the physics engine. Other categories for the game are, obviously, Any%, the hard modes, and Queen’s Sword Any%. The rules for setting up that last one are pretty specific and involve creating the file, equipment usage, even your stamina gauge.
Shadow of the Colossus fans would be right in guessing that this Speedrun Fast is in anticipation of the PS4 remake, coming out this February 6. Yup, just one more month to go, folks. Now all that’s left to do is finally solidify the link with The Last Guardian. Or at least a connection between that and Ico. We’ll let you all get right on that, but first, make sure you’re up to speed(run) by watching last week’s Hello Neighbor episode. You’ll even get taken through the process of running it yourself, if you feel like giving it a go.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.