I played Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection just long enough to climb up the hairy first colossus in the PlayStation 3 game. The start of the game, seeing the wanderer gaze down at the girl lying on the altar, was familiar, but of course sharper since the PlayStation 3 version is in HD.
Oh, and in 3D too.
The 3D effect in Shadow of the Colossus is subtle. You look into the screen rather than seeing giant colossus arms flying at the player. Within an options menu, there is a slider to increase or decrease the amount of 3D. Perhaps, the biggest graphical improvement is the frame rate. Shadows of the Colossus was marred by a choppy framerate, but this re-release is smooth.
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be available on September 27 for $39.99.