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Mini Review: Praey for the Gods (PS5) – A Commendable But Heavily Flawed Take on a Classic

A shadow of its inspiration.

Praey for the Gods will no doubt look instantly familiar to PlayStation veterans. Developed by No Matter Studios, the team has always been open about the game’s stark similarities to Shadow of the Colossus, one of Sony’s most iconic games. It largely follows the same structure, tasking you with traversing a frozen landscape to find and eliminate a number of large entities called ‘Gods’. In addition, the game utilises survival mechanics, with hunger, temperature, and stamina all affecting your ability to handle the harsh conditions.

Despite the glaring fact that this is essentially Shadow of the Colossus 1.5, Praey for the Gods immediately feels like the lesser of the two. On a more positive note, the game’s scale and artistic direction is impressive, especially considering the small size of the development team. The Gods themselves look superb, and display a more sinister, macabre design when compared to the more mechanical look of the Colossi.

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