A lot of gamers may recall a PS2 game called Shadow of the Colossus where the goal was to wander around, locate sixteen colossi, and slay each and every one of them. Imagine what that would be like in a 2D setting. Well that’s pretty much what Acid Nerve and Devolver Digital did with Titan Souls, a top down 2D game where all you do is run around, find titans, and slay them. Today I’m going to take a look at Titan Souls and see if it’s good or just a Shadow of the Colossus knock-off.
However, you’ll notice something different here, namely the inclusion of a video. Aside from writing for Gaming Nexus I also post game reviews on my YouTube channel and typically post my reviews on the fifteenth of each month. I typically review older games dating back to the 80s and 90s but since I had to put my original plans for May on the back burner due to technical reasons, plus seeing as I already had a lot of footage for Titan Souls due to my Gaming Nexus review, I decided to try killing two titans with one arrow so to speak and do a video review of Titan Souls. Something to note is that the video is structured like how you’d see it as part of my YouTube channel with a couple additions towards the end to structure it a bit more for Gaming Nexus. As such while it’s hard to avoid spoilers for a game where all you do is find and defeat titans, I’ll do my best to not spoil how to defeat any aside from one or two instances. That being said, I hope you enjoy the review.
Titan Souls is a pretty solid game, but I can see where it may not gel with some players. There is quite a bit of difficulty to it as you have to learn each titan’s patterns and figure out how to expose and attack their weak points, and others may just see this as a rip-off of Shadow of the Colossus. If you can get past that, Titan Souls provides quite a bit of challenge, but admittedly could have gone on a bit longer for a $15 price point.
Rating: 8.5 Very Good
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I began my lifelong love of gaming at an early age with my parent's Atari 2600. Living in the small town that I did arcades were pretty much non-existent so I had to settle for the less than stellar ports on the Atari 2600, but for a young kid my age it was the perfect past time, giving me something to do before Boy Scout meetings, after school, whenever I had the time and my parents weren't watching anything on TV. I recall seeing Super Mario Bros. played on the NES at that young age and it was something I really wanted. Come Christmas of 1988 (if I recall) Santa brought the family an NES with Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt and I've been hooked ever since.
Over 25 years from the first time I picked up an Atari joystick and I'm more hooked on gaming than I ever have been. If you name a system, classics to moderns, there's a good chance I've not only played it, but own it. My collection of systems spans multiple decades, from the Odyssey 2, Atari 2600, and Colecovision, to the NES, Sega Genesis, and Panasonic 3DO, to more modern systems such as the Xbox and Wii, and multiple systems in between as well as multiple handhelds. As much as I consider myself a gamer I'm also a game collector. I love collecting the older systems not only to collect but to play (I even own and still play a Virtual Boy from time to time). I hope to bring those multiple decades of gaming experience to my time here at Gaming Nexus in some fashion.
In my spare time I like to write computer programs using VB.NET (currently learning C# as well) as well as create review videos and other gaming projects over on YouTube. I know it does seem like I have a lot on my plate now with the addition of Gaming Nexus to my gaming portfolio, but that's one more challenge I'm willing to overcome.