Shadow of the Colossus is easily one of the greatest PlayStation games of all time. However, there’s definitely one aspect that hasn’t aged quite well, the controls. Controlling Wander and Agro feels clunky at best, as making precise jumps onto a Colossus or trying to hide and run behind cover can feel unresponsive and frustrating, easily bogging down the incredible experience.
Controls are one vital aspect that need to be updated with the remake, making Shadow of the Colossus feel more modern to match its visual facelift. There’s plenty of companies under Sony’s banner that could assist with making the remake a smoother experience, like Naughty Dog or Guerrilla Games who’ve both had experience with good climbing mechanics. Basically, the only big negative you can weigh at Shadow of the Colossus has to do with the controls, making it the biggest thing for Sony and Bluepoint Games to concentrate on.