Originally released Feb 8, 2018.
'And So Begins Anew, A Timeless Tale, Retold...'
Everyone...the wait is over. Shadow Of The Colossus - The full-bore vision of the original, freed from the limitations of it's pixelated past and given an incarnation worthy of (and that truly steps up to fulfil) the majesty, the sweeping sense of wonder, and symbolism-rich, epicness-mixed-with-melancholy that, in comparison, the original only hinted at - - has come to us now, 13 years since it first did so, and it is more speechlessness-inducing, life-affirming and profoundly emotionally resonant than ever.
On our second episode, we dive deep into an extended, long-form analysis and discussion of this beautifully crafted retelling of a timeless tale by the kindred digital artisans at Bluepoint, endorsed by Mr. Ueda and the original team (including the involvement of original composer, Kow Otani). We cover the latest impressions and responses to this masterfully made Remasterpiece across the interactive, art (and interactive art) worlds, both positive and critical, and begin our readthrough and analysis of a 2005-era extended interview with Mr. Ueda on his early days, developing/awakening to his resonance with creating, animals, art, games and life.
Do not wait - if you have not played it, or if you've not done so in some time, the time has come to immerse yourself into this abiding fable of man's relationship with nature, death and fate...
Fumito Ueda Podcast endeavours to compile a fully comprehensive archive of material - long form, in-depth analyses and discussions on each character, creature, and location, personal stories from fellow appreciators of Ueda’s work, Interviews, theories, interpretations, and much, much more.
The time has come for Mr. Ueda’s unmatched & inimitable form of ongoing storytelling, world-building and overall contribution to the artistic validity and power of this medium — The most profoundly moving and life-affirming artform ever — To receive a thorough, intimate and loving chronicle, now and for posterity, from the very community that has so embraced, cherished, celebrated and resonated with the man, his team, and their work, for close to two decades. We wish to thank you for the privilege of your time in listening in, and joining us on this adventure.’
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This episode was originally published on January 29th, 2018.
‘…Who are you? How did you get in here?’
‘…What were those creatures that came after you?’
‘…It is dangerous to be in this place…’
‘…Then what am I to do?’
‘…If thou defeat the colossi, the idols shall fall.’
‘…But heed this…the price you pay may be heavy indeed.’
‘…It doesn’t matter.’
‘Be among the chosen ones…’
‘In my dream, I was flying. Flying through the darkness…’
‘I awoke to find myself in a strange cave.’
‘I noticed with a start that I was not alone.
‘Beside me lay a great beast…’
‘All Shadow Is Given Birth By Light.’
‘On our first episode, we discuss The Girl & The Sleeping Giant, the recently revealed poster and postcard, and share our relationships with and connections to the work of Mr. Ueda & his team. We also lay out our intensions for the show going forward, and provide a glimpse of road ahead.
Now gather, and ready yourselves: for our great and perilous journey has begun…’
The Images We Discuss (Link)