For those who have been eagerly awaiting a sequel or spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus, look no further, as Praey for the Gods has you covered. Praey for the Gods is an open-world game made by a team of three people, and is heavily inspired by Shadow of the Colossus and the newer Zelda games.
The gameplay consists of exploring the snow-covered lands and then taking on the massive bosses the game has to offer. They range from dragons, humanoids, worms and even beasts, all with their unique gimmicks and arenas.
You can read more about Praey for the Gods below:
Praey for the Gods is a boss climbing open world adventure game where you play as a lone hero sent to the edge of a dying frozen world to discover the mystery behind a never-ending winter. Arriving with only the clothes on your back, you must survive the colossal dangers that you encounter. To restore balance and reclaim the land from the brink, you will be faced with questions that not even a God knows the answer to.
Scale Massive Beasts
Overcome impossible odds to climb atop and defeat the massive beasts that are bound to this land.
Climb, Glide, Swim
You can climb on virtually anything you can get your hands on, from ruins and mountains to the massive beasts that inhabit the land. Ascend to the tops of mountains and then glide over the open world to reach previously inaccessible locations. Swim in frigid water to uncover hidden locations that contain secrets and treasure, but don’t stay in too long or your swim could become your last.
Explore, Craft, and Survive
You’ll arrive on a frozen island with only the clothes on your back — it’s up to you to survive. Make fires, hunt for food, and find the equipment you need to make it through an eternal winter. Nature isn’t the only danger, so craft weapons, defeat minions for better gear, and venture into long forgotten caves to discover their secrets. Triumphing over these trials will prepare you for the impossible odds that wait.
Make Your Path
Praey for the Gods is a non-linear game where you choose who you battle and how. While destiny will give you a nudge, virtually all the large beasts can be attempted in any order allowing you to set the course.
Unravel the Mystery
Why won’t the winter stop? Why has no one returned? Cryptic paintings left behind allude to a story once thought forgotten. To restore balance and reclaim the land, you will be faced with questions that not even the gods know the answer to.
A Beautifully Frigid World
Explore a landscape of unending winter framed by snow-capped peaks and crawling fog. The remnants of an ancient civilization lie before you, but don’t let awe turn into carelessness — snow storms can crop up at any moment and bury you in a blizzard. Luckily, you can leave footprints in the snow and follow your footsteps back if you are lost.
For its exploration part, Praey for the Gods takes some inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; your weapons have durability, you can collect items that will increase your health and stamina, and you even get a sail cloth that can be used as a makeshift parachute.
The game also features weather and hunger mechanics, allowing the player to turn it into a true survival game. Praey for the Gods really shines mechanically in the hardest difficulty with all survival options turned on, it’s a brutal but rewarding experience.
You can watch me play some of Praey for the Gods on the video below:
Praey for the Gods is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).
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