There’s a lot to be said about a game that revels in its own simplicity. In the case of Titan Souls, much of what can be said will contain more than a few expletives and curse words. As much as we all enjoy a good challenge, this relatively basic action-adventure game developed by Acid Nerve gets inside your head, certainly testing your patience over and over again. But if you’re willing to put the hard work in, pick yourself up and dust off your knees then Titan Souls makes for a unique and rewarding experience.
Not so much inspired by Shadow of the Colossus, Titan Souls is instead a swooning 16-bit love letter to Fumito Ueda’s critically acclaimed masterpiece. Set in an open, mystical landscape of beautiful vistas and unusual dungeons, you take on the role of a young, unnamed protagonist in search of purpose. What that purpose is becomes clear very soon when you stumble upon the first of the game’s nineteen titans – strange creatures that stand between you and fulfilling your destiny.