When I first played Shadow of the Colossus for Playstation 2 back in 2007 or 2008, it was a revelation. I'd played open world games before, but this was the first I'd ever encountered that seemed to find the sweet spot between grandeur and intimacy.
For those who don't know, the game consists of riding around on horseback in a vast wilderness trying to find a series of hidden giants. When you find them you have to figure out how to destroy them using only your sword and bow. They are action puzzles on their face, but the game beautifully merges cinematic views with micro mechanics, all of which are gorgeously interwoven into a strikingly simple story.
The new remaster for PS4 is absolutely incredible. I've read the developers actually recreated a lot of the landscapes and bosses from scratch, and it shows. I haven't gotten too deep into the game yet, but so far it's rekindled the same sense of awe I remember feeling when first playing the game over a decade ago.
It begs the question: what other games have captured your imagination in the past and which would you like to see remastered/remade?