Submitted by TheMrFraz 529d ago | opinion piece

My Love-Hate Relationship With Shadow of the Colossus

Many regard Shadow of the Colossus as the hands-down greatest game of all time. That in mind, meet the Gamers-Association.com editor who absolutely hates its gameplay. (PS3, Shadow of the Colossus)

Steven21  +   528d ago
Ain't that the truth...
WeAreLegion  +   528d ago
Love the game. Love the gameplay. It's my favorite!
Aggesan  +   528d ago
I couldn't agree more. I loved playing all of the bosses. Also, you do know that you can buff your strength from lizards and nuts, right?
The_Klank  +   528d ago
I really enjoyed the gameplay, but I've only ever played it once all in one sitting so I might be remembering it with rose tinted glasses.
Sketchy_Galore  +   528d ago
I love it but I prefer Ico. I think it would be better if you didn't keep getting returned to the castle after killing each Colossi. Killing the beast then collapsing then having the same cutscenes play then leaving the starting area again just got a bit samey. I think it would've been better if you stayed out in the wilderness and received your next task in a vision or through an unseen voice. That way there would be a feeling of constant progression like you had as you worked your way through Ico's castle.
-Gespenst-  +   528d ago
I just wish you had more control of the horse, I always thought the horse controls felt really clunky. This also occasionally made actually getting to the Colossi a slightly frustrating experience. The camera was an occasional issue too.

That said I love how empty the world is; just how untouched it is. So serene, vast and elegantly minimalistic.

Also, the fact that you have to complete the game like 10 times to have enough stamina to climb the tower got pretty tedious, kind of sapped the magic a bit.
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HarvesterOSarow  +   528d ago
The controls of the horse Agro are a little awkward, but did you know that his disobedience is actually programmed?

In an interview with Ueda he mentioned them coming up with an algorithm for him to disobey you to make it more life-like, since animals don't always obey. Fun fact, Agro isn't a complete idiot by his own accord!

I love SotC. It's in my top 3 favorites, and the soundtrack is #1. Hard to believe anything beating Uematsu for first place lol

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