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Super Retroid: Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus was a life-changing game for me. This isn't hyperbole. This is fact. I probably wouldn't be a games writer if it weren't for Shadow of the Colossus (or at least it would have taken me much longer to go that route).

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cain1413209d ago

I still haven't gotten a chance to try this title. I really want to...

White-Sharingan3209d ago

im so disappointed in you ;(

epic game

agmsd3209d ago

U just have missed the entire gaming fun...

Timesplitter143209d ago (Edited 3209d ago )

...a titan among games

(har har har....)

No seriously, it's insanely great. It's up there in my top 5

Rick AstIey3209d ago

I've never been so emotionally attached to a game ever like I was with Shadow. I cried. Make fun of me all you want but I still get more girls than you.

ahnonamis3209d ago

You probably went to a better college, have a better job, and drive a sports car too, huh?

Bathyj3209d ago

Here is a perfect example of why I hate fanboys.

Because if you missed this game or Ico because your walkman chewed your Bon Jovi tape in 1983 and you still hate Sony for it then I dont see how you caould call yourself a gamer. Of course, they could be just 2 titles that you didn't get to play because they were both criminally underated, in which case, thats sad for you. I'd suggest hunting them both down on eBay.

As for the games themselves, I've never felt emotional attchment in a game like I have with these 2. Only the top tier of movies, like Schindlers List have had that sort of impact on me.

And on paper SotC doesn't sound like much. It sounds boring even. Kill a huge monster, ride your horse for 5 minutes, kill another one. Repeat about 15 times. Seems dull. But its the execution of it all that draws you it. The vastness of the setting. Its surreal. I can only that god that team Ico met Sony because thinking about it if a dev pitched this game to any other publisher it probaly would have been laughed at or simply just not made.

PS
I once read and article which I cant be bother to find now (Google that sh*t- Arg Barker) that went through alot of the graphic effects and technically advancements used in the game. I cant really remember but there were things like depth of field and motion blurrs or whatnot that were ahead of it time. SotC was more Next Gen, then alot of Next Gen, which is actually Current Gen, games that we play now.

Viewtiful3209d ago

I thought Shadow of the Colossus was way overrated. It had disgustingly bad controls, and one of the worst cameras since the N64. Just because it's artsy doesn't mean you can just ignore the fundamental problems.

HowarthsNJ3209d ago

If you didn't like them you could customize them any way you wanted.

So was it just your choice of controls that didn't work or the default ones?

The camera was part of the control. A button hold caused it to focus on your prey.

mr durand pierre3209d ago

These fundamental problems are brought up here, but the idea is that those parts disappoint at first, then you forget about them. It's the "artsy" stuff that sticks.

I can understand your resistance to it though, as it was a colossal (no pun intended) success, and people do tend to get at your throat for not loving it as well.

We could always get into a fistfight over it. Maybe that'll prove its artistic merit.

40cal3209d ago

Great game. I also think that it is one of the most original and enthralling games ever made. Reading this article made me want to play it again. I think that I will.

TheColbertinator3209d ago

It was ok.I thought Okami was more unique though

- Ghost of Sparta -3209d ago (Edited 3209d ago )

Okami was a great game but Shadow of the Colossus mops the floor with it. The fact that you even posted "Shadow of the Colossus was ok" is just laughable.

Aclay3209d ago

To me Okami was o.k., but it didn't have that Epic feel that Shadow of the Colossus has in my opinion.

Rikitatsu3209d ago

Okami is more Unique , SoTC is also Great

SlyGuy3209d ago

Tough one....Okami or SOTC.

ummm.....uhhh.....Sorry I can't pick.

I would never forget the flying collusus. WOW. I am gonna play SOTC again.

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