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This is what true gaming should be about.

posted by nmquinn (ELYRIA, OH) Nov 5, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First of all let me say I think its absolutly hilarious reading bad reviews of this game by people that have no idea what they are talking about. I can't tell you how many people think that you don't level up or that there is nothing to do besides kill the bosses. How wrong they are. To all of them: IF YOU DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT DIFFERENT GENRES OF GAMES, KEEP YOUR REVIEWS TO YOUR FPS OR YOUR FIGHTING GAMES. DO NOT GIVE SOMEONE A REASON TO MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL, UNFORGETABLE GAME!
Ok now that I've got that out of my system let me just say this: Never, before playing SOTC that is, have I been emotionally effected by a storyline in a game. This story is top notch and it isn't even much in the way of time spent collecting pieces of the narrative. It leaves so much to the player to imagine its like reading a book almost.
Secondly, cinimatics. The developers at team ICO spent a lot of effort in making sure that the world traversal was beautiful and interesting. There's a vast desert, a wild jungle, a huge spanning beach and almost any other type of land you can think of all open for exploration as soon as you start. Not to mention how epic the battles are. There's a cinimatic button that positions the camera to show both your hero and the collosus on screen. I spent most of my fights in this view and the movie like feel you get from it is wonderful.
I potentially could go on forever but I think this should be enough for you to want to give it a try. It's not like any game. period. (no to all you idiots that compare it to zelda. come on.) This is my favorite game ever. It may not be yours but you owe it to yourself to try it.

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Shadow of the Colossus

posted by Cheeto (BRONSON, TX) Mar 13, 2009

Member since Feb 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The graphics may not be the best in the world but if you really take the time to watch the credits and read then you will see that the game took and gave the horse AI. Other games such as Zelda where you get a horse to ride the open plains will make a horse go into a full stop when they reach a cliff this game turns the horse instead of stopping it. Take the time and ride around and watch as the horse will guide you along the ledge of a shear drop. It is easy if you like these kinds of games but in all reality the makers did a good job. It is worth playing this game and the 15 hours it took to beat it. All in all it has a good feel and the graphics put an atmosphere on the game that no other game has met.

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Very Good


posted by Drusilla (MEDFORD, OR) Apr 28, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

...but, I got extreme motion sickness and could only get through two colussi. I wish I could have finished it, because I really enjoyed what I did play.

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