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A must play for PS2 owners

posted by malcolm (RICHMOND, VA) Jun 11, 2006

Member since Aug 2005

76 out of 86 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

before I wrote the review I took a look at some of the previous reviews, both negative and positive. I agreed with most of the people that gave the game an 8, 9, or 10. the majority of people that gave the game a 1, 3, or 4 had bad grammar, spelling, etc. that's fine, I don't consider myself the master of the english language, but there's a freakin' spell check right there in the corner!!!

what I'm getting at is that the people that hate this game don't like it, because they cant figure out the (not-so-hard) puzzles, or even how to search for a FAQ on the internet!!

that being said, I'm gonna get on to the review.

STORY: this prequel to ICO clarifies a lot of questions arisen from ICO. It conveys a great story, while still using barely any words. by the end, you really feel for the nameless wanderer. SCORE: 9

GRAPHICS: similar to ICO, SotC makes up for it's slightly-above-average graphics with beautiful scenery. it's only a minor graphical upgrade from ICO. this game proves that a game can look good without the newest, most-advanced graphics. SCORE: 10

SOUND: the sound effects and music is much better than in ICO. What once was nothing but footsteps in ICO is now a beautiful orchestral score in SotC. SCORE: 8

GAMEPLAY: gameplay really is the most important aspect of a game, and in shadow of the colossus, the gameplay excels. Much improved from ICO, SotC puts you against 16 colossal creatures. from a giant electric eel, to a living castle-like creature the size of the empire state building, Shadow of the colossus has it all. the battles between you and the giant beasts will keep you asking for more. the only problems I had with the games were
1) before you get the hang of using the sword to find the colossus, prepare to wander around for a while.
2)after you beat the game once or twice, it can get a bit boring.

GENERAL: SotC is still a great game, and I highly recommend it to any gamer, casual, or hardcore.

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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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