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Shadow of the Colossus- ps2

Shadow of the Colossus- ps2
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211 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

I've just completed the first title I'd enter in the 'Games Are Art' camp opposite film judge Roger Ebert's arrogant stance to the opposite. Shadow of the Colossus (SOTC) was also among the most arduous to complete, not due to it's own difficulty or...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

"Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain."

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

How to get blood from a stone... a huge, living, monster-shaped stone

Boss battles like you've never seen ; Impressive (though chuggy) graphics ; Moody, artistic atmosphere

Controls and camera fight too much ; Chuggy (though impressive) graphics ; Some in-game hints aren't too helpful

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

Shadow of the Colossus follows the experiences of a male teenager as he endeavors to battle, and ultimately destroy, sixteen different towering beasts that are known as the Colossi. Driven by the desire to restore the lost soul of a mysterious woman,...

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I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that Shadow of the Colossus is an incredible game with tons of style, great art, intense action, and an excellent story. The bad news is that this game will most likely not sell well, so the creators of...

Shadow of the Colossus is not a game for everyone, even if it manages to elevate gaming to a level of art that most gamers have never seen. The tense and exhilarating action is broken up perfectly by moments of true serenity that really make the world...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 

One would be remiss to talk about Shadow of the Colossus without first talking about Ico. Released all the way back in 2001, Ico is still to this day one of the most cited examples of how videogames have come into their own as an art form. Unlike the...

The environments and colossi are humungous, and the game as a whole is absolutely gorgeous ; The sound is also quite wonderful ; Fighting the colossi makes for some of the best boss battles in videogame history

The framerate is often brought to its knees ; The camera often seems more interested in showing off the game's scale rather than making it playable ; The gameplay's focus on action often steals attention away from the subtle beauty that made its...

There are a few problems here and there, but all said and done this is one of the most enjoyable and memorable titles on the PS2. Just don't expect something more artistically profound than Ico.

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Shadow of the Colossus - ps2

 

or maybe I just can't see the hidden hologram beneath the surface of this piece of art

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Shadow of the Colossus - Playstation 2 (PS2) Reviews - The Armchair Empire

 

and it really shows

Those beasts—they are just so huge and amazingly rendered and animated; Tightly focused gameplay without of hint of confusion about what to do next yet without feeling too linear.; A unique sense of melancholy that I've never...

Camera can be a bit unresponsive; A few more rewards for beating the game would have been nice

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Shadow of the Colossus is an epic game set a little ahead of its time.

As a closing statement, I almost feel as if Shadow of the Colossus is an epic game set a little ahead of its time. It's obvious that the developers had a very specific goal in mind while creating this game, and this definitely contributed to the game's...

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Shadow of the Colossus

 
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