What did y'all think?

United States
February 2, 2007 3:09am CST
Shadow of the Colossus is one of the more under-the-radar games out there. What'd y'all think of it? Should more games be like that? Less? What about Ico? What are your opinions on that kind of game?
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
5 Feb 07
this is exactly what i like about discussions like these, i learn about games that i otherwise would have missed, i havent' played this one but now i'm tempted to. so what kind of game is it anyway. i like these under the radar, not that talked about games, usually they have more potential than the most popular ones.
• United States
5 Feb 07
Ico is an early ps2 game. The plot was this: a young boy in a small village is born with horns. It happens once a generation or so, and the villagers aren't happy about it. on his 14th birthday, he's exiled to a strange castle far from the village. He decides to escape, and while doing so, he finds a girl trapped in a cage. He rescues her from the cage, and they try to make it out of the castle. Along the way, the meet the witch who trapped the girl, and her army of the other horned boys souls. As I remember it, they look a lot like heartless from Kingdom Hearts. It's fun and gorgeous. Mostly puzzle/platforming, some action segments. Shadow of the Colossus is different from Ico, but it has the same look. A boy rides into a deserted land on a horse, with a girl draped over the back of the saddle. He comes to a temple, and talks to the gods about resurrecting said girl. The gods say they can do it, but only if he kills 14 or so colossi that roam the land. The colossi are essentially boss battles, and they're the only battles in the game. It's kill the first colossi, get some story, go to the second, kill it, get some story, etc. The scale of those things is huge. the character has to climb up them, while they try to shake him off. They act like real creatures, and not scenery, which they resemble. It's hard to explain without you seeing it. There are probably trailers for it on youtube. But I'd pick it up as soon as you could. You won't be disappointed.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
12 Mar 07
wow, they both sound really good, especially Ico, i love games like that, kinda gave me a flashback of Diablo: the lord of destruction, i don't know why, anyway, about that ebay deal, i'll probably need a credit card or paypal for that, and i don't have either, but i could probably get my gameshop guy to get me a copy.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Every game that has ever existed should have a mode in which you can just beat down the hardest baddies, that is what I loved so much about this game. I played it so long, I just wish something cool would have happened in the garden at the top. Yes, I got there, and it seemed like a waste of time. I loved every second of beating those huge bosses though. Takes time and skill... both of which I have too much of. The greatest thing about Shadow of the Colossus had to of been falling off of those beasts constantly... but once you are strong, like at the end of the game, you might as well refer to your character as God.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Yeah. I loved how the Colossi reacted to the player. It seemed like a real, visceral beast, and not some programmed boss with an easy to spot attack pattern.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Shadow of the Colossus was by far the best game I played on my ancient PS2. I've played countless games from numerous genres, like Gran Turismo 3, Ghost Recon, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, TAZ: WANTED, Final Fantasy, etc. and nothing came close. Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games that you would miss if you were focused on specific games. I actually found it by accident. I went to gamecrazy to pick up a copy of Resident Evil 2 when I found SOTC. I came home and played it for about 10 hours. Mind you this was from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. It had me hooked from the get-go. The reason it was so fun was because the only other game I could compare to it was the Zelda series. I hadn't found any game that had such beautiful yet practical environment. Some colossi took all of about 20-30 minutes to defeat while others took hours! The greatest part about the game was the struggle of conquering the colossus and when you finally did you felt accomplished. I've asked a lot of my friends if they had ever played it and they all said no. I was surprised that such a fantastic game was played by so few. I really hope that more games are released that have similar aspects of SOTC.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
Shadow of the Colossus is my favorite game of all time. It is the most original game I've ever played as well. Beautiful game to watch...sometimes I'll just load the game, jump on Agro, and run around enjoying the scenery. Gorgeous. Not to mention emotional. That game truly sticks with me as more than an awesome game. What a feeling of complete solitude I get in the many fields! I don't think there has been one time I've beat the game where I haven't cried at some point. The game is nothing short of amazing.
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@flaredust (728)
• Indonesia
19 May 09
This game is different, no small enemy, just bosses to defeat. I think this is a good idea. In the future they can make game like this with more fast, smart & furious bosses. Those game will definitely have their own fanatic fans
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• United States
18 Sep 07
Shadow of the Colossus is one of my favorite games. I don't think it's very under-the-radar though since it was rereleased as Greatest Hits. I think that means it sold at least a million copies. Great game though, everyone must play it.
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