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Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by MonkeyJug, 24 October 2005.

  1. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Guest

    anyone played this much-touted 'game of the year 'yet? is it as good as ico?
  2. The Black Sheep

    The Black Sheep League 2

    3 September 2005
    Excellent game, ICO got a bit repeatative for me (puzzle, black things, puzzle, more black things, puzzle repeat).

    Landscape is lovely, enemies are stunning, can be hard at times, but looks like it will also be short :(
  3. yuyazan

    yuyazan An ugly Jap

    4 October 2004
    Osaka, Japan
    All clubs make me fun
    great game.
    i think this looks like ZELDA on NGC.
    but fps is probably about 20, so not smooth.
    and i want bgm, too silent.
  4. ghazi

    ghazi Guest

    It's gotten great reviews. I played the demo for about 10 minutes and was blown away by the size of the Collosus i came up against.

    It has ICO's spirit of desolation and overwhelming mood as well. It's gonna be a unique experience, which is to be expected from these creators.

    I have too many games to finish, but i'll play this some time in 06.

    BTW - me and a buddy were laughing the other day, trying to remember what the kid in Ico would yell to the chick to get her to follow him. . .what would he yell?
  5. BumperMan

    BumperMan Champions League

    20 June 2005
    North America
    Legia Warsaw
    The game looks IDENTICAL to ICO's graphical power YET it suffers from the same bland"artistic" color. kinda blah if you ask me. BUT BUT BUT!

    This game has a scope that hasn't been done in Video games before EVER.

    battles 16 bosses st8 is pure genuis. but then to say the boss are kinda like levels in a platformer is something entirely different.

    i like the game,don't love it though.
  6. The Black Sheep

    The Black Sheep League 2

    3 September 2005
    I love the fact theres no music except the dramatic stuff for the colossus...

    I'm finding out fast the game is quite short! (14/16)

    EDIT - Component leads arrived today, first game i've tried them out on and i've gotta say it looks great in 480p. Crisp and alot less conversion artifacting. Shame like all the other HDTV supported games, the feature will be removed for the PAL release.
    Last edited: 26 October 2005
  7. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Gutted about this.

    My PS2 can only read CDs, not DVDs (laser problem, tried tweaking and this is already my second laser so it's not getting replaced again). I boot my games off the hard drive, and this of course, doesn't work off the HD. :(

    I'll need to get a loan of a mate's machine for a weekend or something, it's meant to be pretty short anyway.
  8. Zygalski

    Zygalski Ninja Samurai

    2 February 2003
    London, UK
    Totally agree with this. Some very shabby graphics - looks like PS1 in a lot of places.

    Generally good but not quite a 10/10 as it's been getting in reviews.
  9. itaintrite

    itaintrite Conference

    10 January 2003
    Personally, I love the game. I love the whole bleached style. It makes the game looks more like art than any other. And you can't say that it's identical to ICO. The animation's MUCH smoother. The horse's movements are very realistic. Great fights; they're not exactly HARDCORE but still require (some/a lot of) thinking. The only problem I have with it is the bad camera that sometimes zoom/rotate randomly. Other than that, the game's almost perfect. I also agree that it's pretty short. I've played around 2 hours and have defeated 5 Colossi, but that's how I like my games, short but sweet.
  10. wilier

    wilier League 2

    12 November 2001
    Have to say this game has been amazing so far... I disagree about the graphics.. at times, it's breath-taking... just the overall mood of the game is impressive... and I can't remember the last game I played where my heart skipped a beat and I was awestruck with wonder...

    It's obvious that the PS2 is being pushed to its limits, but if you ignore the pop-ups... it's still a magnificent game, with so manyu memorable battles... you really feel a sense of relief (and sadness) when u see one of the GIGANTIC beasts fall to the ground!!!

    Am taking my time, only on the 5th Colossus... storyline is a bit weak, but the animation of that horse is fantastic. It's a joy to merely wander the landscape with him!!!

    just seeing the colossus #4 swoop towards me was an amazing sight to behold... in fact... I froze because it was so unbelievable...

    ... the whols game is pretty dream-like... I don't think end-of-level bosses have ever been this good... so if it's not worth a 10/10... it's a HIGH 9.5 so far...
  11. Zygalski

    Zygalski Ninja Samurai

    2 February 2003
    London, UK
    During the battle with the 8th colossus, something strange happened and the character became invisible. I managed to finish off the boss and back at the temple there was another glitch, as shown below:

    [click to see larger version]

    The body and the head of the character seem to have had a disagreement....
  12. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    Darlington FC
    Great game, very enjoyable. It's only the second game in as many years that I've been arsed and motivated to complete, the other one being ICO. :)
  13. Zygalski

    Zygalski Ninja Samurai

    2 February 2003
    London, UK
    Link for video walkthroughs showing you how get to each colossus and kill them all.

    Obviously Major spoliers so don't watch them or they'll ruin the game for you.

    (860MB in total)
  14. Adonis

    Adonis Guest

    hey guys, Ive recently got this game and begun playing it.

    Thing is...Im finding it a bit boring. Its a great game and the pace is perfect for the sort of game it is (if that makes sense), but Im not feeling the awe like I did with God of War etc.

    Id simply stop playing but Ive been told the ending is magnificent. Any chance someone could tell me what happens? I really wanna see the ending but havent got the patience to kill all the bosses. I mean, Im only on the fifth one!

    a pm or link to where it tells you the ending would be great.

  15. Adonis

    Adonis Guest

    ok, im over that 'give me the ending' phase. Im really into the game now!

    The colossi are unbelievable. Onto the 12th one now. It really is a classic.

    so far I'd give it 9/10. Would give it 10 but Im thinking the game is far too short. Like I said im on the 12th colossus, and the timer reads 5hrs 20min. Surely that means the game wont go over 7-8hrs?

    Bit too short, but Im loving every second of it :)
  16. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Its one of them games that draws you in and wont let you go til you are thru it. Glad you are now enjoying it mate
  17. jonboyo

    jonboyo Premiership

    19 December 2002
    I loved and finished it... short if you cheat like I did and read gameFAQ, without that I could have spent hours getting stuck on how to kill the odd beast.
    Thought graphics were awesome (and if it was an xbox360 game would probably its best release!)
  18. Adonis

    Adonis Guest

    definatly a game that draws you in. Some of the fights have been stunning.

    I agree with the graphics, it looks unbelievable for a PS2 game. It wouldnt look out of place on the 360, obviously if the pop up was sorted.

    It seems amazing how a game thats so simply set out (16 bosses, no other enemys, open world etc) could be so great.

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Its actually is making me think to re-start Ico once Ive completed it. I never got into that game because the puzzles got too much for me and I hate using game guides. might have to try that gamefaq site just this once ;)
  19. ghazi

    ghazi Guest

    Put God of War on that list, brotha. It's up there with Metal Gear and ICO.
  20. Zygalski

    Zygalski Ninja Samurai

    2 February 2003
    London, UK
    Videos of some Japanese person killing each beast in less than 2 minutes (for the ones I've seen). Not bad.

    *major spoilers obviously*
    (so it's probably best to not watch these until you have played the game)

    Last edited: 10 January 2006
  21. danGerMouse

    danGerMouse Guest

    speaking as a self-confessed jaded gamer, this is by far and away one of the best games i have played in recent memory.

    i bought MGS3, and have so far clocked a whole 30 mins on it. GTA:SA lasted about 5 hrs or so (if even that) before i got bored, and haven't gone back since. i don't know, these days it takes a game to be something really special/different for me to get interested in it.

    then along came Colossus, and it's got me completely hooked. the graphics are simply breathtaking. i like the roaming about (no bgm really helps here i think), and the design coupled with the whole look and feel of the game makes for a really refreshing and unique gameplay experience. it's true that the frame rate is far from great, but it says a lot about the game that it never really holds it back from achieving what it sets out to do. and the Colossi themselves truly have to be seen to be believed.

    while it may indeed be a fairly short game, and not overly challenging either, at the end of the day when i come home from work, there's only one game in my collection that i even remotely want to play, and that's Colossus.

    and just like a good book, i'm really taking my time with it cos i just don't want it to end!

    really wish Konami had released it on the xbox though. it would look even more astounding if it ran a bit better.
  22. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Isn't it an in-house Sony game?
  23. danGerMouse

    danGerMouse Guest

    quite right Classic, it is an in-house Sony game (and i knew that aswell! lol)

    honestly. Konami on the brain i am sometimes...
  24. GFK

    GFK League 1

    21 April 2003
    I got this game now too and I have to say I am impressed. At the first beast I thought 'whats all the fuss about?' But after I killed the first colossus I felt quite proud of myself so I went on to the second. I was frustrated that it didnt went the way I want (getting used to controls etc) but for the same time I couldnt put the ps2 out. So i continued and finally I destroyed the second colossus and I felt even more great then the first one. I also looked at the time I saw it took me 40 minutes! Really, this game has a kind of glow over it which you dont want to get rid of. As soon as I have time I will hunt down the thirth collossus and start again that long great fight (with superb music btw!)
  25. Zygalski

    Zygalski Ninja Samurai

    2 February 2003
    London, UK
    Just a quick tip.

    more at
  26. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    Darlington FC
    Unfortunately that's on the list of started, enjoyed for a bit and never went back to...

    Anyway, the PAL release of Colossus is approaching so thought it was worth bumping the topic in the vain hope that it inspires people to buy it. :)
  27. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    West Ham United FC
    You on commission Mart? ;)
  28. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    Darlington FC
  29. NickSCFC

    NickSCFC Banned

    18 July 2003
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Stoke City/Liverpool
    This game gone into the UK all format chart at number 1
  30. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    Killed my first Colossus :) Trying to work out where to go next. Btw, are you able to walk back up that spiral passage on the horse? Just wondering if i have to go back across that long bridge again.

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