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EddieBurkett
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
Wow, I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread on here about this before.

I just beat the game, and wow. For a game that had a rather minimalist story, the ending was insane.

I would recommend this game sheerly for the sight of fighting such gigantic creatures. The graphics were amazing. Still, what it amounts to is nothing more than a bunch of jumping/climbing puzzles. The gameplay reminded me of earlier versions of Prince of Persia, or something like that.

Spoilers follow (if anyone cares):


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I hated Agro, the horse. I kept trying to hit him with my sword. And then he didn't make it across the falling bridge, and I couldn't believe they would kill the horse. Of course, they didn't, and surprisingly, I popped for his return.

I didn't think they would kill the boy, and I didn't want them to, but I wasn't expecting him to be a baby. That was quite the twist ending.

I loved how Dormin explained that its essense was trapped inside each of the collosi and THAT'S why you had to kill them all throughout the game. It made those freaky tentacles that would stab you at the end of each fight make sense. I hated those tentacles. After the first fight I thought I was going to die and I had failed.


This game is amazing. For both the combat and the loosely explained story. Even if you never played Ico (which I never did, (yes, I know I suck)), this game is awesome!

Edit: Sorry about that, David.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.22
Kind of wished you had spoiler tagged instead of just putting the alert there as I saw one by accident. My bad luck I guess.

Anyway, I'm up to the 12th Colossus in my first run through and I absolutely love this title. I can't remember a game where riding a horse and searching for a boss(which is all the game consists of) is as much fun as fighting it.

The game has a very dark and foreboding feeling. Even though you get the hero's music each time you climb on a colossus, after you beat it the cut scene is incredible and gives you almost a melancholy feel about killing something so majestic.

I'm guessing this doesn't have a very happy ending, given that your missions are morally ambiguous to say the least. I'll probably finish it this weekend.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75
I saw a preview of it on some PS magazine CD and thought it looked amazing. I rented it a little while ago and while I can't say I liked it enough to buy it or play it past the 5 days, the visuals are really great. The sense of "You want me to kill that giant friggin thing with a tiny sword that looks like it's made out of tin foil?" when you see the Colossus is cool as well. It's a unique game. Not really my cup of tea overall but some very interesting elements.



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