30 Aug 2005 criswell   » (Journeyer)

Wanda and the Colossus?
Games.... feh... You know I used to play them to avoid excessive drama caused by jerks. Stupid online gaming ruined all that. At least I am getting pretty good at diffusing it.

However, there is one game coming out soon that I am really looking forward to: Shadow of the Colossus by Sony for the PS2.

Just got the demo last night in my OPM and played through it a dozen or so times. Damn, I am excited for this game to come out finally.

For those who don't know, Shadow of the Colossus is made by the creators of Ico. For those who have been stuck under a rock for the last five years, Ico is the landmark title that really redefined story-telling and emotional content in videogames. Ico also failed commercially primarily because it was released amidst a large number of blockbuster titles (GTA3, MGS:SoL, etc.)

Now, Shadow of the Colossus is actually very much a different beast than Ico was. For one, the controls are much more complex. For another, the game really seems to be more of a sequence of intense boss battles. Even still, I am certainly very excited for it from what I've played thus far.... and I cannot wait until it is released.

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