History Headscratchers / ShadowOfTheColossus

3rd Mar '17 2:23:18 PM Tainted_Scholar
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*** The names are commonly used fan nicknames, the colossi have no official names to my knowledge, although they did have some rather generic nicknames given to them by the developers (Valus was called Minotaur). As for why we use those nicknames, it's probably due to the fact that most of the internet uses them to refer to the colossi.
24th Dec '16 8:34:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** The final colossus doesn't attack you once you're actually climbing it, which is I think what the main letdown is, but as for being anticlimatic I have to disagree: there are tropes here which are used well, such as the [[TearJerker loss of Agro in Wander's determination to fight colossi]], a BattleInTheRain, the CrowningMusicOfAwesome, a scary DeathCourse, a long and winding ColossusClimb and [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the overall demonic appearance of the last colossus]], plus it has got the longest range attack of any colossus and a suitably BadAss appearance. If I had to complain, it would be about the tedious climbing you end up doing again if you slip even once, and how slowly it took to get to its weak point. Plus, you don't feel as guilty attacking a lightning-throwing demonic monster as you do, say, bringing down a graceful giant bird or a flying desert dragon, which seemed to fall flat of your previous experience with colossi.

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** The final colossus doesn't attack you once you're actually climbing it, which is I think what the main letdown is, but as for being anticlimatic I have to disagree: there are tropes here which are used well, such as the [[TearJerker loss of Agro in Wander's determination to fight colossi]], a BattleInTheRain, the CrowningMusicOfAwesome, a scary DeathCourse, a long and winding ColossusClimb and [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon the overall demonic appearance of the last colossus]], plus it has got the longest range attack of any colossus and a suitably BadAss badass appearance. If I had to complain, it would be about the tedious climbing you end up doing again if you slip even once, and how slowly it took to get to its weak point. Plus, you don't feel as guilty attacking a lightning-throwing demonic monster as you do, say, bringing down a graceful giant bird or a flying desert dragon, which seemed to fall flat of your previous experience with colossi.
16th Jul '16 8:19:51 AM TokoWH
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* Could be the original spell was chosen in case the people who sealed him needed Dormin's power [[GodzillaThreshold in case something far more powerful than they could handle came along]]. Chances are they could have used the spell Emon used to seal him originally, but it would have completely gotten rid of access to Dormin if they needed him. Emon probably used the spell out of panic due to Dormin being released, without realizing the consciences it would have caused.
1st Jan '16 11:24:32 AM blackbomber72
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*** As said before, I think it is because Dormin tells you where to go to complete the ritual. This ties in with the fridge of the seal being reversible, and the ritual achievable, with all the Collosi being vulnerable in the place where they are imprisoned. The order may be to give you abilities for the next battles, since with each fallen Colossus you get to be less human, and add to that achievability.
19th Dec '15 2:17:37 PM nombretomado
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* This is more a curiosity than anything, but the [[ShadowOfTheColossus main article]] states that Agro is female. This bugs me mainly because I've never actually heard whether the horse even ''has'' a canon gender. Was the fact that it's female mentioned by the creators at some point?

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* This is more a curiosity than anything, but the [[ShadowOfTheColossus [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus main article]] states that Agro is female. This bugs me mainly because I've never actually heard whether the horse even ''has'' a canon gender. Was the fact that it's female mentioned by the creators at some point?
26th Sep '15 11:57:47 AM rjd1922
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** No,and if you hadn't asked the question,I would have.

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** No,and No, and if you hadn't asked the question,I question, I would have.
24th Mar '15 3:51:09 PM Spicy-Squirrelz
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** My theory is that the world that they live in just ''has'' to be incredibly superstitious, what with the giant demonic beings about. So, Mono might be a sacrifice in an attempt to pacify Dormin's attempts to escape. I don't know what he would do with some random girl that he can't even interact with, but it's a sacrifice none the less. She also might be a part of the upkeep in the spell that keeps Dormin imprisoned.
1st Mar '15 10:10:32 PM PuppetStrings
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**The ending is like this because they, the developers, wanted to explain who are the horned kids from Ico and why are they "cursed". They are Wander's offsprings.
28th Jul '14 6:10:26 PM JamesSwann
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** Uh... I always thought that Wander and Mono were married already and had a child -- and Dormin's curse affected them all by means of possession -- and that Mono had been cursed to "die in childbirth" to prevent the curse from continuing and that ''this'' is what Wander means by she was cursed. Either that, or Mono IS pregnant and had been killed to prevent the curse from continuing.
19th Jun '14 8:39:05 AM nicksmi56
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** Nope. The way I see it, Wander is awesome, Mono is an innocent victim, Dormin is a NobleDemon and Emon is a superstitious douchebag who's responsible for everything. I felt for them much more than the colossi, who got on my nerves so much that killing them was a fist pumping moment. Hope that doesn't make me a monster! The credits with their corpses did make me sad in an MyGodWhatHaveIDone way though.

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** Nope. The way I see it, Wander is awesome, Mono is an innocent victim, Dormin is a NobleDemon definitely EveryoneHatesHades and Emon is a superstitious douchebag who's responsible for everything. I felt for them much more than the colossi, who got on my nerves so much that killing them was a fist pumping moment. Hope that doesn't make me a monster! The credits with their corpses did make me sad in an MyGodWhatHaveIDone way though.
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