History VideoGame / ShadowOfTheColossus

10th Jan '17 12:52:29 PM AuraXtreme
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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The UpdatedRerelease ''ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection'' for the [=PS3=] has trophies that requires you to do ''[[BrickJoke absolutely everything]]'' you can think of. This includes, but is not limited to, climbing to the top of the tower, obtaining every item, and maxing out your health and stamina.



* OddballInTheSeries: An amusing case in that Team Ico doesn't exactly make video games so much as pieces of art, but ''Shadow'' adheres to quite a few more classic video game conventions than ''ICO'' or ''The Last Guardian''. Wander has a health bar, multiple weapons, bosses to fight, collectibles to search for, an overworld to roam, and an actual ''goal'' beyond "get out of here"; this is also the only game in the series which isn't a single beautiful EscortMission one way [[ReverseEscortMission or another]].



* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The UpdatedRerelease ''ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection'' for the [=PS3=] has trophies that requires you to do ''[[BrickJoke absolutely everything]]'' you can think of. This includes, but is not limited to, climbing to the top of the tower, obtaining every item, and maxing out your health and stamina..
22nd Dec '16 9:33:31 PM SinNanna
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* DreamSequence: Wander has a brief one after Colossus number 7 in which [[spoiler: Mono wakes up]]. When he awakens, he can be heard muttering her name.
13th Dec '16 7:26:38 PM SolidSonicTH
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''Colossus'' marks the second entry in the ''VideoGame/TeamIcoSeries'', a set of thematically-connected games developed by Team Ico. ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'' and ''Colossus'' ended up bundled together for an UpdatedRerelease on the [=PlayStation=] 3 in October 2011. The next game in the series, ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'', is slated for release in 2016 after years of DevelopmentHell.

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''Colossus'' marks the second entry in the ''VideoGame/TeamIcoSeries'', a set of thematically-connected games developed by Team Ico. ''VideoGame/{{ICO}}'' and ''Colossus'' ended up bundled together for an UpdatedRerelease on the [=PlayStation=] 3 in October 2011. The next game in the series, ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'', is slated for release was released in December of 2016 after spending years of trapped in DevelopmentHell.
29th Nov '16 7:54:07 AM Az_Tech341
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* DummiedOut: Whoo boy.

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* DummiedOut: Whoo boy.DummiedOut:
28th Nov '16 3:35:36 PM WildCardCourier
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** WordOfGod also confirms the fictional language spoken is the same one from ''ICO'', and that [[spoiler:Wander is the progenitor of the line of horned boys]].

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** [[invoked]] WordOfGod also confirms the fictional language spoken is the same one from ''ICO'', and that [[spoiler:Wander is the progenitor of the line of horned boys]].



* DummiedOut:

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* DummiedOut: Whoo boy.



** Averted, since none of the bonus items or powerups are found by wandering around (rather by beating specific challenges) or other plot related [=NPCs=] or items anywhere in the game. Essentially, the whole game is a love letter to SceneryPorn. There is the secret garden, which is very hard to reach and at first glance appears to contain nothing but poisonous fruit. If you search long and hard, though, you discover that [[spoiler:it really does contain nothing else]].

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** Averted, since none of the bonus items or powerups power ups are found by wandering around (rather by beating specific challenges) or other plot related [=NPCs=] or items anywhere in the game. Essentially, the whole game is a love letter to SceneryPorn. There is the secret garden, which is very hard to reach and at first glance appears to contain nothing but poisonous fruit. If you search long and hard, though, you discover that [[spoiler:it really does contain nothing else]].



* OxygenMeter: Your stamina meter doubles as an oxygen meter. If it ran out, you would simply let go of whatever you were holding and return to the surface

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* OxygenMeter: Your stamina meter doubles as an oxygen meter. If it ran out, you would simply let go of whatever you were holding and return to the surfacesurface.
16th Sep '16 10:55:02 PM gjjones
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* BookEnds: The first cinematic opens with dark skies and clouds, as an eagle flies into the shot over the mountains. After the credits, the eagle flies over the mountains, out of shot, and the last cinematic ends with clouds and dark skies.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The first cinematic opens with dark skies and clouds, as an eagle flies into the shot over the mountains. After the credits, the eagle flies over the mountains, out of shot, and the last cinematic ends with clouds and dark skies.
29th May '16 5:57:49 PM TokoWH
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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Everyone. (Well, except for the horse and the girl. And if you get into the WildMassGuessing about ''ICO'', possibly the girl, too.)

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Everyone. (Well, except for Thanks to the horse and sheer [[AmbiguousSituation ambiguity of the girl. And if you get into situation of the WildMassGuessing about ''ICO'', story]], ''everyone'' who isn't Agro can possibly the girl, too.)be this.
29th May '16 1:52:44 PM TokoWH
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Normally, when Wander falls from a significant height, he'll end up dying regardless of his health. During Colossi battles, though, Wander can survive falls that would normally end up killing him outside of battle.
29th May '16 12:31:04 PM TokoWH
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* DifficultySpike: Generally agreed to be somewhere around Colossi 3-5, which require more complex strategies to beat then just climb up and stab repeatedly. Number 10, Dirge, and the Colossi that come afterwards sans a few {{Breather Boss}}ess, is agreed to be another spike, thanks to the battles becoming faster paced and far more tense.
29th May '16 10:12:50 AM TokoWH
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* SequenceBreaking: While it's impossible to fight the Colossi out of order, it is possible to skip certain phases in the fights against certain Colossi. Naturally, this makes for some pretty quick times in the Time Attack mode.
** In the Gaius fight, you're normally supposed to have it smack it's sword against the iron plate in the arena to knock off its wrist guard so you can climb up. If you have good timing, though, it's possible to jump off his sword when he raises it back up and get over the wrist guard or onto his and or belly, allowing you to climb up without having to break the wrist guard.
** In the Basaran fight, it's possible, thanks to a certain quirk in Agro's physics, to catapult yourself off of Agro and onto the tip of Basaran's "tail". Many actually prefer this method when compared to how you're ''supposed'' to do it, thanks to [[LuckBasedMission how finicky and long it can take to pull off]].
** If you're bold enough, in the Cenobia fight, it's possible to lure Cenobia all the way to the final pillar and then use it as a platform to get up onto it. It requires ''very'' precise timing, however, and if it goes wrong, [[CycleOfHurting do not expect to have a chance of winning anymore]].
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