History VideoGame / ShadowOfTheColossus

7th Apr '18 4:31:50 PM Andrewjpet12
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* ShoutOut: When Argus first appears in the destroyed city, the first we see is one hand gripping the ledge, and then the other, before the Colossus brings its head up, roars, and mounts the ledge. This intro was first seen in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' for the Ice Titan, a similarly huge creature.

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When Argus first appears in the destroyed city, the first we see is one hand gripping the ledge, and then the other, before the Colossus brings its head up, roars, and mounts the ledge. This intro was first seen in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' for the Ice Titan, a similarly huge creature.creature.
** In the [=PS4=] version, the [[AchievementSystem Trophy]] for completing the game is titled [[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII "Bearer of the Curse."]]
3rd Mar '18 8:22:16 PM nombretomado
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* YouBastard: Many players [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feel sorry for the Colossi]], some to the point of not wanting to finish the game. Like games that deal with similar themes like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''SpecOpsTheLine'' and ''VideoGame/NieR'', much of the horrible stuff that happens could end if the player ''stopped playing the game''.

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* YouBastard: Many players [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feel sorry for the Colossi]], some to the point of not wanting to finish the game. Like games that deal with similar themes like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''SpecOpsTheLine'' ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and ''VideoGame/NieR'', much of the horrible stuff that happens could end if the player ''stopped playing the game''.
27th Feb '18 11:05:56 AM Matt913
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** The PS4 version adds a manual save from the pause menu, but BE FOREWARNED: this will only start you from the closest Save Shrine to your location at the time of the save, despite what you'll hear in some Let's Plays. This means that if you haven't activated any Save Shrines, you travel a great distance to a Colossus, save and quit, it's back to the Shrine of Worship with you.

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** The PS4 version adds a manual save from the pause menu, but BE FOREWARNED: this will only start you from the closest Save Shrine '''that you have activated''' to your location at the time of the save, despite what you'll hear in some Let's Plays. This means that if you haven't activated any Save Shrines, you travel a great distance to a Colossus, save and quit, it's back to the Shrine of Worship with you.
27th Feb '18 11:02:49 AM Matt913
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** The PS4 version adds a manual save from the pause menu, but BE FOREWARNED: this will only start you from the closest Save Shrine to your location at the time of the save, despite what you'll hear in some Let's Plays. This means that if you haven't activated any Save Shrines, you travel a great distance to a Colossus, save and quit, it's back to the Shrine of Worship with you.
25th Feb '18 5:10:34 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Dormin]] in the PS4 remake, found in a secret area underneath the Shrine of Worship. It is by far the most powerful weapon in the game, one-shotting early Colossi like Valus, but [[BlessedWithSuck significantly reduces health regen]]. However, you only unlock it [[CollectionSidequest once you find all 79 Enlightenments]], some of which are in places you can't get to [[NewGamePlus on your first playthrough]]. So it's likely that by the time you finally get the Sword, you will already have max stamina, making the thing overkill. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking You don't even get a trophy for it!]] At least the Sword looks [[TheSacredDarkness really cool]], though.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sword of Dormin]] in the PS4 [=PS4=] remake, found in a secret area underneath the Shrine of Worship. It is by far the most powerful weapon in the game, one-shotting early Colossi like Valus, but [[BlessedWithSuck significantly reduces health regen]]. However, you only unlock it [[CollectionSidequest once you find all 79 Enlightenments]], some of which are in places you can't get to [[NewGamePlus on your first playthrough]]. So it's likely that by the time you finally get the Sword, you will already have max stamina, making the thing overkill. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking You don't even get a trophy for it!]] At least the Sword looks [[TheSacredDarkness really cool]], though.]]



* CollectionSidequest: [[spoiler: The PS4 remake added one involving 79 Enlightenments, coin-like objects hidden in various locations across the Forbidden Land. They're usually in hard-to-get places that require some climbing, or falling, to get to, and some of them you definitely won't be able to reach on your first playthrough. [[GuideDangIt There's no way to mark them on the map, and the counter showing how much you have is in the lower left-hand corner of the map instead of in the Stats screen.]] The only hint you have is your controller will make a strange sound if you're near one. Your prize for getting all 79 is the Sword of Dormin, [[InfinityPlusOneSword the most powerful weapon in the game]], [[BlessedWithSuck but at at the cost of reduced health regen]].]]

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* CollectionSidequest: [[spoiler: The PS4 [=PS4=] remake added one involving 79 Enlightenments, coin-like objects hidden in various locations across the Forbidden Land. They're usually in hard-to-get places that require some climbing, or falling, to get to, and some of them you definitely won't be able to reach on your first playthrough. [[GuideDangIt There's no way to mark them on the map, and the counter showing how much you have is in the lower left-hand corner of the map instead of in the Stats screen.]] The only hint you have is your controller will make a strange sound if you're near one. Your prize for getting all 79 is the Sword of Dormin, [[InfinityPlusOneSword the most powerful weapon in the game]], [[BlessedWithSuck but at at the cost of reduced health regen]].]]



* DamnYouMuscleMemory: For whatever reason, the control scheme of the PS4 remake of the game has been completely revamped. For anyone who's coming from the older versions of the game, this can be quite jarring and lead to a few unintentional deaths. There is an option to change to the original control scheme, thankfully.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: For whatever reason, the control scheme of the PS4 [=PS4=] remake of the game has been completely revamped. For anyone who's coming from the older versions of the game, this can be quite jarring and lead to a few unintentional deaths. There is an option to change to the original control scheme, thankfully.



* EmpathicEnvironment: It's raining and thundering while [[spoiler:you fight the last Colossus, likely to highlight the tragic finale of your battles while you also lost Agro to get there]]. In the PS4 remake, it starts to rain and thunder immediately after [[spoiler:you lose Agro.]]

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* EmpathicEnvironment: It's raining and thundering while [[spoiler:you fight the last Colossus, likely to highlight the tragic finale of your battles while you also lost Agro to get there]]. In the PS4 [=PS4=] remake, it starts to rain and thunder immediately after [[spoiler:you lose Agro.]]



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The PGW 2017 trailer for the PS4 remake apparently assumes that everybody's played the original game and thus completely spoils how to beat the 13th colossus.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The PGW 2017 trailer for the PS4 [=PS4=] remake apparently assumes that everybody's played the original game and thus completely spoils how to beat the 13th colossus.
20th Feb '18 1:21:58 PM santos32
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* EverythingFades: The game averts this with the Colossi. Once you have killed a Colossus, the creature's body will turn to stone and lie exactly where it fell for the rest of the game. You can go back to their arenas later and look at the remains, too.

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* EverythingFades: The game averts this with the Colossi. Once you have killed a Colossus, the creature's body will turn to stone and lie exactly where it fell for the rest of the game. You can go back to their arenas later and look at the remains, too. Interacting with them allows you to challenge that particular Colossus to a rematch.


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** A light source hovering in the sky is present over the corpse of every defeated Colossus. [[spoiler:While climbing Malus, ''all of them'' can be seen in view.]]
19th Feb '18 9:33:41 PM portaljumper339
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* FilkSong: [[https://youtu.be/D0ihPazjoy4 Giants Fall]], courtesy of Music/MiracleOfSound
17th Feb '18 5:08:43 PM Nazo
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A young man named Wander enters a forbidden land on horseback, carrying with him the corpse of a girl named Mono and a stolen sword. He travels to the Shrine of Worship in search of Dormin, a mysterious god-like being believed to have the power to control the dead. Wander's arrival at the Shrine awakens Dormin; the deity's disembodied voice confirms Dormin can revive Mono...but warns Wander that he will pay a terrible price in return. Dormin instructs Wander to seek out and kill sixteen Colossi spread throughout the forbidden land; only after all sixteen of the giants have fallen will Dormin resurrect Mono.

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A young man named Wander enters a forbidden land on horseback, carrying with him the corpse of a girl named Mono and a stolen sword. He travels to the Shrine of Worship in search of Dormin, a mysterious god-like being believed to have the power to control the dead. Wander's arrival at the Shrine awakens Dormin; the deity's disembodied voice confirms Dormin can revive Mono... but warns Wander that he will pay a terrible price in return. Dormin instructs Wander to seek out and kill sixteen Colossi spread throughout the forbidden land; only after all sixteen of the giants have fallen will Dormin resurrect Mono.
15th Feb '18 9:23:20 PM Eagal
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* BossBattle[=/=]BossGame: The game has no wild monsters to get in the way, no sub-bosses or side quests to slow you down, no weapons or equipment to find or levels to grind--only 16 Colossi scattered across miles of SceneryPorn and a sword which points in their general direction.

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* BossBattle[=/=]BossGame: BossGame: The game has no wild monsters to get in the way, no sub-bosses or side quests to slow you down, no weapons or equipment to find or levels to grind--only 16 Colossi scattered across miles of SceneryPorn and a sword which points in their general direction.
15th Feb '18 9:03:57 PM Eagal
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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: You have to kill each Colossus to proceed, and each time you kill one, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it cries out in pain]]. You drive the 11th Colossus over an edge ''out of fear'' of you scorching it with a torch. How it cowers is especially pitiful.

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* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: You have to kill each Colossus to proceed, and each time you kill one, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it cries out in pain]].pain. You drive the 11th Colossus over an edge ''out of fear'' of you scorching it with a torch. How it cowers is especially pitiful.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/6/8/ This]] ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' commentary describes most poetically the ''"emotional ravaging"'' that this game will put you through.
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