History Videogame / ShadowOfTheColossus

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]].
25th May '16 4:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* FakeDifficulty: How often the colossi shake was based on the frame rate. However, since the PS3 version had an increased frame rate, the colossi would shake more often than they were originally expected to. This made several fights harder than they needed to be, especially in Time Attack.

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* FakeDifficulty: How often the colossi shake was based on the frame rate. However, since the PS3 [=PS3=] version had an increased frame rate, the colossi would shake more often than they were originally expected to. This made several fights harder than they needed to be, especially in Time Attack.



* 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..

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The UpdatedRerelease ''ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection'' for the PS3 [=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..
20th May '16 6:29:26 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ArtificialBrilliance / ArtificialStupidity: Agro can have either, depending on your viewpoint. She has some minor path-finding abilities, actively avoiding running into obstacles or off of high cliffs (and this navigational power is essential for at least one of the battles). The flip-side to this is that she doesn't always follow orders perfectly, will not run on narrow paths, and can be a nightmare to direct through enclosed areas -- especially if trees are present.

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* ArtificialBrilliance / ArtificialStupidity: ArtificialBrilliance: Agro can have either, either this or ArtificialStupidity, depending on your viewpoint. She has some minor path-finding abilities, actively avoiding running into obstacles or off of high cliffs (and this navigational power is essential for at least one of the battles). The flip-side to this is that she doesn't always follow orders perfectly, will not run on narrow paths, and can be a nightmare to direct through enclosed areas -- especially if trees are present.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mono is revived, so Wander succeeded in his quest. Agro, who was last seen falling into a ravine having saved Wander's life, is alive and reasonably well (possibly due to Dormin reviving and summoning her back to the temple, just like the fifteen times previously), and Wander himself is given a second chance at life. Lord Emon has destroyed/resealed Dormin and shattered the bridge to the Forbidden Lands, so no one can trespass upon it, which presumably satisfies him, and Wander is indeed allowed a chance for atonement, as he privately wished. On the other hand, Wander had to go through severe traumatic experience, could have (possibly did) die during his possession by Dormin, and the three of them -- Agro, Mono and Wander -- are now stuck in the Forbidden Lands with no feasible means of escape. And, of course, every last one of the colossi has been destroyed and left to decay.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mono is revived, so Wander succeeded in his quest. Agro, who was last seen falling into a ravine having saved Wander's life, is alive and reasonably well (possibly due to Dormin reviving and summoning her back to the temple, just like the fifteen times previously), and Wander himself is given a second chance at life. Lord Emon has destroyed/resealed Dormin and shattered the bridge to the Forbidden Lands, so no one can trespass upon it, which presumably satisfies him, and Wander is indeed allowed a chance for atonement, as he privately wished. On the other hand, Wander had to go through severe traumatic experience, could have (possibly did) die during his possession by Dormin, and the three of them -- Agro, Mono and Wander -- are now stuck in the Forbidden Lands with no feasible means of escape. And, of course, Finally, every last one of the colossi has been destroyed and left to decay.]]
15th Apr '16 8:13:52 PM Everdream
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A movie based on the game also sits in Development Hell. On one hand, it has plenty of potential for SceneryPorn and a compelling plot; on the other hand, how do you adapt [[PuzzleBoss what amounts to a puzzle game writ large]]? While [[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi Justin Marks]] had the initial credit for the film's screenplay, the studio ended up [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/23/shadow-of-the-colossus-live-action-film-moving-forward-with-chronicle-director/ replacing him with Josh Trank]], the director of ''Film/{{Chronicle}}''.

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A movie based on the game also sits in Development Hell.DevelopmentHell. On one hand, it has plenty of potential for SceneryPorn and a compelling plot; on the other hand, how do you adapt [[PuzzleBoss what amounts to a puzzle game writ large]]? While [[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi Justin Marks]] had the initial credit for the film's screenplay, the studio ended up [[http://www.siliconera.com/2012/05/23/shadow-of-the-colossus-live-action-film-moving-forward-with-chronicle-director/ replacing him with Josh Trank]], the director of ''Film/{{Chronicle}}''.
4th Apr '16 4:09:48 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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A young man named Wander enters a forbidden land on horseback, carrying the corpse of a girl -- Mono -- and a stolen sword. Wander travels to the Shrine of Worship in search of Dormin, a mysterious god-like being said to have the power to control the dead. Upon his arrival at the Shrine, Wander hears the disembodied voice of Dormin, who confirms that he '''''can''''' revive Mono... but warns Wander that he will pay a terrible price in return. Dormin then instructs Wander to seek out and kill sixteen Colossi spread throughout the forbidden land; once all sixteen of the giants have fallen, Mono will be resurrected.

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A young man named Wander enters a forbidden land on horseback, carrying the corpse of a girl -- Mono -- and a stolen sword. Wander travels to the Shrine of Worship in search of Dormin, a mysterious god-like being said to have the power to control the dead. Upon his arrival at the Shrine, Wander hears the disembodied voice of Dormin, who confirms that he They '''''can''''' revive Mono... but warns Wander that he will pay a terrible price in return. Dormin then instructs Wander to seek out and kill sixteen Colossi spread throughout the forbidden land; once all sixteen of the giants have fallen, Mono will be resurrected.



* Wander has only a bow-and-arrow set and the magic sword in his inventory. No other items exist in an initial playthrough, and he cannot upgrade his current ones (except for replay value in a NewGamePlus). The player finishes the game in almost the same state as when he started it.

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* Wander has only a bow-and-arrow set and the magic sword in his inventory. No other items exist in an initial playthrough, and he cannot upgrade his current ones (except for replay value in a NewGamePlus). The player Wander finishes the game in almost the same state as when he started it.



-->''"Thy next foe is..."''

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-->''"Thy next foe is..."''
16th Feb '16 9:03:36 PM mlsmithca
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16th Feb '16 4:58:13 PM AuraXtreme
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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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