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Shadow of the Colossus (2005)

Wanda to kyozô (original title)
A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.


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Cast overview:
Kenji Nojima ...
Wander (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
Dormin (Male) (voice)
Kyôko Hikami ...
Dormin (Female) (voice)
Naoki Bando ...
Emon (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Mono (voice)


A nameless young man brings a dead woman to a forbidden, mystical land inhabited by colossal stone creatures and is told by a being known as Dormin, that to revive the dead, he must destroy these legendary stone creatures. However, he is told that the consequences may be dire... Written by Keeley

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Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain.


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18 October 2005 (USA)  »

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If Wander walks up to the side of Agro, and the player presses the circle button, Wander will gently pat his horse. See more »


Before the battle with the 16th colossus, Wander and Agro cross a bridge that begins to collapse and Agro falls to her apparent death. When Agro is falling, large splashes of water can be seen in the river below. Obviously these splashes were caused by the already-collapsed pieces of the bridge. However, when Wander looks over the ledge just seconds later to see Agro falling, there is not even a ripple in the water. See more »


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Fantastic scenery, a vast world, but a few problems
26 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw Shadow of the Collosus, my brother had borrowed it from a friend. My brother was battling one of the Collosi and I could not find it in me to tear my eyes away from the screen. It was absolutely HUGE! Inevetibly, my brother bought the game but I was left out as I did not own a PS2 at the time. I have, however, finally been able to play this truly unique game.

When I began play, I immediately noticed one thing. No loading screens as you roam throughout the expanse of this huge world! I had NEVER seen this before. Even the Final Fantasy games, which I consider to be some of the best games ever made, have dozens upon dozens of loading screens, and the area they cover is minuscule in comparison! Next, I noticed how every single part of this game looked like a painting in the making. There was even a time when I HAD to stop while entering a canyon with stormy clouds above. It was simply beautiful.

Also, most of the colossi in this game are simply amazing. My first thought was, "How in the world am I going to be able to beat that!? It's huge!" Finally, my complaints, which are few compared to many other games. (1) Some of this game is fairly choppy. Just watch your character as he runs. It is most likely a side effect of having no loading screens but it still bothered me. (2) Once you are able to get on a Colossi, it is you vs. your grip, rather than the Colossi itself. You would think that they would make a grab at you or something! (3) The camera in this game could drive you absolutely mad! I know that if you hold the right stick in the same position the camera will remain fixed, but try doing that while also holding on to the triangle button, it's nearly impossible! When all is said and done, though, this is definitely a fun game and worth playing through twice, if not several more times afterward. I would not be opposed to a second game as well, especially if the three flaws I stated are fixed.

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