Shadow of the Colossus

A few people were looking forward to this game coming out in other threads. Now that it’s here, what do we think?

My take: Certainly visually appealing, but the gameplay seems rather limited so far. Two and a half hours in and I’ve already taken down 5 Colossi. Okay, that’s due in large part to getting an advance demo of the game and already knowing how to take down the first big guy, but each subsequent colossus has been pretty similar.

I still find the game interesting, but I’m just not seeing a lot of meat to this. Anything I’m missing?

Nope, that’s it. As with Ico, Shadow is an exercise in minimalism.

I’m 8 colossi in and having a great deal of fun with it. The atmosphere is incredible. And there’s a real sense of melancholy in bringing down these sad, massive beasts.

My only complaints are the camera (which sucks) and the control of the horse (which seems sluggish and unnecessarily touchy).