| WOW. Okay - I have played little pieces of this gaem before, but I've never actually witnessed the opening cinematics or the tutorial. It does kind of drop you in the middle of nowhere first thing; you are a guy who is trying to revive his dead girlfriend. To do so, he has brought her to this forbidden land to some voice in the sky named Domin. Domin tells him to defeat all the collosi in the land - there are 16. |
A few innovations I love in the game are the ways to move and the life meter - it is both simple and original. There's this pink dot in the corner, and the longer you are hanging onto something, the smaller it gets. When the pink dot is gone, you're REALLY SCREWED. It's pretty funny, being up against this giant minotaur, probably 300 times my size, and when I finally climb all the way up to his head to stab him, I come crashing back down to earth. Because, I guess, my hands were sore. It's pretty nifty, actually, having some kind of limit on the guy's insane physical powers. My only complaint is that the dude takes FOREVER to get up when he is knocked down. FOREVER. I've gotten collosus-squished several times already in my first hour of play.
I find this game to be slightly easier when a group of people is around. Each collosus (or, I suppose - I've only beaten the first two in the first hour) is a kind of puzzle. You must find and stab the glowing blue areas on the giant grey-brown beastie. The only trick to it is that the glowing areas move, and many are exceedingly difficult to get to. Most, apparently, require climbing - and I have already revealed the frustrating and amazing points of the infamous pink dot.
Anyways, managed to beat a minotaur dude and a giant bull dude. Both fights were rather desperate and frantic - lots of screaming, running around, and jumping. And then there's climbing. And that damned dot. After I beat each collosi, these curious dark tendrils escape from the fallen body and (I guess) kinda kill me. Anyways, I always wind up back at the temple where I started. It'll be interesting to see how this progresses.
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