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    victory87's GameLog for Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

    Wednesday 20 February, 2008

    Entry #2


    During my second session of playing, I was able to defeat three more colossus or giants. I realized as you move on and progress to the different colossus, they get harder and more challenging to defeat. Each colossus is different from the other one. They all have different attacks and the ways in which to defeat them are different from one another. I really enjoy playing this game. I enjoy the challenges of figuring out how to defeat the different colossus. Defeating the colossus is like solving a really complex puzzle. That is one aspect of the game that makes me enjoy playing it. At times, I did get a bit frustrated because it took me a while to figure out how to defeat one of the colossi.

    Once I start playing this game, it is a bit hard to stop. After you defeat one of the colossi, I get the urge to want to find the next one and try to defeat it. I get to urge to want to see what makes the previous colossi different from the next one. One other thing that I noticed while playing the game is there are no other enemies that you have to deal with. Once I defeated the fourth colossi, I started to figure out that the game might me like this throughout. I think this one aspect of the game is what makes it unique and different from other games of the same genre. The only enemies you have to worry about are the colossus.


    I really like the design of this game. The graphics are great. The graphics give the game a sense of realism. The design and the graphics of the game make it feel like I’m watching a movie or that I am in one and I get to control the main character. The camera for this game I think is also great but it does get annoying sometimes. The movement of the camera can get a bit disorienting by the way it moves but I do like the camera angles. This game is in the third-person perspective and I think the camera work and the camera angles for this game is great for one that is in a third-person perspective. For instance, when I am riding the horse and the camera is right behind the character, I get to see the vast landscape right in front of me and I think that is what the camera for this game does well. It makes me feel like I’m in a movie.

    The controls of the game are very simple. The only modes of transportation in the game are either walking, running, climbing or riding on Ando, the horse. There are only two weapons available to you to defeat the colossus and they are a sword or a bow and arrow. This game is very simple. It doesn’t try to be too complicated as many games sometimes are. All that you pretty much do in this game is find all the colossus, figure out how to defeat them and move on to the next one. This certain aspect of the game is what makes a unique as well as a fun game to play. I also like the fact that to be able to find the next colossi, you use the light that reflects from your sword to point you in the right direction. The design and the graphics for all the colossus are also great. Each colossi have their own characteristics and I think the graphics and design are all well done. The developers of this game really did a great job at making each colossi different as well as a bit daunting. All in all, I think every aspect of the design of this game was well done.


    Very well done gamelog! Keep up the good work.

    ~Sheena Marquez (TA)

    Tuesday 4 March, 2008 by SheenaMarquez
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