Shadow of the Colossus PS3

Ico / Shadow of the Colossus box cover

Ico / Shadow of the Colossus box cover

It seems ages since I’ve updated the Gaming section. I received the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus PS3 collection as gift for Christmas and recently had a little time to play. I had the PS2 version and for the life of me I ended up stuck and moved on until I got the collection.

The beauty of this game is that it’s straight boss fights. No minions to fight. Just you, the hero named Wander, against 16 individual bosses to resurrect Mono.

For a more descriptive storyline version of the game can be found on Wikipedia’s page here.

This game works well for small sessions; I can tackle one boss without worrying about a log file on what had previously transpired in terms of story. The boss themselves act as the level with platforms which Wanderer needs to traverse in order to attack the colossus’s weak spots in order to defeat it.

Wanderer, his horse Agro, and one of the Colossus. Wanderer is that white speck near the middle bottom

There are countless reviews on this game but this is such a fun game. Finally beat it after week and a very satisfying ending. However with the vague story allowed the gamers weave their own conclusions for Wander and Mono’s story before and possibly after the game. This was what the developer intended; so well it have spawn plot theories which some can be found on the link below.

GameFaq’s Shadow of the Colossus Plot / Theories