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Shadow of the Colossus: "Damn Camera Man"
Posted: Monday August 29th, 2005 by

I was playing a demo copy of "Shadow of the Colossus" last night, and what I played of it was, in a word, awesome.

There are no missions to complete, no items to gather, to money to hoard... the entire point of the game is to explore the world, and battle the various colossi huge, ancient, and powerful as they may be. Each colossus has its own strengths and weaknesses. So, fighting them is basically a big puzzle, a VERY big puzzle.

The only real problem I had with the game is a typical one, the camera controls were awkward and a bit unintuitive.

To explain, while I was trying to focus on the particular task at hand, it's more than a little inconventient to also have to fight with the camera. If there were just a way to fix the camera to follow you no matter what, it would be a HUGE benefit while fighting the beast.

Camera issues aside, climbing up the behemoth to jab him in the hamstring, stab him in the ass, and eventually make your way up to pierce his skull was frustrating but fun. I highly recommend ANYONE with a PS2 go out an buy the latest issue of the Official Playstation Magazine, to get a copy of the demo.

Shadow of the Colossus will be released October 15th, and you can bet I'll be at Rhino before the day is up.

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