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Shadow of the Colossus (2011) review
by Top Dawger

How could you even release the game with the camera and controls so terrible? 20 years ago Nintendo showed how to ride a horse in a game and the devs learned nothing from it. Climbing is a pain in the ass. So it’s not a game of the year, not even close. It acts like a GOTY, but it fails to do even the basics of gaming design.

Other reviews5

Horrendous controls and auto-adjusting camera. Just skip it.
A cult classic that leads to a unique journey through emotions with the perfect gameplay, now remastered.
«Blew my mind»
This is a masterpiece, original, artistic, emotional. On top of that, the battles are incredibly creative and enjoyable. But I can just run around the atmospheric world for hours and see its beauties. (Btw, the horse is sometimes stupid, and its controls are clunky, but, I guess, its every game-horse fault.) It is so beautiful that it totally made me happier for some days, and I would totally like to thank the developers for their great work.
«OST on repeat»
Five Word Review: Climb and destory giant colossi.
Favorite Thing: The colossi look fantastic. The bigger the better!
Least Favorite Thing: Controlling that tank-turning, slow starting and stopping horse can be frustrating.

Date Completed: 2018-02-18
Playtime: 5h
Enjoyment: 7/10
Recommendation: Yes. Just don't expect much of a story.