Only reason I remembered this, (because crypozoo ain't my bag anyways - was just tryin' ta help out - ) ..is because I picked up the game.. and I'm
like.. "I posted something about this accidently didn't I?" .. sure enough .. here we are ...
God I feel dumb by getting (ALMOST) taken in by this. AT LEAST.. I had a feeling about it (and heard something was going around).
Sorry guys, btw.
(dumb dumb dumb dumb)
Soooooo ... anyone want to know how the game is?
(I pan this game below, because its hollow)
Uh.. its not bad. Interesting idea anyways. Thre is ONE really huge problem with the game though.. well two actually.. They really should have, put
some more stuff, in between the killing the Collosi and ... passing out after killing one and waking back up at HQ being told where the next one is
(at least they don't make you run home everytime... with NOTHING to do in between) .. so you just go out there and .. kill it ... same as the last
one.. its a 15-30 min horse back ride out there... and there is NOTHING in between to do... no...critters... nothing...
... like there is a whole RPG missing in here somewhere.
Or its like Prince of Persia 3, with...out the... difficulty of the chariot races ...with only 10% of the acrobatics and climbing styles... and only
boss fights... no minions.
I guess if you have a weak video game
, that has ONE REALLY FANTASTIC IDEA, but milks IT, over and over for 13 times and would also look really
nice if they used some colors besides.. 4 of them...
"I'm going to model an entire HUGE ultrahigh polygon count game space for the player to run through on his horse and paint it all with the same four
shades of green and brown which are actually quite close together on the games color spectrum anyways.. and add some grey stones and mountains too."-
who does this?
... then I guess you need a VIRAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN
to get anyone to take a look at it. This product is seaverly lacking content (and color)
in the end. It can not have any replay value besides making itself more aggravating on a more difficult level (can't wait). But really..I think this
whole game was suppose to be something bigger but they ran out of time/money/system resources to do what it was they really wanted to do.. hence..
this campaign. If you have an empty end result from your product I guess you would think of resorting to something like this, and that is how I pretty
much feel about this.. Shadow of the Colossus viral marketing campaign.
There you go... make me look even moderately dumb (thats MY JOB ya jerks) and I'll totally pan your product even if it is mildly enjoyable on some
level.. and yes, the two other things it does well, the game grandure is fantastic.. them bosses are huge (of course) .. but that does not a game
(the horse is really cool though... this screensaver mode where the horse just runs through the world is almost worth the rental itself in relaxation
value though..... this horse just running around the game space is the best part about it so far... even with the complete lack of color in the
I should have just got it from the guys name in the article in the first place. Shilling... as in for Sony. Damn. Well... I think we all learned a
lesson here right?
(mods.. sorry about the review.. it just so happens I'm playing it right now, and then realized I DID get taken in by a viral campaign.. damn.. dumb
- I don't know why when I double checked it, for some reason my brain still didn't register what was going on - or maybe it did and thats why I got
a feelin about it.. ah well... won't happen again.. probablly)
Sorry again. Damn.
PS: If they get free advertising from these message board screw ups like this thinking that its going to work in their favor.. no.. not going to play
in to that.. like a pawn.. so I MIGHT have been able to find something nice to say about the game.. but I think that would set a bad precident in
general.. so, its an okay rental.. maybe, but there is nothing here, but some flash.. and that doesn't last long even if the pan is Colossus sized.