I’ve beaten Shadow of the Colossus twice now – once normally and again on hard mode. I guess I’ll try and do the time trials now.

The game’s just so short! And easy! ‘Hard Mode’ should have been the normal difficulty setting.

However! That doesn’t change the fact that it’s a beautiful, totally fun, and absolutely unique game with some of the best music I’ve ever heard and some of the most gorgeous visuals I’ve ever seen my PlayStation pump out. Some not-so-obvious references to ICO, another of my favorite PS2 games, were nice touches.

In fact after seeing the ending I’m pretty sure that Shadow is probably meant to be a prequel to ICO in some form or another. Anyway, it’s worth a play if you consider yourself to be an appreciator of well-designed games and not just a player of them!

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