Zero Punctuation: Shadow of the Colossus

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More reviews of older classics, please!

elitestranger1:

yes silent hill 2 is good coz its scary but the story is wank.

Just as long as you're aware that you might be the only Silent Hill fan in history to think this.

Griphphin:
The smaller ones weren't my more favorite Colossi simply because two things make the boss fights in this game great for me:
-Puzzle-platformy-ness bolstered by
-An epic, exciting feel.

The smaller guys got the first one, but look like flies compared to the likes of Phalanx. Still pretty fun in their own right.

Weird, I thought they were the hardest. I mean, the bigger ones are cumbersome and most of the time too slow to hit you, while the two small bastards are very fast and aggressive. And I liked that the second one had you climbing on pillars and rooftops which he would then ram. At the end, half the the battlefield was knocked down. And the first one was afraid of fire, which was kinda cute.

But I get what you mean, they aren't as epic as the bigger ones. Avion, Phalanx and that burrowing sand-snake are my favorites.

Thank you....thank you so much for the closure....oh and Fuck ShitCraft i have better things to do with my time...

Loved the review this week *HI5*

I feel like Yahtzee far prefers ranting about not reviewing starcraft 2 to the game not actually existing.

He said "I've yet to play a perfect game."

Didn't he say portal was perfect?

AWESOME! I've been waiting for this review for sooooooooo long. Feels good to finally see it.....now can you review the first Crash Bandicoot?

Also I agree on the PS2 having some of my favorite games ever. I've made it a mission to collect all of them there are just over two thousand.

Eldarion:

Warforger:

Eldarion:

Warforger:

Markness:
RTS is for the thinking man, first person is for the adrenaline junky, I hope you will reconsider.

No. Turn based is for thinking, Real time is mostly about which unit you should spam the most, ESPECIALLY Starcraft 2. In Real time you have no choice but to just make the best unit over and over and send them to your enemy to kill them, all the strategy is gone by late game, but in turn based you have to consider which threats your going to face, what your opponent is going to do and what position your troops should be in for best effect. Some RTS's do this like Ground Control of WiC, but they don't get the attention or sales they deserve.

You don't even play RTS games do you? Cause to say anything close to "there is no strategy, you just spam your best unit" reeks of ignorance of the subject matter.

I guess so if Age Of Mythology (and its expansion), DoW, Ground Control, Age Of Empire's 2 and Red Alert 3 don't count for RTS's. Go play Ground Control and it makes most RTS's look like shit, and its free.

"Ignore all the good RTS games and play the one bad one, then you will agree that RTS games are bad"

Thats.........better?

I don't see how one bad RTS game that I have never heard of defines the whole genre. You most certainly can't just spam the best unit in any RTS I play.

No. It was general.

Ground Control was completely different and in terms of graphics genre defining, when most RTS's still looked like stop motion animations, Ground Control came in and made animations and graphics which defined the graphics for years to come, same with Ground Control 2.

What Ground Control did was that it gave you a mission, in the mission briefing you go to configure your units, upto 12, then you deploy and thats all you have to do the mission, the APC on the other hand would have a regeneration for these units. This provided a much more tactical thinking and valueing your units more then any other RTS had done.

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Shadow of the Colossus

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Shadow of the Colossus.

Watch Video

You'll never get away with this, Ben Yahtzee Man!

You are bad! You are bad and we are good! Your badness will be the end of you, and our goodness will be our triumph!

Bad is bad - good is good!

Bad, bad, good, bad.

Good-good, bad, good.....bad!

Good.

Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle Qoutes

The last statement of this review sums up how I feel bout SotC. Now I wish i had a PS2 and the fucking game. I'm craving hard for it

Iscin:
I think Yahtzee may have just risked losing a chunk of his viewership by disrespecting RTS gamers. Silly, silly man.

I'm sure he'll cry himself to sleep at night worrying about all of the fanboys that would stop watching a show they enjoy because of some imagined slight against their favorite game evar.

Honestly, Yahtzee is a professional troll of sorts (and I say this with love), pissing off people in clever ways is his bread and butter. If he didn't worry about pissing off fans of games before why would he start now?

This is my favorite game. It reminded me of a platformer, if that makes any sense. Only the colossi are the platforms.

My favorite colossi was probably the guy early in the game with the sword. Most of them you just had to dodge and wound and climb, but that one you actually had to fool. Or the one in the sand cave, that one was fucking scary.

Alfador_VII:
I really have to try to find this game. It's just not out there any more unless I spend silly money on Ebay for a probably scratched disc in a broken box.

I didn't read all seven pages of this thread, so maybe this has already been said, but there has been a rumour about ICO and SotC being re-released for the PS3.

Warforger:

Eldarion:

Warforger:

Eldarion:

Warforger:

Markness:
RTS is for the thinking man, first person is for the adrenaline junky, I hope you will reconsider.

No. Turn based is for thinking, Real time is mostly about which unit you should spam the most, ESPECIALLY Starcraft 2. In Real time you have no choice but to just make the best unit over and over and send them to your enemy to kill them, all the strategy is gone by late game, but in turn based you have to consider which threats your going to face, what your opponent is going to do and what position your troops should be in for best effect. Some RTS's do this like Ground Control of WiC, but they don't get the attention or sales they deserve.

You don't even play RTS games do you? Cause to say anything close to "there is no strategy, you just spam your best unit" reeks of ignorance of the subject matter.

I guess so if Age Of Mythology (and its expansion), DoW, Ground Control, Age Of Empire's 2 and Red Alert 3 don't count for RTS's. Go play Ground Control and it makes most RTS's look like shit, and its free.

"Ignore all the good RTS games and play the one bad one, then you will agree that RTS games are bad"

Thats.........better?

I don't see how one bad RTS game that I have never heard of defines the whole genre. You most certainly can't just spam the best unit in any RTS I play.

No. It was general.

Ground Control was completely different and in terms of graphics genre defining, when most RTS's still looked like stop motion animations, Ground Control came in and made animations and graphics which defined the graphics for years to come, same with Ground Control 2.

What Ground Control did was that it gave you a mission, in the mission briefing you go to configure your units, upto 12, then you deploy and thats all you have to do the mission, the APC on the other hand would have a regeneration for these units. This provided a much more tactical thinking and valueing your units more then any other RTS had done.

You have to use tactical thinking, fight for map control and preserve your units in Dawn of war. Same with starcraft but you can afford to lose troops if you did more resources in damage to your opponent. I don't know what games you are playing.

This was great, if for no other reason than the fact it contained the line "playing Hungry Hungry Hippos backstage at a Dragonforce concert."

Described SOTC just like I would have, except with a bit more wit and much more damn XD

I've always wondered what you'd think of a game like this. Coincidently, if you're running through the PS2's back catalogue, any chance of seeing a review of Zone of the Enders 1 or 2?

lol, im from coventry :D

I think this is probably the best ZP yet...

Blimey, the review was awesome! One of the most entertaining videos in a while :)

Great gushing at truly one of the most landmark games ever made, or ever will be made

I'm glad you're not reviewing Starcraft II. Even if it was crafted by some kind of supernatural being so that it was the pinnacle of RTS games with no flaws whatsoever, you still wouldn't enjoy it, so what's the point? It doesn't matter whether I'm watching my friends play or watching The Ryder Cup, I will still find Golf boring.

Sabbad:
Seriously, more adverts before the start of the video? Feeling greedy much?

It costs money to run a site, with employees, and people who make videos such as ZP. Does a 10 second advert really matter that much?

This was definitely one of the better ZPs to date.

"B, she is the only thing in this plot with an X chromosome"
dear mr Yahtzee you fail biology!

Love to see an Eternal Darkness review, but I suspect Yahtzee didn't like that game.

Dunno, the one time I saw him comment on it, it was in the context of "Silicon Knights doesn't want to do a sequel to it out of a crippling fear of money and success." Then again, Yahtzee does acknowledge on many occasions that some games are ridiculously successful for no good reason.

*Loved that game too*

I have nothing against SC, but it was funny watching Yahtzee rip into it.

My first post on the Escapist has finally been realized! I've never been more happy!

Well, that was a rather useless review. Everbody knows SotC is better then all RTS' together.

I understand why it isn't perfect, but if you've never played a perfect game, then what the hell did Portal do to not be perfect? You even said yourself you couldn't criticize it.

Decabo:
Men and women both have X chromosomes. Just thought I'd clear that up.

He said "An extra x-chromosome"
If I'm not mistaking.

haha nice for him to take a break, get back some momentum
but wow man "damn good"? well no promises to never use those words again (lest he jams forks into his eyes) so maybe one day we'll see another game rated so well lol

"[Fighting a SotC Boss] is a game-playing experience that clicking your marines over to the Zerg stronghold can't really match."

Yeah... if you're playing a medium AI. The funny thing about Starcraft is the better you get, the better it gets. I didn't enjoy the original very much until I figured out what I was doing wrong, then I was hooked. Playing in gold or lower is like watching paint dry. Playing in diamond is nirvana. If it's the mechanics, whatever, but you CANNOT fault SC2 for lacking excitement or intensity. I've played all the blockbuster FPS, nothing gets blood pumping like a close SC1/2 match. Except maybe the 10th and 13th Colossi. I'm sure Shadow of the Colossus wouldn't have been very impressive if every fight was like the first one.

P.S. Shadow of the Colossus is my 4th favorite out of thousands of games, so nice to hear you like it and the review is great, but 1st favorite takes priority over 4th.

Soushi:
You know, as somebody who is kinda interested in buying SC2, and would like to know wether or not it is worth it, Yahtzee is losing a lot of points with me.

Yeah its fun to be a twat from time to time and give the middle finger to the masses, but eventaully you have to buckle down and be professional. Sure, making these videos used to be just about cheap laughs, but now people have actaully come to respect Yahtzee's opinions.

Still ,it not my gig and its not my business, so as always, good review, but it is unfortuante that Yahtzee is seeming less and less like a anti-marketting bullshit-murdering vigilanty, and more like the kinda person who dances around on the river docks mooning people on passing ships.

If people are coming to Yahtzee for professional reviews, he's clearly doing his job wrong, and the video game industry is screwed because any hack with a blog could sway you idiots.

HIS "REVIEWS" ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT. He was always a dock-mooner, you just read too much into things.

Bulit523:
I, also, am no fan of RTS games. They are all the same game repackaged with orcs/aliens/terrorists/etc. Glad to see a reviewer who isn't all, "OOOOOHH! A new RTS! *slobber, slobber, gobble, gobble, slurp*" Keep up the good, not reviewing SC2, work.

What genre do you like? I'm sure I can describe it exactly the same way.

Grabbin Keelz:
I remember back when they had the beta for SC2 and some fag kid at the lunch table at school constantly bragged about having it while all his fag friends offered to suck his dick to play it. My friends watched and laughed.

Lately I've made a checklist of extra extraordinary games I missed playing out on for the past few years. I checked off Colossus about a year ago and went to MGS3 soon after. My friend let me borrow Resident Evil 4 so I should probably get started on that.

Some "fag kid" at your lunch table at school? How old are you? Put Starcraft 1 on that list while you're at it. Maybe you'll have a few hairs on your balls when you're done.

Odjin:
Isn't this getting a bit boring if you roam through empty space (in the sense of only landscape) and flooring 11 or whatever number of bosses there are? I mean what after that? Is this game really only 11 boss fights and that's it (well, except the lizard shooting he mentioned whatever this actually is).

Before packing out fanboy ranting keep in mind I didn't play that game (as I keep consoles as far aways as I can as they are unhealthy to games... see *cough*DX:IW*cough* and others) and am just asking a simply question upon seeing the description in the video and other saying mostly the same about this game.

There's 16 boss fights and YES.

I do not exaggerate at ALL when I say I'm pretty damn sure I've played enough games to register 4 digits. I played this yesterday and easily named over 400 on my first try ( http://dom2d.squarespace.com/geek-mind/ ), at which point the game began to repeat itself. I've owned almost every major home console since the Atari 2600, and have over 250 games on my Steam account, which I only started using for non-valve games a few years ago. I have a set of 3 drawers under my desk full of boxed pc games, and two large boxes full of PC games in jewel cases on top of my entertainment center. I have an SNES and N64 still hooked up to my TV with a shelf full of games each, a shelf of Genesis games, half a shelf of NES games (I mostly rented back in those days), three shelves of PS2 games, a shelf of PS1, a shelf of half Wii and half PS3, and piles of gameboy, GBA, and DS games in a shoebox, and all the stuff I missed out on I caught up with on emulators.

These are my top 10:
01: Starcraft
02: Chrono Trigger
03: Portal
04: Shadow of the Colossus
05: Metal Gear Solid
06: Knights of the Old Republic
07: Zelda: Ocarina of Time
08: Starfox
09: Final Fantasy 6
10: Half-life

So yes, it's THAT good.

Warforger:
No. Turn based is for thinking, Real time is mostly about which unit you should spam the most, ESPECIALLY Starcraft 2. In Real time you have no choice but to just make the best unit over and over and send them to your enemy to kill them, all the strategy is gone by late game, but in turn based you have to consider which threats your going to face, what your opponent is going to do and what position your troops should be in for best effect. Some RTS's do this like Ground Control of WiC, but they don't get the attention or sales they deserve.

Oh wow, you're no higher than gold, are you? Spam the best unit? Yeah, don't worry about scouting, adapting, positioning, cheesing, harassing, expanding, denying, sniping, hiding, or countering, just mass Stalkers every single game. You're guaranteed to win, right?! Come back when you're Diamond, and I /might/ take you seriously.

Is it whole horses that tickle his fancy, or just certain parts of them?

Anyway, I never expected such a treat as to have Yahtzee review Shadow of the Colossus, and now he has. Huh. I enjoyed every part of that game, but my favourite part wasn't the Colossi, it was the climbing mechanic. I found it actually better than Prince of Persia (which was situational)! That, however, is the main reason why I was disappointed by the game... there was little replay value because all the interesting places (save one; you know what I'm talking about) are directly related to a Colossus and once they're dead the place isn't the same. I don't know why the Time Attack exists, and I don't know why none of the fun toys you get from completing it were used in the actual gameplay.

Anyway, I figured that the reason eating the lizards and fruits made you strong was the same reason killing the Colossi did... you're doing forbidden things in a forbidden land, and it's corrupting you. It's helpful, but it's not good for his soul, or whatever. It's not my body so I pretty much corrupted it as much as I wanted.

absolutly fantastic!. i oved this game, and i think i have a new favorite episode! very well done, and great ending =)
wednesdays are what kepe my week going, and this one put a huge smile on my face.
thank you yahtzee

Wait, you just said you've never played a perfect game. What happened to Portal?

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