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Shadow of the Colossus (2005)

Wanda to kyozô (original title)
A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.

Director:

Fumito Ueda
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kenji Nojima Kenji Nojima ... Wander (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata Kazuhiro Nakata ... Dormin (Male) (voice)
Kyôko Hikami ... Dormin (Female) (voice)
Naoki Bando Naoki Bando ... Emon (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame ... Mono (voice)
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Storyline

A young man who is named Wander brings a dead woman to a forbidden, mystical land inhabited by colossal stone creatures and is told by a being known as Dormin, that to revive the dead, he must destroy these legendary stone creatures. However, he is told that the consequences may be dire... Written by Keeley

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Some mountains are scaled. Others are slain.


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of the Colossus See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This game plays a significant role in the 2007 Mike Bender film Reign Over Me. In the film, Charlie Fineman plays the game to cope with the death of his family in the 9/11 attacks, as the imagery of each Colossus falling to the ground was considered reminiscent to the collapse of the World Trade Center. With the approval of Fumito Ueda, the game was included in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Before the battle with the 16th colossus, Wander and Agro cross a bridge that begins to collapse and Agro falls to her apparent death. When Agro is falling, large splashes of water can be seen in the river below. Obviously these splashes were caused by the already-collapsed pieces of the bridge. However, when Wander looks over the ledge just seconds later to see Agro falling, there is not even a ripple in the water. See more »

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Rather fun, plus a rather good albeit sad story.
22 April 2007 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This was a good game, nice graphics and an interesting tale. Maybe it could have used a bit more here or there to spruce it up...maybe a few more characters or something as the game could use some more back story and character development. The game has a young man bringing his deceased loved one to a forbidden valley temple where he is confronted by a voice that tells him of a way to perhaps revive his beloved. He must go out and slay huge beasts which in turn destroys statues that seal this beings powers. So there you have it, you along with your trusty horse must seek out and slay the colossi inhabiting this mysterious valley land. Using the sun to guide you, you track them down using clues given you by the mysterious voice and once you find them you must find a way to climb them so you can find the weak point and bring them down. The fighting is great as it took a bit to figure out what to do here and there, however for the most part I was able to find a way to kill the Colossus without any aid. There were a couple, though, I had to search for the way to kill them on the web. Like I said add some more elements in the valley and this would be really great, because for the most part when searching for the colossi you are simply riding your horse here and there. Still good, but sad.


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