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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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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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beautiful and epic
11 August 2010 | by Saria7See all my reviews

The plot may seem a little slow to start, but it definitely picks up and is worth the time. I bought this on a whim, seeking a Zelda-esquire game, but it was hardly comparable to the Zelda franchise. SotC is extremely unique in that all you do is search for 16 colossi to fight them. I initially was bored with this game, but after the third colossus I started to really get into it. The graphics are beautiful (the entire landscape and each colossus looks amazing) and the soundtrack is truly epic. I have never heard such excellently orchestrated music for a video game before. Ever.

This game also evokes a ton of emotions from the player, and you would have to play to see what I mean. I also loved the bond with your horse, Agro. This game is such a masterpiece. My favorite game this year.


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