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002: Shadow of the Colossus Pt. 2

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We continue on our discussion around Shadow of the Colossus by talking through the second half of the game. Listen to Episode 001 before you dive into this episode! “No horse left behind!” In our upcoming Episode 003, we play through Gone Home.

Left Behind Game Club is a bi-weekly podcast where friends gather to re-create the feeling of getting a game on day-one and talking it about with friends. It’s our neverending quest to make sure that no game left behind.

You can also listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Show Notes:

  • 1:29 The discussion starts with a “WooooooW”
  • 3:35 Jacob talks “forgettable” Colossi and Mike talks PS2 issues
  • 5:30 The thirteenth Colossi, Phalanx
  • 7:20 That flippin’ turtle – the ninth Colossi: Basaran
  • 9:44 Those loose controls
  • 10:36 The tenth Colossi, Dirge
  • 13:58 The eleventh Colossi, Celosia
  • 16:55 The other small Colossi; the fourteenth Colossi, Cenobia
  • 18:30 Mike brings up the cut content from the game
  • 20:15 Jacob brings up Gone Home and the Arkham games
  • 22:28 The fifteenth Colossi, Argus
  • 23:50 The final Colossi, Malus
  • 28:05 Comparing the 13th and 14th Colossi & final two Colossi
  • 29:10 Jacob’s struggle with the final Colossi
  • 31:37 The save system
  • 32:14 The end of the game
  • 35:15 The horsey #nohorseleftbehind
  • 37:05 Is this a prequel to ICO?
  • 40:23 Did the twist at the end hit us?
  • 41:30 The main question: “would you recommend this game?”
  • 48:00 We wrap it up and talk about our next game: Gone Home

Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub

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001: Shadow of the Colossus Pt. 1

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Shadow of the Colossus is the first game in the Left Behind Game Club and Jacob, Mike and Moe dive into the first half of the game. “It feels like we are killing babies.” ¬†Episode 002 covers the second half of the game.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub

Show Notes:

0:17 Host Introductions
0:55 Why the Left Behind Game Club?
3:40 Intro to Shadow of the Colossus & why did we start with this game?
7:22 Does the game feel dated?
8:45 How does the game start?
12:26 How about the controls?
13:19 Using strategy guides and wikis to solve puzzles
15:05 The in-game camera & horse controls
17:39 Does the game just look washed out?
19:40 Favourite moment in the first half?
24:40 The fourth Colossi: Phaedra
26:30 Some hot tips from Moe
27:14 The sixth Colossi: Barba
31:03 Traversing the world
32:25 The eighth Colossi: Kuromori
34:48 Moe’s dirty little secret
36:00 “This game gives me the creeps” & “feels like I’m killing babies”
41:08 A dark spaghetti spirit attacks!
43:10 Our own personal storytelling within the game
44:25 Unanswered questions
46:55 Horse legs #realistichorses
49:30 Final thoughts