The lights are on
Veteran Member - Level 12
How do you define perfection?
It's a tricky thing to think about. I mean there is of course the argument that
there is no such thing as perfection. That
perfection is impossible to achieve, because everything can always get
better. Then you have the argument that
perfection is just being the best at something.
Perfection to me though, is a game. Specifically speaking; Shadow of the Colossus.
To say it's my favorite game ever is an understatement. Shadow of the Colossus to me is what the Mona
Lisa to art critics. It's just
indescribable to put into words, and honestly no matter how in depth I go or
how much I write about it I will never do the game justice with mere words.
It's a game that you really have to just experience, and
that might be the best way to start. Really
Shadow of the Colossus is much less a game, and much more of an experience.
From the opening scene before you even start a new game it
draws you in. There are no words until
about three or so minutes in, but even with no words, the scenes themselves
give you everything that you need. From
the shot of Wander and Agro under cover in the rain, till the point where he
reaches the long bridge there is nothing but questions.
And yet despite that you never really feel like you need
them answered. Not even when the first
words/subtitles of the game come on do you feel like you need to understand
it. The game quite simply just takes
your breath away and continues to do so throughout the entirety of the game.
I mean even before your first encounter with a colossus the
game gives you one of the most epic experiences that you can have.
I wrote before that the FFX calm land was one of the most
epic experiences that I had had in a game.
It was the most epic until I played this game.
This game just simply changed my perspective of what games
could be. Just how grand they were and
really what games could become. It made
itself stand out in every way. From
storytelling, to graphics, to sound, to gameplay, Shadow was something neither
I nor anyone else had ever seen.