The Art of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus

Posted by | October 27, 2011

You might have heard of these games. Whenever the old “games as art” debate swings around on its hoofed and rotting carcass, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are held up as proof that games can be something greater than shooting mans. Art is more than just a pretty picture, it creates an emotional experience, and these games deliver that in their soft, trembling-but-brave hands. The media outside our little gaming community has noticed. Let’s talk gaming art, shall we? The New Yorker has the story.


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  1. Nelson Williams
    October 27, 2011 7:15 am

    Ever tell a story without speaking? Shadow of the Colossus can. Yeah, I’m going to have to echo the words of my people here. If you’ve never played SotC, find it, play it, and pay attention. Absorb it. Let it flow through and around you. There are rare rewards to our hobby. Don’t pass them by.

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