S2E8 - Shadow of the Colossus

This game's reputation is as enormous as its enemies! How does its plot hold up in 2020?

3 years ago

This week on Player Vs Plot we tackle a game that may seem to have a small plot but in the end is full of colossal themes to unpack. That's right, we're discussing Shadow of the Colossus! Join us as we talk about how this game connects with others games, the myths it taps into, and the overarching messages it sets out to convey.

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Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 Introduction, what kind of "art" games existed in the mainstream at the time?
  • 00:22:28 The premise and basic plot
  • 00:52:00 Are the Colossi sapient?
  • 00:58:20 The climax
  • 01:17:00 Dormin and the ending
  • 01:25:00 Analyzing the ending
  • 01:44:25 Fan theories and the last secret
  • 01:59:15 Listener questions