In the Colossus’ Shadow

Examining the Rhetoric of Team ICO's Shadow of the Colossus

Welcome to In the Colossus’ Shadow, an Intensive Game Study (IGS) which takes a look at the award-winning game Shadow of the Colossus. If you’re not familiar with the game, we’ve compiled a series of introductory videos, allowing you to orient yourself with respect to the game even if you’ve never played it. Otherwise, you can head directly over to our analysis videos, which examine some of the rhetorical techniques used in the game. Finally, we have an article deconstructing the game, which attempts to highlight the elements which make the game behave as an attention-getting trap.

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