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Should I play SOTC or TLG first?

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The games are only tangentially related, and should not be viewed as sequels to each other as much as they should be viewed as games that were cut from similar cloths. In terms of gameplay, in many ways the two are polar opposites of each other, but each are pretty easy to enjoy by their own merits.

I didn't have a frustrating time with the Last Guardian at all, but I treated Trico, and his inability to listen sometimes the same I treated my kid - with patience. And that's part of the point. All three of these Team Ico games feature gameplay elements that challenge video game expectations. Trico is supposed to ignore you on occasion and misinterpret what you ask of it. Go into it treating Trico like the quasi-wild animal he' represents rather than the AI you expect him to be, and you'll probably have a more enjoyable time.



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Doesn't matter. There is no confirmed connection.



TLG first. Then SotC. Because otherwise, TLG would look bad after playing SotC. I havent played the updated version, but damn, I loved it in PS2. And try not to watch the way to kill the colossi. Try to figure it out for yourself, or youll be missing the 60% of the fun!

 

EDIT: I mean, try not to watch it on youtube, or on a guide.



                          

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Neither. Both are bare bones games and unless you are a child/young teen, a propensity towards easy awe in art or are in one of those fanciful moods you will likely be disappointed by both if you arent on some good drugs.

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Last edited by Carl - on 06 February 2018

 

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Machina said:
TLG first, because it's not as good. I always save the best til last.

They're not really connected, besides some gameplay similarities and the 'Team Ico' atmosphere, so it doesn't matter which order you play them in.

 

Knitemare said:

TLG first. Then SotC. Because otherwise, TLG would look bad after playing SotC. I havent played the updated version, but damn, I loved it in PS2. And try not to watch the way to kill the colossi. Try to figure it out for yourself, or youll be missing the 60% of the fun!

 

EDIT: I mean, try not to watch it on youtube, or on a guide.

Thanks guys. This is an important reason for me. I would rather leave the best until last. 



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If you’re worried about plot connections, there aren’t any.
If you’re speaking in general terms, SotC is the better game and the easier one to appreciate. TLG is not for everyone and if you decide to play it you need to go into it knowing that traditional game design rules may not apply.



My FFVI analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSO6n8kNCwk

My Shadow of the Colossus analysis: https://youtu.be/9kDBFGw6SXQ

John2290 said:
Neither. Both are bare bones games and unless you are a child/young teen, a propensity towards easy awe in art or are in one of those fanciful moods you will likely be disappointed by both if you arent on some good drugs.

Say wha?

The way you have to ride aggro to catch up to the thirteen colossi, the feeling when you hop on Avion (5th colossi), its so god damn epic, Art doesnt have anything to do with the badassery you feel doing those aforementioned things for example.

Theres so much more to SotC, that makes it a good game, putting aside the art style. Being myself a bitch for graphics, I can say I enjoyed this game, even tho Ive only played it on PS2.

PS: Gonna grab a physical copy for ps4 just to have it on my shelf.



                          

"We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us" - Andrew Ryan, Bioshock.

John2290 said:
Neither. Both are bare bones games and unless you are a child/young teen, a propensity towards easy awe in art or are in one of those fanciful moods you will likely be disappointed by both if you arent on some good drugs.

Your awful taste just keeps on giving, doesn't it?



mZuzek said:
John2290 said:
Neither. Both are bare bones games and unless you are a child/young teen, a propensity towards easy awe in art or are in one of those fanciful moods you will likely be disappointed by both if you arent on some good drugs.

Your awful taste just keeps on giving, doesn't it?

I don't like not mentioning the truth to people who are about to drop full price on a game. @OP My post was a bit inconplete. if you are interested in these games buy TLG diring a flash sale and wait for SoTC to drop also. SoTC is a 3 hour game with the only variation in gameplay being the Colosi models. At the very least TLG has a deeper and more varied puzzle aspect and some solid japanese voice work. Don't go into these expecting anything more than a journey like game with a bigger budget skin. Journey was a great game but you wouldn't pay full price for it? Not even the 40 quid TLG was at release. 



 

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John2290 said:

SoTC is a 3 hour game

yep, sure.

Bye.