Okay, I'll go back and play it.
Now, should I play on Normal again, or give Hard a shot?
First, a general comment. Shadow of the Colossus is perhaps the most unique game I have ever played, and certainly one of the best. The colossi were all different, the music was fantastic, the graphics (ignoring Wander) were excellent, and the entire game was an amazing ride.
Hate to be forcing your hand there...