Shadow of the Collossus is one of my favourite games of all time. Part of why I like it is that the world is completely empty.. it really sets the mood.
Though it's not for everyone, and I acknowledge the problems people have with the game. If you don't like it right now, I doubt you will like it later down the line, sadly.
Oh well, that's disappointing...
I don't have a problem with the world being empty per se, there just doesn't seem to be anything to do...
There are large sections of Metroid Prime that are desolate, but it oozes atmosphere and there is meaningful exploration and puzzle solving so that empty doesn't equate to having nothing to do.
Are there any collectables or side quests or anything in SOTC (maybe I've missed some stuff..?)