Game Debate to the Death! Metal Gear Solid 2 VS Shadow of the Colossus

Last week we discussed the pairing of an amazing action game and a breathtakingly emotional adventure game. Even though about half of the votes said it was a really hard choice, the “debate is half empty” crowd definitely resounded a little more loudly. If there was ever a landslide to be proud of, though, I suppose last week was a golden example of how good gameplay can’t easily trump good story. Here are the results:

  • Shadow of the Colossus (128 votes) — Winner!
  • God of War (28 votes)

I can’t remember the last time I saw a game win by a full one hundred votes! Clap, clap, clap — slap each other on the back — the Dtoiders have spoken.

This week we move on to the PS2 odd game debate finals. On one side there’s the Katamari killer Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and on the other side is the gargantuan God-slayer Shadow of the Colossus. The setting and gameplay of the two games couldn’t be more different. One focuses on silent, stealthy fights in a technological story full of characters and plot. The other takes place in a barren land devoid of life but full of loud and lively towering fights.

Which game do you think is better, and why? Give it some serious thought, get some PS2 childhood friends to share their opinions as well, and check back next week for the winner. Then it’s on to the GameCube round of odd debates with four new contenders fighting for the trophy over three weeks of brackets.

Bonus Question: Which colossus was your favorite fight? Why?

Tom Fronczak