Overall, Shadow of the ColossusÂ is equal parts puzzle and action. Figuring out how to defeat each Colossus is as rewarding, if not more rewarding, than actually defeating the beast itself. The complex gameplay is contrasted well by the bare story, basic controls, and pristine graphics, but may not be the best bet for younger gamers. The title is much like a fine cigar, a complex wine, or a well-aged cheese: best for those with patience and an understanding of the uniqueness of Shadow of the Colossus. For those who can appreciate it, the game will stay enjoyable from start to finish, especially when you consider that the game must be played through at least three times to unveil all of the secrets. By the end, you'll be on top of your house, stabbing at your chimney with a chef's knife, hoping that you could visit the beautiful world of Shadow of the Colossus for a while longer. This is a gaming masterpiece.