Was it all that it was hyped up to be?
Yes I know it is an older game and there are a ton of reviews out there, but I did not write them!
Overall, I would say yes it was all it was hyped up to be. The only minus I had about it was that it bordered on becoming a teadmill. How, in that it became the same thing over and over again when it came to defeating each colossus.
The only other issue I had was the very last Colossus - all the other ones had very similiar strategies to beat, but the last one required you do something, which was totattly unlike all the previous Colussus to defeat, although not totatally out whack, just different. I had to search the internet to learn how to defeat him.
What part did I love the best? The modeling and animation of each Colossus, which was just awesome!!! I was expecting walking humonoid types for each boss, so boy was I surprised to find 4 legged wall crawlers, flyers, swimmers, sand worms dragon looking creatures, wyrverns, etc... AWESOME!
The web articles on the game also mentioned some easter eggs after defeating the last guy as well as being able to return to a colossus and reply that section, but I didn't get into doing that, even though it sounded fun. It also wasn't obvious, so boring.
Total Play time < 20 hours. Not too bad, but sort of short for an expensive game and very little replay value. I would still say to play this game! Time to trade it in.