I just completed my first game.
•Like Ico, I wish I could find storytelling this good in more games and other media. At the beginning, I felt cold and detached from the main character, especially after killing an innocent colossus. By the end, I was nearly convinced of the merit of my character's goal.
•Time Attack Mode: This option appears at the conclusion of the first game. I did not know about this, so I look forward to trying it out before passing this game on to my brother later this week.
•The horseback riding component of this game was great fun and I anticipate playing SotC just to ride the horse.
Finally, I needed a FAQ on two colossi. While trying to take down each of them, I needed to get to a certain place. Unfortunately for me, how to get to each place was not as intuitive as I expected.