Dormin's Unused Hints

Posted By at 12:00 AM on Friday July 29, 2011

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You’re assisted in your fights with the towering goliaths of Shadow of the Colossus by occasional hint from Dormin, the spirit that barters with you to do its bidding. However, to the best of my knowledge, it seems that not all of the hints present in the code made it into the final version of the game. Also interesting is that not every Colossus has an equal number of hints. In this script, The used hints are bolded, while the unused hints are left as plain text. To determine which hints made the cut, I referred to this unofficial script manually transcribed by TheSinnerChrono.

Personally, I had a lot of trouble defeating these creatures without using a walkthrough, let alone finding where to go. These extra hints would have definitely come in handy when figuring out what to do. Special thanks to malc (AKA youmoosotc) and Nomad1068 for their invaluable assistance in extracting the game’s text.

Colossus 1

剣をかかげ光を巨像に当てるのだ
そうすれば巨像の急所がわかるだろう…

Hold up thy sword to reflect the light onto the colossus. Its vitals shall be revealed…

巨像の急所を目指すには
その体を登るしかない…

Thou must climb the colossus
to reach its vitals…

その者の足を攻撃し
先へと進む道を切り開くのだ…

Attack its leg in order to
cut a path for thyself…

Colossus 2

発光してるところが
その者の急所のようだ…

The place that emits light is its vitals…

急所は一つとは限らぬ…

It may have more than one vital point…

Colossus 3

その者が纏う鎧は
もろいようだ…

The armor it wears
seems brittle…

巨像の持つ剣が
進むべき道となるだろう…

The colossus’s sword
shall be thy path…

Colossus 4

地価を利用し
身を隠すのも手だ…

One strategy to consider is to
hide thyself underground..
.

巨像を欺き
その背後へ回れ…

Deceive the colossus
to reach its back…

Colossus 5

その弓で巨像の怒りを誘え…

Use thy bow and arrow
to gain the colossus’s attention…

湖面の足場に立ち
その者の攻撃を誘うのだ…

Stand on the platform on the
surface of the lake to draw its attack…

剣を使い
急所を探すのだ…

Use thy sword to find its vitals…

Colossus 6

その身を隠す
場所を探すのだ…

Find a place where
thou art hidden…

Colossus 7

湖面に泳ぎ出て
巨像を誘い出すのだ…

Swim on the lake surface
to draw out the colossus…

巨像の尻尾に
取り付くのだ…

Grab on to the
colossus’s tail…

光るツノの力を
根元から断つのだ…

Sever the power of the
radiating horn at its root…

Colossus 8

より高い場所へと
誘いだすのだ…

Draw it out to
higher ground…

その者の素早い動きを
封じるのだ…

Find a way to seal its
quick movement…

Colossus 9

大地の力は
巨体をも揺るがす…

The power of the earth
shall shake even the colossus…

浮き上がった巨体の
支えとなる足を狙え…

Aim for the legs that support the
body of the floating colossus…

Colossus 10

おまえの足では
到底逃れることができぬ…

Thy legs cannot possibly
carry thee away from its danger…

その者の目狙え…

Aim for its eyes…

Colossus 11

炎が揺れる台を
利用できないか…

Perhaps thou can use the
pedestal of flames….

その者は
炎を怒れているようだ…

It fears the flames…

Colossus 12

そのままでは
その者の急所を狙うことができぬ…

Thou cannot aim for its
vitals as thou art now…

より高い場所へと渡るのだ…

Cross to higher ground…

Colossus 13

剣の力では
その者に近づくことはできぬ…

The power of the sword
will not get thee close to it…

Colossus 14

巨像と大地をつなぐ
部位から登るのだ…

Climb from where the colossus
and the earth are connected…

塔に登り
巨像の怒りを誘うのだ…

Climb the tower and draw
the colossus’s anger…

塔の上なら追ってはこれぬ…
先へと進むのだ…

It cannot pursue thee at the
top of the tower. Proceed forward…

Colossus 15

地上での戦いは不利だ…
有利な場所に移動するのだ…

A fight on the ground is unfavorable…
Find a place where thou hast an advantage

もっと高い場所をめざせ…

Find much higher ground…

隠された急所を
探し出すのだ…

Find its hidden vitals…

Colossus 16

身を隠して近づける
場所があるはずだ…

There should be a place where
thee can approach whilst hiding…

その者の反応が
おまえの道となる…

Its response will be thy road…

その場所から
より上へと進むのだ…

Climb higher from that place…

そこからでは届かない場所に
急所がある…

The vitals are in a place
thou cannot reach from there…

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  1. David says:

    Aim for its eyes… comes up in the SOTC HD re-release on the PS3… Julia just defeated that Colossus with that hint.

  2. coco says:

    all hints are used, but some conditions need to be met in order to trigger them, the more you struggle and try different things the more likely these hints will be triggered, so it’s pretty easy to defeat a colossus without seeing these hints. the script you linked is just incomplete, period. on the first colossus I easily triggered all of the three hints

  3. Shaolan-kun says:

    I think I agree with coco. I just played it myself, I can add for certain that “Deceive the colossus to reach its back…” on #4 and “Cross to higher ground…” on #12 are used, at least in the PS3 HD remake.

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