Just finished the HD version. A great game but it can be frustrating with the aggressive shadows and a handful of slightly unfair puzzles. The game lacks a tutorial, which is fine, but if you're like me and don't use a walkthrough or look at a manual, then knowing that you can swing on chains and throw bombs will save you a bit of frustration.
Ico Video Review
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- Sep 26, 2001
While Ico may have roots in classic adventure games, it strips away several conventions of the genre and becomes a game unlike any other. GameSpot's Miguel Lopez gives a full run-down on this game that defies description.
I just bought the HD release as well. I never had a chance to play ICO back in the day but It has met all the expecations my friends has hyped it to possess.
Ico is one of the many games that made a PS2 every bit worth owning. Such golden days in gaming are damn near gone.
I am just replaying Ico on the HD Remastered, and now I remember why I loved the game so much! It is beautiful, calming, and at the same time stressful. I love this game and I can't wait for The Last Guardian!
Will be checking out the HD as i missed the original, cant think why as my gaming nerdary stems back way before. Also to see why this is PETE DORRS all time favourite game....legend..
To keep it real SotC and ICO were great but tLG idk. It doesn't appeal to me as much. Maybe because the animal looks stupid.
@Shadowhawk128x: In terms of development, it's from the same people. In terms of story, SotC is supposedly a prequel to Ico, though telling you why would be a spoiler ;)
Kids should play more games of these kinds. not mindlessly blast nazi zombie's heads or pick up hookers from flashy cars.
This is such a good game. I used to watch this game when I was a kid. And now I can play it whenever. :)
I played the shadow of colossus demo on a jampack on ps2, but never the full game. I never played Ico either and I'm looking forward to the double pack. Last guardian looks good too.
Never played this game but it looks cool.It will be great when they release it in the ps3,even greater with shadow of the colossus.
@luke1889: Yeah, I'll probably end up doing that too. Maybe if I sank myself more into the experience. Guess only time will tell.
@calvinsora I'm the same. I recall playing this game on the PS2 way back when and I honestly couldn't see the attraction. I found it boring, sluggish and such a chore to play. That freaking girl was such a hinderance and the combat was awful. =/ However, all these years later, I might just pick up the Ico / Shadow of the Colossus PS3 collection and see if time has changed my opinion of this.
I have a somewhat hard time understanding why this game is so revered by most people. But that's just me.
He might do good written reviews but he cant talk very well, he keeps saying, UHH.. and stutters all the time, or atleast at the start.
The reviewer (Miguel Lopez) is a good games journalist, and he has a lot of well written old reviews (2000-2002) on Gamespot. I believe he works at Gamespy now. This was a very good review of his, for a terrific game.
This review was posted just a couple of weeks after 9-11. Must have been surreal, reviewing such a beautiful game at that time.
@joessj5 otherway around, a while back the devs stated that Ico is a descendent of the character from SotC
Great game, brings back wonderful memories.....but this reviewer is just plain horrible. Monotonous voice, and he seems barely excited. The nail in the coffin is the part when he compares ICO to Devil May Cry. What the !@#$ Making such a statement just proves you have no idea what kind of a game you are assessing here.
don't call him KING...call him king23...he doesn't deserve to be called KING because of his trash that he has to bring to us...