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Submitted by DJjazzyGeth 382d ago | opinion piece

Playing Ico for the First Time

While most console retail releases these days focus on the big and grandiose, it's important to remember the importance of intimacy and the power of silence. Ico, while not nearly as fondly remembered as Shadow of the Colossus, proves that game design can, in fact, employ subtly to great ends. (ICO, Retro)

pedrof93  +   382d ago
This game differs from what you see today. It's slow,silent and don't have much of a story attached to it.

The casual player won't find this game attractive.

I've played earlier this summer, got it for free on PS+, at first i didn't like but it grow on me and I ended up liking it a lot.

The same thing for SOTC, but this one I really enjoyed it.

Classics.
Lord_Sloth  +   382d ago
Always a great title. Loved it and SotC!
Craigatorian  +   382d ago
I didn't like Ico & SoC as much as other people did. I hated Ico, but enjoyed SoC
darkride66  +   382d ago
I know it's not popular to admit, but I didn't care for either of them. I bought both and ended up not finishing either. Beautiful to look at, but I just found the pacing a bit slow for my liking. And I might as well come out and say it now. I didn't like Journey. I keep trying to play it, because I know I should love it and I just can't do it. There's just something about the pacing that's not doing it for me.

There. I said it. I also have never been able to get into Beyond Good and Evil. And Led Zeppelin is overrated. And I hated Mulholland Drive. Just hated it.
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iceman06  +   382d ago
@darkride66...just bare your soul why don't ya!?!? That last part was pretty damn funny! Gotta say that I loved Ico, like Shadow, didn't finish Beyond Good and Evil, as for the rest...I think I agree!!! LOL
DeletedAcc  +   382d ago
Easily one of the best games
nosferatuzodd  +   382d ago
this is when i started to see becoming work of art and master piece games like ico and shadow of the colossus
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Darth Gamer  +   382d ago
Two of my absolute favorite games of all time. I still have my original copy of ICO but for some reason, I traded in my copy of SoTC and am very upset I did. I have recently digitally bought it on the PSN an on replaying it sometime. I have played ICO twice and have been trying to get my 8 year old son to sit down and enjoy it but it has one thing going against it with him, it doesn't have the word Mario in the Title. lol I created a monster when I introduced him to Mario and sometimes I wish I didn't. lol Anyway, great game and eagerly await the third game but I'm not holding my breath.
Craigatorian  +   382d ago
I'm 19 (even though i played the game for the first time when I was 13) and had trouble with Ico's puzzles, either I'm stupid or your kid just isn't into these types of games (like all kids).
warewolfSS  +   382d ago
I never played this.
I remember the first time I played shadow of collosus. Damn. A next gen simlle tasked game of sheer beauty and size like that would be awesome.
jaseo  +   382d ago
i played ico recently. it transports you to another time and place. you can see how it influenced the uncharted games.
PickAShoe  +   382d ago
Great game, i still own the original ps2 black label ;D
iceman06  +   382d ago
I think the author nailed it...the key to this game is subtlety. Funny, because it looks anything but subtle. However, it's the subtle changes that go on throughout. The mood changes ever so slightly. Subtle clues about what is happening and what might happen. Even the subtle nature of the relationship between you and Yorda. Then...the ending (NO SPOILER)!!!

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