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del Toro: "There are only two game classics. Both are by Team Ico."

From PS3 Attitude, Brodiesan writes: "Though lauding the likes of GTAIV and Bioshock there are only two games del Toro considers good enough to warrant the moniker of "masterpiece": Ico and Shadow of the Colossus..."

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kittoo3710d ago

and different. Their games are special, not everyone can enjoy them the way they are meant to be. But if you can, you will come to know why they are masterpieces.

chaosatom3710d ago

The game was pretty good, because it made me think

"why couldn't other developers do this or think of this" DEFEATING the last Colossus was MOMENTUS.

Although it had it share of flaws but the feeling of finally reaching the Colossus and going

"Holy SH*T" was awesome.

UnSelf3710d ago

i have to disagree. Though these 2 were unparalleled in their respective genres. Capcom's Clover Studios blew me away twice wit Viewtiful Joe and Okami and not just cuz of their graphics design

Danja3710d ago

Viewtiful Joe while it's was a good game...it should never be compared to games like Ico or Okami.....

UnSelf3710d ago

Maybe not directly compared, but im talkin about in comparison to the subject of this article. Ppl play diff games for diff reasons and though I loved Ico and SOTC for their deliverance, i equally (or perhaps a tad bit more) loved Okami and VJ for entirely diff reasons and i feel they both can earn a spot on that board.

If u really wanna dig i think LOK: Soul Reaver is above them all

sonarus3710d ago

Like it or not both games are simply fantastic. Sure there weren't huge commercial successes they stand alone as truly unique games in the crowded gaming market.

I can't wait for the PS3 follow up title.

HighDefinition3710d ago (Edited 3710d ago )

"Like it or not both games are simply fantastic. Sure there weren't huge commercial successes they stand alone as truly unique games in the crowded gaming market."

That`s why I like Sony SO MUCH, because they still completely support devs like Team Ico regardless of sales because of the "product" their delivering. Which is truly amazing from a business sense. This is something I feel MSFT is scared to do, when you look a what 1st party stuff they do have.

Elimin83710d ago

Tried to give you tons a bubbles, it won,t let me.. agreed by the way

meepmoopmeep3709d ago

Team ICO games ARE masterpieces.
it's hard to pull off such emotion with little story telling and dialogue.

The Lazy One3709d ago

FFVII was close to the first game that was a real masterpiece.

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Brodiesan3710d ago

The source of the story is appropriately stated (twice) in the full article.

Thanks,

Brodiesan

OgTheClever3710d ago

You are actually going against the N4G guidelines by using this article instead of the original interview. It should really be the original source getting the hits, not this story.

Brodiesan3709d ago

I didn't actually submit the story. It was submitted by the editor of PS3Attitude. The original story has been accredited as the source since this story's original submission.

Apologies for any N4G guideline infringements.

HighDefinition3710d ago (Edited 3710d ago )

My God, that will be the day.

UnSelf3710d ago

My God THAT would be the day

Dark General3710d ago

I agree with both of you guys. I love Legacy of Kain. Also i never played Shadow of Colossus or Ico sadly even though my girlfriend owns SoC. I should probably pick up Ico on the cheap though.

UnSelf3710d ago

sadly, i cant find Ico anywhere :(

Amp3710d ago

Get Ico, shadow is unbelievable in its scope and scale, but ico really struck me.Your only weapon is a stick, and few games i have ever seen have made me feel like this.Team Ico are absolutely brilliant,and borrow it from a friend if you can. enjoy General

NO_PUDding3709d ago

Yep, you won't find ICO for very much under $40.

I have a hardback copy, but it's not for sale. And Shadow of the Colossus hardback.

And your only weapon is not just a stick. You get a sword, unless you didn't finish t. you can also find a mace, and for a bit of comedy, a phallicly emotive light saber.

Amp3709d ago

i forgot about the sword, although, as we both know, not too much fighting...just enough, and very well done too

spectyre3709d ago

but it won't play in my fat PS2. It's a blue coated disk. I have a 40gb PS3 so no luck there. I plan on buying a new PS2 before they go the way of the dodo.

Dark General3709d ago

I saw Ico at Circuit City for 10 bucks back when i was buying my girlfriend a birthday present. I'm surprised i didn't buy it back then. I could probably still find it. I think.

NO_PUDding3709d ago

No trouble Amp.

You may have seen the normal copy for $10, but that had a rerun and even it's becoming rare.

I have the card version.

Dark General3709d ago

What's the difference between them?

Sitdown3709d ago

"Yep, you won't find ICO for very much under $40."

I direct you not only to gamestop.com but amazon.com. With that said....I was able to find both at a local gamestop used without the red greatest hit label.

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ianp6223710d ago

Only Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have conveyed emotion using the video game as the medium, and not the text. There has been no other large-scale game that has done that yet. Zelda is no exception, especially with its shallow characters and happy-go-lucky good vs. evil themes. Not to mention the story is always the same.

geda3710d ago

"Only Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have conveyed emotion using the video game as the medium, and not the text."

really interesting... i'd never thought of it that way. makes sense

rockleex3709d ago

But uses a very different kind of approach than Team Ico.

If you've seen Pan's Labyrinth, you'd understand why the developer would choose Team Ico's games as the only classics by his standards.

nieto3709d ago

"If you've seen Pan's Labyrinth, you'd understand why the developer would choose Team Ico's games as the only classics by his standards."

what?! i have seen that movie and i don't understand what are you talking about.

NO_PUDding3709d ago

I think that's fair.

It's the onyl game where I felt sorry within gameplay, rather than within text or narrative of cutscene.

Taking those creatures down is meant to affect you. And the only part that annoyed me, was mixed with an air of inevitability, and was never taken out of the gaming experience. Was when Agro fell.

mfwahwah3709d ago

I kind of think that Del Toro is talking as a movie director, and not as a gamer. I'm sure if he spoke this with his gamer perspective, that he'd list a few more games. Maybe not, I dunno.

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IzKyD13313710d ago

i agree, shadow of the colossus was and is still today, one of the greatest games of all time, it took a different approach and it succeeded