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Joystiq: Ico remastered preview: Not too little, definitely not too late

Joystiq, "I'm going to say something now and I don't want you to get mad. Promise that you won't? Promise?! Okay, fine -- I've never played Ico. It just didn't happen. A mixture of procrastination and disc-read errors have conspired to keep me from the lauded PS2 classic." (Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, PS3, Sony)

AKS  +   1719d ago
Can't wait for this. It's unbelievable that I'm going to be able to get all of Team ICO's games in HD in 2011. That alone makes it a great year of gaming for me.
jack_burt0n  +   1719d ago
ni no kuni
the last guardian

all in the same year on the same console.
RememberThe357  +   1719d ago
showtimefolks  +   1719d ago
i think hd-makes overs will get better
GOW1-2 were awsome but teh cut scenses were still in standard
sly collection looks great
pop i am still waiting to buy on a disk on ebay for about 100 that's too much

if you are gonna do a hd-makeover

improve cut scenes
improve textures
character modle/enemies

gta 3,vc,sa
mgs 2-3

come on
Akagi  +   1719d ago
To improve cutscenes as they are pre-rendered FMV, they'd have to remake them. No easy feat.
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Relientk77  +   1719d ago
I don't have Ico for PS2

So im looking forward to getting this game when it comes out
playnation  +   1719d ago
can we expect new features in the games? or they r just direct convertions ?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1719d ago
As fas as HD remakes go I think none so far had new features (beyond remastered definition and maybe audio).

I didn't notice any new feature in GoW Collection. Although I didn't played Sly Collection, MoH remake or PoP Collection, I didn't heard of changes in any of those either.

But those are just the few first HD remakes and I don't think new features are ruled out (although definetely there isn't such requirement and honestly I can't think of much I would desire as new feature).

I belive chances are still there... 2011 they'll have not only Ico Collection, but also Dead Space Extraction will have an HD Remake for Move and Ubisoft is supposed to announce another HD collection (heard it was Splinter Cell first, than other people said it was Ghost Recon, I really don't know, file it under rumor), besides the other highly required games I heard of as Ratchet And Clank and Kingdom Hearts remakes, although the media never showed anything pointing towards neither of those. I don't know if Ico or SotC would be the games to implement new features, but maybe other HD remakes would. Wait and see.
DigitalRaptor  +   1719d ago
The only new feature in the games is stereoscopic 3D.
rrw  +   1719d ago
Trophy support
probably some bonus feature like behind the scene
PirateThom  +   1719d ago
Sly had some Move compatible stuff thrown in as well.
BaYo182  +   1719d ago
i never got around this game in the PS2 era.. now is my chance to finally play this gems!! now if somebody can help me.... how should i play the game? should i play ico first or SoTC? cause i know SoTC is the prequel to the series... so.. by logic playing SoTC should come first right? RIIIIIIGHT?....
Arup02  +   1719d ago
It's not really like that. I will not spoil nothing, but the two series have something in common, but it's not necessary to play one first, and the play the other.I suggest you to play SoTC first, and after play ICO. You will see many things in common. But hey, if after you end both games, i suggest you go to this link: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2... It will clarify many things. Cheers!
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Cenobia  +   1719d ago
ICO should be played first. That is the way they were meant to be played.

Personally I think that SotC will mean more if you play ICO first, as long as no one spoiled either game for you.
jdktech2010  +   1719d ago
I've never played it either but the problem is there are SO many games coming out next year that I just can't justify it.....maybe in the summer like may if The Old Republic isn't out by then but it's just so much money already tie dup
Bathyj  +   1719d ago
Skip something else Dude, seriously.

And dont think of these as last gen games. They are TIMELESS.
jdktech2010  +   1719d ago
I get what you're saying and I'm not because I have the GOW collection and it's brilliant but I'm not skipping KZ3, DA2, The Old Republic, ME3, UC3, Gears 3

The only one I might skip is Resistance 3 because I've never played Resistance either (late PS3 adopter...360 first)

I'm not made of money and that will be stretching it as it is...I'm gonna try to get it in but man....we definitely won't go game hungry next year
Bathyj  +   1719d ago
I'm still shaking my head at how many people DIDNT play Ico.

WTF were you people doing in 2001?
jwk94  +   1719d ago
playing my n64
jdktech2010  +   1719d ago
in middle school trying to set myself up for a successful life....n64 was probably in there somewhere or gamecube (not sure when that came out)
andron666  +   1719d ago
Yeah, I had the N64, and came late to PS2 too. And by then Ico was hard to get hold of here in Norway.

SotC I did play, but never finished, so I'm really looking forward to this collection...
clearelite  +   1719d ago
I want this game NOW! Oh well, I'll just distract myself by thinking about the other games I will have to satisfy my gaming needs.
I just bought Uncharted 2(goty) recently and I haven't even beat GOW3 yet. I haven't beat Sports Champions, AC2, and I want to play through Demon's Souls again.
Not to mention the games that are already out that I haven't bought yet(3D Dot Game Heroes, etc.) and the many games coming in the next few months/year or so. I really am going to have to step my game up to keep up with all these games.

Edit: In 2001 I think I was still trying to catch up with all the PS1 games :]
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