Ico and The Lost Art of Storytelling - The Digital Fix

A tear was shed today. The poetic story of the young Ico and Yorda and the emotional hurricane that follows it is one of the most heart rending journeys in art this century. While the game may be blighted with repetitive action, nauseating deaths and obfuscated puzzles the pure feeling that is delivered has rarely been matched in an industry fixated on sequalisation, strap-them-to-their-seats addictive gameplay and commercial success or death. The techniques used in Ico to summon these emotions seemingly fell upon death ears, and so, perhaps in a vain attempt to resurrect a lost breed of game, I present to you six styles that Ico taught us about art, and the industry promptly forgot.

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HowarthsNJ3523d ago

"death ears" should be corrected to "deaf ears".