Reviews and Problems with ICO / Shadow of the Colossus - Collection
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Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection
2 September 2013
Summary: Two of the finest PlayStation 2 titles I know of were created by the same team. Both Shadow of the Colossus and Ico were crafted by the creative minds at Team Ico, a group that is slow to release games, but makes masterpieces each time.
Excerpt: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection showcases two of Playstation 2’s most critically acclaimed and beloved titles. Not only do they make their return for current gamers, but ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are remastered to take advantage of the current gaming technology.
The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection review
25 June 2012
Excerpt: Has it really been an entire decade since Team Ico first pinged our radar? In that time, the Sony development outfit has given us just two games, but they’ve been two of the most beloved, highly regarded adventures ever to appear on the PlayStation 2.
Pros: Both games hold up surprisingly well, SotC runs almost as smooth as it looks, Yorda, if you can keep from losing your temper
Cons: Some textures still look really blurry, Shadow still has occasional visual hiccups, Save slots still limited to 10 per game
Excerpt: Back when I was at university, I tackled the subject of emotional attachment for my final-year dissertation. I asked the question: what makes players form a bond with the characters that inhabit the worlds of their games?
Excerpt: When Team Ico released the eponymous Ico early in the PlayStation 2’s life cycle it received numerous plaudits. For a game released in 2001 it showed an amazing depth and scope, telling the story of Ico, the boy with horns who is seen as such a threat to the village that he is locked away to die.
Excerpt: A decade ago, Team Ico’s stunning platforming-puzzle game Ico hit the PS2 and made waves amongst hardcore gamers who were blown away by its incredible cinematography and minimalist plot. However, while the game was a critical hit, it didn’t do too well sales-wise.
Review: The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (Sony PS3)
23 November 2011
Summary: Reviewing updated versions of revered games is a delicate process, especially if you’ve played them before. Well, I can say that I’ve never played either of the games on The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection prior to this release, and I enjoyed both immensely.
Iconic, brain-teasing action games are redone, still fab.
Common Sense Media
23 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection bundles together a pair of PlayStation 2 games that have been remastered for PlayStation 3. These games are identical to the originals, save that they now appear in high-definition and can be played in stereoscopic 3-D (assuming...