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ICO
7.7 out of 10

ICO

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Review – Ico

staticneuron, videolamer
30 September 2006
  • Conclusion: To this day, I have not played through this game and I wanted to play it when it first was described to me after its release. Sooner or later I will get this game.
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Review – Ico

Matt, videolamer
28 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Very good comments, Pat. Good analysis of the theme of the game, concerning the issue of playing on archetypes. I will say, though, that SOTC had enough gameplay to say it wasn’t lacking in that department.
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Review – Ico

pat, videolamer
28 September 2006
  • Conclusion: sotc was definitely better than ico in gameplay, but as you say (or imply) it was more about exhilaration and the experience than the gameplay itself.  so maybe lacking is the wrong word, but the gameplay was not really the reason to play that.
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Review – Ico

Matt, videolamer
28 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Well, you bring up a good point. I can sum it up with, "What is the very definition of gameplay?" If it’s pushing buttons and seeing something happen on screen, then you can say that. But it also be considered the experience that you have. You may not even have to push a button. Think of SOTC.
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Review – Ico

pat, videolamer
28 September 2006
  • Conclusion: i was definitely one of those who didnt notice it and should have when it was first released.  i picked it up in a bargain bin a couple years later and a college roommate actually played through it before i got around to it.
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Review – Ico

Christian, videolamer
27 September 2006
  • Conclusion: There’s a scene at the end of Ico in which the whole game has its "ah hah" moment, when the whole experience comes together and you realize just how far storytelling and emotion in gaming has to go, if such a game can be so potent with saying so very little.
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Review – Ico

Matt, videolamer
27 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Sometimes I put the industy in a bad light, mostly concerning the intellectual level it tries to attain, but its pretty much true. The number of games that can be considered in the same light as books or movies can be counted on one hand.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty Good

Galaxie 500, amazon.co.uk
23 May 2013
  • Summary: Ico is for game for puzzle and not action lovers. Your objective is essentially to escape from a castle. You are given no instructions and just have to get on with it (which is fine) (I assume this is the case I downloaded it from the playstation network and didn't have an instruction manual).
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Overall 10
10

A Little Bit Of Oriental Magic

GrahamG, amazon.co.uk
30 April 2013
  • Summary: A while ago I was given a broken PS2 with instructions to either throw it away or fix it and keep it. I repaired it and then came to Amazon to look through the PS2 game reviews and eventually made my way to these reviews for ICO, which appeared to be the most consistently highly reviewed computer...
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Overall 10
10

Must be played!

Gabe, amazon.co.uk
23 March 2013
  • Summary: If there is a crossover where art becomes a game, this is it, it really is one of the greatest games you could ever play.
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