A great game, not quite the masterpiece for me that some believe though
12 October 2012
Excerpt: Ico never quite appealed to me as much as it does to many other gamers I have met. It even baffles me to the point sometimes, where I think it could be a case of 'Emporer's new Clothes' so much do I struggle to justify what it is about the game that excites so many people. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad game, I just cannot bring myself to put it into the masterpiece category like many can.
Excerpt: Ico is an adventure game developed by Sony for the Playstation 2 The story of Ico follows a young boy who is born with a set of horns, this set of horns is seen as a curse by his village so when he comes of age he will be sacrificed, on this day he is taken away to a castle to await his fate but he isn't going to just let himself be sacrificed.
Excerpt: As i am writing this I can see an add for this game on ebay, for no less than £99.99! While this game is great and deserves more attention than it got, I think that is a crazy price for the game! But anyway... Ico is about a young boy who, appearingly because he has horns on his head, is taken to a huge castle and encased in a big stone tomb. luckily, and earth quake shakes the castle and causes the tomb to fall out and break open so he can escape.
Excerpt: Ico is a fantastic ps2 game ,its had fantastic reviews in gaming magazines and it a pleasure for rpgammers to play.The game play is unique and it is definatley a puzzel solvinggame although not incredibley long.You will start playing alone but very soon you will be responsible for battling monsters solving puzzels and taking care of a very special person who you must carful lead out of danger.
Summary: This game is a triumph of art direction and level design. The star of the game is the castle itself. There have been few games as atmospheric as this (Silent Hill, the first experience of Tomb Raider 1 and Half-Life 2 are some). For a six/seven year old game, it's creaky graphics still have the ability to dazzle; due to the integrity of it's artistic design. The story is minimal (in fact it could have done with less dialog). Remember the beginning and that sword...
Excerpt: I first came across this game while browsing in HMV. I used the well used formula to decide whether I'd like it or not - look at the back to see if the pictures were any good. Well, it works for me. Ico is a young lad born with two horns (bet his mam opted for a caeserian) The horns being The Sign - a curse bringing plagues and destruction to his village.
Excerpt: From the creators of Shadow Of The Colossus comes ICO A suprinsingly addictive game with a variety of interesting puzzles to enjoy. You are soley responsible for the safety of, what I would describe as an angel figure. Crossing picturesque landscapes and defeated enemies along the way. For originality this game rates very well, not have a played a game where you literally have to drag a girl along with you in order to complete your mission.
Summary: This is the story of Ico, a boy who is taken to a castle, locked in and left to die.All because he has horns growing from his head, which the people of his village see as a curse.The game opens with an earthquake freeing Ico from his bonds, and seeing a young girl called Yorda trapped in a cage.The game is then about the two trying to escape the castle, and the nightmare creatures that try to recapture Yorda. This game is like an old style platformer in many ways.
Excerpt: Ico was, and still is a fantastic game.Disappointed by the look on the box (which lets face it most of us go by) I took it home.My mate came down to play the game with me as we always do.And to our amazement we were absolutely enthralled.It's great, action packed game and brilliant puzzles, vast area's to explore and one of the best game adventures i have ever played since Tomb Raider.
Summary: Like many people judging from the review i loved ico, i only gave it four stars because i felt it wasn't long enough and the graphics weren't quite there for five stars, don't take this the wrong way though it is still an excellent game and i must admit if it was any longer then it may of began to drag a bit.