Summary: Parents need to know that the main task of the game is killing 16 giants. While the giants look like they're made of stone, black blood shoots from their bodies when they're struck. One human character is killed by being impaled on a sword. While the violence is somewhat limited, players are likely to feel powerful emotions: both the thrill of the kill, and sympathy for their victims.
Summary: The masterpieces contained within the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection get a glorious HD makeover in an experience that is as rewarding, deep, and fresh as it was all those years ago on PlayStation 2.
Pros: The deep and engaging atmosphere, The chance to relive two classic PS2 games in HD, SotC is especially jaw-dropping
Cons: Ico hasn't aged quite as well as SotC, The occasionally frustrating control system
Excerpt: Developer – SCEI Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment Features Dual Shock Memory Card Vibration Progressive Scan One of the most underplayed games of Sony’s library is a game called ICO. While in it’s infancy I had the pleasure of watching and playing the title at the E3 before it’s eventual release it became a favourite to me. ICO was Ico was developed in house by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Excerpt: Despite being wrongly called ICO 2 (not that it would be much of an accusation, given the quality of that game), Shadow of the Colossus has very little in common with ICO. The Director and lead designer, Fumito Ueda, did admit that both games are set in the same world, although whereas ICO was quite a tranquil experience for a large part, Colossus involves scaling skyscraper sized monsters and stabbing them where it hurts.
Excerpt: Aaaa... hmmm... well... yes, so... aaa... wow... I mean... wow. I'm sorry, but that's the only way I can begin to tell you about this PlayStation 2 game (read here masterpiece) called Shadow of the Colossus. And...
Excerpt: Not being a PS2 owner I obviously missed out on a wealth of exclusive titles, and so when this generation came along and I bought myself a PS3 at the UK launch I set about compiling a list of must-have titles from the PS2 library to play on my backwards compatible PS3. Shadow of the Colossus was right at the top of that list.
Excerpt: Alors que le jeu est sorti hier aux Etats-Unis sur Playstation2, les notes des différents magazines de la presse du jeux vidéo affluent : Gamespot note le jeu 8.7/10, IGN note le jeu 9.7/10 !!!