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« on: October 06, 2006, 01:02:30 AM »

I saw a couple of used copies of Ico at a local gaming store and I remember hearing the game mentioned as being really interesting.  For those of you who have played it, is it worth 18 bucks?  Does the gameplay stand up to todays standards?
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 01:47:57 AM »

$18? - ico's priceless...
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2006, 01:49:01 AM »

I loved it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2006, 01:51:04 AM »

A lot of people loved it. I am not one of them. I will grant that it's unlike any game you've ever played though so I'd definitely grab it for the experience.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2006, 01:53:20 AM »

Played it just last year.  Holds up wonderfully. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2006, 04:10:14 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 06, 2006, 01:02:30 AM

I saw a couple of used copies of Ico at a local gaming store and I remember hearing the game mentioned as being really interesting.  For those of you who have played it, is it worth 18 bucks?  Does the gameplay stand up to todays standards?

Buy it. Play it. Absorb it.

The game is like a quite meditation. Simple. Calm. Wonderful.

An ending like no other. (Do not skip past the credits)

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006, 05:20:43 AM »

i really enjoyed it and am a bit sad that i didnt get round to finishing it

it was a really nice looking game though,i heard that shadow of the colossus..is from the same maker



did ico 2 ever appear?
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2006, 06:09:04 AM »

I cannot WAIT to play this.. Picked it up in a package deal for $9 for the kids Xmas presents... Its burning me up to play it.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2006, 01:12:55 PM »

DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

And go get it.

Its a treasure.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2006, 01:54:02 PM »

its short, but well worth the small cost. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2006, 02:00:13 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 06, 2006, 05:20:43 AM

it was a really nice looking game though,i heard that shadow of the colossus..is from the same maker

did ico 2 ever appear?

Ico 2 never was made, and yes, Shadow of the Colossus is by the same developer. While the two games (Ico and SotC) look quite similar, and explore some of the same themes, they're not related to each other (or so says the developers of SotC).

Oh, and yes, Ico is a fantastic (if short) game. One of those titles you'll remember long after finishing it if you let yourself get fully absorbed into the game.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2006, 02:54:46 PM »

Don't know about ico, but don't waste your time on SoTC.  ninja
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2006, 02:56:58 PM »

I'm curious about Ico still, even though I tried SoTC and quite honestly just didn't care for it.  It seemed like a good game, but if you are like me and Hate boss battles, it probably isn't the game for you.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2006, 03:22:25 PM »

Quote from: JLu on October 06, 2006, 02:56:58 PM

I'm curious about Ico still, even though I tried SoTC and quite honestly just didn't care for it.  It seemed like a good game, but if you are like me and Hate boss battles, it probably isn't the game for you.

They really are only similar in the sense that both feel sort of arty and really paint a unique atmosphere.  Ico is very much a platformer at heart with some very minimal (and relatively crappy) combat.  You can really see that a lot of the inspiration for the Prince and Farah's interaction in PoP: Sands of Time came from the way the two characters in Ico interact. 

In terms of boss battles, I can only recall one in Ico and that's at the very end and isn't particularly frustrating. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2006, 03:28:46 PM »

Ico<<<<<SotC.
I tried and tried to like Ico, but I just don't. It is boring!
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006, 06:05:11 PM »

Once thing I've seen is that everybody has their own opinion on these games. Some love one of them, some love both of them, and others (thankfully few) hate them both.

I'm in the love them both crowd.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2006, 07:43:00 PM »

Quote from: ATB on October 06, 2006, 02:54:46 PM

Don't know about ico, but don't waste your time on SoTC.  ninja

Blasphemy.

Buy Shadow of the Colossus and love Shadow of the Colossus.
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2006, 12:19:20 AM »

Well crud, they only had one copy left and it looked pretty scratched up, so I'm holding off for now.  Thanks for the info though-  next time I see a decent copy I'll snag it.
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2006, 04:29:47 AM »

I know it's blasphemous, but I didn't like either Ico or SotC.  I could certainly appreciate the artistry and creativity that went into them, but they just bored me to death.
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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2006, 03:06:33 PM »

And for what it's worth, though I'm infinitely happy to own a copy of Ico, you could probably rent it and finish it within a weekend, if you're given enough time for a solid gaming sesh. It'd easily be beaten within a week.

And Shadow is a great game too - cheap now as well! - and again worth a rental, if not a purchase.
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2006, 06:51:36 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 06, 2006, 01:51:04 AM

A lot of people loved it. I am not one of them. I will grant that it's unlike any game you've ever played though so I'd definitely grab it for the experience.

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