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9.0

A magical experience

Summary:

The Introduction:
Whenever you hear the term “best game that nobody's played”, two thoughts swim through your head – one is that you really want to give this game a try because hey, perhaps it is a fantastic game that you can show to all of your friends and impress them with this hidden gem. The other is that perhaps there's a good reason that nobody's played this game and whoever said it's the best game of its popularity group must be comparing it to other games that are, quite frankly, terrible. Surprisingly, Ico was not only a fantastic experience; it was also an otherworldly experience. ...

10

Lost youth

Summary:

Back in 2001 when Ico was first released there was scarcely anything quite like it. Perhaps, like many games of the past, it was over-praised for being something different where now it may seem aged – a feat of its time and little else. Now given a re-release and the HD treatment, Ico may just be another example of a developer aiming to cash in on nostalgia. What is strange, however, is that Ico in 2011 is grabbing players in the same way it did 10 years ago, players who are entering its castle chambers for the very first time.

Playing Ico is much like experiencing a dream. You have little i...

8.0

For The Emo In Us All

The good:

Fantastic atmospheric graphics
Sense of scale is incredible
Thought provoking puzzles
No stats, HUD or other distractions to worry about

The bad:

The camera fails at times
Yorda doesn't always do what you want
A little on the short side

Summary:

In a videogame market obsessed with "Urban" murder simulations that shamelessly ape GTA without any of the charm, endless WWII shoot-em-ups and interchangable Devil May Cry clones, ICO stands out as a shining beacon of originality and fun, shaming the cash cow developers who throw out yearly sequels with an extra graphical tweak.

The story is simple. You play as a small horned boy (The Ico - pronounced Ee-ko - of the title) who is tasked with rescuing a princess named Yorda from a huge castle. Far from the most original or in-depth plotline, but that's the point. In a world where you load up...

9.2

Beautiful... a Masterpiece!

The good:

Graphics, loneliness feel-of-the-game, Yorda!

The bad:

Too short!! >_<

Summary:

I've been meaning to play this game for a while now and I rented 2 weeks ago. I fell in love with the game. I do have to agree though, not much of a story esp. cos I don't know what Yorda is saying most of the time but nonetheless, she's a sight for sore eyes. At times I felt as if I grew attached to Yorda just how Ico did in the game. The only drag about this game is its length. Ico can be completed at around 4-6 hours. Yeah, kinda short... okay, too damn short. But it's so much fun to play it over. I'm an only child so I didn't care much about the whole "loneliness" thing... I could relat...

4.0

Terribly annoying and dissapointing

The good:

The only good that comes from this game is that at the very start, I was excited, and hopeful that I was about to see a really cool story unfold. Also this game has good graphics, but that's it.

The bad:

sadly I was wrong, there is no really cool story to all this. This is a depressing, and dissapointing game that's extremely creepy and disturbing as well. From the start, it's very creepy and lonely, the whole way through this game, there's a disturbing kind of lonely feeling that always makes me feel sick to my stomach, just thinking about it is creepy, but I must write this so in the future people won't make the same mistake I made. The music (when there is any) is always creepy too, it made my blood crawl. The voice acting gives me a lonely, helpless feeling. And the action is always terrifying and creepy, I just wanted to run away all the time! The puzzles are challenging, but not in a fun way, they're simply hard, and at times, confusing. The areas you go through all look great, but are creepy as hell, and confusing as hell too.

Summary:

In totall this is a game only for those who can handle very very disturbing and creepy, and lonely things, as well as enjoy puzzles that aren't any fun to solve, and are sometimes confusing.

9.6

If You Crave Adventure, Feed Ico to Your PS2

The good:

GREAT graphics, interesting gameplay, good story - this game rocks, period.

The bad:

The combat. You carry a stick-pole thing around, and whack the baddies. Thats pretty much it.

Sometimes there are some control issues.

Summary:

Ico is one of the most amazing games I have ever experienced. The graphics are excellent, and the scenary and locations are breathtaking with detail, and sheer complexion. Ico is somewhat a mystery game...VERY quiet, and not really a loud, nerve-racking game. Though at times, it can get your heart pouding. What I liked, is that your always rescuing, and looking after a young girl - a princess named 'Yorda'. You can actually take her by the hand, and lead her around with you. It's also fun making her fall off cliffs, and killing her in different kinds of ways.
The baddies are amazing looking...

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