released on Jan 12, 2012
A remaster of Ico
Experience the wonder and magic of one of the most beloved video games of all time, now available with full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, and stereoscopic 3D support.
A young boy is locked away deep in a castle after horns started growing out of his head. After breaking free from his confines, he rescues a mysterious girl from her cage. Together they must escape the dangers of the castle and fend off the shadow creatures haunting their every move.
ICO is a harrowing and emotional adventure unlike any other. Experience one of the most highly acclaimed video games of all time.
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log this one because it has the good cover
This review contains spoilers
this was something else. actually so fucking amazing. one thing i really love is how fucking cinematic this game is like unironucally the lack of full player control was fine cuz of the like....... shots????? idk how to describe it the camera would pan and zoom out and it was cool as fuck!!!!#####!!!!!!!!!!! one that is still fresh w me is in the water cave with the boat the rock formations framed ur gameplay and looked like fangs and shit like ico getti g into some REAL trouble. also how it like zoomed out on the beach at the end like he is so fucking isolated physically and emotionally and THEN it zooms a lil bit cuz from his pov he notices something on the beach, he doesnt know what it is, but ITS FUCKING YORDA HOW TF DID SHE GET HERE????????????? IDK BUT IT MADE ME TEAR UP !!
ended up watching the game intro again after beating it and it made getting the magic sword even more insanely fucking cathartic ico turned that shit around from a tool of imprisonment into one of liberation it was fucking awesome. theres absolutely a bunch of things to be said about superstition and stigma and shit around the horned kids and how ico was prolly a victim of social isolation (yorda was one of his first real connections??????? eyebrow raised emoji) but im frankly not smart enough for in depth analysis and shit lmao
ico is a fucking badass btw. ps2 mfs hit different like u have demi fiend dante fuckin a bunch of other cunts i camt think of rn, looool ico fucking smokes all of them he beats the shit out of shadow guys with a stick. this fucking baby FUCKS shit up just 2 help his gf escape he is so fucking awesome she cant climb a ladder for shit but he doesnt gaf, such a cool dude
gameplay was interesting. no incentive to engage in combat beyond protecting yorda, and you do not take damage from enemies (i had more 2 say about this a few moments ago but it slipped my mind)
have more to say about this probably but idk i cant think of anything else rn lo
i mapped the hand holding to l1 btw just felt like saying that lol
yeah i dont know what i was thinking the first time this game is a genuine marvel
I played this back in the PS2 era, it was way ahead of its time in terms of visuals and direction. Added to the list of games I need to replay.