|gabaruni (gabaruni) wrote in reviewingitall,|
@ 2008-08-05 08:58:00
|Entry tags:||game review|
Game review: ICO
System: Playstation 2
Ico published by Sony. Wiki link-Ico
I wanted this game after I found out that it's like a spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus, though it was made first. I got it for about $18, and was very happy. I didn't get the gamebox, or booklet, but this game is kind of hard to find, since it's out of print. I played it in one night at the insistance of my older sister, and loved it.
The good: The graphics are beautiful, the use of music is like "Colossus" though, used sparingly since you're in a huge castle, and then castle grounds. It's a sweeping adventure with lots of mind puzzles. This game is more like a movie, and the cuteness between you and the girl is something else.
The bad: It's very easy to get stuck, lose track of the girl you're with, and you get frustrated at the monsters sometimes. You start out with a puny stick to kill these super strong shadow monsters that want to get you and the girl you've promised to rescue, and it's terribly annoying. Also the girl Yoroda and her mother speak in this other language that isn't even translated. That hinders it a little.
Overall: I liked it, the makers of these games have a penchant for shock endings, that aren't really endings, so it keeps you interested, and they have camera settings that let you explore the scene, without interrupting it. Not for hardcore action gamers, it's a huge puzzle game.