ICO PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Solve the puzzles or join the tormented souls forever. You play Ico, a boy ostracized and entombed for being born with horns, as he solves a variety of puzzles to escape from a dangerous castle. Ico can leap over precipices and battle shadow wraiths and ethereal creatures with a swing of hisSolve the puzzles or join the tormented souls forever. You play Ico, a boy ostracized and entombed for being born with horns, as he solves a variety of puzzles to escape from a dangerous castle. Ico can leap over precipices and battle shadow wraiths and ethereal creatures with a swing of his walking staff. With the help of his friend Yorda, Ico encounters many mysteries in his quest, but one daunting question always remains: Is there ever a way out of this strange place? Expand
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  1. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    While the games 'shortness' may be seen as a potential game ruiner, it really isn't.

    The game has some of the most....unique, puzzles
    While the games 'shortness' may be seen as a potential game ruiner, it really isn't.

    The game has some of the most....unique, puzzles you'll ever encounter, and while very frustrating, the game is brilliant.

    A Must Play for all gamers who love to challenge themselves,in fact, a must play for all gamers.
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  2. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    Often used as an example of video games as art, "ICO" manages to be an emotional and gripping game despite it's use of minimal dialog, music,Often used as an example of video games as art, "ICO" manages to be an emotional and gripping game despite it's use of minimal dialog, music, and other story elements. The scenery here is still beautiful despite the game's age and the puzzles have aged well. It's not a very long game, but with certain perks only being made available on a second playthrough there is enough incentive to play through the game at least twice.

    While I find "ICO" to be a fantastic experience unlike any other I've played I have to admit the game does have it's issues, most of which are due to age. As with most PS2 games the controls have not aged well which can lead to some frustrating deaths, and the combat is pretty bad. There are also some sections of the game that are just frustrating thanks to how far save points can occasionally be stretched out from one another. These issues are irritating and lead to me rage quitting more than a few times. In the end though the game's flaws did not stop me from being emotionally invested in this game and it's subtle story.

    This is an absolutely beautiful game, and not just in terms of scenery. There is something unbelievably touching about it. It effected me in ways that few other games have and that is impressive. If you're like me and missed this game on PS2 then this downloadable PS3 version is an excellent way to experience it thanks to things like trophy support as well as a few other bonuses. "ICO" hasn't aged well in all areas, and it can undeniably anger at times, but this is still a game that I recommend every gamer experience at least once. It shows a different side of gaming, a side that most would choose to ignore. It shows that games aren't just mindless time wasters, but forms of entertainment that make people feel in subtle ways just like any book or movie, and in a lot of ways sometime better than they can. So go ahead and try out "ICO", because it is an experience like few others.
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  3. Dec 29, 2016
    8
    This is a great game, albeit a bit strange. The gameplay mostly consists of simple puzzles and fighting off demon monsters. Main reason toThis is a great game, albeit a bit strange. The gameplay mostly consists of simple puzzles and fighting off demon monsters. Main reason to play this game is for its aesthetic and story. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2014
    2
    Una pérdida de tiempo, uno de los juegos mas sobrevalorados de la historia.
    La historia es tan interesante como mirar una piedra, los puzzles
    Una pérdida de tiempo, uno de los juegos mas sobrevalorados de la historia.
    La historia es tan interesante como mirar una piedra, los puzzles son repetitivos, con esos dichosos entes oscuros, los gráficos tienen una calidad muy pobre. Todo en él es aburrido, anima a lanzar el juego por la ventana.
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