IGN Reviews – Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Game Review

IGN Reviews - Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Game Review

IGN gives its video review on the remake of two legendary PS2 games, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus. Does the HD collection withstand the test of time? IGN’s …


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  1. sotc have both gameplay & story but ico just have story and aged pretty well! you can play ps2 or ps3 or ps4 version of sotc but ico gameplay aged so much and was a gem many years ago not now!

  2. I don't get the appeal of SotC. Fighting slow and lumbering bosses without any real danger or need to dodge or strategise, not to mention the lack of gameplay variety, makes it more of a chore than a joy to complete.

  3. This review is too harsh on ICO. The game is a gem and one of the most influential games of the last 20 years. It has been acknowledged as a major influence by people like Jenova Chen (Journey), Neil Druckman (Uncharted, The Last of Us), Hidetaka Miyazaki ('Souls' series), Arnt Jensen (Limbo, Inside), Phil Fish (Fez) and many others… This guy doesn't know what he's talking about. ICO was a game changer, in a much bigger way than SotC. Even SotC is directly (for obvious reasons) influenced by ICO and wouldn't have existed without it. ICO deserves respect and should be enjoyed by everyone who loves modern gaming.

  4. Shadow of the colossus is my all time favorite game, i can not express with words the impact that this game had on me, it is truly a work of art and a landmark video game

  5. bro a couple of bosses in shadow colossus was eerie. very. like the one where you have to swim… ugh. and even when the flying one begins. half the colossus give the feeling of "I'm scared, I'm actually scared." and "how the ** am I going to defeat this

  6. Ico, along with Beyond Good and Evil, are some of the games I return to at least once a year to rekindle my love affair with games and are without a doubt as close to you can get to high art in the game genre. I also disagree with the reviewer saying Ico hasn't aged well. Ico is a wonderful journey to embark on and the ending is just amazing.
    The sound effects alone are amazing, from the seagulls, to the drip of cascading water, the clink of chains, the cavernous howl of the wind, or the flickering of a torch. Minimalist gaming at its best.

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