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#1 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6833 posts) -

a terrible game. Discuss

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#2 Posted by Shatilov (4142 posts) -
WHAT !!!! No man No, its not your average game. When I play it, it made me feel drifted into another fantasy with that boy and girl. I cant wait to replay it again on my PS3.
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#3 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

I didn't like it, that's for sure.

I wouldn't call it terrible though, it just for me reflected what it is often the most irritating of 3rd person adventure game's features: Escort missions.

More often than not the AI does something stupid or doesn't do what you want it to do (in general) and just makes the game/level that much harder through no fault of your own. I didn't like the idea of a whole game based on this mechanic, and the few plays i had when i took a chance with it did nothing to dispell that complaint.

I don't have it and i don't want it.

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#4 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

I liked it back when it first came out, there was some interesting art and design, but I hold it no higher than anything else, with a GENEROUS helping of "**** YOU" for the constant escort nature of the game which is ALWAYS something that I hate unconditionally, in ANY title - I agree with Barbaric on that point, whole-heartedly.

The worship "Team Ico" gets is nauseating, as well. Two games in two decades, what's the big hairy deal? The "romantic" leanings of their games have been out-performed by a dozen titles I could name off the top of my head, games where the characters touched my heart a TON more than "Ico" or "Shadow" have... I will never understand...

But then, there are pastey over-weight never-kissed-a-girl dudes who wet themselves at a presentation of FF music or cry at the announcement of a new "Zelda" game, so... I guess it could always be WORSE. Team Ico worshippers aren't THAT bad, at least.

:lol:

But for-realz... I'm actually looking forward to the possibility of "Guardian" getting cancelled. Every time it gets rumored on the Net, there is a great outcry of sorrow, tearing of t-shirts, gnashing of un-brushed teeth. I just lauuuuugh & laugh at that crap...

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#5 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
I love Ico, it's one of the few escort-mission games that I can play, it does have some annoying moments, sure, but it's FAR from terrible. Both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus focus more on atmosphere than anything else.
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#6 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -

a terrible game.

AsadMahdi59

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i love ico:evil:

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#7 Posted by Business_Fun (2282 posts) -

pastey over-weight never-kissed-a-girl dudes MonkeySpot

Describes me perfectly, I'm sad to say.

Back on topic, I think Ico is glorious. I revisited it recently in shiny new HD form and it has lost none of its lustre.

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#8 Posted by GamerForca (7203 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

pastey over-weight never-kissed-a-girl dudes Business_Fun

Describes me perfectly, I'm sad to say.

Doesn't describe me at all, though it's not surprising that a CoD gamer would make that assumption lol. It's a great game. It obviously won't hold the attention of people that need to see nothing but bright flashes and spraying blood, but it nails the atmosphere and puzzles very well.
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#10 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Doesn't describe me at all, though it's not surprising that a CoD gamer would make that assumption lol. It's a great game. It obviously won't hold the attention of people that need to see nothing but bright flashes and spraying blood, but it nails the atmosphere and puzzles very well. GamerForca

"LOLZ" - Hey Mr Wise-Ass, guess what? I play FF games, DragonQuest games, old-school Arcade, Katamari, Flight Sims, Driving games, Puzzle games... I've got more diversity in my shoe laces than you have in your entire gaming library I'm CERTAIN...

YOU can take YOUR assumptions and stick 'em. I apologize if my JOKE landed on people too sensitive to read a post in a VIDEO GAME FORUM with a little strength of conviction for their own interests not to get overly butt-hurt... But in the end, it's priggish punks like you who make this world so much less interesting. Not Call of Duty.

See ya.

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#11 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Havent played the ico collection yet (own it), so I cannot comment :P.

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#12 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6833 posts) -

If they got rid of the whole you have to stay with yorda or else she'll be kidnapped into a black hole mechanic I could live with the other flaws but this is just too frustrating.

other complaints I have are the overly simplistic combat and the fact that not only is Yorda close to brain dead but all she does is serve as a burden throughout the enitre game. I might have considered this game good in like 1996 or something but now......................... SIGH. I really wanted to like the game as SotC is one of my all time favorites.

The one thing I do like is seeing the links with Shadow of the Collosus.

As for the guy who said I hope the last guardian gets cancelled, I was having similar thoughts while playing it.

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#13 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerForca"]Doesn't describe me at all, though it's not surprising that a CoD gamer would make that assumption lol. It's a great game. It obviously won't hold the attention of people that need to see nothing but bright flashes and spraying blood, but it nails the atmosphere and puzzles very well. MonkeySpot

"LOLZ" - Hey Mr Wise-Ass, guess what? I play FF games, DragonQuest games, old-school Arcade, Katamari, Flight Sims, Driving games, Puzzle games... I've got more diversity in my shoe laces than you have in your entire gaming library I'm CERTAIN...

YOU can take YOUR assumptions and stick 'em. I apologize if my JOKE landed on people too sensitive to read a post in a VIDEO GAME FORUM with a little strength of conviction for their own interests not to get overly butt-hurt... But in the end, it's priggish punks like you who make this world so much less interesting. Not Call of Duty.

See ya.

You are being a wise ass too. Relax.
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#14 Posted by rwallacefan (4886 posts) -

ICO is a great game :)

Shadow of Colossus is a terrible game, got insanely bored after an hour. Flame me too if you want :P

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#15 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -
never played any game from team ico
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#16 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -

ICO is a great game :)

Shadow of Colossus is a terrible game, got insanely bored after an hour. Flame me too if you want :P

rwallacefan
Why do you find it terrible/boring? Is it because of the "searching for the colossi" sections?
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#17 Posted by Seabas989 (13114 posts) -

never played any game from team icorilpas

Me niether. I will one day.

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#18 Posted by GamerForca (7203 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerForca"]Doesn't describe me at all, though it's not surprising that a CoD gamer would make that assumption lol. It's a great game. It obviously won't hold the attention of people that need to see nothing but bright flashes and spraying blood, but it nails the atmosphere and puzzles very well. MonkeySpot

"LOLZ" - Hey Mr Wise-Ass, guess what? I play FF games, DragonQuest games, old-school Arcade, Katamari, Flight Sims, Driving games, Puzzle games... I've got more diversity in my shoe laces than you have in your entire gaming library I'm CERTAIN...

YOU can take YOUR assumptions and stick 'em. I apologize if my JOKE landed on people too sensitiveto read a post in a VIDEO GAME FORUM with a little strength of conviction for their own interests not to get overly butt-hurt... But in the end, it's priggish punks like you who make this world so much less interesting. Not Call of Duty.

See ya.

lol

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#19 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -

this thread just got good

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#20 Posted by PetJel (3725 posts) -

I enjoyed it for what it was, but it became tedious after a while. Like it missed something, and I don't know what it is. Still I can see why it's considered a classic and I did enjoy it.

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#21 Posted by rwallacefan (4886 posts) -
[QUOTE="rwallacefan"]

ICO is a great game :)

Shadow of Colossus is a terrible game, got insanely bored after an hour. Flame me too if you want :P

Dudersaper
Why do you find it terrible/boring? Is it because of the "searching for the colossi" sections?

The searching for the colossi got really annoying and plus there's nothing to do except that, UNLESS I am missing something, maybe I'll buy the collection since it's only 19.99 now :)
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#22 Posted by lenkaren (25 posts) -
It's a good game.but not your appetite.
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#23 Posted by MrYaotubo (2880 posts) -
It´s not terrible but it´s incredibly average.
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#24 Posted by Allicrombie (26207 posts) -

I liked it back when it first came out, there was some interesting art and design, but I hold it no higher than anything else, with a GENEROUS helping of "**** YOU" for the constant escort nature of the game which is ALWAYS something that I hate unconditionally, in ANY title - I agree with Barbaric on that point, whole-heartedly.

The worship "Team Ico" gets is nauseating, as well. Two games in two decades, what's the big hairy deal? The "romantic" leanings of their games have been out-performed by a dozen titles I could name off the top of my head, games where the characters touched my heart a TON more than "Ico" or "Shadow" have... I will never understand...

But then, there are pastey over-weight never-kissed-a-girl dudes who wet themselves at a presentation of FF music or cry at the announcement of a new "Zelda" game, so... I guess it could always be WORSE. Team Ico worshippers aren't THAT bad, at least.

:lol:

But for-realz... I'm actually looking forward to the possibility of "Guardian" getting cancelled. Every time it gets rumored on the Net, there is a great outcry of sorrow, tearing of t-shirts, gnashing of un-brushed teeth. I just lauuuuugh & laugh at that crap...

MonkeySpot
yesss, let the hate flow through you.
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#25 Posted by LordBrew (269 posts) -

Ico was alright, I enjoyed it more than Shadow of the Collosus but I felt let down by both games considering the hype they get online.

The worst bit about Ico? Some of the combat sections, but at least the camera would behave itself better than in SoTC which was more frustrating the fun/epic/atmospheric. Bad camera really killed the game for me.

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#26 Posted by strategik_basic (364 posts) -

As much as I tried I could never get into Ico. I did enjoy SotC for a bit, then it did not keep my interest after like the 5th or so Collossi and I never picked it back up since.

Maybe I'll give them both a shot again over the holiday break.

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#27 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (982 posts) -

I tread carefully because of my criticism of Ico. But Shadow of the Colossus wasn't just the game itself, it was also how it made you feel. It changed your perceptions of what you were doing as time went by (providing you didn't get bored of twanging arrows at lizards and galloping around).

I have no intention of spoiling the game for those yet to play it but for those who immerse themselves in the experience of playing a game, something happens at Colossus 5 (for me), which is only the smallest of hints. Then is revisited a couple of kills later, and of course much more around the conclusion.

But you have to be paying attention, and i guess you have to care too. If the game is really dull for you after finishing-off 3 Colossi then you're probably going to miss the psychology beneath the surface anyway.

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I personally enjoy the game aspect of it as well, though again this isn't for everybody. Dashing along the backs of creatures looking for some fur to hold on to before it throws you off is quite exhilerating in itself!

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#28 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

a terrible game. Discuss

AsadMahdi59

ico is one of the biggest pieces of beuaity and art. the ending is more saddening and moving than you could imagine. ico shows the purest art of stirytelling by telling a story so intense with almost no dailogue. no movie, no game can do that like ico did. same with shadow of the colossus, although less.

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#29 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

If they got rid of the whole you have to stay with yorda or else she'll be kidnapped into a black hole mechanic I could live with the other flaws but this is just too frustrating.

other complaints I have are the overly simplistic combat and the fact that not only is Yorda close to brain dead but all she does is serve as a burden throughout the enitre game. I might have considered this game good in like 1996 or something but now......................... SIGH. I really wanted to like the game as SotC is one of my all time favorites.

The one thing I do like is seeing the links with Shadow of the Collosus.

As for the guy who said I hope the last guardian gets cancelled, I was having similar thoughts while playing it.

AsadMahdi59

my god. the whole concept of the game has gone totally beside you. no point in further discussing with you really. do you even know why the girl is the way she is? and also did you ever manage to open those special doors without the girl? no, you need her! and you love her, the boy is attached to her and that is sheer beauty, how also in shadow of the colossus you felt horrible when your horse "died" and I even hate horses. you probably like shadow of the colossus only for fighting the colossi, then again I can say the essence of the game has gone missing on you there as well.

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#30 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6833 posts) -

[QUOTE="AsadMahdi59"]

If they got rid of the whole you have to stay with yorda or else she'll be kidnapped into a black hole mechanic I could live with the other flaws but this is just too frustrating.

other complaints I have are the overly simplistic combat and the fact that not only is Yorda close to brain dead but all she does is serve as a burden throughout the enitre game. I might have considered this game good in like 1996 or something but now......................... SIGH. I really wanted to like the game as SotC is one of my all time favorites.

The one thing I do like is seeing the links with Shadow of the Collosus.

As for the guy who said I hope the last guardian gets cancelled, I was having similar thoughts while playing it.

bultje112

my god. the whole concept of the game has gone totally beside you. no point in further discussing with you really. do you even know why the girl is the way she is? and also did you ever manage to open those special doors without the girl? no, you need her! and you love her, the boy is attached to her and that is sheer beauty, how also in shadow of the colossus you felt horrible when your horse "died" and I even hate horses. you probably like shadow of the colossus only for fighting the colossi, then again I can say the essence of the game has gone missing on you there as well.

1st and foremost Ico is a game and as a game it is not very good.

as for the part you bolded I'm specifically talking about when you have to leave her in a different area and go off on your own but then after a few minutes you hear her gasp and you gotta drop everything you're doing and go save her.

if you like the story and atmosphere that's fine but I feel you're over exaggerating alot. There's not much development between them outside of hey we need to get out of here until close to the end and even then its not all that special. I didn't grow attached to her in the slightest and if they had made her less annoying in gameplay then maybe I might have.

but w/e different strokes

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#31 Posted by bultje112 (1868 posts) -

then it's not your game. but don't rate it then. it's like saying I hate chocolate when I've never had it. same as this where the story has gone totally above your head, but there's a reason this game got great ratings and that is that many people have experienced it that way.

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#32 Posted by Dudersaper (32951 posts) -
There's not much development between them outside of hey we need to get out of here until close to the end and even then its not all that special. AsadMahdi59
There's plenty development of their bond without the need of cutscenes shoving it down your throat. It's very well served through the gameplay, you really need her and she really needs you to get through everything.
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#33 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6833 posts) -

then it's not your game. but don't rate it then. it's like saying I hate chocolate when I've never had it. same as this where the story has gone totally above your head, but there's a reason this game got great ratings and that is that many people have experienced it that way.

bultje112

Fair enough, but nothing went over my head.

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#34 Posted by hurriflash (645 posts) -

Both the games (ICO, SotC) are two unique game experiences and as such have to be considered, in good and in bad terms, nuff said

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#35 Posted by Drakan11 (763 posts) -

You hope Guardian get cancelled? You know you don't have to play it even if it does come out. Dear lord the level of dumb in this thread is outstanding.

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#36 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -
well to each there own but i loved the game. Although i have it for PS2 i still need to get the HD collection.
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#37 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

[QUOTE="GamerForca"]Doesn't describe me at all, though it's not surprising that a CoD gamer would make that assumption lol. It's a great game. It obviously won't hold the attention of people that need to see nothing but bright flashes and spraying blood, but it nails the atmosphere and puzzles very well. MethodManFTW

"LOLZ" - Hey Mr Wise-Ass, guess what? I play FF games, DragonQuest games, old-school Arcade, Katamari, Flight Sims, Driving games, Puzzle games... I've got more diversity in my shoe laces than you have in your entire gaming library I'm CERTAIN...

YOU can take YOUR assumptions and stick 'em. I apologize if my JOKE landed on people too sensitive to read a post in a VIDEO GAME FORUM with a little strength of conviction for their own interests not to get overly butt-hurt... But in the end, it's priggish punks like you who make this world so much less interesting. Not Call of Duty.

See ya.

You are being a wise ass too. Relax.

what are you, a forum prowler? you NEVER post on this board yet you come in this topic just to tell him that? go back to your PS3 board and mind your business.
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#38 Posted by MethodManFTW (26516 posts) -
[QUOTE="MethodManFTW"][QUOTE="MonkeySpot"]

"LOLZ" - Hey Mr Wise-Ass, guess what? I play FF games, DragonQuest games, old-school Arcade, Katamari, Flight Sims, Driving games, Puzzle games... I've got more diversity in my shoe laces than you have in your entire gaming library I'm CERTAIN...

YOU can take YOUR assumptions and stick 'em. I apologize if my JOKE landed on people too sensitive to read a post in a VIDEO GAME FORUM with a little strength of conviction for their own interests not to get overly butt-hurt... But in the end, it's priggish punks like you who make this world so much less interesting. Not Call of Duty.

See ya.

SectorSix6
You are being a wise ass too. Relax.

what are you, a forum prowler? you NEVER post on this board yet you come in this topic just to tell him that? go back to your PS3 board and mind your business.

I post in pretty much every board from time to time. Thanks for noticing though.
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#39 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19634 posts) -

Never played it, but if it's from the guys that made Shadow of the Colossus, it must suck ass too.

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#40 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5211 posts) -

I really liked it. Shadow of the Colossus was a way better game, but comparing the two beyond sharing the same development team is a little hard to do. I guess I'd say it's an 8/10 game overall.

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#41 Posted by Talldude80 (6321 posts) -

it's a game I wish I had picked up before it was so hard to find. now it's too expensive, so I just hope I find it somewhere for a good deal.