This review was kind of annoying to write. While Shadow of the Colossus was a good game with some minor camera control issues, ICO was a complete waste of time. Both games were like a Legend of Zelda game, with the same basic story line and game layout. Shadow succeeded in capturing that game style. The only thing I would say about it is that some Zelda gamers may not like this game, because it essentially takes all the story out that normally lies between dungeons. Shadow just jumps from Colossus to Colossus. I, personally, liked that, but can see how some might not. ICO, on the other hand was just ridiculous. The trophy system was poorly organized, while the movies between play time just bored me to death. The story was slightly interesting, but it wasn't enough to get me to overlook the fact that the puzzles made me want to kill something. Overall, this game is worth checking out if you are an adventure gamer...just skip ICO.
I've played some of the other PS2 HD remastered collections and they were much better than this particular collection. It's mainly how unresponsive and frustrating the controller issues are in both games. Bogs down what would have otherwise been a fun foray into these two PS2 "classics."
I really wanted to get into this game; it was reviewed well, the graphics seemed very nice in the HD transfer, but the game was just too slow and confusing. I'm not going to argue with anyone on how great this game is or isn't, I just never got into it personally