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
but having no idea what these games were back then basically killed it for me. They have horrible controls. In Ico I would slide off flat ledges that you could lay down on and spread out if the game would let you or my character would turn around without me touching the stick when I was trying to jump to a ledge and jumped instead to my doom. As for Shadow the controls are a mash-up of awful and craptastic. First off why does your horse have to run on the left side of the screen, like the vary left, now I have no idea whats going on over there but I was reassured that I would have no problems from the right. Also I don't know how you can screw up a camera that the gamer is in control of but they did it perfectly. And another thing is I cant always get on my horse, I know how to but sometimes he would just jump around. Now I skipped the beginning cut scene and this is a big no-no, I ran around on my horse for 20 minutes and couldn't find a thing to do. It tells you to check the map but the map don't tell you squat. Now I'm a huge fan of having a game where you need to discover what to do or let you have your own adventure but you at least need to put something in the game to indicate to the player that if they go here something might happen. Maybe I'll try it again in a month or so cuz it might be one of those games that's perfect for when your in the mood for that kind of style but I don't know if I'll ever be in the mood for bad video games.