posted by ubnjoshed (LOS ANGELES, CA) Nov 30, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Just finished both of these games and They are fantastic. There is a reason they have both received countless praises from the fans. Simply put if you have never played these games you owe society the privledge of experiencing the greatness gaming once achieved
After hearing about how great these games were I thought I would give them a shot. I didn't really care for Ico I thought it was pretty boring dragging some girl around in a castle and solving puzzles plus trying to get her to climb ledges was a pain. Shadow of the Colossus was quite good though, fighting the colossi and finding their weak points on their bodies. Trying to control the camera and directing the horse was a bit bothersome. I think people who have never played these games, like me, would pass on this but the hardcore fanbase would love these re-releases.
I have tried desperately to want to like both of these titles. Ico was not bad but I finally got bored and tired with it. I was really looking forward to all the hype on SoC but my joy was soon diminished by wonky camera controls. between the horse and colosi and having to constantly rotate camera and try to reset and adjust over and over my frustration did me in. Mind you, I have been an avid gamer for over 35 years so I don't complain lightly.
There seemed to be a lot to want to like in SoC but how it rated the way it did back in the PS2 day and now has me baffled. Sadly, I give this a 4.