A gaming masterpiece!!!!
This game is an expiriance that brings gaming to whole nother emotional and deep level. Its games like these that give me hope that video games arent just about blood, killing, shooting, violence, and pontlessness (like some titles that are out in the present day), but an emotional journey and masterpiece(that could be considered art) that challenges not only your mind but the very way you see life. Its developers like these that can really stir up emotions inside of you just from the graphics and visuals itself. This game is truly ONE OF A KIND. There is no one game similar to it, besides shadow of the collosuss, that i have yet to come across. It is one of the those hit and miss titles that we rarely see any game come close to, in feeling and depth. There are some errors just like any other game, but the beauty and artistic vision of the game makes the error almost unnoticable. Yes it is a short game, and yes some people down right hate it. But if you call your-self a "gamer" and are truly are one, then you must have this classic title sitting on your shelf.
Art in games
There are many people that don’t care if a game is artful, or that it represents something greater than light entertainment. For anyone that doesn’t care about these things, they won’t care about Ico. Ico is a masterfully orchestrated work of art. It’s a concise and mesmerizing adventure filled with haunting visuals and spectacular puzzles. And at it’s heart, Ico is a tender story of innocent love and courage. While Ico is a game, to boil it down to simple video game jargon would be to diminish it. Much of the scale from poor to excellent simply doesn’t apply to Ico and should be ignored. This is a remarkable benchmark in minimalist storytelling. Because anyone that believes in art, who cares about its presence in a game, will find a rewarding experience with Ico.