Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Two of the best looking and deepest games ever made on one disk. ICO and Shadow of Colossus are just amazing, and to get both for twenty bucks in the same package is a deal not to be looked over. These games will move you.
Epic HD collection!
I found this an amazing deal since these ps2 games are very rare now (not to mention expensive). The hd graphics make the draw distance much better. Another thing to note is that Ico includes the two player ability not found in the ntsc ps2 counterpart. It's not great but it does help in getting some of the trophies. Collecting the trophies is what really enhanced the lasting appeal. If you enjoy adventure/puzzle games and haven't had the chance to play these yet, grab a copy of the hd collection.
One of a kind
There exist no words capable of describing the superior magnificence of this utterly breath taking game.
My review is about SOC because is the one I finish so Here we go. SOC is a great game is diffrent from the others because it has an expensive world with out any foe aroun it excep from the Collosus. The are 16 in total. I have a wonderfull expirience playing this game is a romantic story that I like. The game is UNIQUE dont have comparasion to others games I tell you if you want a diffrent and UNQUE game try SOC I promise that it change the way you see gaming. At the very end the game sorprise me and well I cannot believe what I just saw in the end. I dont tell you cause I dont wanna spoil the game. But trust me it will wake your emotions cause is very emotional the ending.But in simple words one more time SOC IS A UNIQUE GAME EVERY GAMER HAVE TO OWNED or just TRY IT.
Could Have Been A Masterpiece
Let's be honest nobody would buy this collection to play Ico and for good reason. I played the game for 30 minutes and was bored out of my mind every waking second. So I'll just review Shadow of the Collosus. In the black hole of creativity that is the modern gaming industry, it's nice to go back to a game that is truly inspired to be something completely different. Admittedly I never played the original for the PS2 but always wanted to because it really peaked my interest. Beauty in simplicity is how I would describe this game. It's a simple premise, defeat the 16 colossi to save your girlfriend, and that's pretty much all you'll be doing. It may sound boring when in truth it's strangely addicting. It really reminds me of an old-school NES game with it's simple goal and straight-to-the-point game-play. The fights are truly epic and each one is unique in it's own way. Though the game may be epic, it suffers from some serious game-play issues. These have got to be some of the most unresponsive controls I've ever seen in a game. Seriously, how hard can it be to make the main character do something exactly WHEN I tell him to do something? Apparently for Team ICO that's asking A LOT. Second, the camera angles are awful half the time, sure you can change them, but as soon as you do, they change right back to whatever horrendous angle you had before, making you think you have control of the camera, when in truth you never did and never will. If you've played the original Super Mario 64 you know exactly what I'm talking about here. Thirdly, texture pop-in in this game is absolutely ridiculous! You can't travel for more than 20 seconds without a texture popping in, and while that isn't a game breaker it definitely shows how lazily made this "HD Collection" was. Team ICO could have fixed these problems but chose not to in order to make a quick buck. Think about it, a game being sold as new in 2011 and 2012 has issues that were present in Super Mario 64, a game released 16 years ago! While I did like Shadow of the Colossus it's very frustrating for no good reason. The only real challenge in Shadow Of The Colossus is dealing with the poor and sloppy game-play designs made by Team ICO. I really wanted to love this game but the huge, glaring issues are just unacceptable. It is a good game but it could have been a masterpiece.
I got the pack for SOC but Ico is also a good game
Shadow of Collasosos ( I know i spelled that wrong ) Is a fantastic game its self but the 2nd game in the franchice is also delightful. I bought these 2 Great games for just 17.99 But the price will go back up to 50.00 green ones. I am very happy with these two spiffing games.
Buy it before it´s too late
this is AWSOM,i´d get it before it is out for a couple of weeks,it is actually better than the ps2 one,the graphics are soo better,everything is perfect and sony did its´´homework´´ on this game 10/10 all the way
The best way to play some PS2 classics
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are some very powerful games of the PS2 libeary. These game want you to feel it more thane interatice with it, Which make them some powerful games. I must say i missed them on the PS2 and i wanted to play them baddly when i saw it. ICO isnt the best of the 2. The story just didnt grip me and it kinda boring with its plot, but it look like a piece of art. Shadow is amazing with it fights with are some of the best i have ever played in gaming. The plot might sound a bit werid and a bit boring on paper, but once you give it a go, you will not be dissapointed. Both game look great and like i said make you FEEL it. You need to give them a go.
The Best Gaming Experience
Ico and shadow are two games every gamer should check out, especially if you like art, i recommend this to anyone who wants a great gaming experience, also you should check out the last guardian when thats avaliable :)
Has Aged Well
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection has been a blast. I never played these games on the PS2, and I am lad to have the chance. My wife loves ICO, so it's a game great for both males and females. For me it was a nice change of pace when I started with ICO. I had been playing Skyrim, and took a little break. Shadow of the Colossus reminds me of great monster battles like you would see on a God of War title. It's great too. The music is awasome in both games. My only fault is in ICO the camera angles are at times very "puzzling". I have found myself many times wobbling around the screen, honestly to the point it made my friend dizzy. Yet it is worth the trouble. I have never writen a review, I hope this helps you in making a decision!