Who's going to buy ICO when it comes out?

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  1. Derrik Draven

    Derrik Draven Supporting Actor

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    If anyone's played the Jampack, you know about this game.
    This is one hell of a hard game for me to pin down. An adventure, platform, puzzle solving, action game. [​IMG] I can say first and foremost, it (FOR ME) was one of those gaming experiences that just leaves you without words....and this is just the demo.
    It's hard for me to explain the ethereal, atmospheric experience it was. The eerie castle, the feeling of being so insignificant in the massive rooms, the sounds of silence only broken by your footsteps and the hollow, lifeless wind blowing.
    ...it blew me away.
    It's such a strange experience that you either "get it" or, you don't.
    As for the graphics, anyone that believes the PS2 can't do textures worth a crap, needs to take a look at this piece of software. Looking up at the outside walls of the castle reveal amazing texture detail, without endless repetition.
    Looks like the gameplay is going to be killer as well. I love the teamwork idea and the fact that there is no interface...no lifebar, no hit meter...just what you see.
    This "experience" is very high on my list of must haves for this fall season. I can't wait to dive into the complete story.
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  2. Morgan Jolley

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    I actually just got the Jampack today and thought ICO was amazing. If I can, I will get the game as soon as possible.
    For anyone who hasn't played this demo, go get it and play it (its only 8 bucks, plus it has other demos). This is the second PS2 demo for a game that I liked so much that I will play it over and over and over again (the first being Metal Gear Solid 2). Visually, its amazing. The textures are excellent and the water at one scene is amazing (the reflection in the little pool is GREAT). The gameplay is quirky, and the game is masterful. This just goes to show that Sony can crank out a good first party game every once in a while.
     
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    maybe not right away (both Soul Reaver II & Silent Hill II come out the same day) But I will be getting it. If Sony had any brains, they would be marketing the heck out of ICO. [​IMG]
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  4. Morgan Jolley

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    The sad thing is that ICO will be a sleeper hit. I hope it succeeds because I would love to see more games with its style and quirks.
    Some of the games I'm also looking forward to are:
    Devil May Cry
    Final Fantasy X
    Silent Hill 2
    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Blood Omen 2
    Soul Reaver 2
    Jak and Daxter
    And thats all I can think of now. Most of those come out by the end of the year.
     
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    Without a doubt, yes.
     
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    Absolutely! But, having ICO come out the same day as Silent Hill 2 is just plain DUMB! It's almost like Sony is doing everything in its power to ensure that this most amazing game fails in the marketplace. Talk about ZERO hype on a great title... Sheesh!!
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    In the same month, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, Silent Hill 2, ICO, Time Crisis 2, and Capcom vs. SNK 2 come out. I'm gonna be poor.
    Or I could just wait until Christmas.
     
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    I read about ICO in the playstation mag and it sounds incredible. Not to often does a game get my attention like that. It looks like its going to be a mighty fine winter...
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    I can't wait to get this game... [​IMG]
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    Yea, another $100 out of my wallet too!
     

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