In 2012, Ico is better known as the predecessor to the more popular Shadow of the Colossus, but, with its release in 2001, it immediatley became a cult hit. The game received numerous awards for game and level design, and it’s praised for its reductive approach to platform mechanics that immerse the player in its story. The player controls a young boy, Ico, who is released from his prison due to a quake. We follow Ico as he explores this fortress and attempts to save a young girl he finds along the way.
February 6, 2012