8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An immersive masterpiece.,
By A Customer
This review is from: ICO (Video Game)
I'm not going to go into detail here. The reviews posted here already do that. I just need to praise this game.
Right from the start it's obvious you're experiencing something out of the ordinary. You are immediately caught up in the beautifully created atmosphere, thrown into another world. An enchanting place, totally immersive in fact, almost inducing a dream like state (no, I haven't been drinking). From start to finish it's a joy to play. Mentally relaxing and stimulating all at the same time. It is all over a little quickly, but that's probably largly due to the fact that you won't be able to put it down for more than five minutes.
Console gaming needed something different. This is the breath of fresh air I'd been waiting for. Yes it's got great graphics (I swear those trees are real) and sound, but so have so many others. What stands it head and shoulders above it's rivals is that spark. The shiver up your spine that so few games provide these days. A Sony exclusive, this should reassure any PS2 owners with any doubts of whether Sony's machine can stand up against Microsofts' consoles raw power. This is the third place.