History YMMV / Ico

17th Mar '17 7:20:06 PM Gamermaster
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* Getting the secret weapons requires you to throw a ball into a large container. You could spend 1 minute to 1 hour trying to do this. The other way is to put the ball on the spot where the container rises from, then activate the floor switch.


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** Getting the secret weapons requires you to throw a ball into a large container. You could spend 1 minute to 1 hour trying to do this. The other way is to put the ball on the spot where the container rises from, then activate the floor switch.
2nd Mar '17 8:06:05 PM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "Castle in the Mist" and "Beginning" are incredibly beautiful pieces of music, both fitting for a game like ''Ico''.
** The ending song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFX2bDATGU4&hd=1 You Were There]].



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: More on the developer's part. The fact that they were able to take [[EscortMission one of the most reviled tropes in video games]] and make it one of the best parts of the game.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** "Castle in the Mist" and "Beginning" are incredibly beautiful pieces of music, both fitting for a game like ''Ico''.
** The ending song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFX2bDATGU4&hd=1 You Were There]].



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: More on the developer's part. The fact that they were able to take [[EscortMission one of the most reviled tropes in video games]] and make it one of the best parts of the game.



%%* SoCoolItsAwesome
31st Dec '16 1:24:44 PM joseph864
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* Getting the secret weapons requires you to throw a ball into a large container. You could spend 1 minute to 1 hour trying to do this. The other way is to put the ball on the spot where the container rises from, then activate the floor switch.
17th Dec '16 6:36:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Queen]] has been emotionally abusing her own daughter, Yorda, for her entire life, imprisoning her in a small cage hanging from a ceiling (which was actually considered a form of torture in medieval times) as well as manipulating her into thinking that she'll die if she ever leaves the castle, effectively breaking her spirit. It's implied that this is the reason why Yorda is so passive during the game; it's not because she's weak, it's because she's broken. Then, there's the fact that she's been manipulating a village into sacrificing their children and that said sacrifice involves sealing those children inside of coffins until they die. And it's ''also'' implied that she controls their spirits after death as her shadow-monster servants.

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* CompleteMonster: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Queen]] has been [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusing her own daughter, daughter]], Yorda, for her entire life, imprisoning her in a small cage hanging from a ceiling (which was actually considered a form of torture in medieval times) as well as manipulating her into thinking that she'll die if she ever leaves the castle, effectively breaking her spirit. It's implied that this is the reason why Yorda is so passive during the game; it's not because she's weak, it's because she's broken. Then, there's the fact that she's been manipulating a village into sacrificing their children and that said sacrifice involves sealing those children inside of coffins until they die. And it's ''also'' implied that she controls their spirits after death as her shadow-monster servants.
14th Dec '16 10:16:40 AM dotchan
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-1Bdk_Fkc "Well, basically the story is about a horny kid trying to escape from prison with a curvy white chick while beating up black guys with a stick."]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-1Bdk_Fkc "Well, basically the story is about a horny kid trying to escape from prison with a curvy white chick while beating up black guys with a stick."]]"]]
** Is Ico simply using Yorda for selfish reasons, not really caring about her until the Queen turned her into stone? Throughout the whole game, he has to periodically yank her to get her to move, and he always opts to do that rather than waiting for her patiently or reasurring her in any way.
12th Dec '16 1:18:05 PM GunarmDyne
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* ThatOneAchievement: There's a trophy in the [=PS3=] version that requires clearing the game in under 2 hours. It can be done with practice, but the annoying part comes from the fact that the timer does not stop until the events on the beach after the credits and the timer continues to run ''during the credits''. Meaning you have to beat the final boss in about 1:45-1:50 in order to make it.
19th Jun '16 6:02:49 AM JulianLapostat
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* SpiritualAdaptation: The castle of Ico, with its vast spaces and {{Bizarrchitecture}} and the difficulties in leaving it is a good substitute for Literature/{{Gormenghast}}.
21st May '16 10:22:01 PM nombretomado
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** Finding the secret weapons. If you are not informed (or don't look at the trophies in the PS3 edition), you won't even ''suspect'' there are secret weapons! After all, weapons don't really have much importance to begin with and ''Ico'' isn't the kind of game where you would expect such Easter eggs.

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** Finding the secret weapons. If you are not informed (or don't look at the trophies in the PS3 [=PS3=] edition), you won't even ''suspect'' there are secret weapons! After all, weapons don't really have much importance to begin with and ''Ico'' isn't the kind of game where you would expect such Easter eggs.
8th Apr '16 6:53:00 PM SaltyWaffles
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** The camera system can be outright nauseating and frustrating for players, and most of the time it doesn't really help you, either. It also makes looking at something distant a total pain, since you can't hold the camera steady with a joystick, and releasing the joystick will only cause it to jerk back towards its predetermined angle. At times, it also doesn't account for obstacles blocking you from the camera angle's line of sight.
10th Mar '16 4:55:09 AM Silverblade2
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