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    Thumbs up NICO (aka ICO 2)

    Just read an article in Game Informer saying this might be out as early as the end of this year. Anyone else excited about that, or am I the only one who played ICO?

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    I hope my dreams don't get shattered. If this is true, I think i'd be more excited to get this than Half-Life 2. ICO was pure genius and if they follow the tried and true method of not fixing whats not broken, then NICO should be gold as well. They better not ship anything less than perfect or blood will flow through the streets.

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    I just thought of something. Since "Ico" is the name of the lead in the first game, if they follow tradition, then the name of the second lead should be "Nico". A girl?? This time, it's a gal pulling a pale and strange boy around? :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerythes
    I just thought of something. Since "Ico" is the name of the lead in the first game, if they follow tradition, then the name of the second lead should be "Nico". A girl?? This time, it's a gal pulling a pale and strange boy around? :0
    LOL.
    If I recall correctly, the rumors of a sequel initially started when the developers put out an ad to recruit, and used a picture with 2 or 3 kids with horns. So maybe there's multiple ICOs running around.

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    If it's half as good as the first, it will kick major ass!

    ICO is still, imho, PS2's best visuals.

    From what I've heard, The horses moreso play the 'princess' role this time. And it's rumored they're actually controlable on occasion.
    This image was actually done about 3 months after the first game came out over here... who knows what they're up to now.
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    HORRAY FOR NICO!

    Im a huge ico fan. I just recently bought the game( I always played my friends copy until now) and I love every moment of it. I even bought the players guide cuz I want to examine every little detail of that game. One of my goals is to create my own icoesque world. There's something soooo beautiful about the ico universe, its sooo quiet its beautiful. Anyways.....Im damn excited about the game and I hope they do the first Ico justice!

    btw, did you guys know that besides using the swords, theres this hidden puzzle where you get a mase? It's pretty rad...cuz enemies are a synchy to kill once you get it.

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    I haven't been able to find a copy for import... but in the Japanese version of ICO a 2nd player can control the princess, there are translations for the princess, and after the credits both the characters eat some watermellons on the beach : D

    I hope the 2nd one follows the 'less is more' philosophy... Ico was so convincing with atmosphere, story, character, environment, etc. 'cause they didn't over-do it to the point of obserdity like most games do.


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    ico I love it!

    ico is one of my all time favorite games. It's sad that the only people who bought it . are the ones Im replying to.

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    hey sammy, do you have any other hard to find ICO pics? That one you showed us looks great!

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    Here's the kick-ass cover of the Japanese version... it completely spooges on the face of the crappy US cover-art...

    If we only had taste over here in the states

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    if only I could read Japanese I could enjoy the ICO.net


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    OOOOOOOO COOOL!

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    best damn environment of any game... That castle was more of a character than most games can hope to acheive with their leading 'heroes'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy
    OOOOOOOO COOOL!

    best damn environment of any game... That castle was more of a character than most games can hope to acheive with their leading 'heroes'.

    you said it sammy! Thx for the pics!

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    OH HELLS YEA!!!

    NICO (aka ICO 2)

    more here:
    Wanda and Colossus

    Apparently new levels pose themselves as new giant creatures you have to defeate... puzzles involve crawling up the creatures, and when weakspots are struck the giants' anatomy can change altering the 'mazes'
    I'd like to see how they work the horse into this, 'cause apparently there's HUGE fields to traverse.

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    So it's not an ICO seuqel after all. (No more Yorda, boohoo )
    But the giant "robots" are pretty cool, heh

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    I will indeed miss Yorda, our little vision in white with 'take advantage of me' wirtten all the fuck over her...

    but the horsey is a good freeby tho! and can probobly make longer jumps.


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    ingenuity is fuN! cant wait for this game

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    Holy shit!
    Check out the new screens and videos!

    I haven't seen art direction this good since Panzer Dragoon..

    http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/490/4...?ui=gamefinder


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    i am a huge fan of ico. and this game looks like a worthy successor of the masterpiece ico (if it is a sequal). those trailers were beautiful sammy, so serene
    thanks for the link

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    i think i'll buy ico this week
    i only played the demo disc of it along time ago.

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    nico isnt ico two, just very similar. thats what i read anyway.

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    I hope you guys don't mind me pasting a little Ico fan art here.

    And I thought I was the only one that loved this game. I still break it out and play it every once in a while...


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    *bump*

    This game is shaping up more and more as the real deal.

    The official name, as far as European release goes, is "Shadow of the Colossus" --- Pretty ok in my book, I don't know how well "Wanda and Colossus" would've gone.

    The new GameInformer has a great article on one of the battles --- as we know now, each level is an actual boss fight with the 'colossus' offering its share of puzzels ... all this interaction, as you depend on your horse NPC.

    Very inspiring, the level of scale is insane ... The creatures are so pretty, it's gonna be sad to take 'em down
    Hopefully their next title will give you the chance to care and nurture one, rather than going straight for it's jugular.
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    Also guys,

    here's an alternate printout cover art for your copies of 'ICO' ... you know... to cover up that terrible terrible clip-art bad NorthAmerican cover

    found it on google a while back, printed it out and it fits nicely, it's no longer online so I'll attach it.
    Download whilst ya can!! : P
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    Allright Sammy!
    Thx for the update. I always look forward to them.
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    Hey, notice how that giant Grass stone dog thing has one horn intact, one horn broken? Remind you of anyone?

    EDIT: err, nevermind, just looking at the game art, and the little boy from Ico has two horns. I always thought it was one broken. Oh well. I thought they might be making a nod to the first game there for a sec.

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    man, I just played through Ico again for the second time. It was a while since I played it last, so all the puzzles were a little tricky cause i had to resolve them. I forgot just how delicious this game is. If anyone reading this hasn't played it yet, and you like games, this is one of the best for ps2 no doubt. It sucks that it has attained only "cult" status, cause to the average gamer who hasnt yet played, "cult" usually means "not good, but not bad" It manages to capture things in games that others simply fail in. A solid dichotomy between the characters, and subtlties that really give each character a lot of, well, character. At the price, its probably the best ps2 game you can buy in my opinion.

    Im also glad that they chose to do shadow of the collosus rather than an Ico 2. Ico seems like one of those games that works best as a standalone piece of art. Collosus looks to be shaping up to be something just as innovative in it's own right.

    Heh, the middle schooler in me had to surface for a giggle at little parts like this. Accidents the designers never concieved of:
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    LOL /\ /\ /\

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    I'm happy to that there isn't a direct sequel to ICO, it's something that just needed to be a unique experience.
    But I do hope that Colossus, takes place in the ICO universe and ties many of the concept together ... even if it is blurry nods at the first game.


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    /\ /\ /\

    really awesome and really inspiring...

    I like the concept of a buncha guys puting together what they think is awesome -- what they know is awesome and not thinking to much about how well it will sell.

    They're really depending on cult-audiences like us to keep it up and running'


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