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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: June 21, 2008 (05:39 PM)
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I enjoyed this review. I don't think it necessarily covered any new ground or whatever, but that doesn't matter to a curmudgeon such as myself who loves seeing other people convey their satisfaction with ICO's excellence. Good stuff!


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Author: dagoss
Posted: June 23, 2008 (08:47 AM)
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Thanks! Sorry if it didn't cover anything new. Do you mean the review itself didn't cover anything new or that the game already had adequate coverage and didn't need me? Either way, I'll try harder next time.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: June 23, 2008 (09:00 AM)
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We've seen 10/10 ICO reviews that discuss the topics you covered in your review, so you could say there is adequate coverage. But like I also said, that doesn't matter to me and I still liked the review. You don't have to try harder; we already know you're a good reviewer so it's not a problem the way I see it.


I don't have to boost my review resume because I have a real resume.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: June 23, 2008 (01:52 PM)
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Oh, you swine. I've spent years trying to avoid ICO reviews (turns out everyone has to have at least one) and now you've broken that silent vow. So, you were lucky it's a good review. Not sure if I would have admitted crying at a videogame, though. Though I did cry once when my ex-girlfriend wiped out 200 hours of PSX X-Com to play Parappa the Rapper.

I digress. Review. Right.

As Felix noted, your review does little new, but thatís not always the end of the world some people like to make out. The last few paragraphs let you down a little; they take the reader out of the story-based tone youíd built up to talk about aspects you obviously felt needed discussing but couldnít fit in to the main body so chucked them in at the end. But some of the examples you pull out are striking, none more so than how the game is saved. I donít recall any of the other five hundred Ico reviews we have on site covering that. This may be because I tried to avoid them for so long, of course.

Iíve always kinda wanted to play ICO. Now I want to play it more and itís a bitch to find here.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: June 24, 2008 (05:17 AM)
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Iíve always kinda wanted to play ICO. Now I want to play it more and itís a bitch to find here.

Tell me about it - my ICO is NTSC. That mod chip has paid itself back many times over by now.


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