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Tuesday, 14 May 2002

Ico again

Well it seems not only has the European version of Ico the cooler cover art. Apparently the PAL version itself if much cooler also. Now I don't know if all I say is true as I really have no opportunity to compare the different versions. I'm only repeating what I read in a game FAQ.

First of all Yorda's AI seems to be better. She follows you around, climbs ladders and jumps down heights she knows she can make. Also she will point you to the solution of puzzles if you take very long to solve them. The shadows apparently act pretty clever now too (I can certify that. I don't know how it is in the American version but in my game the shadows are pretty hard to fight off sometimes).

But that is not all. If you play the game a second time after you've completed it you can understand what Yorda and the queen say. Even better you can play the game with 2 players then, one playing Ico, the other Yorda.

The best thing though (better sit down for this) is that apparently you can find a lightsaber and use it as a weapon. Jonathan Saas provided two, screenshots to prove it. I won't believe this before I've seen it myself though...

I would never have thought I'd ever say this in the context of video games, but: Sometimes it's so good to live in Europe :)

[Archive Link]  Posted by Edda at 13:06 CET


[Comments Link]  1. Posted by perlmunkee on 14 May, 2002 22:14 CET

hmmm….I’m not so sure about those sabers. Kinda fishy if you ask me. That aside, isn’t it a great game?? Much fun was had while playing Ico.

[Comments Link]  2. Posted by Edda on 14 May, 2002 23:20 CET

I agree on the sabers. I could’ve manipulated those pictures in photoshop in no time. But even the possibility makes me faint ;)

Much fun indeed. Much fun! :)

[Comments Link]  3. Posted by Angry Jap on 17 November, 2002 18:33 CET

Top banana game!

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