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Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

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3 months ago

@jhipi
People have lost the art of building things. They are more used to knocking things down. Good move Nintendo.
Except that Lego is more popular than it's EVER been so not sure about that. Still, a neat if crazy idea!
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

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8 months ago

@osiris_venom
Sometimes developer need to remember they shouldn't dictate how we play their creations to much as we make it possible for them to create these games in the first place.
Why? It's *their* game. It's not yours. Either you accept what they've made, you don't accept it or you accept it with reservations. There's nothing wrong with that.
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GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

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1 year ago

For what it's worth, I got my GAME/DPD confirmation that they'll be delivering today without issue. Sucks for the other people though. :/
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We finally unbox the Nintendo Switch

TelexStar

1 year ago

@VanillaLake Fair enough. At least the block is part of the plug. It doesn't bother me personally.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@VanillaLake I'm not getting why this sucks. The AC adapter is USB-C. It plugs into the dock. The Switch connects to the dock and charges and the JoyCons charge off the switch (while it's in the dock). When you take the Switch out and about, you charge it with any USB-C cable charger of appropriate voltage. You *could* take the USB-C charger that comes with the Switch but that would be a ball ache and is unnecessary anyway.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@VanillaLake
I thought the dock was the charger but there's a separate charger so what the dock is, just plastic and ports?
The AC adapter plugs into the dock.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

Looking forward to my Switch arriving but my main gripe is the inability to have the switch in kickstand mode and also charge it with a power pack. I realise they had to put the USB-C port on the bottom for the dock but surely they could have recessed the connection up the back a bit. Stupid oversight.
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SNES preservation project "dead" after $10k of games lost in the post

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1 year ago

I love the fact that we live in a world where we have to pay a postal company to deliver something and then have to pay them extra for them to not lose/steal it en route.
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch pre-orders back 'in stock' from Nintendo itself

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1 year ago

@Kingchin
Enough with the trolling. Everyone can see you have it in for Nintendo even though you're trying to make it out as if you're impartial! You're not that smart lol
OCD satisfied....carry on.

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The amazing story of how Lionhead silenced a troll who threatened the studio

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1 year ago

@ShiftyGeezer
Why do people think getting the police involved could ruin the boy's life? They'd have words, most likely. Only if he committed a serious offence to acquire the materials (eg. breaking and entering) would he be in serious trouble, and if he did something serious like that then he'd need serious consequences. But the police wouldn't lock him in juvy for 30 years hard labour if what he did was little more than a prank.

I think the police turning up and putting the fear of God into him would be just as effective as a legal letter or a threat to tell his mum.
Do you know what I love the most about the internet? It's armchair lawyers. Seriously, they're the best.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@ShiftyGeezer Why are you arguing with everyone like people are disagreeing with you? Like I said, I agree it's unethical to do what Lionhead did but given the circumstances and the outcome, no-one cares (apart from you evidently). I don't think anyone has condoned or justified what Lionhead did. It was stupid, as I've said. My only points have been to put it into context that on this particular occasion, they clearly worked to shut the kid up.

The only comparison I can think of is to liken this to when a kid steals sweets from a shop, their parents find out and march him/her to the shop in humiliating fashion and tell him/her to give them back. Technically, they committed a crime the police should investigate. Would you have called the police and gotten them thrown in jail? Would that have been the right thing to do in that situation?

For fucks sake. The kid acted like a dick and stole some embarrassing pictures. Lionhead acted like a dick and acquired an embarrassing poem and threatened to tell his mum. Both stupid acts that resulted in the kid stopping acting like a dick.

All I'm doing is laughing at the whole situation.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@ShiftyGeezer
And is it really ethical to tackle blackmail with blackmail? Or to 'spy' on kids at school?
No, it's not ethical at all and I never claimed it was. Sometimes though a 16 year old boy being a dickhead doesn't need a legal writ threatening to sue. He needs the fear of god (i.e. mum) finding out he's being a dick.

I'm no fan of Lionhead but some people here seem to think they did something illegal. They may have, we don't know. I highly doubt however that if they had participated in 'illegal hacking', they'd also be boasting about it to Eurogamer.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@Return-of-Jafar
The wrong thing to do leading to a positive outcome is still the wrong thing to do.
Yep I agree. I wasn't condoning what Lionhead did. I just don't care that they did it. The boy was acting like a jumped up twat.

Lionhead probably shouldn't be boasting about it now either! = also stupid.
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TelexStar

1 year ago

@Return-of-Jafar
This is incredibly shady of Lionhead. If they were hacked and they identified the culprit then they should have called the police. As it was they blackmailed him to keep quiet by threatening to identify him.

If this was a company in another sector or a government department it would be rightly condemned.
Shady perhaps but in light of the outcome it was probably the right, measured response. Bringing the law into it may have just ended up with the miss-guided boy getting into deeper trouble and a possible record, the images/poems and whatever else being made known and generally everyone losing.
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GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

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1 year ago

@CalamityJames I remember the back alleys of the old Churchill Square being particularly ropey back then... In the days before all the London banker twats moved in and demanded coffee shops and Zara stores.
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Titanfall 2 review

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1 year ago

@Daryoon "And games cost a hell of a lot more to make nowadays."

... Which is offset to some degree by the fact that the market today is WAY larger than it was back then.
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DriveClub is getting a Hardcore mode in February

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2 years ago

@Mistress Agreed. Jump into a GT3 spec car and they have assists. It's why I'm glad games like PCARS has a "real" assists mode so you can race cars with the assists they would have in real life.
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Nuclear Throne review

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2 years ago

@lexlaureijssen1
That's it, don't support, kill the industry!
He is supporting the industry.... by having a PSN account subscription. There's nothing wrong with waiting for games to hit PS+ if you're not entirely convinced by something.

Me personally, I bought Nuclear Throne and think it's fantastic fun and well worth the 9 but I don't begrudge anyone if they don't feel the same.
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TelexStar

2 years ago

@timur I just picked it up and it plays very well on Vita. If you've played Hotline Miami on there then it's very similar. I think you can be slightly more precise with the PS4 analogues but it's very playable on Vita. The screen size isn't an issue at all IMO.
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TelexStar

2 years ago

@dwalker109 Thankin' you! Purchase... enabled!!!
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TelexStar

2 years ago

Does anyone know if this is Cross Buy between Vita and PS4?
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Watch: Far Cry Primal won't have multiplayer, but how about dinosaurs?

TelexStar

2 years ago

In Ian's video he admits....
Farcry is about to go the way of Assassins Creed or Call of Duty. A 'copy and paste' product that I'll undoubtedly buy and play but it'll be one that I'll have forgotten about a week or so after completion.
Is it any wonder Ubi-Soft are taking this direction if you have such an apathetic attitude to buying games? If you're so gutted about it then why the hell would you even consider giving them your money? From Ubi's perspective, they've done the bare minimum to ensure a sale from you so it's mission accomplished. If you don't like it then don't bloody buy it! It's not rocket science.
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I wore the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy for a week

TelexStar

2 years ago

@Sheetbike In that last image, you look a little like a seriously depressed Harry Potter in his university years after the horrible realisation he's taken the wrong course.

Amazing challenge you set yourself here. Well played. :)
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Battlefield 4 map community helped DICE make is out tomorrow

TelexStar

3 years ago

Sorry to be THAT guy but I had to read the headline several times before it made sense...

Battlefield 4 map community helped DICE make, is out tomorrow
Commas are a wonderful thing.
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Watch: When should we review games?

TelexStar

3 years ago

@Bratterz
That's a fair point and something we usually strive for in my experience, but as we were trying to show with that Rising Tide example, there are exceptions.
Sorry but I don't see that there are exceptions. Surely the point of reviewing a game is to help your readership make an informed buying decision? Or am I missing something? If a game hits the shelves with bugs - no matter how well intentioned the developer is in fixing them - your duty as a reviewer is to inform your readership of them so they know.

It seems that the difference between Tony Hawks and Civ in this case is that EG generally thought Tony Hawks was shit and were happy to tell people, where as Christian liked Civ despite it having a serious bug and thought that reviewing it as it was might put people off an otherwise good game, so decided not to review it at all.

If that's the case then EG's idea of 'reviewing' a game and mine are very very different.
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PS1 at 20: Fluid's symphony of drugs, dolphins and drum'n'bass

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3 years ago

Die Hard Trilogy was an epic masterpiece on the PS1.
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Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

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3 years ago

@Ginzy Yep, I wasn't clear on this. Are these people wanting retrospective payments for franchises that have done really well? Or is this a new arrangement that they want for future work? If it's the latter, then I don't really see the problem. The industry that hires them will either go"yeah ok, we think you're talent is worth it" or "Err No, fuck off, we'll hire some less well known VA's" (A good thing in my opinion.
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All about that base: Metal Gear Solid 5's FOBs are glorious

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3 years ago

@G-Money I think you have to suspend disbelief more than you're prepared to then. The game world in MGS:V serves a contextual purpose for the gameplay. It's not trying to accurately re-create Afghanistan... merely to recreate a general sense of the place. In relative terms, its a very compressed, condensed place. You can drive from one end of the map to the other in less than 15-20 mins (I'm not sure exactly as I haven't tried it). Within that area are many guard outposts, bases and other such locations that missions have you visiting or for you to explore without the travelling becoming overly tiresome. Having everyday, non-military local life, carrying about their business 2 minutes from a military base with giant mechs in it doesn't really make sense does it?

Like I said, I think you're needlessly picking holes where you don't need to pick personally.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

@G-Money
Oh and the environments are stale and lifeless, no farmers, no children playing...
And you've obviously seen extensive reaches of the war-torn Afghanistan countryside to know that farmers and children playing are common have you?

Do you not think you're perhaps needlessly picking holes? read Dead Redemption had plenty of terrain that you couldn't climb, that didn't make it any less of an open world game.
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review

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3 years ago

@Thebigwahoonie
You can't pause any of the opening section in the normal manner (on PS4) but can suspend the game to get the same effect. I too know the perils of bath time and unpausable cut scenes.
You can click on the left side of the track pad on the PS4 to pause/skip cut scenes. In true Kojima obtuse'ness, I'm not sure the game tells you this.
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Face-Off: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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3 years ago

@riceNpea Maybe but 5 years for a AAA game isn't that far off from the norm and no amount of time polishing/optimising can turn a 30fps game into a 60fps one. The decision to design a game that runs at 60fps is locked in much earlier I think. Either way, it's just nice to see a game like this in motion that also looks really pretty, albeit probably missing some of the glitzier effects that pixel whores look for.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

game's visuals on newer consoles may not necessarily bring us to the cutting-edge in terms of visuals - but it does qualify PS4 and Xbox One for a rare combination of open-world, 60fps gameplay.
And do you know what? It still looks lovely! I've been playing it since thursday (thanks to a cheeky online retailer) and it's a joy to behold a game where the devs struck a superb balance on visual fidelity and keeping things running at a smooth and impressive fps. I wish more devs did this.
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Watch someone complete Fallout 3 as an infant

TelexStar

3 years ago

No one puts baby in a vault.
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Blizzard announces new Reveal mechanic for Hearthstone

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3 years ago

@Gigaflop I never said there was a 50/50 chance of winning did I? Of course there's some skill in the game but your factor in winning is heavily dependant on your monetary investment. Take a top skilled opponent with a basic deck and pit them against an average (or even sub-average) player with a deck filled with powerful/rare cards and the sub-average player is likely to win pretty much all the time.... therefore winning is more about how much money you've invested (or your luck in card packs) than skill.

Now to be fair, this isn't different from any other CCG format but what makes Hearthstone different (and worse in my opinion) is this CCG format coupled with a high card turnover (i.e. cards don't spend very much time in play) so building a deck with a core, reliable strategy is tough and subject to a great deal of randomness on your initial card draw.

The game isn't balanced basically! I've played enough CCG/LCG games to see the difference between this and a more balanced game. That's not to say it can't be fun or you can't build a ladder/league around the game but don't fool yourself into thinking winning/losing is down to your skill. It's not. And that's just my opinion.

I'll stick to A:Netrunner thanks.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

@ResidentKnievel
Hearthstone is all about that high random factor
It's this that has put me off the game to be honest. I only recently started playing it a few weeks ago to see what the fuss was about. I was already dubious about the CCG style "pay-to-win" core of the game but even then, the card turn over is so incredibly high that the strategy is almost completely dependant on your initial card draw. I can't stand it (and I'm not paying the hundreds of pounds that some people appear to be spending).
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Everything you need to know about Metal Gear Solid 5's Mother Base

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3 years ago

@hopper_papa_roach It's also in the central tower as the helicopter circles at the beginning of the vid. Why are you annoyed out of interest?
It made me smile. :) I'm surprised that slipped through Konami's grip to be honest. It's an obvious dig at Konami from Kojima at their general mis-management of games.
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An hour with Randy Pitchford

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3 years ago

@jimmyok
overreact much. Its a game, you didnt like said game, now you are sad. Calling someone you dont know, have never met and probably never will meet a lying cunt is utterly disgraceful, regardless of who he is. Its people like you that give gamers a bad name.
Calm down darling. Do you know what's really utterly disgraceful? Spending years hyping up a game on the premise that you're a fan of the IP, then lying through your teeth (albeit carefully and legally) about the quality and features of the game, knowing full well it's nowhere near the game you personally marketed it as. Then, when the game releases to a universal critical slamming, you quickly pull out a developer you outsourced most of the work to and throw them under the bus, blaming them for the shambles instead (Oh and Sega. It was Sega's fault too). That's disgraceful!

Most developers/publishers over-hype their games. That's to be expected. But few do it with such fanatical, blinkered abandon as that man. He gives developers a bad name!
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TelexStar

3 years ago

@jimmyok
get a grip on yourself you tool


What about my comment implies that I don't have a grip on myself? I have grip enough to remember to use grammar in my comment, even when I'm insulting someone so, you know, there's that! :)

he said he doesnt want to throw anyone under the bus. He is telling the truth, give the guy a break for the love of god.
Except he was perfectly happy to throw Time Gate under a bus when the game launched and people asked him what the hell went wrong with the game.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

Mr Pictford, I don't use this level of colourful language often but I can't help it in this case, you just bring it out of me. You are lying snake that perpetually forms the words "I am a cunt" as it slithers along the ground!

EDIT
We will keep going and sometimes we'll have good stuff, and sometimes we'll have those weird tracks on the b-side of the White Album.
Hang on! Hang on a fucking moment... did Randy "cunt snake" Pitchford just implicitly liken Aliens: CM to the b-sides of the White Album? He didn't just do that, did he?

Also, in what reality does this guy live in when he believes that showing a game off at a trade show like E3 doesn't count as 'advertising'?
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The Amiga is 30 years old today

TelexStar

3 years ago

No mentions of Frontier Elite? Wow.
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Dishonored: Definitive Edition is half-off if you own the original

TelexStar

3 years ago

@cloudskipa
Most PS fans have abandoned PS3 in favour of PS4 due to a number of reasons, least of which is a lack of ownership since they now realise most of their digital collection is locked into subscription.
"Most PS fans"? And you have the actual numbers to support that do you?

Do you reckon the number of people who have completely abandoned the PS3 for the PS4 is high or lower than the number of people who abandoned the 360 for the XBO and/or the PS4?
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Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

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3 years ago

@XbDf
OK no problem I won't give my opinion about UC4,even if I have also seen the same gameplay demos are the rest of you guys but I'm not allowed to give my opinion..
Contrary to popular belief, you *don't* have the right to an opinion. You have the right to an *INFORMED* opinion.
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This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

TelexStar

3 years ago

@SteveV I don't see anything. What's the problem? ;)
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Ronin review

TelexStar

3 years ago

is it just me or does this look startlingly similar to Mark of the Ninja?
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Star Wars Battlefront alpha leaked, mined for information

TelexStar

3 years ago

@true_gamer
But if you could you would simple as that ....
Actually, I wouldn't no. I'm not judging you. Your money is your money but honestly, if I had that amount of expendable cash laying around, I'd use it way more productively than buying massively overpriced digital games, twice.
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It gets worse - Batman: Arkham Knight on PC lacks console visual features

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3 years ago

@Suarez07 I agree that the main site thumbnail probably shouldn't say "Recommended" followed by all three platforms, but I don't believe EG's intention was to convey that the review represents all three platforms. Just that the game is available for three platforms. Above the body of the main review, it clearly states what version is being tested so if anyone is silly enough to conflate a single review with multiple platforms then they're asking to be disappointed.

The PC version does look to be a complete travesty of a game but all this rage at EG's review is just people wanting to rage at something.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

@dogmanstaruk
I'd love Oli to pop in and explain why a technically unfit game which has been withdrawn for sale has a recommended review on the site. The new review policy was put in place to ensure this didn't happen. After all Eurogamer is supposed to be a multi-format site.
It's a fair point to make but given the disparities between PS4, XBO and PC in games these days, I never assume that a review for a PS4 version of a game will be the same on XBO or PC. Do you?
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Video: Xbox 360 Gears of War vs. Xbox One Ultimate Edition

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3 years ago

@nickbonkersperry
It only looks washed out because the 360 is incapable of proper gamma set-up. So games always are way over-contrasty looking and full of black crush
Yup, maybe so... and the 360 version still looks better. :/
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The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

TelexStar

3 years ago

@cloudskipa Like I said, to each his own but I believe you completely missed the point of the game, especially if you see the entire game as just an escort mission.
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TelexStar

3 years ago

@cloudskipa
Great art style this game certainly has a distinctive look but ICO was one of those "emotional" experiences I'd rather forget. It looks good for fans of the game and puzzle platformers in general.
To each their own I suppose but I'm curious as to why you'd like to "forget" Ico. It was an absolutely wonderful game full of heart and soul. An emotive story with distinctive characterisation wrapped around a beautiful world with clever puzzles.
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