I keep hearing the characters from those games getting thrown around, so I'd like to ask you - the experienced Sony fans - to help me decide which one I should buy so that I can appropriately cheer on one of the candidates to possibly be in this game. If one of them gets in and I decide to use the character, I'd like to know their background at least somewhat. --- Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent and discerning if he holds his tongue - Proverbs 17:28 For all intents and purposes, just know me as The Mute...
Right. Or I could buy one now with the suggestions I gather from you kind folk and buy the other later down the road (if I enjoy the former) and still end up paying the same as if I'd bought the collection ($40 for the collection; $20 for each individual title).
So that takes me back to the question: which one is better? --- Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent and discerning if he holds his tongue - Proverbs 17:28 For all intents and purposes, just know me as The Mute...
Despite having a similar style and atmosphere, the games are very different at a gameplay level. Get ICO if you like puzzles, basic combat and an emotional connection with your AI partner. Get Shadow if you like epic boss battles and a vast, but lonely, world to explore. Personally I much preferred ICO.
If you're undecided over which game to get, and you do intend to play both, I would recommend ICO first, since it was the first game released. Some of Shadow's plot loosely relates to ICO, since they're set in the same world; also the controls are a bit unusual (particularly, Triangle as the jump button) and it's easier to get used to them in ICO before you play Shadow and have to get used to its manual grip control and horse-riding as well.
(On a side note re. the game title, ICO-the-game is always written in capital letters, and clarifies from Ico-the-main-character.) --- RocketJess, blasting off again! PSN: iscah_rambles
I love both games and protagonists. Wander could use his sword and his bow and arrow, while Ico could use the Queen's Sword, the mace and the lightsaber. But we depend on the programmers crativity to make them interesting fighters in this game.