Thanks again for all the great entries to our ICO: Castle in the Mist giveaway! Here are our winners:
JibaraRukyasu for his discussion of the “spiritual vibes” of the game.
Kermit, for pointing out that “[s]imple controls mean the challenge always lies in navigating ICO’s contextual puzzles, rather than being frustrated by difficult button-pressing combinations,” which expressed why I don’t pay many video games at all.
Ben, who summed it up beautifully by saying, “Most games are power fantasies, and the functions assigned to the buttons on the controller reflect that. The buttons are to *accelerate* or *fire* or *jump* or *punch*.
ICO has a button to hold hands.”
And finally, Carrie, who wrote, “each new area brought back a slightly giddy feeling I rarely feel as an adult, the feeling you have when you’ve found a secret, magical place.”
Thanks everyone for playing!