The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

Somewhere in a forgotten castle in Japan, where the sound of ocean waves can drift through the remains of ancient keeps, Fumito Ueda is hard at work crafting The Last Guardian. The only tenable flavor of that otherworldly realm must come from the recent launch of the Ico and Shadow of the Collosus HD bundle. This week on the show, at the request of listener Chris Rickard, we take a look at the first half of the collection and revisit our time with Yorda, Team Ico's management of camera angles and scales, and the evolutionary tree of platformers. Surely you have played the game before (If not, get on it!), so be sure to leave your thoughts on the game in the comments section below, as well as your feelings towards the HD conversion. If you liked this show, come back in two weeks while we discuss Shadow of the Collosus.

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Show notes:

- Run time: 37 min 22 sec

- Music provided by Brad Sucks and Michiru Oshima from the Ico Soundtrack.

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_145_-_HD_Recollections_Ico.mp3
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