I'm playing through Ico for the first time right now with the HD collection, and I think Ico is a bad game. The platforming is awkward, the jumping is clumsy, and the combat is downright terrible. The lack of music makes me fall asleep (I actually did doze off the first time I played), and I think the environments are bland and uninspiring.
Has the game aged that poorly? I'm curious because there were some fantastic PS2 platformers like Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, and Sly. I played all of them when I was a kid and I love those games dearly. I don't remember them being this clunky or awkward, but maybe I'm just looking through my nostalgia glasses.
Now I'm just curious to see the opinions of the people who played Ico when it first came out and enjoyed it, and what they think of it now if they've played the HD collection.
By the way, what pushed me over the edge to make this topic was that FUCKING water wheel jump. My god the jumping makes me want to bite my controller in half.