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Castle Guide trophy in ICO

Castle Guide

Beat the game within 2 hours

Castle Guide-0.3
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How to unlock the Castle Guide trophy

  • v_Sullyv_Sully
    13 Dec 2016 13 Dec 2016 13 Dec 2016
    I did this on my NG+ run, which is started upon continuing from the final save in your NG run.

    I followed along (mostly) with this speedrun. Sorry about the crappy quality- it didn't look nearly as bad on my phone as it does on my PC:

    I mirrored the run fairly closely, but there were a few parts that I couldn't replicate, even with nearby saves and multiple tries, so I had to improvise in a few places.

    If you want to be able to watch in higher quality, this run seems similar:

    Here are my save times/locations as I progressed:



    Stone pillar

    East Arena

    Waterfall (slight detour to save when first arriving)

    Waterfall (on the way back after water wheel jumps)

    Water Tower

    West Idol Stairs

    Main Gate (final save after arriving and seeing the first cut scene)

    I don't know my final time as the game doesn't create a save after completing NG+, but I had enough time from the final save to beat the game AND get the Watermelon ending, which added a minute or two to the final trek down the beach.
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    TheBig-BBThe current world record holder has a tutorial with commentary run here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvRaCdMwBoI

    From my own attempts, I would recommend you not proceed with the final sequence if you're over 1:30 on the clock. I couldn't get the trophy to pop from a save with a 1:30:40 even with an outstanding clean and deathless ending sequence. I only got it when I cut my Main Gate save down to 1:27:01.

    Use multiple save slots and go back to improve some older sequences if your Main Gate time is too high.
    Posted by TheBig-BB On 21 Feb at 02:54
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