i rly want to read the icos series but i dont know whether to read the directors cut or the original of the first book. which do you recommend??
definitely read the original!! for the sake of consistency of writing style and such*. when i was looking into it i saw some people comment that they couldn’t get in to the rest of the series after reading the DC, which makes sense,
and it looks like it’s going to be quite some time before they’re all edited.
*and, imo, better character development. i read all the originals and now i’m reading the DC, just for fun (
almost finished with part one). they cut down nearly 50% ( based on page count) for the DC, some of which i think was definitely a good move ( the internal monologues went on for pages in some cases, stuff that could be inferred from reading, so be ready for that). some of the misc stuff wasn’t totally necessary but was still fun to read. world building and character stuff ( not necessarily strictly plot related). feels like too much at first but by the end of the first one i got into it, and then it didn’t bother me for the rest of the series, it was just fun to get all the details. mostly (from what i’ve read so far) the only thing i really wish was kept was hsin’s more involved introduction/release from the fourth. much more powerful in the original.