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Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

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Overall 7

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

26 January 2011
  • Excerpt: One for the grizzled RPG veterans that remember the glory days.
  • Pros: + Two games in one, + New stylus control, + Classic RPG flavor
  • Cons: Not for the new RPG crowd, Item management can be a pain, Classic RPG pains
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Overall 7
Graphics 7
Sound 8
Control 7
Addiction 7

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II Review

Cheat Code Central
25 April 2010

Impression: Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: To be honest, when I first turned on Legacy of Ys: Books I & II I expected it to be disgustingly ugly. Call me pessimistic, call me a hater of the DS's 3D capabilites — it's the truth. So I was shocked when the remade 3D world of Ys looked decent. Falcom avoided the 3D blockiness of other DS games by wisely leaving every character and monster as a 2D sprite. It makes me wonder why Square Enix didn't do this with its visually maligned Final Fantasy remakes.
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Overall 8

NDS Review - 'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II'

22 October 2009
  • Summary: One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements.
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A legacy worth exploring

29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Half of the items you find in the game are useless unless you're bored and want to screw around. I never once found a reason to use "magic of stop-time".
  • Pros: Getting to finally see how Adol Christin became a cult icon in the world of gaming.
  • Cons: Wandering the temple at the end of Ys II for hours on end because it's so easy to get lost.
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Overall 5

Time Has Not Been Kind to This Classic RPG

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Buried under Legacy of Ys' redesigned graphics, music, and touch controls still lies a very old game. Legacy revolves around wanderer Adol Christin and his search for a legendary Atlantis-like land of Ys. Gamers raised during the Thundercats era of cartoons might remember these Japanese RPGs, but both games have been re-localized with new, albeit still brief, scripts. Many other relics of '80s game design persist as well.
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Overall 6

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

Defunct Games
19 May 2009
  • Summary: While Legacy of Ys is a solid remake of the 16-bit classics, that doesn't mean it holds up particularly well. The unique gameplay keeps the action fast and exciting, but the cliche story and silly cinemas leave a lot to be desired. On the plus side, it does come with some of the best video game music ever composed! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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Overall 7

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

20 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Even the remake feels dated and may not appeal to the new generation of gamers. If you can ignore the archaic feel, you’ll find a good RPG at its core. There’s no compelling reason to buy Legacy of Ys if you own the originals.
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Overall 7

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

25 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Name: Legacy of Ys: Books I & II Genre: Action RPG Platform: Nintendo DS The Nintendo DS has no shortage of role-playing games, between the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest remakes and new titles being designed specifically for the handheld. Despite the crowded genre, Atlus is trying to add another game to your RPG playlist with Legacy of Ys: Books I & II .
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Overall 6

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II review (DS)

23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: The back of the box says "this ultimate translation delivers the most substantial version of the famous story to date". It also refers to "new enemies and equipment". For North America, this is true.
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