Excerpt: When you've been playing games for as long as I have, nostalgia is an inevitable and occasionally dangerous thing. It's easy to look back at games past with rose-colored glasses and recall only the good things while subconsciously ignoring the bad.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: When Ys Book I & II was first released on the TurboGrafx-CD it was considered the first must-own game for NEC's fledgling console. Although it was largely ignored by the U.S. consumer, game critics of the time hailed it as one of the greatest role-playing games ever made.
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.
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.
Excerpt: There's a lot to be said about the legacy of Ys. The series' influence on modern Japanese RPGs cannot be understated. Falcom paved the way for action roleplaying with their enormously successful Xanadu , and the Ys series brought the concept to an even wider audience.