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Legacy of Ys: Books I & II
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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. Old-school RPG aficionados are […]
  • 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

A legacy worth exploring

14 November 2009
  • 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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

14 May 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 7

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

Gamer Limit
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

Gamer vision
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.
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Overall 6

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

24 March 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II Review Review

19 March 2009
  • Summary: Take a look at a classic RPG bundle 'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II' for the Nintendo DS. Is this port worth your hard earned dollars? Find out in this X-Play Review!
  • Pros: An epic adventure restored, Streamlined grind, Bonus soundtrack
  • Cons: Fetch quests and backtracking, Buffed out bosses, Ugly presentation
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