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Legacy of Ys: Books I & II
7.1 out of 10

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

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.
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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.
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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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