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.
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.
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.