Summary: As far as content goes, none in my opinion have surpassed the original 80's CD-ROM version of the game. I had no idea that this game would later be re-released again on the PSP or I wouldn't have bothered with this one. Still, if you don't have a PSP, and you have any DS, and you've never played YS before, then do get this game. It's still enjoyable, just not great.
Summary: I had never played through a Ys game until I played this (I had tried Ys III on the SNES as a kid but it was too challenging for me to get anywhere)! I will say Books I and II are my favorite action RPGs after having played this. I'd like to note that these games tie in to eachother, so once you beat Book 1 you'll want to immediately start Book 2.
Summary: If you have ever played one of the ys games, on snes or other, this is a great port of a great game. While the boss fights are hard, you can save before them and try again. if you enjoy rpgs and hack and slash adventures this is one not to miss.
Summary: I had ordered this game on Amazon sometime last year and finally got around to playing it. I also got the CD soundtrack with it. I didn't realize that this game was actually a remake from over 20 years ago, so I don't really know the difference between the two. This game starts off as having to talk with various people about where to go on your adventure. You will eventually need to gain 5 sets (each) of swords, armor, shields, and rings.
Summary: I had the first Ys as a kid, and I loved it, I played it a great deal, so it's just a flood of good memories to play this one. I have no idea how much has changed, since the alteration of the graphics from what I remember has me feeling like it's a whole new game in many ways. For all that I played it a great deal, I find myself only vaguely connecting the two games, and for the people who liked the old fashioned action games like this, it's a must have.
Summary: The graphics depend on the tastes of each player, but if you are from those who enjoy RPG's of old, then this game you liked a lot in its graphics, besides that the game lets you choose whether to play the older version or the newer (speaking cast of characters and graphics and images). Out of all, very incredible.
Summary: This is my first time playing a Ys game on any console, and I am completely blown away. It made me feel as if I was back playing Zelda for N64 and GameBoy. The music is incredible, especially in the dungeons. The gameplay is your classic awesome sword slashing, like Zelda. You can buy/sell weapons, armor, and other items to upgrade your character, find chests in dungeons containing useful items. All that good stuff. The graphics are perfect for this game.