Reviews and Problems with Legacy of Ys: Books I & II
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Get the PSP version instead.
11 June 2014
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: First off this is only fun to play if you owned a turbo graphics 16. The experience smacks of old school boring gameplay which for some reason was the best thing ever back in the day. They have upgraded the graphics and music for the transition to the ds. But they left the game play the same. My biggest complaint is when you toch a npc in town or whatever you automatically start talking to them.
Summary: I'm very surprised the "upgraded" graphics in this are so poor. The 2D sprites look okay, though there are very few frames of animation. The 3D/2D world and dungeons look terrible, with the same little patches of texture repeated over and over to the point of inducing a headache and such locales as lakes and items such as tables being represented by horribly jagged triangles. The color palette is seriously ugly too. What gives?
Summary: I've played earlier versions, both on original systems and emulators, and I never get very far because of the odd fighting system. Basically in earlier versions you just run into enemies to harm them, and you have to run into them perfectly or they hurt you. This remake fixes that, you actually bush a button to swing your sword. I died two times figuring that out. After that it was great. I really like the music, it's true to the original, kinda rock music.