Summary: I love Falcom, I love the Ys series, and I love action RPGs, but this is my first time experiencing it all on a PC. The recent PSP releases have all been fantastic, but Sony's portable is on its last leg, and while I'd love to dive into a Ys game on the Vita, it's a bit too early for that.
Excerpt: Though it's crossed the radar of relatively more people on the other side of the Pacific in recent years, the size and longevity of the Ys series is still startling to contemplate. It began in the late 80s, and unlike a lot of its then-peers is still alive in the public eye.
Excerpt: Ys Origin might not need a lightning-fast PC to run, but that doesn't mean the game is any less exciting. This 2006 Japanese action RPG has just received its first official English release on Steam via XSEED Games.
Excerpt: I love how the PC is allowing people to embrace its gaming history by constantly getting older titles updated to work on newer hardware and operating systems. Places like Steam open up a new world for recent PC gamers to dabble in these relics.
Summary: Y´s Origin ist ein sechs Jahre altes PC-Japan-Prequel zu einer Serie, die hier nie wirklich zu viel Ruhm kam. Wir sind ganz tief in Fan-Service-Territorium. Ich werde mich hüten, es generell jedem als großartiges Action-RPG verkaufen zu wollen.