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6.9 out of 10

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

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Overall 8
8.0

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Thunderbolt Games
10 January 2008
  • Excerpt: What is it with the heroes of RPGs beginning their adventures by being washed ashore on some exotic beach? Link did it recently in The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Alundra had it happen way back in his self-titled debut on the PlayStation. Even Tidus in Final Fantasy X had a go at this peculiar habit.
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Overall 10
9.8

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Playstation Illustrated
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: The Ys series of action RPG's is one of the oldest and most cherished series in video game history. Thankfully, the transition to 3D seems to have been done flawlessly. Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is a game with all the newer bells and whistles that a current generation title has, but captures the simple elegance of the classic series to create a gaming experience that removes most of the headache and just leaves you unable to put it down.
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Overall 9
8.6

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Just RPG
18 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Looking back on the year 2005, it has been a great year for old series to reappear on western shores with new installments.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 7
6.8
Sound 7
6.5
Longevity 9
9.1

YS: The Ark Of Napishtim

NowGamer
30 June 2005
  • Summary: Ys manages to avoid coming a poor second to Final Fantasy, like almost every other RPG does, because its not even vaguely
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 8
7.5
Control 8
8.4

Expert Review

RPGFan
27 June 2005
  • Excerpt: a*nach*ro*nism If some of you are wondering why I started this review with a vocabulary lesson, bear with me. It's just that after spending 15 or so hours with Konami's Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, anachronism happens to be the one word bouncing around in my head. Being "out of its proper or chronological order" would almost seem to hint that Ys is a bad game- something that it's certainly not.
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Expert Review

CVG
20 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Being a huge fan of the Y's series, I eagerly popped Y's Ark of Napishtim into my PlayStation 2. Going into it, I knew that it was going to be short as that's the main complaint of most reviews. After my time with Ark of Napishtim, I can validate this complaint, as I was able to beat the game in just under 10 hours. However, those ten hours have been fantastic.
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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim – Review

GameCritics.com
6 May 2005
  • Excerpt: a·nach·ro·nism n. 1 - The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in other than chronological, proper, or historical order. 2 - One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time: "A new age had plainly dawned, an age that made the institution of a segregated picnic seem an anachronism" (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.).
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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

The Armchair Empire
27 March 2005
  • Conclusion: The grandest parts of the Ark of Napishtim are the boss battles. Gigantic, beautifully textured and smoothly animated, each badass encounter is a frenetic slice of old-school action. The second boss is a gigantic flying crab that sprays spores and litters the landscape with its eggs. Kinda cool, yes, but the entire battle is fought on top of a rock that is hurtling straight towards the ground at terminal velocity.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

TotalPlayStation.com
7 March 2005
  • Conclusion: Basic and unassuming, this is an RPG for gamers that love RPGs. No complex battle system, no hugely epic storyline, just old-school goodness by the fistful.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 7
7.0
Control 10
10
Replay value 8
8.0

Ys: Ark of Napishtim

Project COE
22 February 2005
  • Conclusion: One thing is certain, it is very hard to find any faults with this latest Ys game. The game is simply pure fun from start to finish. After playing The Ark of Napishtim, it’s easy to see why action RPGs were so much fun back in the old days. It’s nice to see that some developers are still making games the old way. Hopefully, we’ll get more Ys love in the future. It is very hard to score this game.
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