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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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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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Overall 9
9.1
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 8
7.7
Sound 10
9.5
Storyline 9
8.8
Control 9
9.4

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RPGFan
30 March 2005
  • Excerpt: I must admit that Ys (pronounced "ees") VI - The Ark of Napishtim (YSVI) took me largely by surprise. Having no familiarity with the series whatsoever, I had no idea what to expect. When I first popped the disc into my PS2, I did not anticipate weeks of being riveted to my seat by one of the most enjoyable action RPGs I have ever played.
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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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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

uk.gamespot.com
22 February 2005
  • Conclusion: Ys: The Ark of Napishtim isn't perhaps the sharpest-looking hack-and-slash adventure with the most refined gameplay, but it still provides a solid and satisfying experience. Fans of the series and button-stomping pros looking to carve up legions of foes in the company of a large cast of personable characters will be right at home with the latest iteration of Ys.
  • Pros: Lots of satisfying monster stabbing, Cool boss fights, Fully voiced cast.
  • Cons: The stabbing is fairly straightforward and can get repetitious, When the voice acting is bad, it's awful.
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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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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

Project COE
16 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The speech and voice acting has set this game apart from the rest of the classics. Each character that you speak with will reply in full speech, though Adol does not talk at all, in game at least. The game appears to be combining old school with new in this game, and the formula looks to be a success. This game spells classic Action RPG to the max, and nothing could be better for the gaming world at this point in time.
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