Reviews and Problems with Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
22 December 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...
Excerpt: For a month or two before its release, ardent North American Ys fans raged against Konami for tossing out JDK Band's soundtrack and creating new, orchestral music. These fans, many of whom hadn't even played the PC game, typed out angry emails with bleeding fingers: "How dare you replace JDK with...
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.
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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.
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...
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.
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.