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Ys I & II Chronicles PSP Review
22 September 2012
Excerpt: As the name suggests, Ys I & II Chronicles features the first two games in the Ys series, two games of which are directly related to one another on a narrative level. It allows you to experience the beginnings of a long enduring series, albeit with upgraded visuals and higher quality sound.
Excerpt: Remakes and re-releases are always tricky business. Nostalgia is a powerful thing, though some games are better left as memories. Ys I & II Chronicles is, as the name implies, a collection featuring redone versions of the first two Ys games.
Summary: Ys I & II Chronicles is a nice revamp of the first two Ys games onto the PSP. It has a new localization of the dialogue and some great audio and visual options, and if you’re getting the disc version you get the soundtrack as well, which is a nice bonus.
Excerpt: People got their Dragon Quests, and Final Fantasy's. I have always enjoyed the Ys series. I remember Ys I & II from my days playing the Turboduo. This game is an action adventure role playing game that put Zelda to shame in so many ways. Yet few give it the props it has earned.
Excerpt: During the late '90s, hundreds of thousands of gamers were turned into RPG enthusiasts. This was quickly evidenced by the enormous sales figures for the original Parasite Eve, among other RPGs that followed the release of Final Fantasy VII.
Conclusion: Ys is a fantastic and timeless series that I hope to see made and remade for another 20 something years! The brutal challenge, fast game play, anime style, and delightful fantasy setting make this series quite endearing.
Excerpt: Ys I and II Chronicles is two games, both remixed for better graphics and sound. You can choose from a variety of sound options, with the most modern having some very sick guitar work. The music, no matter which one you go with, is amazing. It’s some of the best I’ve heard in a while, honestly.
Summary: The Ys series revisits its roots with a re-imagining of the very first two games in Ys I & II Chronicles. Newly redrawn artwork and remastered musical scores are paired with the simple, classic yet elegant "bump" buttonless combat system as Ys I & II Chronicles combines the two classic titles into...
Excerpt: Nearly twenty-five years and more than half a dozen ports later, Falcom has once again taken up the Ys mantle with a compilation of the first two games in Ys I & II Chronicles. The PlayStation Portable collection is based off of the 2001 PC remake Ys I & II Complete, though the PSP release is the...