Reviews and Problems with Ys I & II Chronicles
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Definitive Version of Both Games
J. Gallen "J. Michael Gallen", Amazon
29 May 2011
Summary: The first two games in Nihon Falcom's Ys series would definitely be frontrunners for the Guinness World Record for most ports and/or remakes of a videogame, seeing releases on various kinds of computers in Japan not to mention releases on the Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, Microsoft Windows, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console.
Summary: I've been a fan of the later games in the series, but I never really check out the earlier entries. When I did, I knew nothing of the bumping mechanic and the general lack of direction common of games of that period. That made some areas tough to complete. There is no indication you absolutely must have certain equipment to defeat certain bosses, but when you do know, beating on them is quite satisfying.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I haven't gotten a chance to play this revision of Ys I&II yet. My star ratings were based on the DS version. I believe the PSP version is better, but I don't know that. The two games are fairly short, old fashioned, head-cracking heroism. Not everything has to be dark and brooding to be a blast. My review should really be about the soundtrack that comes with the game. The CD is OUTSTANDING. Hair metal at it's finest.
Summary: When you're young, impressionable, and watch a movie for the first time, you might think it's the best movie ever made! Years later, you realize that maybe it wasn't quite as good as you first thought. The same thing goes with Ys Chronicles. When it was first released (around 1987), the game was landmark. It had superb music, beautiful graphics, and was a great adventure game.