Conclusion: The thing is, while I think the characters and the narrative hurt the game, I know they’ll probably help it appeal to the larger audience Falcom is aiming for. Ys Seven is the jRPG equivalent of a pile of Pixie Stix, a pure sugar high with no real substance.
Summary: Ys Seven is the latest entry in Falcom’s most famous series… even though only a fraction of the games and their plentiful remakes have hit US shores. Ys Seven itself isn’t graphically impressive and the plot is little better than pabulum, but it boasts one of the best soundtracks of the year and the...
Excerpt: We had the chance to dive into the new series of Ys games being released on PSP, during this year's E3 show. It was really exciting to see a company committed to bringing great RPG content to the PSP.
Summary: Ys may not have the clout of a Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest game, but this seventh installment proves the series is as much fun as it ever was. Ys Seven is a great looking game that offers huge boss battles, fast-paced gameplay and a lengthy single-player experience.
Excerpt: There are few role playing game franchises that I personally enjoy. Ys and Mega Man Battle Network are the two that comes to mind. Neither is perfect, but both are generally safer for families than the other franchises that are being sold. I also have quite a bit of history with the Ys franchise.
Summary: Years before Final Fantasy VII turned heads on the PlayStation; there was another disc-based role-playing game that was set to take the nation by storm. Ys Book I & II rode a wave of critical praise and hype, instantly becoming the killer-app for the TurboGrafx-CD.
Summary: Ys Seven is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series which first debuted on PC in 1987. This is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware for beautiful graphics and virtually no load times.