Reviews and Problems with YS: The Ark of Napishtim
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Value for money 5
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
16 October 2006
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is This is a charming RPG for the PSP. The reason being, there aren’t many ‘good’ RPGs for the PSP to begin with. YS The Ark of Napishtim is an ‘old skool’ RPG at its heart, with an engaging story line, automatic levelling up and satisfying hack-and-slash action.
Excerpt: This week was the first time I’ve ever picked up an RPG on either the
DS or the PSP. Sadly, on both accounts I’ve been completely
disappointed. Instead of just leaving The Ark of Napishtim as it was or
creating an all-new title, Konami decided to bring it over to the PSP.
Excerpt: When I reviewed Ys VI - The Ark of Napishtim for Windows, I described the moment when Adol first leaves town and enters the monster-infested woods. I still remember my elation at that instant -- the PC's speakers exploded with aural magnificence, and my eyes were flooded with a lush tapestry of...
Excerpt: Ys: Ark of Napishtim is the latest iteration of Konami's anime-RPG franchise. This time Ys makes its debut on the PSP, bringing a PS2-style traditional RPG experience to the best little PS2 emulator out there.
Pros: ups: Interesting boss fights, cool adventure feel.
Cons: downs: Long and frequent load times, pacing is not friendly to portable play.
Excerpt: Thus, it feels like a footnote in the life of rusty-coiffed adventurer Adol (the hero of the series) when he finds himself shipwrecked on the Canaan Island chain, a small archipelago smack-dab in the middle of a gigantic vortex.
Conclusion: Det lader til, at jeg kan lade rollespilsverdenen ligge i en årrække, komme tilbage til den med opladede batterier og så ellers føle mig hjemme med det samme. Der sker kort sagt meget lidt i den verden, hvor turbaserede kampe går hånd i hånd med helte, der har hukommelsestab og netop har fundet et...