Reviews and Problems with YS: The Ark of Napishtim
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Y's The Ark of Acceptable Gameplay
10 November 2007
Summary: Ys The Ark of Naphishtim I purchased the PSP version when I was looking for games that seemed decent on the PSP. Since there aren't many out that I am able to enjoy. This happened to be one I may see the end to. Sure playing one dungeon for 5 hours may be fun to some people. But it gets frustrating when you are doing it to try and jump to an invisible ledge repeatedly in the distance, and if you fail then you fall to a screen below you and need to traverse back up.
Summary: I really wanted to beat this game, I am a big fan of this type of action RPG(this game runs the same lines as Secret of mana, zelda, and Alundra), but the insane load times on the PSP make it almost impossible for me to enjoy the game. I found myself taking less time to walk across the screen than it took to load it(a real annoyance when trying to find something you missed) the graphics are really good, I loved the cutscenes, and the story was very well written(short but...
Summary: There was a lot that this game had going for it. The visuals both in game and during the FMV moments are the best I have ever seen from any game system of the size ever, and that does got a long way towards the enjoyment of the game.The deveolpment system has been used in some form or another for so long that a lot of people who play games like the console versions of baldur's gate will have no problem dominating this game.
Summary: The story is okay. The game play is action oriented and fun, but nothing great. The graphics are good. The load times can take quite a long time and happen fairly frequently (enough to take a bit away from the fun) It attempts to play similar to Zelda or the Secret of Mana, but falls far short from the fun, story, and overall appeal. Overall, this game is decent and worth paying a discounted price for but I'm still looking for a great adventure / role playing game.
Excerpt: This is a great little game for the ps2 that i have really enjoyed.You play a red haired boy called adol that gets shipwrecked on a island with strange humans that have long ears and tails ,they take you in and help you but are weary after experiencing trouble with the other local humanoids,adol must help them in there battle for survival to find his way back home.This game is a kind of platform game but the story is a lot more evolved, its really easy to move adol about...
Excerpt: A few months ago, Hawkimus bought me a PSP. YS - The Ark of Napishtim (referred to herein as YS), was the first game I played and completed on it, so it seems fitting to write a review on the good and bad things about this game. Firstly, I should explain a few things. I am by no means a 'gamer', I enjoy gaming but tend to give up once something gets too difficult for me (or I get Hawkimus to complete the bit I am struggling on!).
Pros: Good story, graphics, sound and simple to pick up
Cons: Loading times are excessive, some moves difficult to execute
Conclusion: when i 1st palyed this it reminded me of the alundra/ zleda days, the real time fites the many places to explore and climbing the next ledge to get the special items. it is a cute game and quiet fun, but after awhile it seems to be the same thing over and over again. it is an easy game to play but once u get grips with it, you fly thru it wiv ease and dusnt feel u achieved much as ur pretty much repeating ur actions.
Summary: das ist der vorherschende Satz in Ys. Das Spiel scheint vielversprechend zu sein wenn es denn nicht ständig laden müsste, das wäre auch noch nicht so schlimm wenn diese Ladesequenzen nicht so ewig lang wären. Leider verleidet die ewige Laderei den Spass am Spiel ganz gehörig. Geht man im Dorf in ein Haus -> bitte warten, es wird geladen, Mist nix drin, man dreht um und geht raus -> bitte warten es wird geladen.....