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And to fully put icing on this particular cake, there are some superb animated sequences which later games on the improved SuperCD format still can't hold a candle to. Directed to perfection, the opening sequence just rocks, the Ys I&II split is pant-wettingly good and the ending will make your brain explode with delight, not least because it contains two utterly fantastic pieces of music. And when you are sitting there, watching the final screen animate into infinity, you will know that you've just been part of something very special. You must have Ys. No excuses.
For its time, Ys Book I & II introduced us to a fantastical world created with cutting edge technology. It told a story of tragedy, hope and life. It wove a convincing and enthralling experience that has made it legend, and with good cause. Though not an epic like the 80+ hours of Xenogears, the game (both books) will take a seasoned gamer little over 14 hours to complete. But, those brief moments spent under the spell of Nihon Falcom's classic will last you for the rest of your days. Heck, it still puts a smile on my face.
The intro to this game is mind-blowing, and it only gets better. Everything, from the graphics to the game play, is incredible. And Y's would get my vote for having the greatest sound and music track ever recorded for a video game. You'll definitely get your money's worth out of this one. For those of you who have a CD player, Y's is a must. [rank in issue #5]
Ys est de ces jeux qui possèdent ce charme très rare, réservé aux titres de légende, qui parvient encore à accrocher le joueur, même sans que celui-ci ait connu une époque qui commence à se faire lointaine.Inutile de préciser que, si vous êtes passés à côté, il ne sera jamais trop tard pour s'y plonger...Un immense classique, qui devrait constituer un modèle à suivre pour bon nombre de développeurs.
Due to the failure of the TurboGrafx-16, Ys 1 and 2 has been relatively unknown in the US. However, it is one of the best action RPGs that I've ever played. If you ever get a chance to play through it, don't pass it up.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The most phenomenal RPG ever made. Great storyline and involving quest keep Y's interesting to the end. Graphics and intermissions are incredible along with the best soundtrack I've ever heard. Best Turbo of year!