Nihon Falcom’s Ys was revolutionary when it first came out back in the 1980s and set the standard for modern RPGs. While the series have been well-received in Japan, it was largely ignored by western gamers. This is why not all of the Ys installments have made it outside of Japan. Hardcore fans of Ys have been patiently waiting for more Ys title, but until then, they will have to settle for remakes.
Atlus brings us a remake of the first two Ys in one single cartridge for the Nintendo DS which seems to be the ideal place for classic RPG remakes. This isn’t the first time the first two Ys have been remade, which the booklet attests to. How does this remake fare? Is this remake really the definitive version, and does Ys retain its charm after all these years? Read more… »