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There are two ways to react to Ys I & II Chronicles. Sentimental gamers may look at it with nostalgia, fondly remembering the earliest days of the action-RPG. More cynical gamers (or practical ones) might echo the words of a great sage: “This is from back when people were stupid.” Explaining what the deal here is requires a history lesson. Ys and Ys II were developed for Japanese personal computers in 1987 or so, back before most anyone reading this was born. They were pretty big hits in Japan at the time and were ported all over the place, most famously to NEC's PC-Engine CD-ROM system. There, they got a deluxe compilation treatment with updated graphics and sound. The same machine came to America (where it was known as the Turbografx-CD), and the Ys adventures came along with it. The games found themselves a cult following over here—not a big one because the Turbo CD hardware cost nearly $700 in 2011 money, but a rabid one because their animated cinemas and CD audio were way, way ahead of the technology curve. The original Ys I & II had production values that mainstream gamers wouldn’t enjoy until the dawn of the PlayStation generation.
With all of the retro collections and re-releases of classic games coming out in the past few years, it's not surprising that more obscure systems are seeing some of their best revived on current consoles. Games like Bonk are finally available to a wider audience than their hardware platform would allow, and now we have available to us another classic TurboGrafx-16 franchise player: Ys. Don't ask me to pronounce it [The pronunciation is like 'geese', but without the 'g'. ~ Ed.], but Ys. Not just the first game, but the first two games. Waitaminit... Ys I&II were released on the DS back in 2008! I actually ran the opening scenes of both games side-by-side, DS and PSP, and it is exactly the same. I dare say, the DS screen being slightly more compact actually made the cinematic look a tad sharper! In case you missed it the first time on the TG-16 (and then again on the DS), let me explain just what happens in Ys: People tell you to go places without much information to go on as to what you actually need to do to carry on the storyline. Then you venture out into the world - which feels a lot larger than it really is, which is nice to find in an older game - and you run head-first into baddies on the map to kill them.
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