Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. Over time, the kingdom came to be known as Esteria, and its divine history was largely forgotten by all but the descendants of those who once preached the Goddesses’ will.
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Veröffentlichung: 14. Feb. 2013

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Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. Over time, the kingdom came to be known as Esteria, and its divine history was largely forgotten by all but the descendants of those who once preached the Goddesses’ will. The only reminder of this lost lore was a cursed spire at the foot of a giant crater, which locals came to regard as “The Devil’s Tower.”


Eventually, the men and women who called Esteria their home began mining a uniquely radiant silver from the nearby mountains, and development boomed. Towns were built, and the land became rich with life.


Then, all at once, monsters began to appear. Only a few at first – but soon enough, the land was swarming with them, and the Esterians had no choice but to hide in fear, remaining ever vigilant just to stay alive.


Our story begins with a young man who’d heard rumors of these misfortunes, and strove to verify them with his own eyes; a brave swordsman with an adventurous spirit bolstered by his own youthful naiveté.


His name was Adol Christin.

With no regard for his own safety, Adol set sail toward Esteria through a heretofore impassable barrier of neverending storms. There, he was destined to become ensconced within a 700 year-old mystery that would ultimately take him to a long-lost land nestled amongst the clouds...

Ys I & II Chronicles+ is the most modernized and up-to-date remake of Falcom’s classic franchise-spawning action RPGs from 1987 and 1988. Come see how the story began, and witness the birth of a legend!

Key Features

  • Classic buttonless “bump” combat receives a full analog-enabled upgrade for gamepad users, and is augmented in Ys II by a robust magic system.
  • Soundtrack selectable from among the original 80s FM-synth, an early 2000s MIDI-style remix or a modern studio performance by Falcom’s in-house rock band.
  • Character art selectable from 90s-style portraits or more modern anime designs.
  • Four selectable difficulty levels and optional boss rush mode grant players a true old-school challenge (if desired).
  • Transform into a demon to speak with any and every standard enemy in the game, creating unparalleled depth that still impresses even to this day. (Ys II only)
  • Unique Steam Achievements plus Steam Cloud support and leaderboards.
  • Adjustable high-resolution PC graphics with a smooth, consistent framerate.
  • Greater viewing area than in previously-available Ys I & II Chronicles editions.
  • Decorative screen frames available from the earlier Japan-only Ys I & II Complete PC release, in addition to the more modernized full-screen viewport of previous Ys I & II Chronicles editions.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Pentium III 866 MHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7 (64-bit supported)
    • Processor:Pentium III 1.6 GHz or higher
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:64 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Juli
Ys Chronicles+ ist eine neu aufgelegte Version der beiden Ys Spiele aus dem Jahr 1987 und 1988.

Ys 1 (Ancient Ys Vanished - Omen) weicht bereits von den üblichen Pfaden eines J-RPGs ab bevor dieses sich überhaupt durchgesetzt hat. Ich kann mir nur vorstellen das es zu dieser Zeit verdammt frisches Gameplay war, gepaart aus einem Platformer mit schneller, unkomplizierter Action und RPG Elementen, verzweigten, labyrinthartigen Dungeons und vielen Secrets die ohne große Informationsflut entdeckt werden wollen und teilweise müssen. In einer abgewandelten Form hat mich der Verlauf, die Dialoge doch sogar etwas an die Souls Spiele erinnert.

Für ein J-RPG hat Ys 1 doch eine überraschend kurze Spieldauer, womöglich lag es auch an den damaligen SPeicherplatzverhältnissen, wie ich gelesen habe war Ys eines der ersten Spiele für CD-ROM und hat dank aufwendigen Animationen und Cutscenes und dickem Soundtrack einiges gefressen.
Allerdings wurde Ys auch damals zweigeteilt. Ys 1 und Ys 2 sind eigentlich 1 Spiel, wohl auch ein Grund warum beide in dem Chronicle Bundle verfügbar sind.

Chronicles+ bietet vor allem überarbeitete schöne und auch sehr rockige Musik die den Spielfluss bestens unterstützt, zwei Artwork Modi, entweder die Original Artworks oder die neuen der Chronicles Version (gilt für die Dialogbilder der Charaktere), wobei mir die neuen besser gefallen haben. Einen Fullscreen Modus der das Bild natürlich deutlich ranzoomed und die Pixelbracht deutlich hervorhebt und eine 4:3 Frame Version die mir persönlich besser gefallen hat.

Mit Ys hat sich mir eine weitere J-RPG Reihe erschlossen die mir bis vor einiger Zeit völlig unbekannt war, aber schon jetzt mit meinen bisherigen Favoriten, der Final Fantasy und der Tales of... Serie, mithalten kann, da es erfrischend anders ist. Freue mich auf Ys 2 und die neuaufgelegte überarbeitete Version von Ys 3 (The Oath of Felghana) und Ys Origins.

Ich hoffe das noch mehr J-RPGs es zu Steam schaffen.

8,5/10
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19 von 21 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
18.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November
This game has one of the hardest boss of all time Dark Fact. Dark Fact has no mercy to the weak soul. If you are a fan of the JRPG genre this is a must have to your collection. And if you are a hardcore gamer, Dark Fact is waiting for you.
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13 von 16 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Oktober
This game is a blast from the past. I played the original series from the older generation consoles. The game itself has nice characters, wonderful story, good os, and a nice animation tone to it. There are variations however the game is truly lived to it's run. The series has met what it did before and transferring it here for those who can't get it, helps out a lot and a bundle to. I loved playing these treasures from ways ago. If you like this, you may like Shining Tears and Suikoden as other series that have many other rpg respective elements. However this game series was one piece of my childhood 10 out 10.
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11 von 13 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. August
An old school rpg with a unique style of combat that may not appeal to those used to turn based combat. In this you bump your character model into the enemy at angles and deal damage according to said angle, taking damage if they're directly facing you. Soundtrack is top notch, and the sprite work is pretty nice for a game over 30 years old. The story overall is your average fantasy tale, once you start playing it isn't hard to see where it's going to end. Worth picking this and the second game up for continuity, neither are particularly long, which is fine for the price you can pick both up for.

Since both games are tied to the same review apparently I'll continue with the second game. Like the first, the combat mechanic carries over using their bump system, so if you hadn't played the first which I'd recommend just for understanding the characters and what is going on with your situation, then you get to now. Honestly, this game is just more of the same and just finished the whole story off. If you liked the first, you'll like the second.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. August
I really enjoyed this game, but it IS quite different from most JRPG and even Action RPG games. Make sure you look up the bump style combat and the history of the original games before you buy, as it may not be your thing.

That said, it makes for a fun, short, and easily replayable adventure that ends up feeling more like a Zelda-esque adventure game than anything else. The skill based combat, tough boss fights, beautiful art and cutscenes, and great soundtrack make this a solid 7 out of 10 for me. No regrets with my purchase or play time.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. November
The Ys games are small, short JRPGs. What really makes them stand out is the combat. Instead of turn based, selecting your move from a list, Ys instead adopts a mechanic wherein you “bump” into the enemies. This is done by walking into the enemies either off centre in the first game or at a diagonal in the second game.

The games overall are relatively simple. Bump into enemies, level up, continue on your quest. If you can no longer damage enemies you need an equipment upgrade or to level some more. The story is also pretty simple in both games as long as you pay attention to where you need to be heading, otherwise you can find yourself getting one hit killed by encountering certain enemies too early.

Both games have a great soundtrack, are bundled at a cheap price and are JRPGs that don’t take 60+ hours to complete. A warning though, the bosses in the second game are more bullet-hell so make sure you are prepared.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. September
I purchased Ys I & II Chronicles+ when it was on sale. Ys I & II Chronicles+ is actually two games bundled into one, with Ys II being a direct sequel to Ys I. These games are short. Each game took me about 8 hours to complete on normal difficulty. I filled out the notebook to get the steam achievements so it probably took a bit longer than average. I've heard the game can be frustrating to beat on harder difficulties but I have yet to try. The game works great with my Logitech F310 gamepad and I preferred control through the gamepad rather than the keyboard. Overall, a great game with an intriguing fantasy setting that JRPG lovers should enjoy.
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Oktober
RUN INTO THINGS TO WIN!
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. September
Join our red headed warrior in his quest to bump shoulders with various baddies. Ys Chronicles is the remake of the classic PC98 and Turbografx 16 action role-playing game. Combat is simple, but frantic, where you bump into enemies off-center to do damage. Mastering this is crucial, because the bosses don't screw around and you can die pretty fast if you aren't careful! The first Ys game is fairly short and you beat it in one sitting, but thankfully this comes with the first and second game, so you get quite a bit of mileage out of it regardless. This is a classic action game remade with some incredible music, and an interesting (albeit, somewhat generic) story. If you do like this, check out the rest of the Falcom library.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember
Best measuring sim ever
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
25.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Juli
I didn't expect this to be so amazing. This is an extremely well-ported remake of the first two Ys games, 100% compatible with any modern windows operating system (7, 8, 8.1) and it runs smooth as butter out of the box - all that's required is to set your screen resolution in the config program. It will automatically recognize your xbox 360 joypad (I'm using a ps3 joypad with a 360 joypad emulator) and it can run at any refresh rate (I'm playing at 120hz @ 120fps which is an incredibly smooth and pleasant gameplay experience with super responsive input.
The gameplay is extremely enjoyable. I had played Ys: oath in felghana before and I absolutely loved it, but Ys I & II blew me away. The combat system is unlike anything I've ever seen before: you basically have to bump into enemies at precise angles to maximize damage without getting hurt and your character will automatically attack as you bump into the enemies. This makes fighting extremely entertaining, with its extremely simple yet fast-paced and challenging-to-master mechanics.
The game is filled with cool secrets / extras that add tons of replay value along with the newly added steam achievements which will make you want to play through the game all over again.
The soundtrack is asbolutely amazing and I loved every single track of it. I am going to play the hell out of this game and probabilly get as many as the achievements as I can.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Juli
Play the game on highest difficulty for your first run they said.

Enjoy the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ bat boss they said.

Enjoy the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ edgy blond man bossfight they said.

Well they were right.
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5 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. August
do yourself a favor and turn the game off when you get to the final boss
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5 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. September
Summary: Mediocre. If you like this genre then go for it. If you don't, there's nothing for you here.

I completed Ys I in about 4 hours on Easy difficulty. Why easy? Every JRPG I've ever played defines difficulty as how much time you have to waste, not how complex the game is. Ys is no exception.

Gameplay: If you don't want to play with a gamepad, do not buy Ys. You will hate it. The combat involves running into enemies and attacking automatically. The success of the attack is defined by the angle at which you attack. It's an interesting mechanic that would otherwise get boring if not for the relatively short story. Aside from bosses, every single enemy is exactly the same but with a different sprite and stats.

The bosses vary, but their behaviour does not change based on difficulty, the only things that change are stats. All of them but the final boss had some reliable skill-based mechanic to beat them. The final boss was frankly garbage. You cannot reliably dodge and random floor tiles disappear without warning causing instant death. As such from what I've heard, the final boss on harder difficulties is nothing but luck and repetition.

Your level caps out very quickly and there are no more than 5 total item tiers (and only 3 item types: sword, shield, armor). Amusingly, the typical JRPG feeling of grinding is still there despite this. It's probably because, as above, every enemy is identical aside from a different sprite. There are no skills, no spells, items do nothing but increase your "run into people" power.

I almost quit when I came across a cave in a low level field. I entered and in good JRPG fashion was killed in one hit and bounced back 30 minutes to my last save (autosave is not a thing). Flawless design. Was it some horrifying boss monster I had roused? No, it was a carbon copy of the monsters I was one-shotting in the field but with a different sprite. Was I given warning that this would happen? No, there are no levels or stats displayed about monsters until they punch you in the face.

You will have multiple moments where you need to either look up an FAQ to have any idea how to proceed (which will probably involve a lot of backtracking because you failed to talk to one person you had no reason to talk to). There's a difference between holding a players hand too much and straight up not telling them what the game wants.

Story: Typical JRPG nonsense. Deity disappears. Ambiguous anomaly appears! Monsters appear! Stereotypical motives. Stop bad guy with a name that sounds stupid to someone that actually speaks English. Sounds like every other JRPG I've played, though I'm sure some weeaboo will claim the story is a masterpiece. There's really not much else to say.

On the plus side, the actual porting and extra features such as switching between retro graphics/musics and remastered, etc. are all very good, but not a reason to justify what is in essence a bad game.
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12 von 22 Personen (55%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juli
I honestly didn't like this game (Ys I).
The level cap was too low, I hit it about half way through the game.
The shops became useless almost immediately since their stock never changed. Money was very easy to come by and (in spite of that) you found some of the gear that you will use in the final fight before you had enough money to buy the best the shop had.
Any fight that wasn't a boss fight was generally very easy and the boss fights were exercises in frustration. The method to kill them was generally unclear, requiring you to die repeatedly (or use a guide) to figure it out and even once you had figured it out, it was difficult to believe that you had because, more often than not, skill was at best half of what you needed to win, and the other half was luck. I finally just gave up on the last boss because I don't care enough to put up with a fight that is 90% luck and 10% skill. This game simply isn't worth the frustration.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Juli
I found it to be very enjoyable, at a low difficulty it is very relaxing and at a high difficulty aka nightmare it has a great challenge, well worth the price in my opinion
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Dezember
Marvelous hard bumper cart RPG
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Juli
Game is pretty good, I'll say this, but I encountered an issue where the game seems to house a trojan in one of its files and once removed, it makes the game not even boot up at all, let alone even able to update anything.

But other than that (I seriously hope they fix this issue) it's pretty fun and gives a good nostalgia factor with the Genesis-style music when enabled. Battle system's easy to pick up on but can be tough to master especially on bosses. Some stuff as well isn't easy to come by but that's a lot of what the old games were like. The achievements are pretty funny though.

Anything if they fix the trojan issue, then I highly recommend the game and series. (Ys 1 has the issue, Ys 2 doesn't seem to though.)
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. November
Classic. Remember sitting watching my brother-in-law play Ys I on his Turbo Graphix as a child. Ahhh 1989. This game gets an upgrade from the original Turbo Graphix version in terms of graphics otherwise it remains the same. Keep in mind if buying that this game is now 25 years old just with enhanced graphics and it's still a treasure. Ys II is my favorite of the two, but you should play Ys I for the story of course. Ys I and Ys II will always hold a special place in my heart <3
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November
The music, the character interactions and the small touches make this a very good game with attention to detail expected of Japanese developers.
Whether you will love this game or hate it, though, ultimately comes down to if you like the combat system or not.

If you are considering buying this game, educate yourself. Look up videos that show off the combat so you will know whether you like it or not.

I personally think the combat makes the whole game more fast-paced and the sound and graphic design makes it extremely satisfying.
However, if the combat does not appeal to you, you will throw away money if you buy this game.
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