The key to push forward in any Ys (pronounced eese) game is to grind to level up and also save ALOT. I saved immediately after I get items and stand in front of a bosses door. And as for leveling up, some bosses are hard if you don't level up.
As for the game itself, there was something lacking with this version versus the TurboGrafx version that lost it's charm, however it is still a fun game to play. The list below metions some of the bad parts of the game.
- Why isn't there a front entrance to Minea?
- Triggers to make the game progress are SO ANNOYING (ie. Jeva, Feena)
- Why must I EAT the Rhoda tree seed? This was not in the original.
- The last thing is the annoying amulet you must get in the tower after climing all the way up to the top. This also annoyed me in the original TurboGrafx version.
Overall, the music was spectacular, but still doesn't compare to the Turbo Grafx version. Something is just missing.
Great old school game!! But play the Wii/Turbo version if you want a better game.
And as for all you whiny babies who need to swing a sword and stopped playing because of it, give it another try! There is nothing like ramming into monsters when you are fully powered and acting like you are playing Zelda on crack.
I give this game an 8.5. The TurboGrafx/wii version a 10.