Lang, lang geleden was er een eeuwenoud koninkrijk genaamd Ys, dat onder de auspiciën van de twee hemelse Godinnen veel voorspoed had. Na verloop van tijd kwam het koninkrijk bekend te staan als Esteria, en werd zijn goddelijke geschiedenis grotendeels vergeten door iedereen behalve de afstammelingen van diegenen die ooit de wil van...
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Releasedatum: 14 feb 2013

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Lang, lang geleden was er een eeuwenoud koninkrijk genaamd Ys, dat onder de auspiciën van de twee hemelse Godinnen veel voorspoed had. Na verloop van tijd kwam het koninkrijk bekend te staan als Esteria, en werd zijn goddelijke geschiedenis grotendeels vergeten door iedereen behalve de afstammelingen van diegenen die ooit de wil van Godinnen verkondigden. De enige herinnering aan deze verloren geschiedenis was een vervloekte toren aan de voet van een gigantische krater, die onder de lokale bevolking bekend kwam te staan als de “Devil’s Tower.”

Uiteindelijk begonnen de mannen en vrouwen die Esteria hun thuis noemden met het opgraven van een uniek, stralend zilver uit de nabije bergen, en ontwikkeling versnelde plots. Dorpjes werden gebouwd, en het land kwam vol met leven te zitten.

Maar toen, opeens, begonnen er monsters te verschijnen. Eerst maar een paar – maar al gauw zat het land er helemaal vol mee, en hadden de Esteriërs geen andere optie dan in angst te schuilen, en altijd waakzaam te zijn om in leven te blijven.

Ons verhaal begint met een jonge man die geruchten over deze tegenslagen gehoord heeft, en streefde om ze met zijn eigen ogen te bevestigen; een dappere zwaardvechter met een avontuurlijke ziel, versterkt door zijn eigen jonge naïviteit.

Zijn naam was Adol Christin.

Met geen aandacht voor zijn eigen veiligheid, zeilde Adol naar Esteria door een tot nu toe ondoordringbare barrière van oneindige stormen. Daar was hij bestemd om te worden verwikkeld in een 700 jaar oud mysterie dat hem uiteindelijk naar een lang verloren land in de wolken zou brengen...

Ys I & II Chronicles+ is de meest gemoderniseerde en nieuwste remake van Falcoms klassieke serie-beginnende actie-RPGs uit 1987 en 1988. Kom kijken hoe het verhaal begon, en aanschouw de geboorte van een legende!

Belangrijkste onderdelen

  • De klassieke knoploze “bots”-gevechten ontvangen een volledig door analog ondersteunde upgrade voor gamepadgebruikers, en worden in Ys II verbeterd met een robuust magiesysteem.
  • De mogelijkheid om de soundtrack te schakelen tussen de originele FM-synth uit de jaren 80, een vroege jaren 2000-remix in MIDI-stijl of een modern studio-optreden door Falcoms eigen rockband.
  • De mogelijkheid om karakterafbeeldingen te schakelen tussen portretten met een jaren 90-stijl of modernere anime-ontwerpen.
  • Vier kiesbare moeilijkheidsniveaus en een optionele boss rush-stand geven spelers een ware old-school-uitdaging (als ze die willen).
  • Verander in een demon om met elke standaardvijand in het hele spel te praten, wat zorgt voor een onovertroffen diepgang die tot de dag van vandaag nog steeds indrukwekkend is. (Alleen in Ys II)
  • Unieke Steam-prestaties, plus Steam Cloud-ondersteuning en klassementen.
  • Aanpasbare hoge resolutie PC-graphics met een gladde, consistente framerate.
  • Groter gezichtsveld dan in de voorheen beschikbare Ys I & II Chronicles-edities.
  • Sierlijke schermlijsten beschikbaar uit de vroegere Ys I & II PC Complete voor PC, die alleen in Japan uitgekomen is, met daarbovenop de modernere full-screenstand uit vorige Ys I & II Chronicles-edities.


    • 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
    • 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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21 van de 24 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 juli
These 2 games are very good. The story is connected from YS Origin, YS1, and YS2. I suggest you play from YS Origin. Finish Toal Cain storyline to reveal the hidden plot. Then, you play YS1 and YS2.

It's been a long time I haven't played games with such good story. Good job, Falcom!

PS: Please bring the YS4, YS5, and YS7 to Steam too. I will definitely buy and play them !
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
24.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 november
Useless bit of trivia first.

The amount of times these games have been redone is truly mindblowing, but then again Ys has been around since 1987. What we have here is an enhanced port of a PSP port of an enhanced edition of a windows remake of a combined turbografx-16/pc-engine remake of a pair of games on an ancient japanese pc. Rolls right off the tongue and I'm not even gonna get into how many ports the original games themselves got. I'm fairly certain this won't be the last remake either.

Now that I got that bit of nonsence out of the way let's move on to the review.


The island of Esteria which is known for its trade in silver has been cut off from mainland Europe by a phenomenon called the stormwall for the last six months. Enter Adol Christin, a 17 year old young man with a passion for adventure and measuring women and little boys. He sails to Esteria from the port town of Promarock (or Promalock depending on the translation) but his boat gets caught in the stormwall and he shipwrecks off the coast of the island. He is found by villagers and taken to the nearby town's clinic. This is where the game starts. From here on cue battles with monsters, ancient civilizations, saving the world and the usual business when it comes to JRPGs.

Overall the story is not a groundbreaking epic that will shock you with amazing plot twists, but it is really well written and will suck you in if you take your time with it. Even the most trivial NPCs usually have something new and interesting to say as the story moves forward (this is something Nihon Falcom does a lot). Ys II takes place immediately after Ys I, so my recommendation is to play both games in one go. There's also a bit of humour added by XSEED which fits quite well since it's put in the right places and doesn't feel forced.

muh grafix

If you've read the nonsence at the top or looked at the screenshots you should already know what to expect in terms of graphics. Enhancements or not you're looking at slightly improved visuals from a 1997 Windows game. That said Chronicles does have a nifty feature where you can pick from the original PC interface or the PSP one as well as picking between the original late 90s anime artstyle or the more modern artstyle for the character portraits. That's all there is to be said about the graphics, wether you like them or not is up to you, but I wouldn't judge the game based on looks alone.

PS: There is no FPS lock, so stop whining, you babies.


As far as I'm concerned Falcom Sound Team JDK are musical gods and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise.

With that out of the way, you have the option to pick from three different renditions of the soundtrack in the options menu (or just mod in whatever the hell you want because PC). The original PC-88 soundtrack from 1987, the PC Complete soundtrack from 2001 or the new Chronicles soundtrack from 2009. All three are great, though which one you go with depends on you. My personal recommendation is to mod the turbografx-16 audio in and enjoy one of the best versions of the soundtrack (why they never bothered to use it again is beyond me), some dude posted a mod for both games on the forums, you can find it if you look around.

Long story short: Music is 11/10.


While the rest of the games in the series are more traditional in terms of combat, Ys I & II are more of an acquired taste. The reason for this is because unlike most action RPGs at the time here you don't press a button to attack enemies. Instead you ram into them (slightly off center), that's it. In Ys II you get some spells which allow you to attack at range but the meat of the combat is once again dryhumping things with your sword (hence why a lot of people call it the bumper cars system).

Personally I wouldn't call the lack of an attack button a bad thing since in this case it makes the combat LIGHTNING FAST. I'm not even joking, you'll be murdering masses of monsters with such rapid speed it'll make someone like Guts look like a pansy in comparison (you don't mess with Adol Christin, the guy's a walking apocalypse). It also makes the usual grinding in JRPGs almost nonexistant which for me is a plus. I don't hate it mind you, but it gets stale fast if the game relies on it too much. Anyway on normal difficulty you'll be swimming in cash and exp before you know it.

The boss battles are the highlight of the series. In Ys I they are mostly hit and miss. Some are really good and there are others like Vagullion aka THAT !@(*$^ BAT and Dark Fact known as Dalk Fukt in Japan (if you manage beat him on nightmare mode you have the full right to rub that in everyone's faces because you earned it). Things get much better in Ys II, but it's also the better game. Ys I is essentially a glorified prologue but you shouldn't skip it since you'll miss half the story.


This is where the Ys series started from. The games are great but they are not for everyone. However if you do try them out and end up liking them you'll be in for one hell of a ride you won't soon forget.
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5 van de 6 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
14.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 september
If I were to describe this game in a few words, it would go like this: "memorable boss fights and awesome music". Rarely have I felt so much satisfaction after defeating a video game boss (specially the last one of Ys I, which I can proudly say that I defeated on nightmare - and which I am ashamed to say, took me a few days to do).
Needless to say, this is not for everyone: you will see the game over screen a lot. But the game is not unfair, every boss has a weakness or pattern of attack that can be exploited (though it still requires some skill to do so).
The other strong point os this game is the soundtrack, the developers really put their efforts in it. The soundtrack of Ys is, by far, my favorite.
After playing this game I became a fan of the series. The mechanics of the game changed a lot over the years, but the difficulty, awesome music and memorable boss fights remained. If you are a hardcore RPG gamer, give this one a try (or try the prequel, Ys Origin, it has a more modern action/RPG type of gameplay that became a standard of the series).
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
5 van de 6 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 november
I admit that I’m new to the Ys series and Ys Chronicles is my first foray into the franchise and I really enjoyed both Ys I and II. Despite the original games being more than 25 years old, Ys manages to hold up remarkably well. It’s fast paced and accessible and the story is simple yet charming. Sometimes the game does show its age with baffling maps and level design and there are a few annoying puzzles sprinkled throughout like relics from an earlier age of game creation. But the game is competent and fun overall. Of special note, however, is the music from Ys: it is fantastic, and the updated versions present in Ys Chronicles are a joy to listen to. All in all, I can see why the Ys series has so many fans.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 november
Nightmare difficulty provides a challenge if you can beat dark fact congratz apparently not everybody can pull it off

Game length is 5-10 hours but it really just depends sometimes you will get lost but for the asking price i cant complain

Soundtracks are really good ive heard alot worse


Has some really cheap bosses thats just based on luck

Bump system combat isnt all that great alot of people are put off by this and i understand why i didnt like it myself at 1st but after a while it just grew on me i got used to it

You cant use fire magic like ys2
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig