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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.
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
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32 Reviews
9.2 Std. insgesamt
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
Verfasst: 31 Juli 2014
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35 von 40 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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4.9 Std. insgesamt
Even on the easiest level of the game - it still has a high level of challenge and difficultly but the way you attack enemies is different - you must bump into them. A plus is that you can recover HP if you are standing still in most places. If you are familiar with Y's Book 1 and 2 on PC Engine, you have a pretty good feel for this story , however some elements have been reworked to provide an element of challenge in order to advance to specific portions of the game. Some early bosses - You will find out quickly that you have to level up so high in order to beat them. That may take a long time but in the end, your Gold Level will rise high and you can buy some of the more expensive items from the get go.

Another plus of this game is the choice of soundtrack. You have Chronicles, Complete and PC-88 to choose from. For nostalgic purposes I turn it on PC - 88 because I love the retro music.

Being that I own Y's Oath in Felghana and Y's Origin , I had to play this. I had realized that this was also released on PSP but never owned a PSP.

Beginners and seasoned Y's players will find a variety of stuff to do in both of these games and its a bargain for the price that was paid for the game. You don't see quality console RPG Games like this on PC that much.
Verfasst: 14 Juni 2014
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17 von 20 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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5.1 Std. insgesamt
This is a good game. I like the bump attack system. The bosses are challenging, and the story is good. The only downside to it is that it can sometimes be hard to figure out what to do in these two games, which is why I had to constantly refer to a walkthrough to beat these games.
Verfasst: 19 April 2014
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17 von 21 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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27.1 Std. insgesamt
Played this game on the PC Engine CD and it's nice to see it in Steam with update graphics, better movement, FMVs and revamped GUI.

Tread lightly specially in the final boss where the difficulty jumps from 5 to 10. It seems that the battle scenario writer is a bit S in nature.
Verfasst: 17 Mai 2014
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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8.5 Std. insgesamt
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.
Verfasst: 4 August 2014
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