Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 27, 2013
    75
    While both games feature a rather banal save-the-world plot, there's an underlying sense of mythology that remains just clouded enough to suggest a grander scheme. Although the characters are somewhat lifeless, the games themselves bear a strong sense of personality heightened by the music, the frenetic action, and the very sound of their name.
  2. May 7, 2013
    60
    It’s curious that XSEED waited so long to publish Ys I & II Chronicles, as both games are visibly more primitive than their successors from 2012. Instead of dessert we were served a stale biscuit. [CD-Action 05/2013, p.70]
  3. 60
    Everyone else should probably steer clear. The simple truth is there are better Ys games out there, ones that are already on Steam even. So check those out long before Chronicles+.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Mar 3, 2013
    8
    These games are old school rpg bliss. Worth every penny I spent, comes with the first and second game in the series. The only reason I rate it lower than a 10 is that the game is not that long, and it has lack of variation in the equipped weapons/armors looks. The game is challenging on the harder difficulties, and ys II is actually a well thought out, upgrade, of ys I. If you like old style rpgs that are NOT similar to final fantasy's turn based combat, then this is a game for you.

    It features a bump system for combat, meaning you have to line your character up at an angle and not rush the enemy head on. However some of the level designs tend to force you to fight head on, when at a harder difficulty this can be your doom.
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  2. Nov 24, 2013
    9
    I love this release of the first two games of the Ys series. It's the old-school gameplay I love, with modern graphics and sound.

    The games
    are a little on the short side, that's true, but the reviewer who mentioned 2-3 hours probably never played any of the games. It took me a little less than 10 hours to beat Ys 1 on Normal difficulty level, while I know the game very well from the Sega Master System version. I also have quite a few hours logged in the second game, and I still have a while until I beat it. So 2-3 hours? C'mon... Not even close to anything realistic. Probably a troll.

    As for the bump system, it takes some getting used to, but once you're on top of it, it's actually fun and refreshing.

    All in all, those games are a lot of fun and definitely worth getting.
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  3. Jul 25, 2013
    1
    If level capping, having all the gear in the game, and rolling the credits in 2-3 hours sounds like fun go for it. This game is literally so short it is not even worth playing. The "bump" system.... are you serious? You mean "lazy ass run into stuff system"? The first town you see in the game has 3/5 of the gear you get in the entire game. Don't let the pretty Japanese animation when you talk to item shop owners fool you. There is 0 content here. Seriously like 5 side quests, all the bosses you just run in circles then run into them, there are like 10 maps, this game is a waste of money even at $5. It starts off good, then you realize it's almost over, and there is nowhere to go, and nothing to do. I have played indie greenlight games made with rpgmaker better and richer with content than this. I would be so pissed if I didn't get this on the steam summer sale, what a joke. I love all the old school FF, breath of fire, amd dragon warrior games. But this is like 2% worth of an RPG. Level capping in 1.5 hours off the like 3rd map you run into, yeah, lots of fun here. Minimize the game and listen to the music, that is literally the best part of this demo (since I can't even call it a game). Full Review »