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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 52
  2. Negative: 6 out of 52

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  1. Nov 4, 2010
    5
    Everyone needs to settle down. This game is not a 10 by any stretch of the imagination. It is a port, not even a remake, and it hardly stacks up to the PC version. The game doesn't control better than the PC version with a gamepad by a long shot and while that can be blamed on Sony, I personally cannot stand playing this portable mess. Anybody saying this game deserves a 10 is lyingEveryone needs to settle down. This game is not a 10 by any stretch of the imagination. It is a port, not even a remake, and it hardly stacks up to the PC version. The game doesn't control better than the PC version with a gamepad by a long shot and while that can be blamed on Sony, I personally cannot stand playing this portable mess. Anybody saying this game deserves a 10 is lying through their teeth considering that none of the magazines were willing to give it that high of a score and would I give it a 1? Well, obviously not but this game is still a letdown. The bonuses were minimal in the premium boxing and it really doesn't do anything better than older versions except maybe have voice. This gets a flat 5 from me. Collapse
  2. Nov 8, 2010
    5
    Not sure what's so special about this game because its just a typical Japanese ARPG. I don't get all the hype but I took the plunge and its a pretty normal game. If anyone remembers Lagoon on the SNES, its kinda like that. Anyone looking to buy a used copy for about $10 less, check ebay in about a day or so.
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    0
    Everyone needs to settle down. This game is not a 10 by any stretch of the imagination. It is a port, not even a remake, and it hardly stacks up to the PC version. The game doesn't control better than the PC version with a gamepad by a long shot and while that can be blamed on Sony, I personally cannot stand playing this portable mess. Anybody saying this game deserves a 10 is lyingEveryone needs to settle down. This game is not a 10 by any stretch of the imagination. It is a port, not even a remake, and it hardly stacks up to the PC version. The game doesn't control better than the PC version with a gamepad by a long shot and while that can be blamed on Sony, I personally cannot stand playing this portable mess. Anybody saying this game deserves a 10 is lying through their teeth considering that none of the magazines were willing to give it that high of a score and would I give it a 1? Well, obviously not but this game is still a letdown. The bonuses were minimal in the premium boxing and it really doesn't do anything better than older versions except maybe have voice. This gets a flat 5 from me. Collapse
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 80
    If you're in the market for a hard, oldschool and action-filled JRPG, look no further than the latest chapter of Ys.
  2. It's distracting rather than involving. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  3. Mar 23, 2011
    80
    Glowing reflection of the past. [Issue#107, p.106]