Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Ys Seven was already a solid experience and the upgrades that it has received for the PC make it even better. Like the Ark of Napishtim, bringing Seven over was a great idea as it continues Adol’s adventure for all those that never did either move to a console market or have the chance to pick it up back in the day.
  2. Aug 29, 2017
    Ys Seven might look like an old game trying to appear new under some fresh coats of polish, but putting that aside, it's just as fun now as it was seven years ago.
  3. Aug 30, 2017
    I was happy to have the chance to revisit Ys SEVEN with fresh eyes. Falcom and XSEED have pulled off an excellent port that runs like a dream even on my (far-)below spec laptop. As far as Ys titles available on PC, we're spoiled for choice, and this is an especially fine one to revisit.
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    Ys Seven is a straightforward adventuring JRPG that plays quickly, keeps things simple, and moves along with daring speed. The battles are fluid and emphasize the group dynamics of the entire party of characters. This upscaled release is a beautiful game that leaves something to be desired resolution wise, and has a flawed beginning that can frustrate many, but overall this game is another example of Ys’ long held excellence.
  5. Sep 9, 2017
    Ys SEVEN remains a hard-rockin', wall-crushin' paragon of the action RPG genre.
  6. Aug 30, 2017
    Depending on how you tackle the journey, it can take around 20 to 37 hours to save Altago from danger. Of course, this time range takes the side missions and optional bosses into account. Because of HYDE, Inc.'s involvement with the PC port, this makes Ys Seven's new release the best version of the game. In other words, XSEED has found themselves a great ally.
  7. Aug 30, 2017
    The boss fights are an absolute delight. The dialogue is a ton of fun to read, so much so that it bolsters the story and keeps you engaged throughout the whole affair. Whatever problems you might glimpse on the surface, Ys Seven is an easy recommendation for any and all JRPG fans.
  8. Aug 29, 2017
    Ys Seven may be quite old and rather basic, but it’s still an action-RPG that’s worthy of your time. If you’re after a light-hearted romp full of action that proves that solid gameplay is more important than snazzy visuals and complex mechanics, you won’t be disappointed.
  9. Aug 29, 2017
    There’s something awfully disarming about Nihon Falcom’s straightforward and honest approach to the action RPG genre. All the trademarks of their user-friendliness are evident in Ys SEVEN too, like saving everywhere you want, an auto-map overlay and a fast travel introduced during the course of the adventure. But above all, Ys SEVEN hooks in with its simple and blistering fast gameplay, ensuring it’s always fun to do the necessary grinding to keep up with the numerous boss fights. I enjoyed every minute - and there were lots of those minutes - with Adol and his friends.
  10. Aug 29, 2017
    Ys Seven is the first entry in the long-running series to feature a variety of features and mechanics that have become a staple of the series, such as a bigger focus on the story and the party mechanic. While the renewed focus on story slows down the pace a bit, especially with its slow first few hours, the game's fast-paced combat system, engaging dungeon exploration, and fun boss battles make Ys Seven one of the best action role-playing games released in years. With some technical enhancements and a 60 FPS frame rate, the PC version is the definitive edition of Falcom's excellent RPG.
  11. Aug 29, 2017
    The minor combat encounters are engaging but brisk, while the boss battles are urgent, hellishly difficult, and very memorable. Best of all, with such a short runtime for a JRPG, I was done with the game quickly, but never felt rushed or unsatisfied. Ys Seven is like a crackhead on a dirt-bike. It’s fast, and loud, and something you’ll probably never forget.
  12. Aug 30, 2017
    In the end, Ys Seven is an ok game. It does get monotonous as far as the combat goes, but the story and level progressions are decently paced. For those looking to get into the series for the first time, this is a decent jumping on point. Sure, some characters act like they know each other, but it feels like each Ys game has its own standalone story. For the RPG players looking for a simple, yet fun time and isn’t bothered by some mindless hack ‘n slash, Ys Seven is a good one for you.
  13. 70
    Ys SEVEN is packed with content -- over 30 hours of gameplay, a deep storyline, and a catchy soundtrack. Though the plot retreads the ‘hero tasked with saving humanity’ story arc, it does so in an original manner through a rich cast of characters. However, the default configuration is a hassle, which seems odd, considering that this title was first developed for the PSP — although if you had no idea that this entry originally came out on PSP, you’d never think that it wasn’t developed for PC. You’ll want to love this game, but problems with the controls might keep you from considering it one your favorites.
  14. 70
    Ys SEVEN’s simplicity in its story and gameplay helps to make it fun and addictive.
  15. Aug 29, 2017
    Ys Seven is not a bad game but it misses the highs of what makes the Ys series great. It disappointingly conforms to more ordinary JRPG stylings and structure which work to blend the game in with its peers rather than distinguishing it from the crowd. The PC port is done well enough, and Ys Seven will work to whet your appetite for more with Ys VIII coming up on the horizon.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Sep 4, 2017
    The game play is quite good but the game looks like it was made for Playstation 2. Also, old school jrpg game making, where you have noThe game play is quite good but the game looks like it was made for Playstation 2. Also, old school jrpg game making, where you have no journal and just wonder around aimlessly, hoping for something to happen and advance the story. Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2019
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The game have a repetitive combate but is a good sitem.
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  3. May 13, 2019
    相比于之前各作的瑕不掩瑜,本作各个方面实在难以恭维,特别是在战斗方面:编队组队实如鸡肋,克制系统影响游戏体验,战斗判定糟糕(超长的闪避估计就是为了弥补这一点,但却只是让游戏变得全程翻滚)。地图与任务的设计过于机械,前期容易产生厌倦,度过铺垫期后逐渐畅快。剧情方面始终让我觉得在自圆其说相比于之前各作的瑕不掩瑜,本作各个方面实在难以恭维,特别是在战斗方面:编队组队实如鸡肋,克制系统影响游戏体验,战斗判定糟糕(超长的闪避估计就是为了弥补这一点,但却只是让游戏变得全程翻滚)。地图与任务的设计过于机械,前期容易产生厌倦,度过铺垫期后逐渐畅快。剧情方面始终让我觉得在自圆其说,但纵观下来还算差强人意,为阿尔塔戈的故事暂且画上了一个圆满的句号。 Full Review »