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  • Summary: This is the first installment of a quintessential Strategy RPG lover’s collection, which boasts 2 games in 1! With over 60 hours of gameplay between both games, and an exclusive physical Deluxe Edition that includes a CD soundtrack and art book (with music and art from both titles), This is the first installment of a quintessential Strategy RPG lover’s collection, which boasts 2 games in 1! With over 60 hours of gameplay between both games, and an exclusive physical Deluxe Edition that includes a CD soundtrack and art book (with music and art from both titles), returning fans can relive time-honored favorites, while new (and old) fans can discover hits they may have missed! Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
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  1. Sep 19, 2021
    90
    Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered / Soul Nomad & the World Eaters may only be the first in the Prinny Presents series, but it’s already off to a phenomenal start. Whether you played these titles when they first came out or are heading into them for the very first time, this two-in-one bundle is something that you won’t want to skip out on if you’re even remotely interested in SRPGs.
  2. 90
    The inconsistency of these two underground classics might make the compilation facade seem like a wasted opportunity, but being realistic here, both of the two titles in the Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 would not have got a release without being bundled together in this gimmick. Whether you have fond memories of having played either, or simply never had the chance to previously, you'll find quickly that both games represent a creative energy that we rarely see these days, and in both cases the experimentation largely works. You're not likely to see anything like these two again, so don't miss the opportunity.
  3. Sep 3, 2021
    83
    NIS Classics Volume 1 is bursting with SRPG goodness from a few generations ago. Although these games look dated, they're both still great fun to play with their own unique approaches to gameplay, story, and humour. Thanks for bringing them back, Prinny!
  4. Aug 28, 2021
    80
    An excellent collection for tactical RPG fans. The genre can often be pigeon-holed into being full of FFT clones, but both included games here manage to nicely stand out both from that series and NIS America’s own Disgaea. With a variety of tones offered up in each game, they each help scratch the itch for SRPG fans while also working for those wanting a more serious experience in Soul Nomad or who want to kick back with a light-hearted tale with Phantom Brave. Both games are fun to play, but it’s a shame more wasn’t done to help the visuals out as both do suffer from blurry character sprites that clash against the backgrounds that actually did get more work done for modern-day displays.
  5. Sep 7, 2021
    70
    All in all, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 is two classic games in one visibly aged package. If you’re interested in seeing what else the people behind Disgaea have been working on, this will be a real treat. However, I wouldn’t recommend these games to people who aren’t already fans of NIS titles. And if you’re a Soul Nomad fan, then what are you waiting for? Not only did NIS finally port the game to a new console, but it also threw in a free second game.
  6. Aug 28, 2021
    60
    A lazy collection of two problematic titles videogames of the strategic genre and role-playing games. Unfortunately, not enough has been done, despite the fun gameplay.
  7. Aug 27, 2021
    50
    We’re always fans of seeing lesser-known games in any genre get a bit of love and exposure to new players, and the two games in the NIS Classics Volume 1 collection both have a lot to offer tactics fans. Phantom Brave’s combat system is unique among tactical RPGs and Soul Nomad’s take on the hero’s journey is still interesting 15 years after its PS2 release. However, both games feel even older than they are; the unattractive visuals and uneven voice acting of this compilation re-release aren’t going to change anyone’s mind who wasn’t a fan before, nor prove attractive for a new audience.

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  1. Sep 5, 2021
    7
    NIS America can only convince in places with the new "Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1" on the Nintendo Switch. Especially thanks to theNIS America can only convince in places with the new "Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1" on the Nintendo Switch. Especially thanks to the great implementation and the general gameplay of "Phantom Brave", you can simply do more. The graphics look appealing and the sound sounds good. The second game "Soul Nomad & the World Eaters" is rather the weak point of the collection. The game is hardly convincing and technically it feels really outdated. We would have expected a better remake of the title here as well. So we can only recommend the new "Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1" to real fans. Today's gamers might have fun with the title "Phantom Brave", but won't be able to do anything with the second game. We hope for a better edition in the future. Expand