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mattrob24

mattrob24

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Tue 6th May, 2008

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mattrob24

#3

mattrob24 commented on Ys Book I & II:

@Sharecrow

Thanks. Now if only NES Willow would be released on Virtual Console. Never going to happen, I know. It's an old licensed game. Oh well.

Your avatar is excellent as well. I'm looking forward to Dragon Quest 4 on DS in the next few weeks. Then Chrono Trigger DS in late November, I believe.

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#6

mattrob24 commented on USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Sh...:

@tnk4god

Opinions vary.

I think the combat system is fine. To paraphrase what I've already stated in my comments under the review, it's kinda fun to plow through enemies as you level up. Most of the time, it's like a pushing match. I think it's fairly enjoyable. It makes level-grinding a little less time-consuming and tedious. Essentially, it gives the game a snappier pace.

It's a nice change from other action RPG's. Just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad.

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#7

mattrob24 commented on Ys Book I & II:

@Tweek

It's not as bad as it sounds. Actually, it can be quite satisfying to plow through enemies as you level up. ;-)

Most of the time, it's a bit like a pushing match. It's actually pretty fun. It makes level-grinding a little less time-consuming and tedious.

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#9

mattrob24 commented on USA VC Releases: Ys Book I & II and Samurai Sh...:

Finally! I've been waiting for this game since I first saw it on the "Coming Soon" list for North America back in February.

Everything from the original version seems to be intact.
CD audio tracks = check.
Anime cinematics = check.
Spoken Dialogue = check.

A great piece of video gaming history, particular for action-RPG fans.

mattrob24

#10

mattrob24 commented on Ys Book I & II:

This game blew my mind back in 1991. While it may be somewhat difficult to fully appreciate by today's standards, this game was ahead of its time. It had outstanding CD audio music, numerous spoken dialogue sequences, and cool anime cinematics. There was nothing else like it, at that time.

The game is pretty fun too, once a person gets acclimated to the combat mechanic (walking into enemies, similar to Hydlide on the NES, but WAY better). I still think this game has the best music ever in a video game. Final Fantasy 7 and Actraiser's music are a close second and third for me <G>.

Interestingly enough, Yuzo Koshiro was a member of the team who composed the music for Ys Book I & II. He was the composer for Actraiser, Streets of Rage (a.k.a. Bare Knuckles) and Super Adventure Island.

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#11

mattrob24 commented on USA VC Releases: Mega Man and Neo Turf Masters:

As a few others have stated already, it's disappointing that we didn't get Ys Book I & II. Every Monday morning, I check to see if it's been added to NA VC, to no avail. After three weeks of let-downs, I'm not holding my breath for next week.

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#14

mattrob24 commented on USA VC Update: Sonic (Master System) and Splat...:

Knowing the arrogance of Nintendo, they probably released different games to thumb their noses at gamers and give the publishers a "slap on the wrist" for leaking release information. "We'll show you, pitiful game publishers! We are the almighty, can-do-no-wrong NINTENDO!!!!!"