Published By: Hudson
Developed By: Falcom
Ramblings: It's called "Book I & II" because it's Ys 1 and Ys 2. Originally, these two games were released for the PC-88 (a popular computer at the time). For the TG16-CD release, Falcom decided to bundle both games together and redo the graphics and soundtrack. The Ys Book I & II is great. My first impression was totally the opposite of what I expected. It's not a typical action/RPG where you slash a sword. Rather, you walk into enemies to "slash" them. That might sound dumb, but it's easily overlooked once you get into the game. The soundtrack is INCREDIBLE. The game is definitely a must-play for devote RPG fans. Don't be surprised if you come across an RPG fan who compares the greatness of Ys Book I & II to a popular RPG, such as Final Fantasy 6 or Chrono Trigger. Before I didn't believe them, but now that I've experienced Ys Book, I now understand what caused them to feel that way. The game's ghetto appearance is deceiving. Somehow it's powerful; I'm not sure how to describe it.
Ys Book 1 & 2 has had a bunch of remakes and re-releases for the PC, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii, and PSP. Check out its Wikipedia article for all the juicy details on them.