Ys: I & II Chronicles+ making it's way to Steam in February 2013

#1 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

For those of you who have not played or do not own a PSP, Ys 1 and 2 is making it's way to Steam for $14.99 this February with an enhanced port by XSEED Games.

Get ready for some BUMPING ACTION!

EDIT: Added XSEED Games official Announcement and price.

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#2 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn said:

For those of you who have not played or do not own a PSP, Ys 1 and 2 is making it's way to Steam this February with an enhanced port by XSEED Games.

Get ready for some BUMPING ACTION!

I will soo buy it. Come one Xseed I want trails in the sky on steam....

#3 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@Darji: I want Trails in the Sky as well but man that game has a HUGE script plus they got other things to work on right now.

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#4 Posted by djou (830 posts) -

Awesome, I'm there. Ys Origin and Oath of Felghana are criminally underplayed and discussed. People should check them out. I hope they offer some type of bundle of the four games to drum up interest.

#5 Edited by TooWalrus (12991 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn: How do you pronounce "Ys?"

#6 Edited by Darji (5295 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn said:

@Darji: I want Trails in the Sky as well but man that game has a HUGE script plus they got other things to work on right now.

Yeah but the translation is done, It already exist on the PSP and there is also a PC version that just needs to filled with these translations. Trails in the sky should not take long until it could be released on Steam. Much bigger problem would be part 2 and 3^^

#7 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@Darji said:

Yeah but the translation is done, It already exist on the PSP and there is also a PC version that just needs to filled with these translations. Trails in the sky should not take long until it could be released on Steam. Much bigger problem would be part 2 and 3^^

That's true but IIRC XSEED and Falcom has an agreement that if they want to release any PC version of their games they have to take 100% of the programming. So that means Sara from XSEED has to do all that work by herself. Don't forget about bugs as well.

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#8 Posted by phrosnite (3517 posts) -

Looks interesting. I'll keep an eye on it.

#9 Posted by gike987 (1721 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@IrrelevantJohn: How do you pronounce "Ys?"

eese. Like geese without the g.

#10 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@gike987 said:

@TooWalrus said:

@IrrelevantJohn: How do you pronounce "Ys?"

eese. Like geese without the g.

There's a good example. Couldn't really find a good one myself :P

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#11 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1857 posts) -

@Darji said:

@IrrelevantJohn said:

For those of you who have not played or do not own a PSP, Ys 1 and 2 is making it's way to Steam this February with an enhanced port by XSEED Games.

Get ready for some BUMPING ACTION!

I will soo buy it. Come one Xseed I want trails in the sky on steam....

Don't even joke about that, man. Also, yay because I haven't had a PSP since about 2006 or something like that.

#12 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

Do these games have towns, travel, NPCs, and a good story, or is it mostly dungeons?

#13 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn said:

@Darji said:

Yeah but the translation is done, It already exist on the PSP and there is also a PC version that just needs to filled with these translations. Trails in the sky should not take long until it could be released on Steam. Much bigger problem would be part 2 and 3^^

That's true but IIRC XSEED and Falcom has an agreement that if they want to release any PC version of their games they have to take 100% of the programming. So that means Sara from XSEED has to do all that work by herself. Don't forget about bugs as well.

That sucks. But I still want a Steam version of trails. It would most likely sell well as well^^

#14 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@McGhee said:

Do these games have towns, travel, NPCs, and a good story, or is it mostly dungeons?

It has all of the above but some think the story is too generic but the original game was released in 1987.

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#15 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

Does this series have a continuos narrative or could I jump into any one? I heard they were pretty good. Are they good on steam?

#16 Edited by Karkarov (2641 posts) -

They didn't change away from the bumping to kill thing? Seriously? XSeed does realize they only did that due to design limitations and weird nonsense at the time, not cause they thought the game would actually be better? But then I cant complain since I beat the original versions of both games.

@Nottle:

The steam versions are good, and yes there is a loose continuous narrative. Though finding all the games in playable versions to actually see the whole thing today might be near impossible. There is around 7 or so Y's games and only the prequel, Oath in Felghana, and these two will be on steam... I think.

#17 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn said:

@McGhee said:

Do these games have towns, travel, NPCs, and a good story, or is it mostly dungeons?

It has all of the above but some think the story is too generic but the original game was released in 1987.

Well sometimes I'm in the mood for generic old-school JRPG stories. So that's OK.

#18 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

They didn't change away from the bumping to kill thing? Seriously? XSeed does realize they only did that due to design limitations and weird nonsense at the time, not cause they thought the game would actually be better? But then I cant complain since I beat the original versions of both games.

I don't think Falcom is ever going to change the way how I&II works since they are proud of those 2 games. Also XSEED is really only a localization/publisher company.

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#19 Posted by djou (830 posts) -

@McGhee: I've only played Origin but the game is unlike many JRPGs because its not turn based. Its an action RPG with real time combat. I've always heard it described as PSP Zelda, specifically the early games. The stories are generic but I was too busy hacking and slashing my way through dungeons and managing my inventory/ level grinding to care.

#20 Posted by Ubersmake (753 posts) -

Well, snap. Time to look forward to this, and to prepare my ears for some Sound Team JDK goodness.

#21 Posted by Karkarov (2641 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn: True true but I am allowed my meaningless and maybe unjustified nerd rage regardless! For example they sure did change how Oath in Felghana played from the original release. All my BS aside I will probably pick these up on steam if the price is good.

#22 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@Karkarov: Oh you wanted a remake of I & II. Then hell yeah that would be awesome.

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#23 Edited by ArjanN (109 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@IrrelevantJohn: How do you pronounce "Ys?"

Like "ease".

@Nottle said:

Does this series have a continuos narrative or could I jump into any one? I heard they were pretty good. Are they good on steam?

There's no real continous narrative outside of a reference or an occasional returning character.

Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys: Origins (the two Ys games on Steam so far) are great. I suggest starting with one of those.

@IrrelevantJohn said:

@Karkarov: Oh you wanted a remake of I & II. Then hell yeah that would be awesome.

This is already like the third remake of these games. :P

#24 Posted by Slag (3368 posts) -

Hell YS!

#25 Posted by Ezakael (871 posts) -

I've been looking into this series for a while, looks like now would be a good time to jump in. I might preorder this while it's on sale.

#26 Posted by Nettacki (1314 posts) -

It's coming closer. Namely, it's coming out tomorrow on Valentine's Day on Steam.

#27 Posted by NimbusLaw (24 posts) -

Someone tried it already?

If yes, is the PC version any good?

#28 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (944 posts) -

@nimbuslaw said:

Someone tried it already?

If yes, is the PC version any good?

The PC version is fine but nothing really special if you already played the PSP version. It's just a mediocre back-port.

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#29 Posted by NimbusLaw (24 posts) -

Thanks, just made me save a couple of €

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