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Ys Book 1 & 2 (1989 Turbografx/PCEngine)

On goes my grind through the Turbografx/TurboCD/PCEngine library and mehaaan did i pick a good one this time. I was finally in a mood to go through an rpg and i had heard from a couple of people that Ys was then a good way to go. The game is a compilation and a remake of Ys 1 and Ys 2 that were originally released for the NEC PC-88 in Japan. Most video gamers do not even know what Ys is! At least that is the case here in Europe where the Turbografx didn’t even get a proper release and it probably isn’t well known the states either since the TurboCD never really caught on which is a real shame because the CD format opens up so many possibilities including CD quality music and cinematics.

All that aside, i played the game and now join the proud few who herald this little known gem of a video game as a masterpiece that should be mentioned side by side with all time great games like Final Fantasy or Zelda.

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