Yikes!!!!!!!!! I got this from Magic Box and havnt actually read the actual review regarding pros and cons but it looks that the cons out weight the pros. Even though I dont trust gaming magazines reviews entirely, if I see another low set of scores in another review then I will be disappointed. These scores seem to dictate the first release back in the early 90's.
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2005 18:12:38 GMT -5 by sideshow
Post by bishopcruz on Mar 17, 2005 19:42:01 GMT -5
Ah it's a four person review, I really have lost my taste for those. Most of the times reviewers opinions of the games aren't different enough to matter. I mean how often are the scores separated by more than a point or two, I think I can count the number of times that it has happened in EGM on one hand and I am sure Famitsu is no different.
Then again Ys III is the dark horse of the series, and reviewers were complaining about the dated gameply when it was released in the US 13 years ago.
Ys III is what it is. You live with it or you don't.
Game Informer gave Monster Hunter a 2.5/10, and they gave crappy Fable a 10/10. From that moment on, I learned that if you automatically assume the exact opposite of what a game magazine says about a game, you won't go wrong. :D
"If you took the word adventure from my life, I would have nothing left."
I'm not too deterent from Famitsu's review scores. Ys III got lame ratings back in the early 90's and I still enjoyed it. I'll most likely love this new remake as well. You cant go wrong with a Ys game in my opinion.
The newer versions of Swap Magic CD and DVD which I believe are 3.3 and 3.0 are made soley for the newer version PS2 consoles because the older 2.0 CD and DVD discs were not booting on these newer consoles. If you have a V9-V12 console then I would go with the newer 3.3 and 3.0. I have a V4 with the older 2.0 CD and DVD and they boot everything. Now some games require a CD Loader in conjunction with Swap Magic to boot. www.swapmagicfix.com/ shows the list of problematic games with swapmagic that need CD Loader or Cogswap loader. The newer 3.3 and 3.0 discs have better compatibility booting these problematic games. Anyone need some answers about Swap Magic? Feel free to ask me.
All I know is that the CD disc 3.3 works the new cd games on the NEW PS2......and the 2.0 DVD disc works the dvd games on the NEW PS2 system......as for the older systems I do not know. I have been using the 2.0 DVD disc to play Ys Eternal Story and the 3.3 CD disc to play Bonk's Adventure and Growlanser Generations.
You also have to tweak the PS2, but it is extremely easy and you do not need to void the warranty or break the warranty seal either. There are three trigger switches you must tape down to trick the PS2 into thinking the door is closed so you can swap these discs. If anyone needs to know, just ask. I am excited to finally have a system that plays, well, almost all the Ys games!!!!
What I did for my system is install a No Solder modchip which disables the eject button so the system thinks the tray is not opening yet the tray does open. Another method you can do is replace the whole PS2 shell with the Flip Top shell then you dont need to have a modchip nor any other method. The games are now inserted on the top of the system just like how the PS1 was designed. The swap magic discs provides the necessary boot codes to get your backups running. I wish the PS2's werent bounded by region restrictions or else we just import all the Ys games without having to mod our systems.