Hey guys, I'm having a little dilemma on whether to sell my PC games of OiF and I + II Complete.
I got these games two or so years ago, but from recently getting a PSP, I own OiF which I find a great port, and was wondering if Chronicles is the same deal as I plan on getting it on PSP, hence no need for the PC games. (Although I'm a collector, I may regret this )
Yes, Chronicles is the same -- BUT you get to choose between Complete artwork and Chronicles artwork in-game, as well as choosing your soundtrack. All in all, it's an awesome package, I highly recommend it!
While what Unsavory Maggot said is true, I prefer the PC Complete games, as playing with a control pad/analog stick for movement feels a lot less precise to me (I might be in the minority on this, though). There's also the issue of pretty much no loading times in the PC versions, whereas the PSP version has some (not bad, though), as well as supposedly being able to see more of the game screen on a PC (I never noticed, quite honestly).
Other than these issues (and really, they're only minor quibbles for me), I think the PSP version is a fine port of Complete.
EDIT: Oh yes, PSP Felghana is much the same too, just an added image gallery, as well as the ability to upgrade weapons/armor up to level 9 (I think it's after completing the game?), and a couple other small changes.
Man... that collection is sweet, especially the book edition.
The only cool Ys product I have is my original Turbografx-CD version which I bought back in 1989 when I got the TurboGrafx CD player add-on... for $399!! ouch. I don't have the system anymore but the game works great via MagicEngine.
Nice! MP83 has the DVD version of the Limited Edition Collector's Edition of Ys I & II Complete. That's more rare than the CD version which is what I have. : )
I think that as a collector, if you care about collecting, you might regret selling the PC versions. Aesthetically, they are much nicer to be displayed than most PC big box games. I like the PC versions much more than the PSP versions since the graphics are better on the PC versions, though if you don't really mind not having them in your collection, the XSEED Steam releases are very good!
I also agree with Red Hardo in that Gameplay-wise, you'll have a much easier time with playing via a USB gamepad than with the tiny PSP nub of an analog stick. Took me FOREVER to finish of Vagullion on Nightmare using the PSP controls...