Summary: This has to be one of the most fun action/rpgs i've played in a long time. I had never really gotten into the Ys series but after playing Ys 7, i've now purchased Ys Oath of Felgana and plan to get Ys I&II. The graphics are awesome, the music provides a lot of high energy tunes, the story has a nice twist (especially nearing the end) and the gameplay is just great. The battle engine, in particular, is where this game shines.
Summary: Ys Seven is not good enough to make old fans completely satisfied, however it still an excellent action RPG. All battles are fast paced and engaging, lots of text boxes to read (could be a bad point), and the limited edition has something real inside.
Summary: Ys is a long running Japanese role-playing game series developed by Nihon Falcom that dates back to the late '80s, appearing on a number of consoles and only having a niche following outside Japan. Recently, North American publisher XSEED Games announced that they would be partnering with Nihon Falcom to bring a few installments of the Ys games outside Japan, the first of which is Ys Seven, which proves to be a solid, albeit somewhat short, experience.
Summary: If you are in the mood for a turbo charged hack 'n' slash RPG, complete with grinding loot and taking down massive bosses, check Ys Seven out. Though graphics at times are plain in technical terms, they are bolstered through strong artistic direction. The OST while not the best Ys has ever had, is still lush and consistently above average.