RPGamer writes: "Much like the original Final Fantasy, Ys 1 & 2 have seen quite a few different versions over the years. For those who want to see how it all started, Ys 1 & 2 Chronicles is the way to experience it. Ys 1 lasts just over five hours and Ys 2 boasts a little longer playtime at around eight, but with the game's fast pace, it doesn't outstay its welcome. For those who want more, there are multiple difficulty levels and timed boss trials after the game's been completed. This was my first complete experience with the first two Ys titles, and I found both to be immensely more enjoyable than I expected a nearly twenty-five year old RPG to be. For others like me who are tackling these for the first time or for long-time series fans, these two games are well worth checking out."