WTMG's Leo Faria: "Ys Origin is a phenomenal fit for a system like the Switch. I loved its deliciously rewarding gameplay and metroidvania-esque gameplay loop. It might be the most underwhelming game in the franchise when it comes to plot and characters, but I didn’t mind that at all. For a game released in 2006, it’s amazing how well it has aged in pretty much every single aspect. This game isn’t only recommended towards Ys fans, although they’ll be the few people who will actually understand what the hell is going on with the story. If you’re also into hack & slashers or metroidvanias, go for it, this one is a must-have regardless."