Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 Reviews

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2021

It isn't all about graphics when you get to play two charming slices of off-the-wall Japanese lunacy like in NIS Classics.

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70 / 100
Sep 6, 2021

All in all, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 is two classic games in one visibly aged package. If you’re interested in seeing what else the people behind Disgaea have been working on, this will be a real treat. However, I wouldn’t recommend these games to people who aren’t already fans of NIS titles. And if you’re a Soul Nomad fan, then what are you waiting for? Not only did NIS finally port the game to a new console, but it also threw in a free second game.

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Sep 5, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is a great throwback for fans of the original games and the ability to take them on the go is an added bonus. Although I just don’t think enough has been done to improve on the originals with a lot of the lingering issues still present.

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5 / 10
Aug 27, 2021

We're always fans of seeing lesser-known games in any genre get a bit of love and exposure to new players, and the two games in the NIS Classics Volume 1 collection both have a lot to offer tactics fans. Phantom Brave's combat system is unique among tactical RPGs and Soul Nomad's take on the hero's journey is still interesting 15 years after its PS2 release. However, both games feel even older than they are; the unattractive visuals and uneven voice acting of this compilation re-release aren't going to change anyone's mind who wasn't a fan before, nor prove attractive for a new audience.

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Aug 31, 2021

For the money, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave / Soul Nomad is a great deal. Phantom Brave is one of their best tactical RPGs and Soul Nomad has enough to justify the experience. It's a shame the latter is a port over a remake but the gameplay itself is still decent by today's standards and including Phantom Brave makes it easier to overlook.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 is a great collection of two really solid titles. It's a shame the port hasn't done more to modernize them.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 27, 2021

Overall, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is an excellent collection for tactical RPG fans.

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8 / 10
Jan 7, 2022

Soul Nomad more than Phantom Brave is the real prize in Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1; anyone who has played it will recommend its entertaining game, dark story, and just overall high quality. This collection is fun simple because the old games are good, but the real problem is that there is zero extra content added to the package. No quality-of-life improvements, no graphics updates, nothing that make the two games more accessible. The old games are essentially great, but the package itself is non-existent and feels half-hearted. This is such a huge waste and a missed opportunity, unfortunately it drags down what could have been an outstanding experience.

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Sep 3, 2021

The inconsistency of these two underground classics might make the compilation facade seem like a wasted opportunity, but being realistic here, both of the two titles in the Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 would not have got a release without being bundled together in this gimmick. Whether you have fond memories of having played either, or simply never had the chance to previously, you'll find quickly that both games represent a creative energy that we rarely see these days, and in both cases the experimentation largely works. You're not likely to see anything like these two again, so don't miss the opportunity.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2021

e., not playing to contemporary tastes), but otherwise I would recommend this collection. As it turns out, NIS' catalog, while grindy, still holds up compared to what you'd play today.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2021

NIS Classics Volume 1 is bursting with SRPG goodness from a few generations ago. Although these games look dated, they're both still great fun to play with their own unique approaches to gameplay, story, and humour. Thanks for bringing them back, Prinny!

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7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2021

Prinny brings back two niche strategy RPGs that are sure to be a telling history lesson to fans of the genre.

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5 / 10
Dec 3, 2021

These two games are very much appreciated by their fans and it was high time to give them a modern release. Alas, this compilation doesn't try to go beyond a mere direct port without any additional value and as a consequence, their flaws only become more apparent before today's audience. The two games are still fun to play and their combat systems very interesting, but other than longtime fans, the rest of the audience won't find reasons to be interested.

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4.5 / 5.0
Sep 19, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered / Soul Nomad & the World Eaters may only be the first in the Prinny Presents series, but it’s already off to a phenomenal start. Whether you played these titles when they first came out or are heading into them for the very first time, this two-in-one bundle is something that you won’t want to skip out on if you’re even remotely interested in SRPGs.

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Sep 8, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 brings back two classic NIS Playstation 2 titles. If you aren't a stickler for graphics, this retro collection is perfect to take on the go for any tactical RPG or NIS fans.

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8.1 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

Una remasterización muy digna.

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered – Switch Review https://chalgyr.com/2021/09/review-switch-nisclassics-vol1-phantombrave.html "So overall, even if the quality of the sprites have not been updated to be as clear and crisp as the rest of the world and the interface, Phantom Brave alone is a worthwhile reason to pick up this package especially if you’ve never sat down to it. With a well written story and a great combat system that has a variety of quirks to master, there’s more than enough strategy here alone before getting into the second half of the package Soul Nomad & the World Eaters." Score: 8 / 10 Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1: Soul Nomad & the World Eaters – Switch Review https://chalgyr.com/2021/09/review-switch-nisclassics-vol1-soulnomad.html "So while Soul Nomad & the World Eaters hasn’t been upgraded from it’s PS2 version and is a direct port over to the Nintendo Switch, it’s an SRPG that I had wished had sat down years ago. As a whole package alongside Phantom Brave though, I wish that the graphics had been polished up in order to better suit the newer platforms. Both are incredible titles offering countless hours of strategy and combat and I look forward to what we can come to expect with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2. " Score: 7.5 / 10 Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 Total score: 7.75 / 10

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 3, 2021

Both games on the Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 collection are unique and a joy to play through for their own reasons. Unfortunately, the way in which they’re presented feels dated and barebones, as they look the same as they did on the PS2 and have no new features or quality of life updates.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is a brilliant idea in concept. Nippon Ichi has a large library of games that deserve to be readily available to modern players. However, they need to take the advancements found in recent remasters and apply those options to these titles. Phantom Brave is a lengthy and beautiful JRPG with its remastered assets, but Soul Nomad & the World Eaters really doesn’t compare, and it shows from the second you boot of the game.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2021

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is a collection of good strategy games that, for fans of the genre, is worth checking out. Unfortunately, the lack of polish makes the titles not look as good as they should in a re-release, especially the Soul Nomad port, but they are still high quality titles from Nippon Ichi Software's collection.

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