Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

44%

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8.1 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

Una remasterización muy digna.

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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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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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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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