Langrisser I & II
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Langrisser is a series that has had very few entries released outside of Japan. This remake of both Langrisser I and II is the first time the sequel has officially released in English. I played both and combined them in one review. My conclusion is that Langrisser II is so much more of an improvement over the first game I wonder why they didn’t implement more changes to I in this remake. I feel like they could have cut it out and focused on giving the sequel a better look. Still, if you’re interested in some unique SRPG combat and diverging story paths this package is a decent deal.
Langrisser I & II is a good compilation, a remastered designed with attention and respect for the historic franchise. If you like tactical JRPG genre, although strictly old school, you can't miss it.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Overall, I quite liked my experience with Langrisser I & II. Granted, certain aspects of the game might feel dated to folks used to more modern tactical JRPGs. As someone who remembers playing games like this as a kid, however, those same classic aspects make me feel warm and comfortable — just like slurping a hot bowl of chicken stew. If you’re a fan of old-school tactical games, the Langrisser I & II remake just might fill you up.
Whether or not Langrisser I & II is the release for you ultimately depends on your affection for decidedly simpler, but more straightforward RPGs.
Langrisser I & II brings the series' first two chapters to the Nintendo Switch in a remake-compilation that features good and bad elements. If the option to play with the original art style, the soundtrack, the plot and many gameplay aspects make it seem like this remake is a gem, the modern art style (which is closer to that of a game for mobile devices) and its technical issues end up imposing a substantial burden on this delivery, which means that those looking into it should seriously reconsider their purchase.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Langrisser I & II is a sleek, simple, and addicting tactical RPG that sucks you in, just like your own reflection on a set of big, polished shoulder guards.
Langrisser I & II lacks of personnality, starting with its mobile-ish visuals. Once arduous, both are now really easy to finish since no enemy can compete with your squads. The oversimplification of the games make them close to those mobile titles, with short battles and where the brain is no longer requested.
Review in French | Read full review
Langrisser I & II are solid SRPGs for those looking for a well-rounded, old-school challenge.
It doesn't take long to see why this series was so popular. The story might take a little bit to get going but it offers an interesting adventure for our heroes. Gameplay takes some getting used to, especially if you're not one to plan ahead but anyone willing to invest the time will quickly learn how to overcome any challenge. Throw in a new coat of paint, multiple titles, and charming battles and it's easy to suggest Langrisser I & II to anyone that loves RPGs.
Touched up for the modern age, Langrisser I & II is finally officially playable in English, though some issues linger.