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Ys Community Thread | "Do you know the name Adol Christin?"

Psxphile

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Welcome one and all to NeoGAF's official community thread for Nihon Falcom's legendary Ys series, spanning over 25 years of demon-bumping, fireball-dodging, sword-whacking action. In this quaint little nook we will pore over the collected works of one of gaming history's most resilient (and quietest) heroes and accomplished adventurer, Adol Christin (a.k.a. 'Adol the Red'). Please, find a seat and reminisce with us as we turn the pages of the past, present and future.

For more detailed information, screenshots and testimonials on Ys and Adol's many adventures one may also visit Hardcore Gaming 101's excellent coverage of the entirety of the Ys franchise. For the trivia buffs in our audience, that site will be a gold mine.











Map of the Known World





Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished - Omens (1987)
Released on: Everything. It's on everything.

TG16-CD OP



Adol's first adventure, set on the island of Esteria besieged by 'The Stormwall', a dangerous ocean-born storm that first appeared 6 months prior and had completely cut off Esteria from the mainland. After miraculously washing ashore after a failed attempt to cross by boat, Adol soon finds himself on a journey to uncover the mystery behind the Stormwall, the rise of demons on the island, the Devil's Tower and a set of enigmatic tomes.

As the first Ys title, Ancient Ys Vanished: Omens introduced many of the themes and traditions that would permeate the franchise for years to come. It was also first to use the Bump system: a method of attack that requires no additional button presses, only the direction keys to ram enemies on the field. Do it right, and you score a hit and deplete enemy HP... do it wrong, and you yourself will take damage instead. It required nimble fingers to maneuver Adol in order to attack efficiently, and was a source of added tension during difficult boss fights. It was also fun as hell once you got used to it.

Ys I versions that were "localized" and brought over to the west include the Sega Master System port, versions for DOS and Apple IIGS; and as part of a compilation with its sequel for the TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM attachment and, later, as a pack-in for the TurboDuo.





Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter (1988)
Released on: Japanese PC, IBM PC, Famicom, Turbografx-16 CD, Saturn, Mobile, Wii Virtual Console

TG16-CD OP



After the monumental battle atop Darm Tower, Adol Christin is magically transported to the ancient land of Ys in the skies above. Guided by the two Goddesses of Ys and imbued with the gift of magic, Adol the Red-Haired Swordsman must now continue on to Solomon Shrine for the final climatic battle with the source and mastermind behind the demon invasion.

As the first sequel, Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter improved and added on things from its predecessor. The biggest addition was a magic system. You could collect 6 staves gifted with powers from the priests of Ys; the first giving you an alternative mode of attack: the Fireball. Which in turn changed how boss fights played out, now requiring even more active dodging coupled with long-distance attacks.

Ys I and II were ported to PC-Engine CD-ROM by Hudson Soft with improved graphics, musical score and voice acting. This version, considered the definitive versions of both before the Eternal remakes came out, were brought to the west as Ys Book I & II and was even included as a pack-in game for the TurboDuo due to its stunning use of the CD-ROM features. This version is also available on the Wii Virtual Console. If you want to go oldschool and try a non-Chronicles version of Ys I & II, the TG-16 CD ports would be the best way to go.





Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1989)
Released on: Japanese PC, Famicom, SNES, Genesis, Turbografx-16 CD, PS2, Mobile

Genesis OP | SNES OP | TG16-CD OP | PS2 OP




2 years after saving Ys, Adol the Red and Dogi the Wall-crusher journey to Redmont, Dogi's hometown, after hearing about the evils plaguing the land of Felghana. There Adol must contend with wild beasts, a wicked king, his loyal retainer and an underlying menace that threatens Felghana and the world.

Wanderers From Ys abandoned the overhead view and bump system of Ys 1 and 2 and introduced side-scrolling, jumping and a sword-arm that might as well have been a buzzsaw. It at least continued the high difficulty from the previous games, so there's that. Despite going full Zelda II in concept, Ys III was rather enjoyable if flawed. The soundtrack in particular was inspired, introducing many tracks that would go on to be fan favorites. The Genesis, Super NES and TG-16 CD versions would all eventually be released in the west by different companies and become hotly debated as to which one was the best (or had the least failings).

More than a decade later, Taito would see fit to release their own update to Wanderers from Ys on the PS2. Character designs were altered, in some cases rather drastically, but gameplay was more or less the same: 2D side-scrolling, just with better visuals and music (that's up to debate). Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you talk to), it never left Japan.





Ys: Mask of the Sun | Ys IV: Dawn of Ys (1993)
Released on: Super Famicom, PC-Engine CD-ROM
Dawn of Ys English Translation/Fan Dub Thread

SFAM OP | PCE-CD OP | PS2 OP



After Esteria is saved and peace restored to Ys, Adol contemplates his next course of action. He is soon summoned to the great forest of Celceta in order to solve its mysteries. It's there he discovers the army of the Romn empire engaged with rebels aiming to stop the Romuns from trying to claim Celceta and its hidden treasure, the Mask of the Sun. Amid the chaos, Adol uncovers the existence of another member of the winged race, an enigmatic man named Eldeel and his human confidant, Leeza. Also features the first appearance of the Clan of Darkness/the Darklings.

Feedback from the 3rd game suggested that fans wanted the series to return to the traditional top-down, overhead perspective and bump system made famous by the first two games. And Falcom were obliged to heed their fans. It wouldn't be the first time.

Despite being the fourth in the series, Ys IV actually takes place one year prior or one year after Felghana. Why such a vast difference? In 1993, two different studios released a version of Ys IV for Falcom. Despite being based on the same basic concepts and story treatments, the two versions vary wildly in execution. NEC/Hudson Soft's version, Dawn of Ys, is widely considered the better game over Tonkin House's Mask of the Sun, despite taking more liberties with the source material. Due to those liberties and because Falcom wanted to follow their own story treatments in later installments, Dawn of Ys became the non-canonical Ys IV. Much later, Taito would release another version titled Mask of the Sun: A New Theory for PS2. None of these versions of Ys IV ever made it out of Japan, but fan translations exist for both the original Mask of the Sun and Dawn of Ys.





Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand (1995)
Released on: Super Famicom, PS2
Ys V Fan Translation Release Thread

SFC OP | PS2 OP




A year after Felghana, Adol finds himself on the continent of Afroca in an arid region called Xandria. By this point Adol's reputation as an accomplished adventurer is becoming well-known and is soon contacted and hired to search for mysterious crystals that could be the key to unearthing an ancient city long since lost to time and with it, the secrets of alchemy that could save Xandria from an all-encompassing desert.

Ys V was Falcom's attempt to break away from developing on PC architecture and focus on consoles exclusively, but was met with middling success. Adol can now (once again) use his sword to attack via button press and could even raise his shield to defend. He also eventually learns a bit of Alchemy, the magic system for Ys V. However, the game was considered too easy prompting Falcom to release an update, Ys V Expert, aimed at appeasing those fans who had grown accustomed to the devastating difficulty of previous games. The new version didn't address any of the other problems, though. A fan translation was recently revealed for the original version of Ys V, as it was another title that never came to the west.

Taito was quick to continue their trilogy of ho-hum adaptations and released Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand for the PS2 in 2006. Among other alterations to the 16-bit version was the return of Dogi, who was mysteriously missing in Ys 5 standard.




Ys I Eternal (1998) | Ys II Eternal (2000) | Ys I & II Complete (2001) | Ys I & II Chronicles(+) (2009-2013)
Released: Windows PC, PSP, NDS, PS2, Steam, iOS/Android
NeoGAF OT (Chronicles PSP) | NeoGAF OT (Chronicles+ Steam ver.)


Windows PC OP (Ys I Eternal) | Steam OP (Ys I Complete/Chronicles) | Steam OP (Ys II Complete/Chronicles)





After Ys V failed to make waves for Falcom, they decided to go back and revisit the one that started it all. Ys I Eternal was their first in-house attempt at a remake of their storied franchise (anything else prior was handled by other parties) and the result was a fantastic, updated and expanded version of the classic bump-action title. It appeared first on Windows PC in Japan and later was packed together with its sequel and released on PS2, PSP, and Steam... each new version adding more features and updates.





After a bit of a delay, the remake of Ys II was released on Japanese PCs. The game world received even more of a facelift, and some of those changes were backported to Ys I Eternal when both games were later repackaged as Ys I+II Complete for Windows. Afterwards another version. using Complete's assets called Ys I+II Eternal Story while throwing in some other changes that never carried over, was made for PS2 by Digicube. In turn, another version of both Eternals was made for Nintendo DS that replaced the lovely sprite tile artwork for the maps with low-res polygonal models and other odd changes. This version, titled Legacy of Ys: Books I & II was released in the west by Atlus bit wasn't well received from what I can gather. Much later, a PSP port of Complete was released by Falcom with updated character portraits, rearranged music and a new HUD to accommodate the smaller screen. It was retitled Ys I+II Chronicles and later brought to the west by Xseed in 2011. A version for Steam of both games was later compiled and released by Xseed in 2013 and is considered the definitive version of Chronicles (hence the '+' added to the title).

A port of Ys 1 Chronicles was released worldwide for smartphones by Dotemu on April 29th, 2015.





Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (2003)
Released: Windows PC, Mobile, PS2, PSP, Steam/GOG
NeoGAF OT (Steam/GOG)

Windows PC OP | PS2 OP



3 years after the events in Xandria, Adol and Dogi join up with a gang of pirates and a familiar face to investigate the Great Vortex of Canaan, a storm that has swallowed up all ships sailing west of Europe. As they venture closer to the Canaan Islands their ship is attacked by patrolling Romun vessels and Adol soon finds himself washed ashore and in the company of the island's long-eared and tailed natives, the Rehda. He quickly becomes embroiled in a 3-way struggle between the Rehda clan, a settlement of Eresian shipwreck survivors and the encroaching Romn army... as well as a mysterious interloper who appears to know more than he lets on.

Falcom comes back strong on PC with an all-new adventure for Adol the Red, now almost entirely in 3D and utilizing an addictive new combat engine that emphasizes quick sword combos and jumping mechanics. Napishtim is also the first game in the series to actively establish an all-encompassing background lore that connects many past and future Ys titles, dealing with the myserious Atlas continent, the lost Eldeen civilization, their ancient technology and a dark clan who coveted that power.

Konami had the honors of porting the game to PS2 and PSP and that included a few changes and also some added annoyances. The PS2 version had full 3D models for every character, voice acting and a new feature called Alma's Trials... but also a horrendous opening FMV that was laughably atrocious. PSP version kept the PC look (but at a lower IQ) and the original OP to boot, but introduced lag and load times and is generally considered a bad port. These versions actually made it across the sea to the west (and the PS2 version gained ungodly English voice acting) and were the first Ys games to be published in english since Ys III. There's also a fan translation of the PC version out there for the purists.

On April 28th 2015 Xseed released the PC version of Ys VI for Steam/GOG gaming services with a new localized script, widescreen/high resolution support and a slew of new features including Catastrophe Mode.





Ys: The Oath in Felghana (2005)
Released on: Windows PC, PSP, Mobile, Steam
NeoGAF OT (PC/Steam) | NeoGAF OT(PSP)

Windows PC OP | PSP exclusive "Prologue Novella"





Falcom goes back in time once again and remakes Ys III using the Napishtim engine, completely updating and improving the game remarkably and raising the title from black sheep status to quite possibly the greatest Ys game of all time. Falcom themselves also ported the game to PSP with a few extras like an extended prologue and voice acting, and was released in the west by Xseed. Xseed later released the PC version on Steam in 2012.




Ys Origins (2006)
Released on: Windows PC, Mobile, Steam
NeoGAF OT

Windows PC OP



700 years prior to Adol's first journey to the island of Esteria, the mythical land of Ys is beset by an invading demon horde. The Twin Goddesses use the Black Pearl to raise Ys into the sky to escape their onslaught. A brief peace was bought, until one day the goddesses disappeared without a trace. Lost without their deities, the Priests of Ys assemble an entourage to search the war-torn land below and a mysterious tower erected by the demons in their absence.

Ys Origins is the first Ys title to not feature Adol the Red. Instead, you play as three different characters with varying movesets as you scale Darm's Tower floor-by-floor in pursuit of the Goddesses of Ys: Yunica Tovah, descendant of House Tovah and quite handy with an axe; Hugo Fact, descendant of House Fact and a magic prodigy; and "The Claw", a mysterious man aligned with the demons. Each character will journey up the tower alone, but only one will realize the truth hidden in the darkness.





Ys Seven (2009)
Released on: PSP, Windows PC (China)
NeoGAF OT

PSP OP



Just a few months after Napishtim, Adol and Dogi say their goodbyes to Ladoc and his crew and disembark in Altago, a country currently embroiled in a long-spanning war with Romn. While there they become intertwined in the land's troubles and resolve to help the people of Altago discover the source behind a disease plaguing the region and the rise of Titano attacks, giant beasts native to Altago that were once considered docile.

For the first time in the series, Adol isn't alone when dealing with his enemies: Ys Seven employs a new party system that incorporates up to 3 active characters out of a pool of 7 (clever), customizable skills, quick dodges and manual guarding for a new twist on an old formula. A crafting system has also been implemented: by collecting drops and loot from defeated foes you can make new equipment and items that aren't available in shops.





Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta\Memories of Celceta (2012)
Released on: PSVITA, Windows PC (China)
NeoGAF OT | Import Thread

PSVITA OP



Falcom once again reaches back into history to correct the mistakes of their past. CELCETA is released on VITA and formally replaces all previous versions of Ys IV as the official account of Adol's journey in the land of Celceta. You once again star as Adol Christin, who finds himself amnesiac and lost in a Romn-occuppied town of Casnan on the outskirts of the Great Forest. Thanks to Duren, a man who claims to know Adol from before he ventured into the Great Forest alone days before, Adol's immediately sent back into the forest in search of his lost memories and the reason behind his amnesia.

Celceta uses the party system first seen in Seven, as well as the return of the crafting system. Except now instead of learning new skills from weapons equipped, you earn them by fighting tough monsters seemingly at random. The guarding and dodging systems have also been refined.



UNPUBLISHED WORKS


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Developed for: PS4, PSVITA
NeoGAF Announcement Thread
Teaser Trailer (subbed)
Official website

In South Greek, in the waters of the Goethe Sea, Adol is aboard a passenger boat called “The Lombardy” heading from Xandria towards the continent of Eresia, when the the ship is attacked and sunk by a mysterious, large monster. When Adol wakes up on a sandy beach, he realizes he is on the cursed “Siren Island.”

What we know:
-party-based system ala Ys Seven/Celceta but with platforming
-Flash Guard and Flash Move return
-takes place in 2-3 year gap between Ys V and VI
-large focus on the ocean and exploring the undersea depths of the archipelago
-expect to see characters from other Ys games make an appearance
-cartography system in place, similar to Celceta's
-new gameplay type: reinforcing/expanding/defending a "Drifter's Village" by saving castaways and repelling attacks
-Vita version releases July 21st 2016 in Japan, PS4 delayed to 2017




Remember: this is a place where everyone can share their love for Ys. Post fanart, your favorite music, your most hated bosses, what you want to see in a future Ys title... anything and everything is on-topic here. So get posting, or you'll make Feena sad:





Ys Music Archive:

Thanks go to NeoGAF member jdkluv for providing a link to his personal Youtube music collection:




 
Subbed!

Love Ys Origin, despite not even having beaten it once. Gameplay is just impossibly tight and overcoming the challenges is really satisfying.

Haven't sunk much time into other games yet. Played some Ys Seven but I'm not too big on the character changing mechanic. Especially when you get a third character.
 

Pookmunki

Member
Ys 1+2 are the best, with the best soundtracks and less of the namby pamby talking.

Really hope we get a new one soon.
 

Holykael1

Banned
Yay! Ys is so awesome. it's my favourite action rpg series of all time. Excellent OP! I will make big posts of my favourite Ys games, music and all that jazz during the coming days, this will be epic!
 

Big_Al

Unconfirmed Member
Fantastic stuff! So happy to see a thread for one of my favourite action RPG series :) Only started playing the recent Ys game and have got Ys 1 and 2 to play as well, plenty of Ys action to look forward to.
 

ys45

Member
Yay an Ys thread !

*subscribe*

That remind me il have to check out Ys 5 now that there's a translation patch .
Is it really bad as some people says ?
 

Tizoc

Member
Perfect subtitle! I plan on playing Ys 1 on Steam in the near future, but for now I should take a break from Adol's adventures to not get burnt out XP.

I've finished Ys OiF and Seven and enjoyed both.
I do hope to play all the essential Ys games this year (excluding Wanderers since Oath was the perfect experience for me).

EDIT: here's a thread I made asking about the best versions of Ys:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=784464

Put simply the following are the best version of the games to play:
Ys 1 and 2: PC, PSP
Ys 3: Oath in Felghana on PSP or Steam
Ys 4: PC Engine and Vita
Ys 5: SNES (PS2 ver. gameplay was fine but story is mixed)
Ys 6: PS2, PC
Ys 7: PSP
Origins: PC (duh)

So maybe add the above to the OP?
 
Love the Ys series.
Dipped into it with Felghana a good number of years ago and have been a fan since.
I really wanted to get into Napishtim on the PSP but those load times were insane... It was like 5 seconds to go into another screen.
Maybe I'll try picking it up again some time soon.
 

Tizoc

Member
Which one is best to play as a newcomer on Vita? Oath in Felghana, Memories of Celceta, or Ys 7?

Oath in Felghana, then Seven then Celceta.
Seven references a little of Ys 6 but you don't need to play it first to enjoy it.

Now go get these games and come back and tell us how much of a badass the gameplay and soundtracks make you feel!
 
Oath in Felghana, then Seven then Celceta.
Seven references a little of Ys 6 but you don't need to play it first to enjoy it.

Now go get these games and come back and tell us how much of a badass the gameplay and soundtracks make you feel!

Ok it will be a couple years at my pace
 

Tizoc

Member
Ok it will be a couple years at my pace

Play on Normal! Oath got me hooked from the moment I started playing it! Well keep in mind Ys games can start slow with cutscenes or story stuff but once the gameplay starts, and you get a handle of the combat and exploring, you'll be hooked and won't realize you've spent hours playing XD
One important advice I can give for Ys OiF: ALWAYS save when you see a save point. Always.
 
Play on Normal! Oath got me hooked from the moment I started playing it! Well keep in mind Ys games can start slow with cutscenes or story stuff but once the gameplay starts, and you get a handle of the combat and exploring, you'll be hooked and won't realize you've spent hours playing XD
One important advice I can give for Ys OiF: ALWAYS save when you see a save point. Always.

Thank you for the advice! I will try not to forget to save!
 

Jucksalbe

Banned
Wonderful! An Ys community thread was really desperately needed. I love this series, even though I started late with it, my first Ys game was Ark of Napishtim on PS2, which I liked, but I didn't really get into the series until XSeed started to release all the PSP games.

Great OP, well structured, I had a good laugh at that last picture.
 

Psxphile

Member
Thanks for the kind words everyone! This was something I've been dying to do for some time now, just had to really buckle down and get it done.

Due to pretty much using up my entire word count on that first massive post, I had to excise a few things from it. Like these, culled from various sources:

Ys Series Timeline - Chronological Order of Events

Ys Origin (700 years prior to Ys I)
Ys I (takes place when Adol is 17)
Ys II (starts immediately after Ys I ends)
Ys: Memories of Celceta (some time after Ys II ends, Adol is 18)
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (about a year or so after Celceta, Adol is 19)
Ys V (about a year or so after Oath, Adol is 20)
Ys VI (3 years after V, Adol is 23)
Ys Seven (six months after VI, Adol is still 23)

Ys Geography Names/Terms and their real-life counterparts

Eresia Continent = Eurasia
Afroca Continent = Africa
The Medo Sea = The Mediterranean
Britai = Britain
Esteria = exists in the place where folklore suggests the real city of Ys once stood
Xandria = Alexandria
Altago = Carthage
River Tigres = The Tigris River
Orietta region = "The Orient"
Garman = Germany
Greek = Greece
Ispani = Spain
Ediz = Cadiz
Barecia = Barcelona
Steldum = Amsterdam
Celceta = somewhere in northwest Spain, named after Celciti Tribes
Romn/Romun Empire = Rome/Roman Empire
Gilia = Gaul/France
Shala Desert = The Sahara
Felghana = named after Fergana Valley, but located in Switzerland (Alps?)
Atlas Continent = Atlantis
Vortex of Canaan = Bermuda Triangle

A map of the Eresia/Afroca regions and the west seas:

(wish I could find a higher quality pic)


EDIT: here's a thread I made asking about the best versions of Ys:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=784464

Put simply the following are the best version of the games to play:
Ys 1 and 2: PC, PSP
Ys 3: Oath in Felghana on PSP or Steam
Ys 4: PC Engine and Vita
Ys 5: SNES (PS2 ver. gameplay was fine but story is mixed)
Ys 6: PS2, PC
Ys 7: PSP
Origins: PC (duh)

So maybe add the above to the OP?

Can't add anything more to the OP without excising something else. Sorry. :(
 

Meicyn

Gold Member
I beat Celceta a few weeks ago, and it was a lot of fun. Felghana is way better though. Need to replay it. Ys seven, too. The music for the series is so good.
 

chaosblade

Unconfirmed Member
Awesome. I was throwing stuff together for a Ys community thread before I went on vacation but didn't get back around to it.



It's kind of weird how I got into the series. Prior to ever looking into the games I'd heard and enjoyed a lot of Ys music, either Falcom's own arrangements or ones from fans. Plus I'd seen the series get a lot of love around the web and on GAF, so between those I already had a positive image. A while before Ys Seven was released someone posted a trailer (I think it was the Japanese one?) in a thread and it was enough to sell me on giving the series a shot.

Despite preordering Ys Seven, I didn't get around to it immediately. Passed on Oath in Felghana, and ended up preordering Chronicles since I thought it made sense to play those first, plus it came with the music CD at no extra cost. So then I started with Chronicles, picked up Felghana and played it, played Seven, and at that point I was basically in love with Ys.


Origin and Felghana are my favorite games in the series. Love the platforming and depth jumping adds. I'd like to see Falcom return to the solo-Adol adventures, but I'm guessing the newer games are a lot more successful so they will be hesitant to do that.
 

chaosblade

Unconfirmed Member
I actually prefer Origin to Oath.

*gets beaten to death*

I doubt that opinion is that uncommon. I feel the same way, Origin takes everything good about Felghana and condenses it into tighter package.

The only thing I prefer about Felghana is the music. And I don't care much for Hugo's gameplay, but the other two characters more than make up for that.

And I guess Felghana also has Valestein Castle, which as a dungeon is better than any section of Origin. Possibly my favorite dungeon in the series.
 

demidar

Member
I doubt that opinion is that uncommon. I feel the same way, Origin takes everything good about Felghana and condenses it into tighter package.

The only thing I prefer about Felghana is the music. And I don't care much for Hugo's gameplay, but the other two characters more than make up for that.

And I guess Felghana also has Valestein Castle, which as a dungeon is better than any section of Origin. Possibly my favorite dungeon in the series.

I just adore Toal and his Godpeed Burst skill.
 

Danny Dudekisser

I paid good money for this Dynex!
At first, I thought I might prefer Origin to Oath. Time has fixed my busted opinion. Now, while I think Origin is an excellent game, I think Oath is probably one of my favorite games ever.

It's pretty cool.
 

Aeana

Member
Oh hello.
It warms my heart to see that Ys has gained such a following these days. After the reception of Ys 6 on PS2, I was sure it'd never happen.
 

discoalucard

i am a butthurt babby that can only drool in wonder at shiney objects
Origin still doesn't really click with me. It feels too constrained, the environments are (mostly) dull, and the music is comparatively not that great (but the Super Arrange album does kind of fix that). Playing as The Claw is a lot of fun, and easily has the best storyline too, but considering the game expects you to play it multiple times, there should've been more variation in the levels.

It still has the core of the Ys games and the boss battles are still fantastic and everything. It's one of the few games I can think of that has a decent water area. But I still prefer Felghana and even VI.
 
Oh hello.
It warms my heart to see that Ys has gained such a following these days. After the reception of Ys 6 on PS2, I was sure it'd never happen.

Just about to post the same exact thing. I was completely prepared to just import but then XSEED did the unthinkable.

Great thread OP. More Ys is good Ys. ;)
 

Jawmuncher

Member
So I have a question about Memories of celceta.

I wasn't able to grab all of the memories, but who the hell is the guy with the blue hair that talks to Adol? Dude came out of nowhere and I never saw him when I played the game aside from that memory.
 

discoalucard

i am a butthurt babby that can only drool in wonder at shiney objects
So I have a question about Memories of celceta.

I wasn't able to grab all of the memories, but who the hell is the guy with the blue hair that talks to Adol? Dude came out of nowhere and I never saw him when I played the game aside from that memory.

That's Dogi, Adol's traveling companion. He's in practically every Ys game but isn't in Memories of Celceta outside of those cutscenes. If you try Ys Seven, he's one of the playable characters.

I guess the game assumes that you're familiar with the other Ys games since they don't explain much about who he is in those flashbacks.
 

Levyne

Banned
Recently played Ys 6 for the first time. So the only thing left for me to play the "official chronology" is to look at that Ys 5 translation thread again.

Subbed!

So I have a question about Memories of celceta.

I wasn't able to grab all of the memories, but who the hell is the guy with the blue hair that talks to Adol? Dude came out of nowhere and I never saw him when I played the game aside from that memory.

Haha. That's Adol's best friend (see above)
 

Aeana

Member
I actually prefer Origin to Oath.

*gets beaten to death*
I've been with the Ys series since the MSX release of the first game, and Ys 2 had been my favorite Ys for a very, very, very long time. Then I played Origin. Origin is my favorite Ys. I love it.
 
I actually prefer Origin to Oath.

*gets beaten to death*

I feel the same way. I think I prefer Origin in every way over Oath.

All in all though, I love the Ys games. The action always feels "right", and the story is anywhere from serviceable to good. It's always consistent in this regard, so I'm always in on day 1 for Ys.
 

Levyne

Banned
I grabbed Origin on a whim in a Steam sale and played a good chunk (most?) of the series since. Nothing has topped it yet, though I've liked most of the other entries.

Though I didn't really feel I&II at all.
 
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