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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

RPG 26 September 2019

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is an action RPG, belonging to one of the oldest Japanese series of this type. The game boils down mainly to fighting with the help of a skillful system of skirmishes. The production is set in the reality of fantasy, and its plot revolves around the prison city.

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

RPG 12 September 2017

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the eighth installment of the fantasy action RPG series from Nihon Falcom. The game takes place in the same Greek mythology-inspired fantasy world as the series' previous installments. Once again we play as the warrior called Adol Christin who, after the ship he was traveling went under, ends up with the rest of the crew on the cursed island Seiren. Our hero's dreams about the mysterious girl named Dana turn out to be the key to solving the mystery of the island. As per the series' tradition, we will spend most of our time on fighting with various enemies. The game features an arcade combat system. We are accompanied by many characters with different abilities in our adventures and we can switch between them anytime we want to. Every once in a while we will also play as the titular Dana. Her parts of the game are more riddle-oriented.

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Ys Chronicles II
Ys Chronicles II

RPG 10 February 2016

Mobile re-edition of a classic jRPG game and conversion of the second part of Ys Chronicles I & II set, initially released on the PSP console. Its story is a direct continuation to the events of first game of the series, with us once again taking role of red-haired warrior named Adol Christian. This time he is snatched by the mysterious light and sent, together with the magical books of Ys, into a mysterious floating island that suffers from the attacks of demons. His task will be to reveal the reason behind those assaults and find a way to stop them. In terms of game mechanics, Ys Chronicles II isn’t much different from its predecessor, except for the ability to cast spells and transform into a demon, allowing us to talk with every opponent that would attack us otherwise.

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Ys Chronicles 1
Ys Chronicles 1

RPG 29 April 2015

Mobile version of the first entry in the classic jRPG series, which originally debuted in 1987, and two decades later received a complete remake for PC and PlayStation Portable console. Ys Chronicles 1 takes us to a magical fantasy world, which we traverse as a young swordsman Adol Christin. He will be the one to save country of Esteria from an invasion of demons, and he must find six holy tomes to defeat the evil. Gameplay employs classic schemes of the jRPG genre, as we observe the world from a camera located behind our character’s head and explore the world, talk with NPCs, develop our hero and fight enemies. This last element is kind of unique, as we fight by initiating collisions with hostiles through a simple movement system. The effectiveness of those attacks depends mainly on which side of a target we hit.

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Ys: Memories of Celceta
Ys: Memories of Celceta

RPG 27 September 2012

Ys: Memories of Celceta is another entry in the series of action RPGs created in the late 80s by the Japanese studio Nihon Falcom. Similarly to other entries in the series, the game enables the players to assume the role of Adol, a young warrior who gets himself dragged into various adventures. This time, he enters a fantasy kingdom called Celceta, where he loses his memory.

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Ys Seven
Ys Seven

RPG 17 August 2010

Ys Seven is the seventh installment in the popular jRPG series developed by Nihon Falcom. The game takes us to the fantasy world of Altago where we play as adventurer Adol Christin. King Kiemarl Ednas gives our hero a task of exploring and inspecting a mysterious crypt that emerged after one of the earthquakes. While fulfilling his task he awakes the Five Dragons – ancient powerful beings that bestow Adol with their power so that he can stop the impending cataclysm. The gameplay focuses on exploration of various locations, combat, and conversations with NPCs in order to progress the story. In combat, we use conventional weapons, spells, and special abilities which we can combine into powerful combo attacks. We can assign attacks to specific buttons, just like in the series' previous installments. Ys Seven features an atmospheric soundtrack and eye-pleasing visuals.

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Ys I & II Chronicles+
Ys I & II Chronicles+

RPG 16 July 2009

Compilation of remakes of the first two installments of the Ys cycle, in which we play Adol Christina - a brave warrior trying to stop the invasion of demons and monsters. What distinguishes these titles from other Japanese RPGs is the combat system - during the game we do not have a separate attack command, and we attack enemies using a standard motion system, hitting them from different directions.

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Ys Origin
Ys Origin

RPG 21 December 2006

Ys Origin is a Japanese action cRPG game belonging to the popular in the "Cherry Blossoming Country" series Ys. It tells the story of events that took place long before the story known from the first installments of the cycle. In the game we direct the actions of three daredevils, and each of them has a unique style of fighting and skills. The player stands eye to eye with dozens of opponents, including a huge boss stature.

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Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Ys: The Oath in Felghana

RPG 05 July 2005

Action-RPG game belonging to the famous Ys series by the Japanese band Falcom. The game focuses on murdering monsters, collecting treasures and exploring locations. The heart of the gameplay is an extensive combat system, which allows for many different blows, special attacks and combos.

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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim

RPG 27 September 2003

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is a simple jRPG with a hack&slash combat system and a manga/anime environment. This is another part of the series with a rich history - its first part, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, was published in 1987. Ys: The Ark of Napishtim talks about the same hero as his predecessor, Adol Christin with red hair.

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