game language: Japanese
game release date for PS4:
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a Japanese RPG action set in the realities of fantasy. The game is the next installment of the most famous series of Nihon Falcom studio. This team, located in the Land of the Cherry Blossom, has also recorded such titles as Tokyo Xanadu, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, Xanadu Next, or The Legend of Heroes and Zwei series.
The game takes place in a magical land of fantasy, and we again play the warrior named Adol, the hero of all previous versions of the series. At the beginning of the action he is already a very experienced hero, whose fame has reached all corners of the world.
Ys IX: Monster Nox takes place in and around Baldeux. This place is a prison metropolis, where the most dangerous criminals from all over the world are sent. Some of its inhabitants, known as Monster, have superhuman abilities.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is built on the foundations of previous versions of the cycle, but the game also introduces a lot of novelties. We get an action RPG, in which the fun comes down mainly to exploring the world, performing tasks, developing heroes and, above all, fighting hordes of enemies.
The skirmish system is dynamic and highly dexterity, offering a wide variety of attacks, manoeuvres and special skills. Adol in adventures is accompanied by a rich gallery of characters. At any given moment we can directly control only one member of the team, but the game allows for free switching between the characters.
What is new is the fact that among the members of the team there are people belonging to the mentioned Monstrum group. Each of them has a unique set of supernormal abilities, allowing for example to run on walls or turn into a shadow. In addition, the city of Baldeux is very vertically developed and the game makes great use of it, allowing us to climb the roofs of the buildings. In addition to the arsenal of actions available to the heroes, there is also magic levitation, used not only for transport, but also to lead the attacks out of the air.
Just like previous versions of the cycle, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox only allows you to play alone in campaign mode.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has a nice three-dimensional graphic design, created in a style reminiscent of Japanese cartoons.
Expectations: 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.