Stories tell of a land of yore, now shrouded by centuries of time forgotten, called Ys. Ys I Walkthrough ===== Before I begin, let me make a quick note concerning the layout of this part of the guide. The Stormwall cut Esteria off from the rest of the world and completely halted the trade of silver, which is mined on the island. After completing Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1989), Hashimoto and Miyazaki left Nihon Falcom and founded Quintet. [45] It later appeared on the list of "The Greatest 200 Videogames of Their Time" published by Electronic Gaming Monthly and 1UP in 2006,[46] and on GameSpot's "The Greatest Games of All Time" list. Photos of the Ys I: Ancient Books of Ys (Show) voice actors. As of 201… They awarded it the "Best RPG Video Game" and "Best BGM and Sound in a Video Game" awards, comparing its storyline to "a best-selling fantasy novel", praising its "outstanding use of voice and real music from the CD", and concluding the "game is magnificent from beginning to end, blowing away all competing RPGs hands-down. The result of this misuse was evil magical energy bringing forth millions of cruel demons. In the story, it is an unfinished and deserted tower, built with the intention of touching the sky. Adol is finally able to meet the Goddesses, who are confirmed to be Feena and Reah. In the lower levels, he rescues a young girl with long blue hair locked in a cell. He also praised the plot, including the "suspense" and "sense of urgency" during the climax, and the gameplay, including the various mini-quests and the enemy AI that "actually pursue the player, homing in on him and attacking." Summary: 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. The original PC-8801, PC-9801, X1 and MSX2 versions, as well as the Famicom ports remain exclusive to Japan. However, Dalles once again makes an appearance, thanking Adol for leading him to the escapees, and turns everyone into stone, leaving only Adol unharmed so he would suffer mentally. 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Ys games have also appeared on the Sharp X1, MSX2, FM-7, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000, Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Famicom, NES, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, TurboGrafx-CD, Apple IIGS, mobile phones, Super NES, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. Adol assumes a mission from the mayor to negotiate the return of the bells from a bandit group in the area. Returning to Ramia village to seek help, Adol is able to undo the curse with a help of a Sacred Cup that once belonged to the Priest Hadal. These books contain the history of the ancient land of Ys, and w… Ys I & II Chronicles is the one of the most popular preventing video games. Nintendo added Ys Book I & II to the US Virtual Console on 25 August 2008, the first release of the Ys series on a 7th Generation home console. Adol travels out of Lance towards the shrine at the center of the island, passing through the Glacier of Noltia and the lava filled Moat of Burnedbless, two geographical features created by the Goddesses 700 years ago as an attempted deterrent to demons attacking the shrine. At the beginning of each section, I've made a quick list of the primary objectives - that is, the stuff that absolutely needs to be done in order to advance the story - … Dark Fact boasts that Adol's efforts to collect the books have only helped his plan, and that once he took Adol's five books and combined them with his own, a great power would be revealed. Game Items Included. In the first game, Adol is on the quest to … [5], In 1990, TurboPlay magazine stated that it gets the reviewer's "vote for having the greatest sound and music track ever recorded for a video game. Failed flash guards result in the player character taking extra damage compared to failing to defend at all. [2], A feature that has been used in nearly every Ys title is the recharging health[6] Ys Chronicles (JP July 2009, US/EU February 2011) About Ys, also known but rarely referred to as Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen, is the first game in a not particularly well known series released by Falcom originally for the NEC PC-8801 in 1987. In early 2005, a new title in the series was announced, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, which is a top-to-bottom "re-imagining" of Ys III, greatly expanding its original plot. In addition, most of the villagers are unaware that there is a world outside of Ys. 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It was criticized as being too easy; in response to this, Falcom put out Ys V Expert, a harder version of the game. In 2010, Xseed Games purchased the fan-translated script for Ys: The Oath in Felghana from Jeff Nussbaum, the actual translator, an act considered historic and unprecedented, as unlicensed translations are technically copyright infringements as unauthorized derivative works. The Silver Bells gave off a sound that drove evil away, and without it, Zepik is vulnerable to demon attack. This was created by Falcom as a "pitch" trailer to shop around to various animation studios to see if anyone was interested in producing the series; however, they had no takers, so this trailer is all that exists of the rumored Ys IV anime. This category contains pages and media related to the game Ys I.. Trending pages. DOWNLOAD. Note: Ys I and Ys II come as a package under the name "Ys I & II Chronicles+" but have two separated entries in badges list. Adol then discovers the Dreaming Stone Idol, an artifact that is able to reverse magical petrification. I don't remember seeing this checkbox before today's update. Adol rescues the boy with the help of a friendly and intelligent demon named Keith, and is allowed to proceed onward from Lava. He praised the enhanced graphics and the "spectacular" anime cutscenes. Be careful, though, the only things that go in the Main namespace are tropes and should be created through the YKTTW system. It described it as "the first RPG on the first video game console CD-ROM" and stated that its "release heralded the evolution of the standard role-playing game," promising "a much larger, more colorful world, populated with lifelike characters who communicated with voice instead of text." The magic energy deposits Adol and the Books of Ys in a flash of light in a field, where he is discovered by a girl. Ys I.II is my favourite game of all time (Space Harrier a close second as my favourite arcade game). Both series were released on DVD in English by Media Blasters' anime label "AnimeWorks", packaged both separately and in a three-disc box set. Recharging health has since become a common mechanism used in many video games today.[8][9]. XSEED Games localized and published the game in North America, where it was released on February 22, 2011. What does it do? Memories of Celceta introduces a flash dodge where a player character dodges just before a hit. Determined to investigate the situation, Adol sets off towards Esteria on a small boat; however, it is sunk by the storm and Adol washes up on the shore of Esteria. These books contain the history of the ancient land of Ys, and will give him the knowledge he needs to defeat the evil forces. Dalles is able to see through Adol's disguise and curses Adol with a permanent demonic appearance. Later games feature a variety of plots but frequently begin with a shipwreck, with a stranded Adol getting involved in the new area's events. Undaunted, Adol keeps exploring the rest of the Shrine of Solomon, and again encounters the friendly demon Keith, who tells him that Maria is being held for sacrifice in a nearby bell tower called the Campanile of Lane. Raba gives Adol a magical amulet which allows Adol to bypass the traps of the tower. Raba was a scholar visiting Esteria who was inside the Tower of Darm, studying its history, when the demons suddenly appeared. Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys: Origin share this gameplay style. Suddenly, Goban Tovah and Luta Gemma from Ys I appear in the room. In both games the player controls a red-haired swordsman named Adol Christin. Adol recuperates in the home of Barbado's doctor and learns that Slaff is both the doctor's son and the head of the town's militia. In one of the English patches, the internal bitmaps are edited to reflect the external change for the packages. [6] The game uses over 500 megabytes of CD-ROM storage, including 43 music tracks, 24 minutes of character voice acting, and 20 minutes of animated cutscene sequences.[7]. The people of Ys fled to the Palace of Solomon and used the Black Pearl to lift the palace into the sky, creating a safe haven. The two characters' stories play out somewhat differently during character interactions. An improved version dubbed Ys I & II Chronicles Plus was released in North America and Europe on February 14, 2013 through Steam and later GOG.com. Adol sets out to find out more about the island's situation in the largest town of Minea. The demons, focused on controlling the Black Pearl for their own intentions, began building the Darm Tower, day and night, attempting to connect to the Palace of Solomon with their construction. Sara had however already given her most important possession to a friend to present to Adol- the second Book of Ys. Hadat gives Adol advice about the shrine and asks him to attempt to save Sada and Maria. VOTE FOR RE-UPLOAD CHANGELOG. Goodies Included. Ys (イース, Īsu, IPA: [iːsɯ]) (/ˈiːs/) is a series of action role-playing games developed by Nihon Falcom. [10] It was one of the first video games to use CD-ROM, which was utilized to provide enhanced graphics, animated cutscenes,[11] a Red Book CD-DA soundtrack,[10] and voice acting. In the ruins outside the mines, Adol discovers a staff that grants him the potential to use magic after he touches it to a statue of the Goddesses. Composed by Yuzo Koshiro. The review praised many aspects of the game, including "important The graphics also had a significant upgrade compared to Ys Origin. The words in the books begin to disappear and the forms of the Goddesses begin to materialize before him (it is noted that Adol does not recognize the Goddesses' faces). [9] Ys I & II Chronicles was released in Japan for Microsoft Windows on December 24, 2009. In May 2010, Xseed Games announced plans to localize the PlayStation Portable games Ys I & II Chronicles, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, and Ys Seven in North America. Adol then suddenly is flown high into the sky by the magic from the books, as Feena and Reah watch from a cliff outside the tower. It was released on 30 June 2005. "[27] In 1991, Dragon praised how the "voices can actually be heard" as well as the music. Zamansky LLC investigates losses suffered by investors in YS ALTNOTES I and YS ALTNOTES II. The Ys series is seen in the video game music industry as some of the finest and most influential role-playing video game scores of all time,[2][25] demonstrated by an extensive series of CD releases based on the series' music, with numerous variations on its themes. As of 2017, the series had sold over 4.8 million copies worldwide.[3]. She tells him that her name is Lilia and that he is in Ys. Adol infiltrates the demon filled Shrine of Solomon with the aid of a disguise spell. Falcom has since released a new version of the game that required a copy's registration serial number sent to Falcom along with shipping charges to get an extra enhancement disc for the game. Ys I & II (イースI・II, Īsu I II) is an action role-playing video game compilation for the TurboGrafx-CD released in 1989 by Hudson Soft/NEC. The Ys series chronicles the adventures of Adol Christin, a young man with a zest for adventure and an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time. Ys I & II: Eternal Story was released on PlayStation 2 on August 7, 2003. Mask of the Sun is the official continuation of the series, while Falcom have deemed The Dawn of Ys to be essentially an "alternate universe" take on the events in Celceta. A colon was added to the title, the developer's name was listed as their older title, "Interchannel-Holon" and the credits were moved above the Ys emblem to make room for the BACK button.. Adol meets with an elderly villager, Hadat, whose son, Sada, had recently entered the shrine in an attempt to save his kidnapped fiancée, Maria. Falcom released Ys V as a Super Famicom exclusive. Based on Ys I & II Complete, it also added new characters and items alongside the previous game's improvements. The two initial playable characters are Yunica Tovah and Hugo Fact. These books contain the history of the ancient, vanished land of Ys, and will give him the knowledge he needs to defeat the evil forces currently sweeping the land of Esteria. A standalone title, it gave Adol a jump and manual attack. "[48] In Computer Gaming World, reviewer Roe R. Adams (who worked on the Wizardry series) praised the "lush" background music, and speech "heard in real voice, not digitized! As of 2011, all games have been released.[18]. [2] They were later re-released together in the enhanced remake Ys I & II (1989). He also notices that Maria has disappeared from where he had just seen her. The first two games were composed by Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa,[23] and Hideya Nagata, whereas Mieko Ishikawa handled the soundtrack for Ys III. [11] Eternal Story was also a Japan-only release. Hudson Soft took certain liberties with the game, and as a result, it is very different from Mask of the Sun. [7] mechanism, which had previously only been used in the Hydlide series. Gameplay is hack and slash generally without the ability to actively block. "Y's" redirects here. The tower houses a small annex, titled "the Tower of Rado" (or simply "Rado's Annex"[4]) three quarters of the way up. His only criticism against the game was the unusual "bump-and-grind" combat system. Once this was out of print, Falcom began selling the two separately again, as Ys I Complete and Ys II Complete. In March 2012, Xseed Games announced that they will be starting publishing Japanese PC games through Steam, starting with the PC version of Ys: The Oath in Felghana on 19 March 2012. 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