The original Windows PC remakes were Ys Eternal and Ys II Eternal. The two fight, and Adol is victorious. 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. He also praised the soundtrack as "one of the best to be heard" on the Virtual Console and concluded that it is "hard to argue against the value of getting two games' worth of content combined together into one double-length adventure. The hero of Ys Iis an adventurous young swordsman named Adol Christin. 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. In the story, it is an unfinished and deserted tower, built with the intention of touching the sky. As the story begins, he has just arrived at the Town of Minea, in the land of Esteria. In terms of the number of game releases, the Ys series is second only to Final Fantasy as the largest Eastern role-playing game franchise, as of 2011. Outside, a horde of demons lays siege to their location. Ys II introduced magic spells to the series (e.g. ", On Electronic Gaming Monthly's list of "100 Best Games of All Time" in 1997,Ys I & II was ranked number 38. Perfect Collection Ys (1990): A two-disc release, the first disc of which is a new arrangement of the Ys soundtrack by Ryo Yonemitsu. The result of this misuse was evil magical energy bringing forth millions of cruel demons. After a long battle, Adol is able to destroy it, wiping out all the demons in Ys. Later, there was a compiled re-release called Ys I & II Complete, which bumped up Ys Eternal's visuals to Ys II Eternal's level (more color depth, primarily) and made the soundtrack sound more cohesive between the two. 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. Adol agrees, and meets with the elder of the village to gain permission to enter the mines. Demons were created as a by-product of magic. 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.. XSEED Games localized and published the game in North America, where it was released on February 22, 2011. VOTE FOR RE-UPLOAD CHANGELOG. Unlike the previous entries in the series, this time the player has a party of characters fighting simultaneously against enemies on the field, and can change the controlled character on the fly with the press of a button. It takes place 700 years before the events of the first game, following the separation of Ys from Esteria. 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, demonstrated by an extensive series of CD releases based on the series' music, with numerous variations on its themes.  It was one of the first video games to use CD-ROM, which was utilized to provide enhanced graphics, animated cutscenes, a Red Book CD-DA soundtrack, and voice acting.  Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was released on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 26, 2019. In addition, Luta is a descendant of the ancient Ys priest Gemma, and Adol is given another amulet with the power to dispel magic seals. The composers' works have been remixed for each subsequent release, for instance, by Japanese musician Ryo Yonemitsu for Hudson Soft's Ys I & II, Ys III: Wanderers from Ys and Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys releases for TurboGrafx-CD. The demons were persistent, however, Dr. The demons’ master resides in the Shrine of Solomon, the former home of the Goddesses and Priests of Ys. Zamansky LLC investigates losses suffered by investors in YS ALTNOTES I and YS ALTNOTES II. Ys I.II is my favourite game of all time (Space Harrier a close second as my favourite arcade game). 665.75 MB setup_ys_i_2020.08.10_(40401).exe. In one of the English patches, the internal bitmaps are edited to reflect the external change for the packages. Suddenly, a flying pigeon arrives at the clinic bearing a message from the doctor, which states that he has been trapped in the Rasteenie mines by a cave in as he was picking herbs. When Adol wakes up, he weakly asks the girl where he is. She tells him that her name is Lilia and that he is in Ys.  Each copy of the first printing of the game also includes a bonus soundtrack CD. Adol fights through demons through the Shrine of Solomon. In February 2016 Ys Chronicles II was released for Android and iOS.  The remake includes 3D graphics, updated sound (both using the previous Eternal edition as a basis), and multiplayer for up to 4 people. As Adol uses the Monocle to read the entire set of books, a powerful white light fills his vision, and a feeling of serenity overcomes him. In early games, the player uses only the directional pad to fight. They slowly part ways, as the inhabitants of Ys prepare for a new era, rejoined with the rest of the world. At one point, NEC Interchannel proposed bringing DigiCube's Ys Eternal Story to North America, but the idea was rejected by Sony Computer Entertainment America. Flair reads it and tells Adol that he was searching the mine for the ingredients to cure Lilia's illness. Adol meets with an elderly villager, Hadat, whose son, Sada, had recently entered the shrine in an attempt to save his kidnapped fiancée, Maria. The Goddesses do not have the strength to seal the demons again, and must now rely on Adol to be their champion. , StageSelect.com awarded the Nintendo DS remake an 8 out of 10 and considers it a nostalgic addition to anyone's collection.. Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. The Stormwall cut Esteria off from the rest of the world and completely halted the trade of silver, which is mined on the island. Based on Ys I & II Complete, it also added new characters and items alongside the previous game's improvements. ", RPGFan reviewed the game in 2001 and gave it a 92% score. The player must run Adol into enemies, hitting them on the side, back or slightly off-center of the front. Adol is informed that he must seek out the six Books of Ys. " RPGFan gave the PC remake Ys Eternal a full 100% score, with reviewer Travis Lallman concluding "Ys is the best game ever made. DOWNLOAD. , In 1990, the game received the Game of the Year award from OMNI Magazine, as well as many other prizes. 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. A feature of the early Ys games is the Darm Tower. Slowly, the white light envelopes his entire body.  Ys I & II Complete was released in Japan for Microsoft Windows on June 28, 2001. It consists of enhanced remakes of the first two Ys games developed and published by Nihon Falcom for the PC-8801 home computer in Japan. The game will … Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim graphically departed from its predecessors, using a mix of three-dimensional graphics and sprites. Adol enters the bell tower, fighting toward the top, defeating the demon sorceress Zava and seeing Maria along the way. It is said that whoever possesses the six books can gain access into Ys. The six Priests of Ys created the Books of Ys and imbued with magical power so that one day they might guide a hero to save the land of Ys. Returning to Minea, he finds that Sara has been murdered during his absence, with the culprit being a man in a dark cape. With the descendants of the Priests of Ys and the Goddesses present, Adol is lent their power before he faces his final opponent: the sentient form of the Black Pearl, Darm.  Computer Gaming World reviewed the game in its December 1990 issue, where reviewer Roe R. Adams (who worked on the Wizardry series) stated that the "hottest advance in gaming this year has been the debut of programs on CD-ROM disks from Japan" and that "Ys is the first CD-ROM available here to actually show off the new capabilities of the technology." , 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. 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. Ys I Walkthrough ===== Before I begin, let me make a quick note concerning the layout of this part of the guide. Adol must find the Goddesses and defeat the evil in the Shrine of Solomon in order to destroy all the demons forever. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys adopted side-scrolling action-adventure gameplay, similar to Falcom's own Dragon Slayer series and Nintendo's Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, with an attack button and a variety of different attacks. Ports of the games to console platforms have usually been handled by various other licensee companies, such as Hudson Soft, Tonkin House and Konami. " 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! Ys IV: Mask of the Sun returned to the original control scheme. The soundtrack can be changed at any time during the game, between that of the PC88 release, the 2001 Windows release, or an entirely re-arranged instrumental soundtrack created for the PSP edition. 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. Falcom changed the "Eternal" to "Complete" on all external packaging and advertisements, but not in the actual games themselves.  On 31 May 2012, Xseed Games released an English version of Ys Origin on Steam.  It was one of the first video games to use CD-ROM, which was utilized to provide enhanced graphics, animated cut scenes, a Red Book CD audio soundtrack, and voice acting. " Their 1999 Video Game Buyer's Guide described it as still "one (well, two actually) of the best RPGs around. Ys I - The Light of the Goddesses; Ys I - Behind the Scenes Ys II, thankfully, is a bit more straightforward and easy to figure out, but Ys I … He is called upon by Sara, a fortuneteller, who tells him of a great evil that is sweeping the land. Ys I & II was released on the Virtual Console in Japan on October 2007, and worldwide the following year. The game begins with an animated cutscene showing a figures in a dark room talking to a glowing orb about Adol. The elder reveals to Adol that there is a place called the Sanctuary of Toal, connected to the Rasteenie mines, which houses statues of all six Priests, and that Adol should return the proper book to each statue in order to learn his purpose on the island. The elder consents, but also mentions that he briefly saw two girls that resembled the Goddesses while walking in the ruins surrounding the mines. Ys I & II Chronicles was released on PlayStation Portable on July 16, 2009. In the moat, Adol discovers the Colony of Lava, whose inhabitants are all initially very hostile to him. I don't remember seeing this checkbox before today's update. , A feature that has been used in nearly every Ys title is the recharging health  mechanism, which had previously only been used in the Hydlide series. They had climbed the Tower of Darm after having a dream in which the Goddesses told them Ys was returning to the surface and they were needed. Until 2005, only three Ys games were available in North America: Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (Master System, MS-DOS, Apple IIGS), Ys I & II (TurboGrafx CD), and Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx CD). Adol reappears in the sanctuary of the Goddesses, along with Feena, Reah, and all the descendants of the Priests. While most Ys titles do not use the 'bump attack' system, it has become one of the series' defining features. They all congratulate him and note that with the Black Pearl destroyed, the floating island of Ys was slowly sinking back to its original position, in the giant crater on Esteria. Centuries passed and all was peaceful, but some Cleria was accidentally mined by the inhabitants of Esteria while they were mining silver. It contained updated graphics and FMV sequences. Continuing his infiltration of the shrine, Adol discovers the hideout of some kidnapped villagers who had escaped from captivity. Flair creates a medicine for Lilia. According to in-game lore, the normally immortal ancient Ys aged because humans overused the magic power of an ancient artifact, known as the Black Pearl. Following this, Jeba tells Adol that the remaining books of Ys must be located in the great Tower of Darm, a towering structure which rises up to the clouds. 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