Outside, a horde of demons lays siege to their location. Demons were created as a by-product of magic. 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. After completing Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (1989), Hashimoto and Miyazaki left Nihon Falcom and founded Quintet. "[28] Electronic Gaming Monthly's panel of four reviewers gave the game scores of 10, 9, 8, and 8, calling it the "most phenomenal RPG ever made." [8] Ys I & II Complete was released in Japan for Microsoft Windows on June 28, 2001. As one of the first CD soundtracks in a video game, the music and audio have been critically acclaimed since its 1989 release. [11] The Sharp X68000 remake of Ys I released in 1991 was notable for its early use of 3D pre-rendering for the boss sprites. It was later released in North America on February 24, 2009 titled Legacy of Ys: Books I & II as a bundled package. Near the top of the tower, Adol discovers that Reah is also in the tower, having let herself be captured and brought there so she could give Adol a magic monocle which would allow him to read the language of the Books of Ys. XSEED Games localized and published the game in North America, where it was released on February 22, 2011. 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. In September 2012, Ys: Memories of Celceta was released for the PlayStation Vita. [4], Ys I & II consists of enhanced remakes of the first two games released in the Ys series, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished and Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished – The Final Chapter. In the configuration screen for both Ys I and Ys II there is a checkbox labeled "Conect Ys I to Ys II". It has also inspired video game composers outside Japan, such as German musician Chris Huelsbeck.[26]. [10][11] Its English localization was also one of the first to use voice dubbing. Ys II, thankfully, is a bit more straightforward and easy to figure out, but Ys I … In the folds of Dark Fact's cloak, Adol finds the final Book of Ys. In addition, most of the villagers are unaware that there is a world outside of Ys. Adol leaves them and enters the Shrine of Solomon. When starting a new game, the player can choose between two different game modes, which will display character portraits from the 2001 Windows release, or entirely new portraits created for this release. In the first game, Adol is on the quest to … Centuries passed and all was peaceful, but some Cleria was accidentally mined by the inhabitants of Esteria while they were mining silver. [23][24] The TurboGrafx versions made use of Red Book audio. [7] 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." With the artifact, Adol is able to return the stone villagers (including Sada) to normal before setting off to the innermost core of the shrine. The two fight, and Adol is victorious. [6] The August/September 1990 issue of TurboPlay magazine praised the game in its review, stating that the introduction sequence is "mind-blowing," that "everything, from the graphics to the gameplay, is incredible. If you meant one of those, just click and go. Ys I.II is my favourite game of all time (Space Harrier a close second as my favourite arcade game). In the rest of the mine Adol finds the herbs the doctor needs, as well as several magical spells. 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). All English translations of Ys II were part of a compilation; no standalone version has been localized (except for iOS and Android ports). Adol is brought to Lance Village and recuperates in Lilia's home. The story of Ys II continues off immediately from the end of Ys I. Falcom released Ys V as a Super Famicom exclusive. 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. Adol also meets the mayor of Zepik, and learns that the town's treasured Silver Bells have been stolen. 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 hero of Ys is an adventurous young swordsman named Adol Christin. In one of the English patches, the internal bitmaps are edited to reflect the external change for the packages. Ys I Walkthrough ===== Before I begin, let me make a quick note concerning the layout of this part of the guide. This category contains pages and media related to the game Ys I.. Trending pages. [20] Ys I & II were also released via Steam on 14 February 2013 as Ys I & II Chronicles+[21] - XSEED's Steam programmer Sara managed to combine Falcom's PC port of Ys I & II Chronicles with the earlier fan-favorite PC release Ys I & II Complete, effectively mixing all the best features of both versions like selectable soundtracks (PC-88 original, Complete and Chronicles) and art styles from both Chronicles and Complete, alongside the visual flexibility of Complete, such as greater viewing area, togglable screen frame and support for windowed mode. Once this was out of print, Falcom began selling the two separately again, as Ys I Complete and Ys II Complete. Ys Eternal was a remake of Ys I & II released in Japan for Microsoft Windows platform in 1997. An evil leader with six greater demons led the evil forces. The past few months, the demons have been kidnapping villagers for use as human sacrifices. 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. Ys: I & II Chronicles is a PSP remake of the first two iterations of the critically-acclaimed Ys single player RPG video game series. In the modern day, this island floats far above the Tower of Darm. It was released as Ys Book I & II for the TurboGrafx-CD in North America in 1990, and was a pack-in title for the TurboDuo in 1992. There, he finds Feena recovering under Jeba's care. Gameplay usually revolves around Adol, though his comrade, Dogi, is a frequent companion in his travels. Ys (イース, Īsu, IPA: [iːsɯ]) (/ˈiːs/) is a series of action role-playing games developed by Nihon Falcom. There, he encounters a female troubadour named Reah. Adol fights through demons through the Shrine of Solomon. Recharging health has since become a common mechanism used in many video games today.[8][9]. Timing has a lot to do with this. [14], StageSelect.com awarded the Nintendo DS remake an 8 out of 10 and considers it a nostalgic addition to anyone's collection.[15]. It was generally well received. It contained updated graphics and FMV sequences. Overview. They slowly part ways, as the inhabitants of Ys prepare for a new era, rejoined with the rest of the world. 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. Goodies Included. It was released as Ys Book I & II for the TurboGrafx-CD in North America in 1990, and was a pack-in title for the TurboDuo in 1992. Lilia also appears, and provides Adol with a ring that can break the magic barriers barring his way. Adol climbs further, finding two more books along the way. Ys I & II Chronicles for PC game reviews & Metacritic score: Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. 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. The hero of the Ys series, Adol Christin leaves his unknown town in search of journey. Adol goes to the town clinic to look for the doctor, but the doctor is not present. During the siege the twin Goddesses of Ys suddenly disappeared from the Temple, and soon after the evil hordes also disappeared. Each of the first three games was released on that platform first. 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. 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. Pronunciations of various names are inconsistent, sometimes within the same scene. Reah explains the events that had led to this point: 700 years ago, after the demons had been defeated, the Goddesses sealed away the power of the Black Pearl, a great orb that was the source of magic in the society of Ancient Ys, as they had discovered the magic from the Black Pearl had caused the creation of demons as a side effect. 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 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. When he wakes up, Lilia's mother tells him about Ys and the surrounding area. 2.70 MB ys_chronicles_avatars.zip. The review praised many aspects of the game, including "important It is also based on Ys I & II Complete. Lilia's mother also asks Adol to deliver a letter to the town doctor, Dr. Reah is searching for her Silver Harmonica, which had been stolen, part of a rash of silver thefts that have occurred in the town. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was released in Japan on 21 July 2016 for the PlayStation Vita, and was later ported to the PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch. Dr. Memories of Celceta introduces a flash dodge where a player character dodges just before a hit. The game received the Game of the Year award from OMNI Magazine in 1990, as well as many other awards. [7] mechanism, which had previously only been used in the Hydlide series. The reviewer Lucas M. Thomas described the "incredibly simplistic gameplay design choice" of "ramming" into enemies as "interestingly addictive" and found that it "streamlines the entire experience, which benefits the progression of the game's plot." It is said that whoever possesses the six books can gain access into Ys. Any water put into it instantly becomes Holy Water, which allows Adol to escape Dalles' curse. Ports of the games to console platforms have usually been handled by various other licensee companies, such as Hudson Soft, Tonkin House and Konami. 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. The view pulls back to show that Adol has landed on an island floating in the air. Linked with the thefts are sightings of 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. What does it do? A feature of the early Ys games is the Darm Tower. At the top of the tower, Adol attempts to stop the ritual, but Dalles appears again and ensures the sacrifice is not disrupted. 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. Ys (/ˈiːs/) is a series of action role-playing games developed by Nihon Falcom. Adol then encounters the fortune-teller Sara, who tells him that she had a vision that a fiery-headed swordsman who would play a key role in Esteria's fate. However, one day great hordes of demons suddenly appeared and attacked. One thing that Ys II does better than Ys I is present charming dialogue. They announced a new game in the series, entitled Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim, which was released on 27 September 2003. The players controls a young red-haired hero named Adol Christin, whose task is to find the six books of Ys, an ancient paradise-like land that mysteriously disappeared long time ago. As the story begins, he has just arrived at the Town of Minea, in the land of Esteria. [citation needed]. 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. Adol is informed that he must seek out the six Books of Ys. The result of this misuse was evil magical energy bringing forth millions of cruel demons. [12], Ys I & II DS was released on Nintendo DS in Japan on March 20, 2008, as separate games before it was bundled on April 18, 2008, titled Ys DS / Ys II DS Special Box. 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. Gameplay is hack and slash generally without the ability to actively block. Adol agrees, and meets with the elder of the village to gain permission to enter the mines. 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. It takes place 700 years before the events of the first game, following the separation of Ys from Esteria. These books contain the history of the ancient land of Ys, and w… A spinoff game called Ys Strategy was released on 16 March 2006 in Japan for the Nintendo DS. 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. 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. 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. The tower is nicknamed 'The Devil's Tower' and it stands in front of a giant crater named Bagyu Ba'dead. This released enough magic to enable Dark Fact to break the seal on the Black Pearl, leading to the events of Ys I. Adol assumes a mission from the mayor to negotiate the return of the bells from a bandit group in the area. Summary: 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Ys+II+at+least+gives+him+a+couple+of+button-triggered+magic+spells,+though. The original PC-8801, PC-9801, X1 and MSX2 versions, as well as the Famicom ports remain exclusive to Japan. Dalles appears once more to block Adol's way, and the two engage in a fight to the death, with Adol emerging victorious. It was released on 30 June 2005. Adol appears only as a hidden bonus character. As of 2017, the series had sold over 4.8 million copies worldwide.[3]. If you want to start a Franchise/Ys page, just click the edit button above. Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim graphically departed from its predecessors, using a mix of three-dimensional graphics and sprites. English ports of the Japanese PC game Ys VI: Ark of Napishtim were released by Konami in 2005 and 2006 for the PS2 and PSP, respectively, marking the first English release of the series in 13 years. [11] Eternal Story was also a Japan-only release. Flair, discussing Lilia's illness. Ys Seven was released in Japan in 2009 for the PlayStation Portable. 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. Zamansky LLC investigates losses suffered by investors in YS ALTNOTES I and YS ALTNOTES II. The two characters' stories play out somewhat differently during character interactions. He washes up on the beaches of Barbado Port within the land of Esteria and attended by the port’s doctor. Flair and digs him out, delivering the letter from Lilia's mother at the same time. Adol is asked to rescue the doctor from the mines, as only Adol could fight the demons inside. He is called upon by Sara, a fortuneteller, who tells him of a great evil that is sweeping the land. The people of Ys then reasoned that Cleria had been what attracted the evil and so buried it deep in the ground. Role-playing | Nihon Falcom. Don't put in redirects for shows, books, etc.. 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." Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. 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. Game Items Included. Atlus released the games in one package entitled Legacy of Ys: Books I & II on 24 February 2009 on the Nintendo DS. The demons were persistent, however, Continuing his infiltration of the shrine, Adol discovers the hideout of some kidnapped villagers who had escaped from captivity. [9] Ys I & II Chronicles was released in Japan for Microsoft Windows on December 24, 2009. It received lackluster reviews and general disdain from fans. Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. They are soon rescued by Dogi, who is able to punch through walls with his bare hands. 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