It’s here! SAL is slow as heck to my place, but whatever. I ordered from AmiAmi. This is the box before unwrapping.
Jenocres – did I just get 2-shot by the FIRE? *off to grind until he becomes cakewalk*
Nyghtilger – lol did not even take damage
Vagullion – Y U NO APPEAR AND LET ME HIT YOU!? Oh, and goddamed bats.
Pictimos – Easy
Khonsclard – Slightly less easy
Yogleks & Omulgun – Dem stupid crystals…
Dark Fact – *rage in all caps* The danmaku here is DO NOT WANT
Velagunder – Why is ramming into him not working!? …wait, what’s this about a FIRE MAGIC I hear?
Tyalmath – Died a couple times until I get used to its attack pattern. Standard Ys difficulty for me.
Gelaldy – FUUUUUUU I keep accidentally running to the entrance and getting myself stuck in narrow hallway
Druegar – T’was alright…easy danmaku…
Zava – BEST. BOSS. IN. THE. ENTIRE. GAME. SUPER. FUN. DANMAKU.
Dalles – I GET TO RAM INTO BOSSES AGAIN!
Darm – equip Elixir, use shield magic, I GET LIKE 4 HP BARS. Dodging? Tactics? What are those?
The bosses were VERY varied in terms of difficulty in Ys I. Ys II was a lot better in terms of balance, and had the more fun boss designs. I guess I was the harder game overall, since it required more precision and you could used items in boss fights in Ys II (on Normal, at least). Ys II’s item usage didn’t make it TOO easy though, since you pretty much stick with the 3 herbs until the end. I wouldn’t want to replay Ys I, but Ys II is probably worth a replay on hard (And beat Darm without Elixir…). Also, I freaking love my fire magic. I like long range attacks.
Hurry up and die. God I swear even Galbalan was less irritating because the floor tiles didn’t fall and there was more variety to him. Falling floor tiles are very rage inducing..
Dark himself also moves too damn fast. He makes Vagullion look like a pushover. I either a) get cornered due to disappearing floor tiles and sniped to death by the danmaku or b) can’t even hit Dark Fact enough and get killed by danmaku before I kill him.
I’ve tried the strategy of hitting him near the edge so I don’t get trapped, but then after I hit him a few times I can’t catch up with him and get killed by the danmaku. lol I swear it’ll take as long for me to beat him as the rest of the game. I can imagine how easy this game would get if rings and items worked in boss fights, though. Some long-range magic would also work wonders.
EDIT: So I figured that it’d take more time for me to try and beat Dark Fact than to replay the entire thing on easy, and I did exactly that. Dark was a complete pushover on easy, mainly because he died in less hits. Pride? Practice? Determination? I’ll save those for boss fights I actually find fun. On to Ys II!