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Review – Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Long overdue review is overdue. I definitely haven’t forgotten about reviewing RPGs, although I’ve been taking a minor break due to school work.

System: PSP
Language: English
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Localizer: XSEED
Year: 2005 (PC version), 2010 (PSP version)

After falling in love with Falcom’s Kiseki series, I’ve decided to try to delve into their even older franchise, Ys. In contrary to the slow-moving, story-heavy Legend of Heroes, the Ys series consists of fast-paced action RPGs. The Ys series has been around since 1987 for some outdated Japanese computer, and has 7 main installments up until now, with a variety of ports, remakes, reimagings, and all that other stuff you get with a long-running series. It’s also one of those things that despite being around for so long, nobody had heard of it or played it. XSEED’s partnership with Falcom has probably brought in many new fans (me, for example), but it’s still not very well-known outside of niche gaming sites or GameFAQs’ RPG boards in the West. You mention Ys somewhere filled with regular people, and nobody will have any idea what you’re talking about. Or at least that’s my experience anyways. I guess I shouldn’t give my interactions with normal people too much credit though.

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So I really, really suck at ARPGs

Or at least I suck at Ys: The Oath in Felghana (and I’m pretty sure I’ll suck at the other games in the series). Went in thinking button mashing works (and it does for the first dungeon’s regular enemies), came out dead. The bosses are heaps stronger than the ordinary enemies, which aren’t exactly friendly starting exactly from the second dungeon. Multiple flaming projectlies are the least of my concerns. All the bosses I’ve died against multiple times (and I’m up to the 4th one, where I just died), so the retry option is a godsend. If I’m getting my ass kicked on normal, I don’t want to imagine Nightmare or Inferno.

Ys is hard in a fair way though. I started off dying before knocking out 1/4th of a boss’ HP, but repeated practice and memorization of the timing of the boss’ attacks finally let me beat it and it gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling. Even if it is the first few bosses. The only one that was truly a bitch was the second boss, so I ran back to town, bought new equipment, and kicked its ass. I’m going to try and finish the game, even though I have a feeling it’ll just get even harder. It’s a good change of pace from turn-based, but os still really fun. I also refuse to select “retry on Easy,” because I have a feeling I’ll die on Easy anyways. I chose “retry with reduced difficulty.” I still died to that bitch of a flying fire dragon on the bridge. Good thing you can keep reducing the difficulty until it stops being a bitch. Now I just have to figure out a way to get back my pride…

In short, I need to play more action games and do manry training. Ys is definitely no button mash. Maybe one day I’ll be masochistic enough to play it on Nightmare or Inferno.