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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox - Easy Allies Review

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a lighthearted RPG that's fun to explore thanks to platforming-based level design, streamlined systems, and quick combat. It's also a great point for newcomers to jump in.
Reviewed by Daniel Bloodworth
Video Edited by Don Casanova
PS4 Version Reviewed on PS5
Available on PlayStation 4
Coming to PC and Switch
Also thanks to Ben Moore who captured a lot of the footage used in this review.
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  1. Wanjing Cao

    Wanjing Cao

    پیش 9 روز

    Blood + Ys. So perfect. Thanks guys!

  2. Robin Saputra

    Robin Saputra

    پیش 13 روز

    YS VIII still the best.

  3. DoombotBL

    DoombotBL

    پیش 19 روز

    Definitely getting this for PC or Switch, I can't wait!

  4. kraenk12

    kraenk12

    پیش 24 روز

    Quite underrated but I still love you. Game is more of an 8.5 in my book.

  5. Jeffrey Richards

    Jeffrey Richards

    پیش 26 روز

    Not much different then 8.

  6. Arukki

    Arukki

    پیش 28 روز

    My god, the "british" accent they are going for is atrocious

  7. DayFul

    DayFul

    پیش 29 روز

    Had a blast with this it made me crave more so I played through YS8 after it both well worth your time.

  8. RPG Nut

    RPG Nut

    پیش ماه

    With so much positivity I thought the game would get a higher score.

  9. Arjun Gandhi

    Arjun Gandhi

    پیش ماه

    I’m so glad you guys reviewed this. I’m playing this game right now and enjoying it

  10. SamuraiEVO

    SamuraiEVO

    پیش ماه

    Somewhere along the line these JRPG developers said "PS2 graphics are good enough!" and never looked back.

  11. Chrysostomus

    Chrysostomus

    پیش ماه

    Wow, thank you for this review. I am glad you enjoyed the game. I thought EZ Allies reviewing Ys VIII was just a fluke but two months after release a miracle happened! Thank you for the good, informative and very high quality reviews!

  12. amilyester

    amilyester

    پیش ماه

    Had to double take as I thought this'd be a Ben Moore joint but as ever Bloodworth surprises (in a good way).

  13. WanderingJay

    WanderingJay

    پیش ماه

    Ys-y Allies 😁 Great review though. Still waiting for the switch version.

  14. Jo Gr

    Jo Gr

    پیش ماه

    would be interesting to know if the reviewer think this is better than Ys 8

  15. Danny Betkowski

    Danny Betkowski

    پیش ماه

    I wish more low budget Japanese devs would take a Persona 5 esque approach. Even with the game running on PS3, the game just reeks style. This has nice character models (even if you're not into the anime style), but those stiff animations just make it look too much like a ps3 game. Now if I could just find a few hundred hours to play through all the Trails games, as those (Despite the same visual issues in cold steel) look a lot more fun to me, personally.

  16. Keyboard G

    Keyboard G

    پیش ماه

    Guess the low budge hurt it. Sounds more jolly than swimming in 7’s. Really enjoyed Ys 8.

  17. Ridnarhtim

    Ridnarhtim

    پیش ماه

    I haven't really enjoyed the series since Oath in Felghana unfortunately. The addition of healing items and party members was really a step down imo. Origins and Oath in Felghana are masterpieces that everyone should play though.

    • kraenk12

      kraenk12

      پیش 24 روز

      Ys VIII was incredibly fun.

  18. FreakinSweet1987

    FreakinSweet1987

    پیش ماه

    I guess you guys are now the "Ys-y Allies!" ... I'll see myself out.

  19. Stabby Rocket Joe

    Stabby Rocket Joe

    پیش ماه

    *Ys-y Allies*

  20. Every Day Retro Gaming

    Every Day Retro Gaming

    پیش ماه

    Man I forgot about this series. I haven't play a Ys game since Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. This looks like a lot of fun.

  21. Dracula The Vampire

    Dracula The Vampire

    پیش ماه

    Looks like a 10k budget game

  22. Kaiser Leonhart

    Kaiser Leonhart

    پیش ماه

    Ps2 graphics, why?!

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      budget. But this game does look better than a PS2 game (I say that having played some recently). Its more mid to low end PS3 in a appearance which is enough for many of us.

  23. Miguel Mota

    Miguel Mota

    پیش ماه

    That is the thing about falcom games. They are just fun and don't get in their own way.

  24. The Puppet Master

    The Puppet Master

    پیش ماه

    7.5? The review sounds like an 8/8.5.

  25. Geralt von Trivia

    Geralt von Trivia

    پیش ماه

    I love me some Ys but I really do wish the devs would push the visual quality even by a little bit. As the time has gone on, seeing large empty spaces without much life or character is a true shame. Hoping for a speedy release on PC, cuz I'll still play it..

    • Geralt von Trivia

      Geralt von Trivia

      پیش 28 روز

      @Andrew Fennewald I mean, I would be fine if there were more NPCs on the streets or there would be more interaction with the world. With a lot of JRPGs it's the same thing; the spaces, especially in city hubs and such, are so big and vast but there's hardly any life to it. I'd rather the devs push for a cel-shaded graphics, cutting down texturing budget and increasing the overall life of the game. Even big budget JRPGs lack in that regard, look at something like Pokemon and how it hasn't evolved much. After a while it feels less like devs not having enough money and more like being stingy and stagnant as far as the design and world-building is concerned.

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      I don't think the cost benefit is there to spend more money on graphics. Like they still aren't going to draw in people who only play AAA level graphics games and its expensive to do. And you hit diminishing returns on Anime style graphics in 3D pretty quickly anyway. Now if they could pull a persona 5 and make the game look great by having awesome 2D art all over the place that would be cool.

  26. the simp son

    the simp son

    پیش ماه

    hey Blood great review!

  27. mugdays

    mugdays

    پیش ماه

    The character models are Dreamcast quality lol.

  28. Riddif Mandela

    Riddif Mandela

    پیش ماه

    Ys IX: Searching for the 9th waifu and forget the past waifu.

    • Riddif Mandela

      Riddif Mandela

      پیش ماه

      @Daniel Fielke And forget all of them on X, search a new one once again.

    • Daniel Fielke

      Daniel Fielke

      پیش ماه

      All previous "waifus" have representation in Ys IX.

    • The Puppet Master

      The Puppet Master

      پیش ماه

      There’s like 3 waifu and 1 doll in this game xD

  29. HR - G

    HR - G

    پیش ماه

    for me the game is an 8.5 easily

  30. Scott Douglas

    Scott Douglas

    پیش ماه

    Easy Allies reviews are still the highest quality in the business.

  31. Vyse195

    Vyse195

    پیش ماه

    I played Ys8 on Switch and it was fun, so I'll pick this up on Switch.

  32. Tom A.

    Tom A.

    پیش ماه

    I'm gonna be honest here: This game looks like a really low-budget indie title (meaning areas look extremely unbelievable and flat) and like it missed the tone of the overall plot by a landslide. I played YS a long time ago but when I see what the series has become ... jeez :-D Kinda rough.

    • TheLoneGamr

      TheLoneGamr

      پیش ماه

      So much wrong is one paragraph. The Ys series has been increasing in quality and this game is amazing. Falcom is a small studio and doesn’t have a budget to look AAA. Every Ys game is good and if you want every game to look like a Sony game then you have way too high expectations.

  33. Max Zavala

    Max Zavala

    پیش ماه

    I love a good Blood-penned review. Great job Easy Allies!

  34. RPGmasterN8

    RPGmasterN8

    پیش ماه

    Love this series

  35. System BD

    System BD

    پیش ماه

    After Persona 5 (that was originally released on the Playstation 3), it is difficult to play one of these JRPGs. I'm sure they are a great time, but they seem so... generic in their presentation that it seems like I have played it already four or five times.

  36. King Metal Zel

    King Metal Zel

    پیش ماه

    Ys: Chuuni Edition

  37. pixl_man

    pixl_man

    پیش ماه

    I need the PC port *now* please

  38. Ilqr D.

    Ilqr D.

    پیش ماه

    I’m a little tired of the ever same looking jrpg type of games. Are they all using the same engine or something. The environments are almost interchangeable

  39. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler

    پیش ماه

    Will play when it comes to PC

  40. Bobby May Cry

    Bobby May Cry

    پیش ماه

    Swimming in. . .

  41. PassTheGrenadePlease

    PassTheGrenadePlease

    پیش ماه

    Good to see the plot is expanding in each new Ys game...

  42. Bluegrave

    Bluegrave

    پیش ماه

    I'm trying to get into this series. From what I understand, the games are connected because of the same main character but each game is it's own self contained story, correct?

    • Sola

      Sola

      پیش 29 روز

      @OddRocker Ristyo 8 is before 6 then 7 and 9

    • matteste

      matteste

      پیش ماه

      Yes, every story is self contained, though there might be references to other titles depending on where in the timeline they take place. A big part of this is in fact cause Adol is long dead (not a spoiler) and the games are supposedly a retelling based of his journals told by an unknown third party. This is why the chronology is all over the place.

    • Bluegrave

      Bluegrave

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo okay thanks. I'll start with 9 and then try others

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      Yeah you're good It's even more frustrating if you keep up with games. Because they love to jump to make games in random places in the timeline. For example here's the current chronological order 1&2, 4, 3, 6, 8 7 and 9

  43. Darth Papa

    Darth Papa

    پیش ماه

    I remember first time i played Ys V. I thought i was spell "Why - eS", cause there's no one had idea how spell it right

  44. marrsil

    marrsil

    پیش ماه

    Why does most JRPGs have to look like they are stuck in time and should run on Vita or PS3? I hope the new Tales will make at least the step to PS4 standards.

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 27 روز

      @marrsil Yeah I was actually thinking Ys VIII looks better too. From a technical perspective its worse but I think its the colorful setting really helps make it feel alive. The fairly monochromatic look of IX doesn't do it any favors. The gameplay is pretty great though imo (I am playing it right now). Falcom's new trails game that is on a new engine actually graphically looks pretty decent from the clips I have seen.

    • marrsil

      marrsil

      پیش 28 روز

      @Andrew Fennewald Absolutely P5 looks and feels very well. I don’t mind the somewhat bland palaces in that game. I have played Berseria a while ago and it looks much better than Ys IX and was released quite a while ago. For my taste even Ys 8 was more refined. Maybe the artstyle in combination with the dated engine is a bad combination for Ys 9.

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      @marrsil Persona 5 approach is a good one for Anime style games. The 3D part of that game doesn't really look any better than this one but all the 2D stuff looks so good it makes the whole game look better. For me personally though graphics are one of the least important parts of a game as long as they are above some minimum standard. I have been told Tales of Berseria had bad graphics but i dunno I though they looked pretty good. I do like good character models (or in the case of older games nice portraits) but I i guess I don't I care as much about the backgrounds.

    • marrsil

      marrsil

      پیش 28 روز

      @Andrew Fennewald I would disagree. Anime style games could look like an actual Anime and not like a relict of times longe gone. The explanation with the free engine from the PS3 and very very low budget make sense. But is sad nevertheless.

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      Because all graphic improvements after that are more or less irrelevant for anime style games. At least imo.

  45. Beach House

    Beach House

    پیش ماه

    Love me some ys. I’ll have to wait for pc at this rate I won’t get a ps5 till 2022

  46. SbubbyJubby

    SbubbyJubby

    پیش ماه

    When you thought it was gonna say "written by Ben Moore" but it actually me Bloodworth

    • MrKnaives

      MrKnaives

      پیش ماه

      Ben must be doing something much more anime than this. Probably Neir replicant?

    • Eyobe in Japan

      Eyobe in Japan

      پیش ماه

      Hahaha I was about to immediately type “another Ben Moore joint”

    • JOE BYEDEN

      JOE BYEDEN

      پیش ماه

      Beeeennnn.....

  47. Palmtop Tiger

    Palmtop Tiger

    پیش ماه

    I enjoyed ys 8 a lot more then this one, but this one was still a very enjoyable experience

  48. Umbra Wolf

    Umbra Wolf

    پیش ماه

    If Ys 8 is an A+, this is an A. And Balduq grew on me

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      Yeah but the boring tropical island in 8 didnt

  49. the angry cucco

    the angry cucco

    پیش ماه

    Ys 8 is also very good this looks better graphically though . Hope the story is as good as 8 was

  50. Pandsu

    Pandsu

    پیش ماه

    Some good waifus in this, it seems

  51. davidpaw22

    davidpaw22

    پیش ماه

    I heard the previous Ys is also good

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      All of them are

  52. Suckerdog

    Suckerdog

    پیش ماه

    this channel is dying lol

    • S L

      S L

      پیش ماه

      I don't believe you laughed out loud as you typed your comment.

  53. Kyler Clarke

    Kyler Clarke

    پیش ماه

    Smaller budget jrpgs will continue to underperform as long as they insist on having dumbass names that no one can pronounce or remember

  54. Gonzalo Silva

    Gonzalo Silva

    پیش ماه

    With how popular jrpgs are, it surprises me how many put so little importance on their visuals. I can only assume the audience for these doesn't really mind. I am a very visual person so I find it hard to take the world seriously when it looks so fake. Maybe they dont make as much money as I think they do.

    • Ilqr D.

      Ilqr D.

      پیش ماه

      couldn’t agree more

  55. Kiraz Sodapup

    Kiraz Sodapup

    پیش ماه

    Man if they could just move on from Adol. That'd be swell. I do not find him an enjoyable protagonist. Like a toothless version of Sinbad. Why do video games keep having to suffer bland characterizations in comparison to other mediums?

    • Kiraz Sodapup

      Kiraz Sodapup

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo I'm glad you like Adol, sounds like this game is for you then! Just voicing my opinion, I can't stand his presence.

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      That's the worst idea ever. Adol is an icon for the Ys fanbase. There's littlerly fans that complain that there are even party members in the new games. Even personally I don't mind the party sistem but I do play exclusively as Adol about 90% of the time.

  56. up_dog29

    up_dog29

    پیش ماه

    Ys 8 was my first one, and after that one this was a day 1 purchase for me. Love all the changes and improvements!

  57. Andrew McIntyre

    Andrew McIntyre

    پیش ماه

    👌

  58. Luke Lopez

    Luke Lopez

    پیش ماه

    no spoiler alert???

    • Luke Lopez

      Luke Lopez

      پیش ماه

      @Easy Allies lol well then. never mind Blood!

    • Easy Allies

      Easy Allies

      پیش ماه

      That's the game's basic premise and happens in the first 15 minutes. This is a direct line from one of the game's marketing releases: "Adol Christin is cursed by a mysterious woman and becomes a Monstrum, a powerful being who can exorcise monsters." -Bloodworth

    • Luke Lopez

      Luke Lopez

      پیش ماه

      @Easy Allies the part where he meets the girl and get turned into a monster, thats not considered a spoiler? my bad if not

    • Easy Allies

      Easy Allies

      پیش ماه

      ? We avoided all the major spoilers and didn't even hint at a whole branch of the plot. -Bloodworth

  59. Steven Dotto

    Steven Dotto

    پیش ماه

    I’ve already beat this game why am I watching a review 😂

  60. PixelSandwich

    PixelSandwich

    پیش ماه

    Couldn't wait for the switch version, had to pick it up for ps4 and love it. Guess I'll be double dipping again.

  61. RepentantSky

    RepentantSky

    پیش ماه

    Ouch, I feel that rating is extremely weak. Ys IX is pretty much the best the series has to offer, and it's not an above average series. This feels to harsh to me.

    • TinyPrinceGames

      TinyPrinceGames

      پیش ماه

      @RepentantSky Why are you being so insulting lol

    • RepentantSky

      RepentantSky

      پیش ماه

      @TinyPrinceGames It does make sense, you just don't understand it, you didn't even understand the explanation. It's not my fault you couldn't pass a 4th grade English test.

    • TinyPrinceGames

      TinyPrinceGames

      پیش ماه

      @RepentantSky What you said doesn't even make sense in the first place and 7.5 is a good score for a AA game with a budget like YS IX had. That aside, one review score shouldn't matter. If anything it got more eyes on the game than it had before and Blood was giving it a lot of praise.

    • RepentantSky

      RepentantSky

      پیش ماه

      @TinyPrinceGames Just because you didn't understand what I was saying, doesn't mean you're right. Sorry.

    • RepentantSky

      RepentantSky

      پیش ماه

      @S L Yep.

  62. Robin Agir

    Robin Agir

    پیش ماه

    Just finished up the platinum recently, great review Bloodworth! If any of you are looking for a chill and fun JRPG, you can't go wrong with the Y's series.

  63. Emerson

    Emerson

    پیش ماه

    Nice PS3 graphics

  64. Endorphins

    Endorphins

    پیش ماه

    Been on this hype train since I played YS 8 and this is seriously such a gem of a game. Favorite game of the year and a legit contender for rpg of the year.

  65. thedreadedzero

    thedreadedzero

    پیش ماه

    Ah. The original GameTrailers voice

    • TheDapperDolphin

      TheDapperDolphin

      پیش ماه

      Easy Allies is made up of all former GT staff, and still has a lot of the same charm.

  66. afx3142

    afx3142

    پیش ماه

    Jrpg’s are so creatively bankrupt. There are only a few series that actually push this genre forward; this one is not one of them.

    • afx3142

      afx3142

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo that doesn’t even make sense

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      @afx3142 So you're irrelevant. Im done here

    • afx3142

      afx3142

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo don’t need to

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      Probably haven't even played it

  67. Richter WLK

    Richter WLK

    پیش ماه

    2:18 is like "i play Ys for the B I G stories and M A S S I V E plot twists"

  68. BlurryHeart15

    BlurryHeart15

    پیش ماه

    I'm honestly a little surprised by the 7.5. The whole review sounded very positive and the only negatives seemed like the graphics and textures. Made me think it would score like an 8 or an 8.5. Regardless I'm glad Bloodworth gave Ys a shot.

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      @Luke MoonWalker weirdly I am probably less likely to pay full price for a AAA title. They seem to get super cheap a few years after release. That and I would rather give my support to smaller studios anyway. But then again I don't buy much at full price anyway. Falcom titles are about it.

    • SuperSinex

      SuperSinex

      پیش ماه

      As a long time Falcom fan, I definitely think context helps. I know they're a comparatively lower budget, smaller developer, so even on their newest games, I don't ever expect them to look like bigger games like FFVII Remake. For me, each iteration in the Trails series is maximum hype, and I know the graphical fidelity is going to be roughly the same as the past 2, but it doesn't bother me in the slightest. I think Falcom knows where their limited budget should go, and that's in story, gameplay, and characters.

    • Luke MoonWalker

      Luke MoonWalker

      پیش ماه

      I assume the price factored into the score, as Blood said despite the quality it's clearly a game on a tight budget, at full price it gets to be compared to the likes of Persona 5, DQXI and FFVII Remake.

    • Endorphins

      Endorphins

      پیش ماه

      Yeah, I think its a 9 or 9.5 for me because it has more coherence and impact than other games or games series in the jrpg world. I think it has such awesome exploration mechanics that make it so much fun to move around in the world. Story and writing is excellent. Music is incredible. My personal criticism is the pacing that allows for great character development makes the first 5 chapters feel a bit formulaic and slow on main plot (yet still really good and they don't drag on!). Hope people love it!

  69. Zero

    Zero

    پیش ماه

    How does this score compare to the 4 stars that Ys VIII received? Is it about the same, or worse?

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      @tomacas Me as well. At first than the twist happen and they pulled of the tragic hero so well in this one. Dana, I just never cared about. She pretty much the stereotypical kind hearted maiden trope.

    • tomacas

      tomacas

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo She's a great character, but I didn't feel any connection to her the way I did Dana. You spend so much time as Dana and Aprillis never gets that same screen time to develop.

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      @tomacas Dude... Aprilis? Like WTF

    • tomacas

      tomacas

      پیش ماه

      For me personally, I think 9 is just a little weaker than 8. From a structural standpoint, they're very similar and combat in 9 is great. But there's 2 notable downgrades for me. First, exploring Balduq isn't nearly as interesting as the Isle of Seiren. As Blood noted, the setting causes a lot of the dungeons to be samey and the overworld isn't much better. Secondly, and most personally for me, there's no character on the level of Dana. Now, the characters in 9 are all fine and quite likable. White Cat is great and certainly on the level of Laxia from 8 or Karna from Celceta. Even my least favorite ally in 9 (Renegade) is better than 8's Hummel. But there's just nobody even close to Dana, who is one of my favorite female leads in any rpg. The closest contender in 9, at least from a story structure, isn't a playable character, so you just don't have the time with them like you do Dana. Overall, I would also put 9 as a solid 7.5 while 8 would be more in the 8.5 range.

    • Easy Allies

      Easy Allies

      پیش ماه

      I haven't played VIII, so I can't compare the games directly. Comparing the scales is a little weirder than it might seem because Stars take up a bigger "chunk" of the scale. 3.5 stars would be close to a 7. 4 stars would be close to an 8, but there isn't anything that's equivalent to a 7.5. So I suppose you could say they're likely about the same quality, and it's likely that some people will prefer this game while others prefer VIII. -Bloodworth

  70. FluffyPenguin

    FluffyPenguin

    پیش ماه

    I’ve always wanted to jump into this series. Now might be the right time

    • The Puppet Master

      The Puppet Master

      پیش ماه

      PS4 have Ys Origin, Ys Celceta, Ys 8, and 9. So I reccomend grab all of them.

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      This one is better in all most any way. Better Story, characters faster command and while the City can be kinda bland it's still better than a lonely deserted tropical Island.

    • Yunie Corn

      Yunie Corn

      پیش ماه

      I'd still go with Ys8 over this one. because of the much more varied island setting and the amazingly intriguing story. you can't go wrong with any Ys game if you like pew pew fast paced super fun gameplay though ^.^

  71. quezcatol

    quezcatol

    پیش ماه

    Dont buy 7.5 games!

    • Andrew Fennewald

      Andrew Fennewald

      پیش 28 روز

      @quezcatol if you already like other Falcom games this won't be a 7.5 for you.

    • Richter WLK

      Richter WLK

      پیش ماه

      @OddRocker Ristyo eh, i guess it depends on what kind of person you are. Story-wise, kiseki games are deeper and richer. Gameplay wise, i also prefer real time combat and dungeons with puzzles, found in Ys. That's why i think that Nayuta no Kiseki is the best of two worlds.

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

      پیش ماه

      @Richter WLK the Ys games are leagues above the Kiseki games.

    • Richter WLK

      Richter WLK

      پیش ماه

      @quezcatol i recommend getting Nayuta no Kiseki if it ever gets translated on ps4. Is honestly the best Ys game that actually isn't an Ys game.

    • quezcatol

      quezcatol

      پیش ماه

      @Richter WLK I played trails in the sky 1 to cold steel 4- def getting hajimari later as well!

  72. Dr. Deb Sutradhar

    Dr. Deb Sutradhar

    پیش ماه

    0:53 mysterious woman...... grants you something...... but now you can't leave...... so, basically every overly attached girlfriend ever....

  73. Easy Allies

    Easy Allies

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    Some of you may be doing a double-take since there's a review on a game that came out two months ago, but it wasn't until several weeks after release that I ended up checking the game out, and I hadn't initially planned on doing a review (or even necessarily finishing it.) I've just been playing it in my own time. Considering how reviews of similar games have done in the past and the fact that it's not coming out on Switch or PC until the summer, I thought writing a review was still worthwhile. -Bloodworth

    • MSUHitman

      MSUHitman

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      Glad you’ve enjoyed the series in the year or so since you started playing it. Now the question is will Falcom do an Ys X or remake Ys V, which never released outside of Japan.

    • Haravikk

      Haravikk

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      I'm all for "late" reviews if it means you guys have more time to actually do them at all; I don't know about the rest of the EZA community but I rarely play games at release anymore, and my backlog grows faster than I can play games, so it's always good to see reviews of things in the maybe pile that I might have missed, or might be better ignored etc.

    • Retro Hero 276

      Retro Hero 276

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      That's why the reviews you guys put out are the best. They feel genuine and not churned out

    • Shimazu toyohisa

      Shimazu toyohisa

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      Ok

    • Andre Baptista

      Andre Baptista

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      Reviews from any of the allies is ALWAYS worth it Blood. You guys are the voice we trust! L&R

  74. Faiyaz Kabir

    Faiyaz Kabir

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    Thanks for reviewing this. Very underappreciated series.

  75. Alex Lion

    Alex Lion

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    Very nice to see you reviewing another YS game. This is such a cult JRPG series. I personally recommend to everybody interested to give this series a try. Start with VIII and then jump to this one. Heck, if you are a veteran gamer and don't mind more ancient stuff, play Origin and the I and II. So much fun to be had with YS!

    • DoombotBL

      DoombotBL

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      If you really want to dig deep and actually liked I and II then Dawn of Ys for PC Engine was an awesome entry as well. The music in all these games are excellent.

    • kraenk12

      kraenk12

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      Just discovered Ys VIII and it made me fall in love with the series. So oldschool but yet so fun!

    • matteste

      matteste

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      My favorite in the series so far is actually Oath in Felghana, so yea, this series really is something special.

  76. Shimazu toyohisa

    Shimazu toyohisa

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    Late too late

    • Shimazu toyohisa

      Shimazu toyohisa

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      @Easy Allies ok

    • Easy Allies

      Easy Allies

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      Just wrote a pinned comment about this. Take a look. -Bloodworth

  77. EVERYWHERE MAN

    EVERYWHERE MAN

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    Every Ys game Adol goes to new town Someone random- your the chosen one Adol- here we go again

    • AZ Jayjohn

      AZ Jayjohn

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      Note taken: foreigners with red hair are the chosen ones

    • AssaulteedOne

      AssaulteedOne

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      It's really all of the shipwrecks he gets into between titles :P

    • Alic4444

      Alic4444

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      @Carlos He has a gambling problem between games.

    • Carlos

      Carlos

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      and for whatever reason, Adol loses all the godlike otherworldly overpowered weapons and gears he obtained from the last game, without a single explanation

    • OddRocker Ristyo

      OddRocker Ristyo

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      Even though he eats local Gods in every adventure. there is always some rando Knight/Capitan or mercenary that's like "Hello I will be your rival for this game" than proceeds to kick Adols ass for half of the game

  78. Voxalous

    Voxalous

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    Nice.