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  1. A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys: Memories of Celceta (Ys IV)

    by , 01-03-2020 at 11:09 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    YS: MEMORIES OF CELCETA (YS IV)

    Time for a quick history lesson! Ys IV's history is a strange one indeed. Back around its initial release there were actually two games that were Ys IV, there was "Ys IV: Dawn of Ys" by Hudson Soft on the PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) CD-ROM, and then there was "Ys IV: Mask of the Sun" by Tonkin House on the SNES. How did that happen? Well Falcom were in a bit of a situation at ...
  2. A Modern Guide to Ys - Ys Seven

    by , 01-03-2020 at 02:37 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)

    YS SEVEN

    Heading into the final era of Ys games and in the series' timeline the chronologically last of the localized games so far we have Ys Seven. Released for the PSP in late 2009 and ported to the PC years later, this game marks a heavy departure from earlier titles in the series in terms of graphics, gameplay and storytelling alike. The shift was met with mixed reception, but given all that came out of it, I couldn't be ...