Game release: “Ys SEVEN” (PC)

After being released as a PSP exclusive in 2009, Nihon Falcom‘s action-RPG Ys SEVEN makes its return to PC platforms in a re-vamped version.

JRPGs aren’t usually to my liking, but if some real-time action is involved, I might forgive all the cute character designs and overdramatic storytelling. Despite not having played any Ys games, I find the idea of red-headed adventurer Adol Christin and his loyal companion, Dogi, perusing their pirate connections to first make a living and then saving the port city of Altago and the whole world from earthquakes that are connected to the mystery of the Five Great Dragons, the five ancient tribes of Altago, quite intriguing compared to the usual amnesiac hero/heroine stories.

Unlike former titles, this is an action-RPG throughout with real-time combat, i.e. up to three characters are playable at once. It looks quite good thanks to up-scaled HD graphics and a consistent 60 fps, while it sounds even better with a rock soundtrack that is only surpassed in epicness by the screen-filling bosses. It remains to be seen if the story is interesting and the locales are unique, but the series seems to have that special something to keep fans going, and with a revised translation, it might even be more accessible for newcomers.

The game is now available on PC with a a 10% launch discount that will last until September 6, 5PM UTC. In addition, there’s a Ys series special sale on GOG that ends on September 3, 10PM UTC.

Buy the digital version for PC on
GOG
Steam

Official website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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