Ys Origin for PlayStation 4

Ys Origin

Feb 21, 2017
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Content Rating: Teen


Set 700 years before the first title in the Ys series, the Ys Origin's story focuses on the twin Goddesses and the mysterious Black Pearl made famous in Ys I & II, and follows the adventures of several playable characters as they ascend the menacing Darm Tower.

Players select from one of three playable characters, each with their own unique storyline and vastly different style of play. After the Story Mode has been completed the real challenge begins as players test their mettle in Time Attack, Boss Rush and Arena Mode. Falcom's much-lauded Sound Team JDK is back once again to provide the hard rocking music that players have become accustomed to hearing as they take on the brutal old-school platforming and puzzle challenges that the Ys series is known for.

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Keri HoneaFeb 21, 2017
Hopefully a patch will come down that will add at least an instruction on switching skills and fix the sound issues. Ys Origin isn’t a great game, even with the various modes, difficulty settings, and characters that unlock for replayability, simply because it’s straight dungeon crawl with little variety. However, these issues prevent Ys Origin from being as good as it could be, and they certainly make it difficult to recommend the title to newcomers of Ys.
Jade SayersMar 09, 2017
While things can feel monotonous in places, Ys Origin is a fun ride, and a great introduction to the series for newcomers. Existing fans are sure to enjoy the additional story, though - it's one that only adds to an already rich mythology. Feeling like a fresh escape from the hand-holding that's found in many RPGs these days, Ys Origin is also a welcome challenge that's sure to please those looking to test their skills.
Chris ShiveFeb 27, 2017
Ys Origin is over a decade old and holds up well despite showing its age. It’s not a lengthy game and a single playthrough will only take roughly ten hours, though if one were to want to see the full story with every character, its brevity makes that much more feasible. Being as this is a dungeon crawler centered around climbing a massive tower, the short length makes it just long enough to feel like it is a complete game without overstaying its welcome.