Ys Origin for PlayStation 4

Ys Origin

Feb 21, 2017
330th of 5343

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About this game

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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Critic Reviews

12 Reviews
Jamie Parry-BruceMar 06, 2017
A compelling storyline and engaging and challenging gameplay combined with cute graphics that have transitioned remarkably well (apart from the pre-rendered 3D cutscenes… eurgh!) and a catchy, if slightly repetitive, soundtrack, make this a cracking time for newcomers and veterans of the Ys series alike. Well, them and anyone else who just wants to have fun playing a good game.
Kai PowellFeb 21, 2017
While Ys Origin feels like a relic of the mid-2000's, its fast paced combat still stands the test of time and should satisfy fans waiting for Ys VIII's global release.
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.

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