Ys Origin for PlayStation 4
PS4

Ys Origin

Feb 21, 2017

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

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.

Gamer Reviews

474 Reviews
9.12

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Critic Reviews

12 Reviews
7.64
Azario LopezFeb 21, 2017
Ys Origin is one of the best introductions to a series that I’ve ever played. Newly interested gamers to the Ys series would not be let down if they chose to start their adventure into the mainline Ys series with this prequel. Furthermore, the game feels at home on the console and the campaign doesn’t even over stay its welcome as the story can be played through in around 10 hours.
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.
Salvador G RodilesMar 08, 2017
If you don't mind the game's port-related problems and weird changes, there's a chance that you could still have a good time with hacking your way through its enemies and bosses – especially if you're down with turning your Sony systems into your Ys machines. If anything, it's important for one to see if they can put up with DotEmu's work before they accept their mission to find the twin Goddesses.

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