Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for Nintendo Switch
Switch

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Jul 6, 2021
8.29
playscore
Good
146th of 7543

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

While imprisoned in Balduq, Adol is cursed and becomes a Monstrum. With his newfound powers, he must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city.

Gamer Reviews

255 Reviews
9.20

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Critic Reviews

12 Reviews
7.37
Jordan RudekJul 05, 2021
The Switch certainly isn't the best place to experience Adol's latest exploits, though, so unless portability is a must, I'd advise looking into other versions, if that's an option. Darker in tone, Monstrum Nox is largely a strong step forward, and Ys fans aren't likely to walk away disappointed. I, for one, am excited to see where Adol the Red's next book takes him.
Kirk HinerJul 15, 2021
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has the type of performance issues we shouldn’t be seeing on consoles these days. When it’s cooking, however, it provides a fully satisfying JRPG adventure for those seeking unique monsters to fight, vast environments to explore, and intriguing mysteries to unravel.
Andrew ThorntonJul 07, 2021
Despite at times significant performance issues, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox works well enough when it matters on the Switch. Players able to spend their time on Balduq on another platform will want to consider doing so, but if your only option is to play on the Switch or you really want to play on the go, Monstrum Nox is still at its core one of the best action-RPGs I’ve played in years.