“it works surprisingly well on touchscreens”
- Pocket Gamer
“As you would expect from DotEmu, this port is basically perfect from a technical standpoint. […] The actual gameplay is generally intact, however, and that means Ys Chronicles 1 is a must-have for any mobile RPG fan. It's a sheer joy to play, full of a kind of upbeat excitement that doesn't come around all that often. ”
- Touch Arcade
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Ys is an action-packed, heroic fantasy JRPG game that immerses you in a beautiful Japanese artistic universe. Originally released on PC and PSP in the 2000s, this remake of the famous franchise’s first episode, titled " Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen", returns in a mobile version especially adapted for touch gameplay.
In Ys, you play as Adol Christin, an adventurous young swordsman. Early in the story, you find yourself on a mysterious beach in Esteria, a kingdom whose cities are besieged by hordes of demoniac creatures. Esteria’s people are depending on you to defeat the demons and free the kingdom. To accomplish your goal, you must find six sacred books containing the history of the ancient land of Ys; books which will also provide you with the knowledge to restore peace. Throughout the game, you’ll gain experience and strength by discovering enchanted weapons and artifacts. Become a mighty knight and destroy your enemies!
Ys possesses a rich and poetic atmosphere with beautiful artistic direction, an incredible soundtrack and a deep story. Ys also stands out thanks to its unique fight mode: you must pounce on enemies to attack them ("BUMP" system). Perfectly adapted to touch devices, this one-touch combat system makes the game even more exciting and enjoyable.
- Virtual pad
- Controller support
- Languages : English, Japanese, French, Korean, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, German
- Helpful hints to assist your progress
- Several soundtracks choices, including Chronicles, Original, PC-88
- 2 game modes: Adventure, Time Attack
- 2 graphic mode (adventure mode only): Chronicles, Original
- HD menus
Discover or rediscover the godfather of Japanese action-RPG sagas with this mobile version you can play anywhere!
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Ys Chronicles II is now available!
Fix minor graphical issue on iPhone 6.
Ratings and Reviews
Forever popping bubbles
Great music? Check. Nice anime art style? Check. Overblown, claustrophobic story about an island trapped behind a stormwall (yes, that's a thing)? Check. Superweird but satisfying combat system akin to popping bubbles? Check. Brutal boss fights? Check. Slightly annoying in that you keep bumping into NPCs and initiating conversations you don't want? Yeah, a little bit. But this is a great action RPG, a stone cold classic, which has been very nicely adapted for iOS. My finger kept sliding off the screen with the virtual joystick on an iPhone, but I've had loads of fun. And the rocking guitar music really is great - so unlike other JRPGs.
Good game but.....
This would be a good game apart from the clumsy battle controls. I'm having to swipe like mad at my poor iPad to even have any chance of killing an enemy. Although it is supposed to be an easy one touch battle it is not and takes away from the enjoyment - all I do is run away from the monsters hmmm...... I have given it 5 stars anyway :-) please try to make battle controls easier - thankx
Don't understand these ratings...
The "bump" system is terrible.. Swiping in every direction to kill enemy's. I thought you just had to swipe towards an enemy and It would engage in an autobattle not swipe back and forth. Needlessly making what should be easy battles hard. As for the levelling in this game... By far the worst levelling system I have ever seen!!! Your struggling to beat any monster then after ages of beating the simple monsters you gain 1 level and you then wipe floor with every monster in the area... Rather than gradually getting stronger level by level you just seem to leap massively in strength.1 level in this game is probably 5 levels in any other atleast. Complete waste of money. I know everyone entitled to their own opinion but anyone praising the swiping controls has to be being paid to say so.
- 450.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Nihon Falcom Corporation. All rights reserved.
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