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Interested in getting into the ys series, what should I know?
Like, what order should I play the games in, are there any issues I should know about, anything?
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Quint T. Firefly Jun 27 @ 4:01pm 
The games are named after a mythological city off the coast of western Europe, named Ker Ys.

Ys Origin and Ys Oath are action JRPGs. In fact, I'd consider them to be pretty much the pinnacle of action JRPG quality.

Ys I and II are a duology, forming one complete story. They feature the "bump" system -- where there's no attack button but instead you hit stuff by running into it at an angle. Or in some cases, just running into it at all (and avoiding its projectiles or attacking parts). Sort of an unusual but surprisingly fluid case of a videogame where you actually get to deal contact damage to enemies.

When you play Ys I, talk to everyone in the first town and you can get a free sword.

Ys I & II have been remade many times, and they all feature the same basic plot but with some changes. There's even an anime of them.

Ys: the Oath in Felghana is a remake of the original Ys III: Wanderers from Ys.

Chronologically, Origin comes first, predating Ys I by 700 years. It is actually one of the newest Ys titles, though. After that, it's I, II, III/Oath, and then there's another couple games (IV and V) whose order I am not sure about. There's also a recent Ys Seven.

Ys music is widely considered really, really awesome.

Dogi breaking walls is a running joke. An awesome one, mind you. For full effect, after you enter Darm Tower in Ys I, switch to Complete graphics mode.
Last edited by Quint T. Firefly; Jun 27 @ 4:01pm
Originally posted by Quint Monroe:
The games are named after a mythological city off the coast of western Europe, named Ker Ys.

Ys Origin and Ys Oath are action JRPGs. In fact, I'd consider them to be pretty much the pinnacle of action JRPG quality.

Ys I and II are a duology, forming one complete story. They feature the "bump" system -- where there's no attack button but instead you hit stuff by running into it at an angle. Or in some cases, just running into it at all (and avoiding its projectiles or attacking parts). Sort of an unusual but surprisingly fluid case of a videogame where you actually get to deal contact damage to enemies.

When you play Ys I, talk to everyone in the first town and you can get a free sword.

Ys I & II have been remade many times, and they all feature the same basic plot but with some changes. There's even an anime of them.

Ys: the Oath in Felghana is a remake of the original Ys III: Wanderers from Ys.

Chronologically, Origin comes first, predating Ys I by 700 years. It is actually one of the newest Ys titles, though. After that, it's I, II, III/Oath, and then there's another couple games (IV and V) whose order I am not sure about. There's also a recent Ys Seven.

Ys music is widely considered really, really awesome.

Dogi breaking walls is a running joke. An awesome one, mind you. For full effect, after you enter Darm Tower in Ys I, switch to Complete graphics mode.
Thanks for the info!
Amigone Jun 30 @ 9:39pm 
Best thing about Ys games is they dont need to be played in order as there mostly stand alone(other then 1&2) there might be a very small reference to a previous game but nothing big
whocares916 Jul 9 @ 12:49pm 
does the ys orgin use normal or bump combat mechanic
Muspel Jul 9 @ 1:01pm 
Originally posted by whocares916:
does the ys orgin use normal or bump combat mechanic
It uses normal combat.
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