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ZombeGoast Jan 5 @ 7:37pm
Please tell me this isn't the combat.
I really enjoyed Ys Origin and bought Ys 1+2 during the sales. But I can't comprehend how stupid it is to run foward to attack enemies. The Legend of Zelda set a standard of action-adventures in 1986 and this game came out one year later. I want to enjoy this game but I can't. am I missing somthing?
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Yoshi Jan 5 @ 11:58pm 
Yeah, it's strange
Stooball Jan 6 @ 1:40am 
It's pretty cool once you get used to it, especially when you just plow through some enemies lol
Pantheon Jan 6 @ 3:16am 
It takes quite a bit getting used to, but after you did get used to it, it's pretty easy.
ixsetf Jan 6 @ 4:12pm 
To be fair, this game probably started development before Legend of Zelda came out, so you really can't judge it too harshly for not following suit. Anyway, the combat is actually quite enjoyable despite it's unorthadox nature, so don't judge it too harshly.
Withdreday Jan 8 @ 9:19am 
I was the same as you at first, but once I got my first powerful sword and started grinding, I couldn't get enough of it.

You might prefer the combat in later Ys titles though, especially Ys Origins.
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Superstar Jan 8 @ 6:45pm 
I enjoy this combat because it saves me from the one bane of later YS games, button mashing. Playing later YS games is like playing a constant QTE from revengence. ALL OF THE BUTTON MASHING. XD
Aifread Jan 9 @ 9:50am 
Yes, you are missing something. Mainly that the whole point of the bump system is to create fast-paced combat that was otherwise impossible at the time. When they first started doing things "Zelda style" in Ys V it was a massive disappointment to fans because of how much it slowed everything down. It wasn't until Ys VI came out in 2005 that they had the processing power necessary to create a button-based combat system that was on par with the speed of these older games.
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cancelyourcable Jan 9 @ 5:46pm 
I am getting used to it, its not bad, just don't hit them head on.
Kailen Jan 24 @ 6:30pm 
You have to realize, this is an early RPG. They were still getting a feel for how game mechanics should work back then. The bump system is strange and unusual today, when we're so used to swinging our swords ourselves, but there wasn't a whole lot of competition back then. I played the TG-CD version of this game, and had a blast with it. Though I'll admit, it's difficult to go back to it today.
Dunkelfalke Jan 26 @ 5:16am 
I just started to play it, too and bumping into the enemy ever so slightly doesn't feel very engaging to me.
DexterousGecko Jan 31 @ 9:54pm 
yeah.. The ever popular "bump" combat system...
lipnox88 Feb 1 @ 8:48pm 
I love the combat engine.
Hugo Fact Feb 7 @ 2:02pm 
In the beginning is really weird. But then you get used and the fight becomes nice. For me it's super fun now. I am playing YS II, the system remains the same, but with some improvements such as spells and monster attacks. Play a bit more you'll like.
Lu2 Feb 22 @ 8:56am 
great game
Kosmozuikis Feb 24 @ 9:31am 
Yeah this is the combat. Just run through enemy that's all. Very creative, no magick, no items, just run straight to the enemy with absolutely no thinking.
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