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Edited by Atwa

Ys series is so damn amazing, have been waiting for this a long time.

Posted by Ett

Ys games are so much fun to play.

Posted by Pixel_Kaiser

Yeah man, Ys is solid as heck. Really great games with tons of polish. It'd be cool to see Patrick review this or something!

Posted by Belegorm

I love all the Ys games so much. I still replay Ys Books 1 & 2 from the turbografx-16 CD on the virtual console from time to time. There seriously hasn't been a bad Ys game, they're all great (some are masterpieces). I'd love to see a QL of this.

Posted by IrrelevantJohn

Oh man I can't wait to get home and get it off PSN. Been waiting forever for this game. Too bad the story is about lost memories though...

Posted by shinjin977

this game was so much fun to play guys. will double dip for the English version because I love the guys at xseed.

Posted by LanceStreets

Any chance of a Quick Look of this?

Posted by Zeipher

Ys just sold me a vita somehow.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Ys is still a thing?

Posted by beard_of_zeus

My collector's edition of this should be showing up from Amazon today, very excited. Luckily I'm almost done with Tearaway, so I'll be ready to start this.

I've never played any of the original Ys games, but I quite liked Oath in Felghana and Ys Seven on PSP. I believe I also have a sealed copy of the I & II remake collection they did that I got from Gamestop for cheap quite a while back when they were clearing out PSP stuff, but I have not opened it.

Edited by Yadilie

@video_game_king: Why wouldn't Ys still be a thing? King of the ARPGs and Granddaddy of video games.

Also pleasantly surprised to see a video related to an Ys game up on this sites front page.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@yadilie:

The same reason Phantasy Star is no longer a thing (not counting Online): I thought it'd disappeared during the 90s.

Posted by IrrelevantJohn

@yadilie:

The same reason Phantasy Star is no longer a thing (not counting Online): I thought it'd disappeared during the 90s.

Well it did at one point.

Posted by Yadilie

@video_game_king: It just didn't come out here anymore. Hell, it's one of the small success stories of piracy and fan translations that helped get a lot of the games over here. Although Kiseki is taking all the steam away from Ys which is why I was so glad with how well this game played when I grabbed the JP version.

Also Sega. Fuck them. Also, I hope Ys doesn't go the way of Yakuza. =( That'll be the day I give up on the Western video game audience. I'm sad now.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@yadilie:

I'm surprised you didn't give up long ago, like I did.

Edited by Yadilie

@video_game_king: Yes, well. I probably will soon for the Kiseki series. 5 games behind now and XSeed has already stated it's extremely unlikely for 3rd and on to come over here (from them that is. But not many people would probably jump at a project that is that many games long). So I'll just pretend it doesn't exist anymore.. to dull the pain.

Although all the fan translations of Ys games, especially Origins helped ease it. Plus the games being very easy to play without knowing the language is nice.

But back on topic, Celceta is a great game. I don't remember if Zero no Kiseki Full Voice Edition was first or not but this was either Falcom's 1st or 2nd Vita game so there's a little hitches here and there, mainly just FPS drops if you zoom out too much in the overworld in some areas with lots of monsters.

Posted by nixxez

Got a Vita about a week ago, this will be my second game for it

Posted by logan3

Could you guys please do a Quick Look of this when it comes out? Thank-you very much :)

Posted by BlackLagoon

Thanks for posting the trailer Patrick! It's great to see the Vita games that are coming out get some attention.

Anyway, for those who want to see more of the game, XSEED made another really good trailer for the game that's more action/gameplay focused:

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Edited by Yadilie

Woo! Checked the mail. Thankfully Amazon actually put this in a box because of how damn thick this box is. At least I only paid 1/2 the price of the JP for the NA Limited Edition.. lol. I hope all you guys with a Vita give this game a shot! It's a great ARPG that you can hop into and out of really quickly.

Now if the PS Vita TV will come out over here, this is one of the games being patched for the JP version of it. Would loooove to play this on my big screen. C'mon Sony! At least unlock the PS Store.

Posted by BlackLagoon

@logan3 said:

Could you guys please do a Quick Look of this when it comes out? Thank-you very much :)

They might if they can get it running on Jeff's VitaTV, though while it works in Japan, from the sounds of it that requires a patch that wasn't done in time for the NA release.

I think the next easily Quick Look-able Vita game will be Sorcery Saga as it should work out of the box with a VitaTV, but being a mystery dungeon roguelike it seems even less like Giant Bomb's thing than Ys (well, they did actually Quick Look Shiren the Wanderer back in the day).

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Posted by Yadilie

@blacklagoon: Hopefully they'll release VitaTV over here and the patch should come shortly after. But Sorcery Saga seems a little too 'cute' for them to play, if you get what I mean. But it'll be nice to have some prospect of Vita Quick Looks in the future.

Edited by BlackLagoon

@yadilie: I dunno, I'm pretty sure Creeper Jeff could get into it. Also, he could aways convince himself that Kuu is secretly a Mag.

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Posted by Yadilie

@blacklagoon: Damn you! You just reminded that I need to grab the PS3 version of Gal Gun!

Posted by Pixel_Kaiser

@logan3 said:

Could you guys please do a Quick Look of this when it comes out? Thank-you very much :)

They might if they can get it running on Jeff's VitaTV, though while it works in Japan, from the sounds of it that requires a patch that wasn't done in time for the NA release.

I think the next easily Quick Look-able Vita game will be Sorcery Saga as it should work out of the box with a VitaTV, but being a mystery dungeon roguelike it seems even less like Giant Bomb's thing than Ys (well, they did actually Quick Look Shiren the Wanderer back in the day).

The Shiren the Wanderer Quick Look is still probably one of my favorite Quick Looks that they've ever done. It's what got me to finally try the series, too.

Edited by wchue

this is in my psvita right now

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Posted by MeatSim

Nope I have never heard that name before.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

@yadilie: Just got mine as well from Amazon. I've read some stories about Amazon packaging Collector's Editions of games not very well and them getting dinged up, so I was worried. But like you said, it comes in a fat box, so they didn't try putting it in a bubble mailer or anything like that, luckily.

Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

Aw yes new Y's game. I don't know if I like this stopping the game play for a second for skill kills but the crazy boss fights appear to be there.

Posted by kerse

I've always thought about playing Ys games, but I've been wondering and this would influence if I would actually buy this or not: how good is the story? Are these games all gameplay with kinda lame stories? Or do they have great stories on top of good gameplay?

Edited by spiralsin

@beard_of_zeus said:

@yadilie: Just got mine as well from Amazon. I've read some stories about Amazon packaging Collector's Editions of games not very well and them getting dinged up, so I was worried. But like you said, it comes in a fat box, so they didn't try putting it in a bubble mailer or anything like that, luckily.

Glad to hear you guys got your CE's in boxes from Amazon. I order from Amazon quite a bit and they've been using those crappy bubble mailers a lot lately. I've definitely lost faith in their packing methods. I didn't trust that they'd ship this CE in a box, so I ended up getting it at my local GameStop this time. I would have preferred to give Amazon the business, but I couldn't take the chance.

Posted by Yadilie

@beard_of_zeus: Probably hit their weight limit for what they put in bubble wrappers. My Muramasa LE came in a bubble wrap even though it's pretty huge but it weighs absolutely nothing and subsequently was destroyed on one side. This box however, lol. Although I really dislike the NA boxes they use now for the Vita. And even the cover boxes for NA 3DS games. They're all flimsy and cheap as fuck. The JP Celceta box feels great and doesn't want to collapse in on itself. Even the PSP boxes were fine..

Edited by Yadilie

@kerse: The games were primarily gameplay based with stories just there to push you to the next boss but since Seven came out they've been trying to catch the Ys series up with their Eiyuu Densetsu series in terms of story. It'll never get that wordy but Seven and Celceta are pretty decently story based with lots of gameplay. It's a type of game series that people complain arn't made enough of for handhelds; a game you can play a short burst or maybe just sit down and put a couple hours into.

They're also gotten considerably longer. Ys 1 can be beaten in around 3 hours or so while Celceta is probably around a 20-25 hour without doing side missions and exploring for chests and such.

Edited by ptys

Goddammit, the Japanese know how to do Europe!!!!

Edited by kerse

@yadilie said:

@kerse: The games were primarily gameplay based with stories just there to push you to the next boss but since Seven came out they've been trying to catch the Ys series up with their Eiyuu Densetsu series in terms of story. It'll never get that wordy but Seven and Celceta are pretty decently story based with lots of gameplay. It's a type of game series that people complain arn't made enough of for handhelds; a game you can play a short burst or maybe just sit down and put a couple hours into.

They're also gotten considerably longer. Ys 1 can be beaten in around 3 hours or so while Celceta is probably around a 20-25 hour without doing side missions and exploring for chests and such.

I see, would you say this is a good jumping in point to the series?

Posted by Yadilie

@kerse: Yeah. It'll be weird if you want to go play Origins or Oath if you like the Ys series as you'll be going from a radically different combat (3 party members to just Adol) but the stories are seperated from each other. Each game is its own adventure that Adol goes on. They might mention something from a previous time in a line or two but nothing more than a small nod.

Posted by BatmanBatman

Is this game made by Crytek?

Posted by Xpgamer7

Looks like a y's game with the stylings of a tales of game. Definitely interested.

Edited by eminier

Did not received my copy of Celceta today :(

Edited by Yadilie

@eminier: Hate myself for not picking up that used copy of Ys Ark PSP for 6 bucks.. I also really got to get a better job so I can just mass buy a huge box of JP version games of like all of Falcoms games, lol. Pretty jelly. Would love to get some of those Windows 7 boxes. So big..

Also can't believe you bought the DS Books of Ys port. That's .. tragic.

Edited by eminier

@yadilie: yea.. the DS version...

I hope the US version of celceta is patched for the vita tv :|

Posted by Yadilie

@eminier: Hard to tell. Base version on NA version is 1.00. While my JP Celceta is 1.01 (don't think the VitaTV patch has come out yet in Japan.) so probably too late. Maybe a random patch later on? Because I think that patch not only helps with VitaTV but also does some performance improvements.

Edited by eminier

@yadilie: Gonna try it tomorrow and report back

Posted by Yadilie

@eminier:

Ys the Foliage Ocean in Celceta will be receiving a new patch through PSN next week on 11/7.

This patch will update the touch controls and add in compatability with a wireless controller through the Vita TV. There will also be an update to the graphical processing of the game.


Guess it was released but still that bold and underlined section makes me think that we're either going to get that patch (meaning they'll throw in Vita TV with it as well) or we already have it. I would be a little ticked off if we didn't get an update that important regardless of anything else tacked on.

Edited by Amethus

So ready for this! Ys Seven was one of my favorite surprises on the PSP and I'm ready for more.

Posted by eminier

It's not working with the PS VitaTV :(

Posted by Yadilie

@eminier: Guess that 1.02 didn't roll out with the game. Maybe Twitter XSeed to see if they have any plans to release it because it has a engine improvement attached to it..

Posted by marchismo

If Adol Christin were here, he would run through these spambots like they weren't even there.

I got my collector's edition from Amazon the other day. It came in a box with 2 deflated shipping bubbles, but there didn't appear to be any damage or anything. The soundtrack looks really nice, though once again there doesn't seem to be track from the PCE versions of Ys 1 and 2. Hopefully I'll get a chance to play this today, I really liked the combat in SEVEN.

Did you know that if you type in Adol Christin in Google, the first suggestion is "Adol Christin badass"?

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