Ys Seven

Ys Seven for is the seventh installment of the popular jRPG series developed by Nihon Falcom. The game takes us to the fantasy world of Altago where we play as adventurer Adol Christin. King Kiemarl Ednas gives our hero a task of exploring and inspecting a mysterious crypt that emerged after one of the earthquakes. While fulfilling his task he awakes th Five Dragons – ancient powerful beings that bestow Adol with their power so that he can stop the impending cataclysm. Gameplay focuses on exploration of various locations, combat, and talking with more and more NPCs in order to progress the story. In combat, we use conventional weapons, spells, and special abilities which we can combine into powerful combo attacks. We can assign attacks to specific buttons, just like in the series' previous installments. Ys Seven has an atmospheric soundtrack and eye-pleasing visuals.

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PlayStation Portable
Game Ys Seven (PSP) Cover
Ys Seven

Ys Seven | PSP

Ys Seven release date for PSP:

game language:
English

17 August 2010 | Worldwide

17 August 2010 | USA

Game mode: single player
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PC / Windows
Game Ys Seven (PC) Cover
Ys Seven

Ys Seven | PC

Ys Seven release date for PC:

game language:
English

30 August 2017 | Worldwide

30 August 2017 | Europe

30 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

Ys Seven for PC / Windows is the seventh installment of the popular jRPG series developed by Nihon Falcom. Initially the game was released on PlayStation Portable, but was made available on PC several years later. Both versions of the game were published by XSEED Games.

Plot

Ys Seven for PC / Windows takes us to the fantasy world of Altago. Our protagonists, Adol and Dogi, were accused of spying for the Romun Empire as they were venturing through Altago’s capitol. Luckily for them, their reputation of fearless adventurers saves them from punishment – king Kiemarl Ednas asks them to explore and inspect a mysterious crypt that emerged after one of the earthquakes. While fulfilling their task they awake Five Dragons – ancient powerful beings that bestow Adol with their power so that he can stop the impending cataclysm. Now, the fate of Altago lies in Adol’s hands.

Mechanics

Action in Ys Seven for PC / Windows is presented from an isometric point of view. Gameplay focuses on exploration of various locations, combat, and talking with more and more NPCs in order to progress the story.

Unlike in many classic jRPGs, combat in Ys Seven takes place real-time. Our hero can be accompanied by up to two A.I. controlled characters. Each warrior uses a different type of weapon. It is more important than it seems to be because our opponents are susceptible to specific kinds of weapons, i.e. flying foes are more vulnerable to piercing damage, and some less powerful enemies will be quickly defeated with firearms. Chosing a specific type of weapon leads to leveling up a specific ability, which increases our damage output. As we fight we also ‘fill’ a special bar which, when fully loaded, allows us to do a powerful attack. It is also crucial to skillfully use block. I we manage to successfully block our opponent’s strike, we can counter with a critical hit.

Technical Aspects

Ys Seven for PC / Windows has eye-pleasing, colourful visuals. The PC version of the game, however, comes with some tweaks and improvements, i.e. tweaked graphics (the game runs in 60 frames per second) and improved localization.

Misc.

The PC version of Ys Seven was initially released in 2012 in China only, but the 2017 remaster was created from scratch.

Ys Seven Steam version trailer

Ys Seven Steam version trailer | 1:28

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