Ys series

Group Description

Ys (イース) is a series of predominantly action role-playing games by Nihon Falcom. Its first installment, The Vanished Omens (1987), was among the earliest top-down action RPGs. It is currently the largest and longest-running Japanese series in the genre.

Ys games takes place in a medieval fantasy world called Eresia, which has certain similarities to Europe. The title itself is derived from a mythical city in Brittany, France, which was swallowed by ocean. In the game series, Ys is the name of a floating island, home to a mysterious ancient civilization, around which the plot of early installments revolves. The series features a recurrent protagonist, the red-haired swordsman and adventurer Adol Christin.

In Ys games the player usually controls a single protagonist, who gains experience points and levels up by defeating enemies. The distinguishing gameplay mechanic of the series is its action-based combat coupled with top-down exploration similar to those found in turn-based RPGs. A gameplay feature that was particularly common in early installments is "bumping" combat, which allowed action-based battles without the necessity to press a separate action key or button. This, along with recharging health, became a staple gameplay element of the series and led to the term "Ys-like" when describing comparable games.

Pronunciation

The series is pronounced as eece, like saying east without a T at the end, not ease.

Information also contributed by Sciere
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Limited Edition)2017PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys Seven2017WindowsMarvelous USA, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana2016PlayStation 4, PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys Chronicles II2016Android, iPad, iPhoneDotEmu SAS...
Ys Chronicles 12015Android, iPad, iPhoneDotEmu SAS...
Ys: Memories of Celceta2013PS Vita, WindowsXSEED JKS, Inc....
Legacy of Ys: Books I & II2009Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
Ys Seven2009PSP, PS Vita, WindowsXSEED Games...
Ys I & II Chronicles2009PSP, PS Vita, WindowsXSEED Games...
Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand2006PlayStation 2Taito Corporation...
Ys: Origin2006PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsDotEmu SAS4.55
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys2005PlayStation 2Taito Corporation...
Ys: The Oath in Felghana2005J2ME, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsXSEED Games3.20
Ys: The Oath in Felghana (Limited Edition)2005WindowsNihon Falcom Corp....
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - A New Theory2005PlayStation 2Taito Corporation...
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim2003BREW, PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.06
Ys I・II: Eternal Story2003PlayStation 2DigiCube Co., Ltd....
Ys I II Complete2001WindowsNihon Falcom Corp....
Ys II Eternal2000WindowsNihon Falcom Corp....
Ys Eternal1998WindowsNihon Falcom Corp....
Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin1995SNESKOEI Co., Ltd....
Ys II Special1994DOSAproman...
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys1993TurboGrafx CDHudson Soft Company, Ltd.4.40
Ys IV: Mask of the Sun1993SNESTonkinhouse...
Ancient Ys Vanished1991Sharp X68000Dempa Shimbunsha...
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Selected Covers

Ys Chronicles II iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Ys Chronicles II
Ys: Memories of Celceta PS Vita Front Cover
Front cover for Ys: Memories of Celceta

Selected Screenshots

Splash screen (Trial version)
Screenshot from Ys: Memories of Celceta
Title screen A
Screenshot from Ancient Ys Vanished
Title screen. "Countinue"?.. :)
Screenshot from Ys II Special
Ys: title
Screenshot from Ys I & II Chronicles
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