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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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Adol’s Adventure Essentials2018WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Limited Edition)2017PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Fish Bait Set 32017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Fish Bait Set 22017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Laxia's "Eternian Scholar" Costume2017PlayStation 4, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Useful Accessory Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Tropic Swimwear Laxia2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Tropic Swimwear Ricotta2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Hug Hug Dark2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Hug Hug Feena2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Hug Hug Lilia2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Free Set 12016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Advanced Accessory Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Bottled Potion Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Castaway Start Dash Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Economy Ingredient Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Elixir Set 12016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Elixir Set 22016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Elixir Set 32016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Elixir Set 42016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Elixir Set 52016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Fish Bait Set 12016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Free Set 22016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Premium Material Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - Ripe Fruit Set2016Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, WindowsNIS America, Inc....
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