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Ys: The Vanished Omens (DOS)

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Written by  :  Indra is here (19677)
Written on  :  May 03, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

This game did what Playstation could only do decades later...

The Good

It's a cute game for one thing. Very similiar to many Playstation Anime RPG's when RPG's first became popular in Playstation.

The game is simple enough...probably too simple for my tastes now, but I do recall it being fun when I played it then. The game has a very clear (and short) story line that is similiar to Playstation RPG's: Talk to people, complete their quests, kill monsters on the way.

The game is divided into 3 major places: The town, wilderness and dungeons. The town of course is where are the people are, where you get quests, buy stuff, etc. Wilderness is the area-in-between from the town to a certain place you want to go. Random monsters weren't created yet if I'm not mistaken, so you know what to expect each time monsters re-generate. Dungeons represent places where there is a certain quest you have to complete. Of course it's packed with monsters.

The Bad

The game as I said was simple. A little too simple. I usally enjoy RPG's that have 'unique features', something this game did not present much of. Or maybe because this game was one of first in its line...

The Bottom Line

Well, it ain't bad for an RPG. Could've been much better if they put a little more 'effort' in it...