DescriptionThe Dawn of Ys
is one of two games released under the title of Ys IV
, the other being Tonkin House's Ys IV: Mask of the Sun
. The two games share the same basic story, but have many differences regarding concrete events, locations, gameplay details, etc. The events of the game take place a short while after those described in Ys II
, and before the events of Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
As the game begins, Adol and his friend return to the town of Minea, where the first game
began. The evil Lord Darm has been defeated, and it's time to relax and spend some time with friends - but not for long. A new evil is rising, and Adol decides to set sail for the overseas land of Celceta to investigate these occurrences.Ys IV
returns to the style of play used in the first and second games. The gameplay area is viewed from a top-down perspective, and the player attacks enemies by running into them to cause damage. Adol gains experience from defeating enemies, and gaining experience serves to raise his strength, as in the previous games. The magic system introduced in Ys II
is also brought back for this game.
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||Dec 26, 1998
||93 out of 100
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Ys IV was originally intended to be a trilogy, mainly developed by the companies responsible for the console ports of Ys III
. Tonkin House handled the SNES episode, Hudson handled the PC Engine episode, and Sega was supposed to make a Mega Drive (or MegaCD) episode. However, Sega cancelled their edition halfway through development, and therefore this console-only experiment ended up only half-finished.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by bruno321 (25)
on Dec 22, 2006.