The events of Ys Origin
take place 700 years before those depicted in Ys: The Vanished Omens
; it is the first game in the timeline of Ys
, and a prequel to the entire series. It is also the first Ys
game in which the main protagonist is not Adol Christin, the red-haired swordsman and recurrent hero of the series.
There are three main playable characters in the game: Yunica Tovah, a young apprentice knight; Hugo Fact, a skillful magician; and a mysterious person known as The Claw. These characters venture to the sinister Darm Tower, each having his/her own motives. The three also vary in gameplay style: Yunica plays similarly to Adol from the previous games, specializing in melee combat with swords and axes; Hugo fires magical bullets with his staff and has access to other types of magic; The Claw is distinguished by his speed in close combat.
The fast-paced action RPG gameplay is similar to the one adopted in Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
and Ys: The Oath in Felghana
. As the story progresses, characters acquire skills that can be combined in order to extend battle strategy. Some of the bosses from the first and the second Ys
re-appear in this game.
- "イース・オリジン" -- Japanese spelling
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by bruno321 (25)
on Dec 23, 2006.